Girl power! Here are the 5 best athletes so far this year

Women continue to conquer in sports, here we show some of the athletes who have excelled in this year

Girl power! Here are the 5 best athletes so far in this year

From LatinAmerican Post, and in support of women's sports, we present a list of who we believe have been the most outstanding athletes of what is going of this 2018, list in which obviously many names are missing, but in which on the other hand, there is a lot of women from our continent.

Leer en español: ¡Poder femenino! Te presentamos las 5 mejores atletas en lo que va del 2018

Marta (Brazil)

For many, the best soccer player in history is Brazilian midfielder Marta Vieira Da Silva, who this season has returned to her hometown and demonstrated great performance since her arrival at the Orlando Pride in the United States.

In a publication of the FIFA Portal, the 31-year-old Brazilian, who also won The Best of 2018, has responded with 13 goals and six assists since arriving in Orlando. She already thinks about the 2019 Women's World Cup, in which she will participate for the fourth time, and will look for that only crown that has been made elusive to his record.

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"As I could not predict the future, I do not know if it will be my last World Cup, but I have to do my best every day to arrive in optimal conditions. I only know that I want to win it," Marta told Fifa.com

Naomi Osaka (Japan)


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The Japanese Naomi Osaka is the great revelation of this section of the season. The young tennis player, who was ranked 327 as her best location in the WTA ranking, surprised the crowned US Open. She also defeated the always favorite Serena Williams in continues sets.

The Nation of Argentina told that the Japanese tennis player of only 20 years, won the first grand slam without gender distinction for an Asian athlete in history and now stands as a great promise of discipline for the coming years.


Annemiek van Vleuten (Holland)

One of the best-organized sports for women is cycling, especially in Europe, where many good races are held each year and in which the best representatives of the planet participate. Such is the case of the Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten, who has not only stood out on the road by winning the Giro Rosa (female version of the Giro d'Italia) but also the World Track Championship, where she won the silver medal in the persecution test.



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Detailed Spanish portal marca.com that the Dutch won with full authority the gala azurri, which involved the best 200 exponents of the planet, dictating chair in the infernal Monte Zoncolán (the same that won Chris Froome in the Men's Tour of Italy), and where he signed his victory definitively.

Yulimar Rojas and Caterine Ibargüen (Venezuela and Colombia)

Although this is a list of individualities, the Venezuelan colombo keychain Caterine Ibargüen-Yulimar Rojas is undoubtedly the great reference of the long jump of athletics of the planet. Yulimar, from eastern Venezuela and just 22 years old, runner-up in the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, has completed a good 2018, having the gold medal of the World Athletics Championships in the United Kingdom as his best result of the season.



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For its part, Caterine, a native of Medellin, 34, Olympic champion in Rio 2016, this 2018 has lived a brilliant season, winning with total authority in the Central American Games of the Caribbean, where n addition to winning the gold in jump triple, also got the bream in the long jump.

Gabrielle Goncalves Roncatto (Brazil)

One of the most expensive renovators for its beauty and success this year is the one of the Brazilian swimmer Gabrielle Goncalves Roncatto, who at the age of 20 became one of the great referents of the South American Games that were held in Cochabamba, Bolivia.



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The official website of the Games Cochabamba2018.com, highlighted Goncalves Roncatto as one of the great sensations of the event, placing it as the best female athlete in terms of records in the medal table, after winning 4 medals of gold and one silver and glimpsed from already as a firm promise of medal ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


LatinAmerican Post | Freddy González

Translated from: '¡Poder femenino! Te presentamos las 5 mejores atletas en lo que va del 2018'

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