Nike released a new film entitled “Voices” to celebrate women in sport on the 40th anniversary of Title IX (June 23, 1972), the landmark U.S. legislation that opened the door for female athletes to pursue their dreams through sport.
The film features the personal stories of four amazing female athletes, spanning three generations, who play by their own rules: Marlen Esparza (USA Boxing’s 6-time national champion and member of the USA Women’s Boxing team), Joan Benoit Samuelson (legendary distance runner and first women’s marathon gold medalist in Los Angeles in 1984), Lisa Leslie (four-time gold medalist and WNBA pioneer) and Diana Taurasi (two-time gold medalist, guard for Phoenix Mercury and former WNBA MVP).
“Voices” reflects on some of the challenges these incredible athletes have faced on their journeys to greatness, and celebrates the passion, commitment and strength of female athletes everywhere to be the best at what they do. As the film progresses, the voices of these athletes are embraced by young girls who embody the spirit of women in sport of the future, adopting the same “play by your own rules” attitude that Marlen, Lisa, Joan and Diana exemplify.
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