Five vegan sportswomen celebrate world vegan day
To celebrate this week's World Vegan day, here are five female athletes proving that it is possible to succeed at the top when powered by plants.
1. Venus Williams - The 39-year-old has been following a plant-based diet since 2011. Doctors advised her to follow a vegan diet after she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
2. Meagan Duhamel - Along with partner Eric Radford, the Canadian 33-year-old skater is a two-time world champion as well as 2018 Olympic Champion and 2014 Olympic silver medallist in the team event. and 2018 Olympic bronze medallist in the pairs event. She became vegan in December 2008 and also runs a wellness blog titled "LutzofGreens."
3. Seba Johnson - In 1998, a 14-year-old Johnson made history as the youngest Alpine ski racer in Olympic history whilst also becoming the first black female to ski at the Olympics. She has been a vegan since birth and is an advocate for animal rights.
4. Hulda B Waage - The leading power-lifter was born and raised in Iceland and since she started competing in 2011 she has set 32 National records including 2016, 2017 and 2018 National Champion and Cup holder
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5. Tia Blanco - The pro surfer won the Open Women's World Surfing Championship in both 2015 and 2016. She grew up as a vegetarian but adopted the vegan diet in 2013 because of her love of the environment, animals, and the sea.