The athlete who says women can compete with men in soccer

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The echo of the unprecedented triple-point contest in between Stephen Curry and Sabrina Ionescu of All Star is still taking place. Because of the event itself and Curry’s narrow victory -29 to 26-, the rivalry has increased the debate more than ever whether women’s competitions against men should be expanded.

In fact, mixed tournaments are growing and some mixed competitions are already being held in disciplines such as badminton, table tennis, judo or sailing, as has been the case in recent years. Olympic Games from Tokyo.

But Ionescu, in response to MD, believes that women and men can also compete with each other in other sports such as soccer.


“Women against men in other sports like soccer? Yeah, why not a penalty shootout? It will be nice to see how it continues to evolve in other sports. It’s obviously something that’s happening that in tennisAlso in Golf. Just keep creating opportunities for women to get out there, show up and prove a lot of people wrong. It will change the narrative, like changing the way in which people are told that it is impossible to imagine what we can do,” said Ionescu.

The star of WNBA of New York Liberty Not only does he remain close to the mark of the best shooter of all time, but he has also proven that he is at least on the same level. Damian Lillard and more than some of the best three-pointers in the NBA

The 26 points of the Romanian descent base were the same ones Lillard needed to win the three-point contest, so the 26-year-old player surpassed the rest of the participants: Trae Young -the Hawks star is the other finalist-, Donovan Mitchell, Lauri Markkanen, Tyrese Haliburton, Jalen Brunson Karl-Anthony Towns and Malik Beasley.

However, Sabrina Ionescu acknowledges that her requests will take time to expand mixed competition in other sports came true:

“Obviously, it won’t happen overnight, it will create that kind of domino effect and over time we can continue to advocate for what we believe in,” Ionescu added. Elite sport, taking the next step to end the gender stereotypes.

Source: La Verdad

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