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espnW Women + Sports Summit: Connecting, engaging and inspiring change

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Breaking down Tuesday's top five topics




Simone Manuel on Olympic gold, glory and unforgettable firsts

Simone Manuel is the first African American woman to win an individual gold in Olympic swimming. She earned other history-making firsts thereafter. Now those firsts will act as keys to help her unlock the change she'd like to see in the world.

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Olympian Laurie Hernandez: 'The world's on fire right now. Check in with yourself'

The 2016 gold medalist stepped away from the gym for two years, but she's invested again and ready to spark change.


Olympic BMX racer Alise Willoughby embodies resilience in pursuit of gold

BMX pro rider Alise Willoughby knows resilience. After grieving the loss of her mother and supporting her husband following an accident that left him paralyzed, she has set her sights on Olympic gold.

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Paralympian Oksana Masters continues to inspire and push limits

Masters explains why she'll never let her physical challenges define her.

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