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(This information has largely been taken from an article from Eleanor Oldroyd, BBC Radio 5 live presenter)

We haven't often been able to say this, but our top sportswomen have probably never had a higher profile.

At London 2012, the performances of Jessica Ennis, Sarah Storey, Nicola Adams and Ellie Simmonds were celebrated just as ecstatically as those of Mo Farah, Bradley Wiggins, David Weir or Jonnie Peacock.

But not all the attention is welcome. It seems that our female superstars are sometimes being judged in different ways from the men. According to the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation, one of the major reasons why so many girls and young women drop out of sport is that they don't like the way it makes them look.

This is discussed in the very informative BBC Body Beautiful news clip which you can access below.


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