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Carli Lloyd is a Fierce Champion for Equal Pay in New Advertisement

Captain of the U.S. national women's soccer team Carli Lloyd is making headlines across the sports world today with her appearance in a powerful new ad titled "Fair Play Means Fair Pay."

Lloyd's accolades are numerous––there's no denying her athletic prowess. She's a two-time Olympic gold medalist, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion, the 2015 FIFA Player of the Year, and the 2015 IFFHS World's Best Woman Playmaker. Not impressed yet?

Serena Williams Has Been Sporting the Same Sports Bra for 15 Years

Back in July, Serena Williams went viral across every social media platform known to mankind when, after an interviewer asked her what she thinks about going down as one of the greatest female athletes of all time, she simply said, "I prefer the word 'one of the greatest athletes of all time.'"

And everyone said, "Um, mic drop please!" while ladies everywhere rejoiced.

Jessica Lucero

Jessica Lucero earned her spot on the U.S. national weightlifting team but didn't make it to Rio. She started weightlifting back in 2005 and has been loading more and more on the barbell ever since. She set three new American records for her 58kg weight class at the U.S. Olympic Trials: a 93kg (205lb) snatch and 115kg (253lb) clean and jerk for 208kg total. (FYI, that's 458 pounds!)

Photo: @jessicalucero9

Ricklynn Joy Long

Ricklynn Long—aka Riki—is only 4'11" and 105 lbs, but can snatch and do handstand push-ups with the best of them. She found CrossFit and weightlifting in her late 20s after four years of serving in the Marines. Today, she's a national-level weightlifter and has her own business as a nutrition coach. Think it's too late for you to try picking up a barbell? She says it best herself: "I was 28 years old when I finally found my calling; it's never too late to go after it."

Photo: @lil_riki_ Instagram

Kristin Pope

This 27-year-old 63kg weightlifter is an Atlanta native and remains a true Southern belle—she's known for wearing bows in her hair. Kristin Pope started weightlifting in 2014 after doing CrossFit for a year, but before that, she was a competitive gymnast and a competitive all-star cheerleader. Today she crushes 101kg (222lb) clean and jerks and 82kg (180lb) snatches. Barbells and bows, what could be better?

Photo: @kris10pope Instagram