Iconic Women in Sport

A Celebration of 38 Inspirational Sporting Icons

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • Price: £6.99
  • Publication date: 14 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787835634

About the book

An illustrated compendium of kickass women in sport, from around the world and throughout history, including legends like Billie Jean King and modern-day superstars like Simone Biles and Dina Asher-Smith. The perfect book to inspire any sports fan. 

Meet your new superheroes

Discover the fascinating stories behind 38 iconic and internationally renowned women in sport, all of them record-breakers, trailblazers and game-changers. Whether from the world of soccer, tennis, gymnastics, swimming, boxing or skiing, every one of these women has been a ground-breaker in her field. It’s time these individuals took centre stage and had their achievements celebrated the world over.

Be empowered and inspired by their extraordinary stories, their awesome achievements and their wonder-words of wisdom with this pocketbook of remarkable women from across the globe and throughout history. Among others, you will learn about the incredible lives and achievements of:

  • Simone Biles
  • Serena Williams
  • Dina Asher-Smith
  • Rachael Heyhoe Flint
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill
  • Nicola Adams
  • Danica Patrick
  • Paula Radcliffe
  • Michelle Kwan
  • Megan Rapinoe
  • Ellen MacArthur
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad
  • Ronda Rousey

Each inspiring profile also features a bespoke illustration.

About the author

Candi Williams is a published author, word nerd and plant mum who lives in beautiful Bristol. She’s written books on everything from iconic women to the surprising joys of being single and perfectly imperfect – mostly in her pyjamas. When she’s not tapping away, you’ll probably find her cooking up something delicious, eating up something delicious, unwinding in a pilates/yoga/mindfulness class or finding an excuse to drink wine with lovely friends. As an outstandingly clumsy human, she generally tries to avoid enjoying yoga and wine simultaneously – for obvious reasons. 

Phil Shaw is an illustrator, prop maker, seamster, model and film extra. He works on any creative project that he can, from props on high-budget blockbuster movies to costumes for local drag queens. He lives in Brighton and enjoys making jam.

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