Lets take a look at which 10 American female athletes are at the top of the competition today. These Ladies all are making big names for themselves and are phenomenal athletes. So Who Makes the Top 10?
Gabby "The Flying Squirrel" Douglas, Gymnastics - Supplanting teammate Jordyn Wieber as the top all-around gymnast in the world, Gabby Douglas won two gold medals in the 2012 Summer Olympics when she won both the all-around championship and the team championship. By doing so, Douglas became the first American ever to win gold medals in both areas.
Allyson Felix, Track and Field - After finishing second in both Athens and Beijing, Allyson Felix had something to prove not just to the rest of the world, but to herself in 2012. She did just that in style at London, winning the gold medal in the Women's 200 Meter
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing - One of the greatest female skiers of all-time, Lindsey Vonn is one of only two women who have ever won four overall World Cup championships. She has done so in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Danica Patrick, NASCAR - After becoming the highest-finishing female in the history of the Daytona 500 at 8th place, Danica Patrick's popularity hasn't even come close to reaching its full potential.
Serena Williams, Tennis - She currently ranks as the No. 1 female tennis player on the planet, a feat which she has accomplished numerous times throughout her career, starting in 2002, when she defeated her sister Venus to win a Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.
Alex Morgan, Soccer - At only 23 years old, forward Alex Morgan was the youngest member of Team USA's roster at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. In 2012, she took over as perhaps the team's best player when she scored a game-winning goal against Canada, her 20th of the year, becoming just the sixth American female to do so.
Missy Franklin, Swimming - Perhaps the brightest of all the young stars on this list, Missy Franklin burst onto the national scene at the 2012 Summer Olympics when she won four gold medals, including two individual (100m backstroke and 200m backstroke) and two team (4x200 m freestyle, 4x100 m medley) awards.
Allison Schmitt, Swimming - Schmitt made her Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she won a bronze medal on the American 4x200-meter freestyle relay. She took that momentum to London in 2012, when she won a total of five medals, including three gold in the 200-meter freestyle, 4x200-meter medley relay and the 4x100-meter medley relay.
Ronda Rousey, MMA - In 2008, Ronda Rousey broke ground by becoming the first American female Judo practitioner to ever win a medal at the Olympics. In 2013, she blew the lid off another sport when she became the first ever woman to win a fight inside the UFC Octagon, defeating Liz Carmouche at UFC 157
Kayla Harrison, Judo -
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Following in the footsteps of the aforementioned Rousey, Kayla Harrison might just be the greatest women's judo practitioner that the United States has ever produced. While Rousey became the first American woman to medal in the sport at the Olympics, Harrison topped that by earning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.