Certain sportscasters and journalists might not know how to handle the pure strength and athleticism demonstrated by the female athletes of the Rio Olympics, but don't worry, the world's got their back. In spite of the obvious sexism and misattribution of skill perpetuated against these fierce female athletes, fans from around the world spoke up on Twitter in defence of their athleticism and in support of their obvious talent.
Their skill shouldn't be surprising because they're female. It should be inspiring because they're highly trained athletes crushing records and smashing stereotypes.
Here are five times newscasters got it right:
When Team USA's Katie Ledecky broke the 400m freestyle swimming record and finished five seconds ahead of everyone else.
Katie Ledecky's pure dominance on display. pic.twitter.com/weLhMshv8f— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 8, 2016
Even after being compared to their male counterparts and girls at the mall, American Women's Gymnasts take home the gold. They've more than earned it.
Back-to-Back.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 9, 2016
The Final Five takes home the gold. pic.twitter.com/a5Tro8jFRn