In the Magazine: Why Aren’t More Women on the Podium?

Excerpt from the August issue of Heels Down Magazine.

Equestrian sports have long been known as one of the very few segments in the Olympic Games which allow men and women to compete against one another in the same events.

It’s a factor that the FEI has highlighted in marketing campaigns to boost the sport’s profile to mainstream viewers during Olympic years.

“We are the Olympic champions on gender equality, and the only sport in the Olympic Movement that has true gender equality as men and women compete on a level playing field, for the same medals, across all our disciplines,” said FEI President Ingmar De Vos.

Despite this, records show that men win far more individual medals than women at the Olympic Games across all disciplines. In most cases, the disparity is staggering.

Read the full article in the August issue of Heels Down Magazine. The first issue is free for new subscribers.

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