Many female athletes have discussed the value of sports in helping young women cope with body-image problems. Sports has allowed them to feel comfortable and confident about their body. As soccer star Alex Morgan once told ThePostGame, "I have big calves and I love showing off my legs because of it. So whether your body is athletic, or skinny, or big-boned, it doesn’t matter. You should love it no matter what.”

Olympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin, sprinter Jenna Prandini and basketball star Breanna Stewart offered similar sentiments:

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