More than football stars in bay areas

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Swimmer Jessica Long has won a total of 17 Paralympic medals over three Games, most recently bringing eight (including five gold) back to Baltimore after the London 2012 Games.

Sunday will showcase the finest football players from San Francisco and Baltimore, but these bay areas have harbored many impressive female athletes, too. San Fran has swimmer Summer Sanders, figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, basketball player Jennifer Azzi and soccer star Brandi Chastain, to name a few. While Baltimore has Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long, mountain biker Georgia Gould, tennis player Pam Shriver and basketball player Angel McCoughtry. Swimmer Katie Hoff, who was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and moved to the Baltimore area to train, just may have the best of both worlds.