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Top 50 Female Athletes in Action Sports

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1. Stephanie Gilmore

Photograph By Ryan Miller/Red Bull

Stephanie Gilmore came out swinging in 2014. After a lackluster, injury-plagued season that saw her slide down the ASP ratings to an uncharacteristic fifth in 2013, the five-time world champion proved she's just as much a competitive threat as ever, dominating the Roxy Pro Gold Coast to take the first event of the new year. Transcending surfing, Gilmore is also an ESPY winner, as well as a Laureus World Sports Award recipient.