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11th Apr '17 7:01:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Three examples that are ''even older'' than the aforementioned ''Manga/AimForTheAce'' characters show up in a short manga from ''1957'', Makoto Takahashi's ''[[Manga/TheRowsOfCherryTrees Sakura Namiki]]''. It features three girls (Yukiko Nakahara, Ayako Sunahara and Chikage Maki) who are members of their school's table tennis team: a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship-like LoveTriangle develops as Yukiko asserts herself as an asset to the team and wants Chikage to notice her, while Ayako gets jealous as Hell...



* ''Manga/ShinshunkiMimanOkotowari'' has Asuka Higuchi, who is very athletic and wants to be a PE school teacher. She becomes a member of the gymnastics club, and even gains a rival in the gym club captain Youko Kamiya.

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* ''Manga/ShinshunkiMimanOkotowari'' has Asuka Higuchi, who is very athletic and wants to be a PE school teacher. She becomes a member of the her school's gymnastics club, and even gains a rival in the gym club captain Youko Kamiya.
9th Apr '17 12:40:18 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Ran Mouri from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', who's pretty serious about her karate, and is good enough at it to have a rather high national score.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
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Ran Mouri from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', who's is pretty serious about her karate, and is good enough at it to have a rather high national score.score.
** Hina Wada is also a karateka, is just as serious about it, and considers herself as Ran's rival.
** Momiji Ooka is a champion in the ''hyakunin issha garuta'' card game, and the 21th movie will have her and Kazuha competing against one another for the first place in a very prestigious tournament [[spoiler: and for Heiji Hattori's heart, since Kazuha may be his PatientChildhoodLoveInterest but Momiji got a ChildhoodMarriagePromise from him years ago]].
10th Jan '17 3:38:00 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* While ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is mostly about passionate sports ''boys'', it also has female skaters like [[FiertyRedhead Mila Babicheva]] and [[NiceGirl Sara Crispino]], who love the sport and are dedicated to it as much of the guys.

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* While ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is mostly about passionate sports ''boys'', it also has female skaters like [[FiertyRedhead [[FieryRedhead Mila Babicheva]] and [[NiceGirl Sara Crispino]], who love the sport and are dedicated to it as much of the guys.
11th Dec '16 4:04:12 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* While ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is mostly about passionate sports ''boys'', it also has female skaters like [[FiertyRedhead Mila Babicheva]] and [[NiceGirl Sara Crispino]], who love the sport and are dedicated to it as much of the guys.
26th Nov '16 11:39:22 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'', Chappy befriends [[BrokenBird a sad and troubled older girl]] named Katie Klein who is a professional ice skater, but is losing her self-confidence after failing to pull a VERY difficult routine. [[note]](Which is basically an UptoEleven version of the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_jump#Women Triple Axel Jump]], a sequence [[DifficultButAwesome already very hard to pull]] in RealLife for skaters of either gender and, at [[TheSeventies the time]] of ''Chappy's'' airing, ''still'' not performed by female competitors in official tournaments.)[[/note]] Chappy decides to help Katie regain her strength and finally nail the routine in time for a tournament. [[spoiler: They succeed.]]

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* In ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'', Chappy befriends [[BrokenBird a sad and troubled older girl]] named Katie Klein who is a professional ice skater, but is losing her self-confidence after failing to pull a VERY difficult routine. [[note]](Which is basically an UptoEleven version of the famous [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_jump#Women Triple Axel Jump]], org/wiki/Quad_(figure_skating) Quad]], a sequence [[DifficultButAwesome already very hard to pull]] in RealLife for skaters of either gender and, at [[TheSeventies the time]] of ''Chappy's'' airing, ''still'' not performed by female any competitors in official tournaments.tournaments; that wouldn't happen until 1988.)[[/note]] Chappy decides to help Katie regain her strength and finally nail the routine in time for a tournament. [[spoiler: They succeed.]]
22nd Nov '16 11:33:32 AM fearlessnikki
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* Vanessa from the TV film ''Series/OddGirlOut''. She's passionate about soccer, and Emily bonds with her over their love of it.
11th Nov '16 4:35:23 PM HighCrate
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* While ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' has many action girls who double as martial artists, the closest to this trope is Hinako Shinjou... who actually wants to be [[GlacierWaif a sumo wrestler]] since she believes that [[GirlsNeedRoleModels being a girl should not be an obstacle to do so]].

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* While ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' has many action girls who double as martial artists, the closest to this trope is Hinako Shinjou... who actually wants to be [[GlacierWaif a sumo wrestler]] since she believes that [[GirlsNeedRoleModels being a girl should not be an obstacle to do so]].so.
21st Aug '16 2:06:54 PM StarSword
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* In ''Fanfic/RealityIsFluid'' and "Fanfic/AllsFairInLoveAndWar", we learn that Kanril Eleya is a fan of both springball and baseball, specifically of players and teams from her home province Kendra. In the latter story her new father-in-law jokingly tells her and Gaarra to get an annulment: "I will not have my grandchildren rooting for the Warriors!"



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* Mary Camden from ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' plays on the girls' basketball team and is seen as a girl who would give the guys a hard time because of her self-confident nature.
* Samantha "Sam" Kepler from ''{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and would much rather be taking karate lessons than dance lessons.
* When Laura Ingalls from ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' acts like her spunky, baseball-playing self, she attracts a guy who plays, too.
* Jane Vaughan of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' just wants to play football despite the harassment from her team mates. She's good, too.
* Moze from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is good enough to get into all the sports teams in her middle school, loves sports, and is co-captain of the volleyball team. She's the most athletic of the main trio, and she was even easily able to make the wrestling team, beating all the guys on the team without getting even a little winded. Plus, she has more athletic records than anyone in Polk Middle School history.
* Joan Watson on ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' is seen regularly jogging, enjoys watching baseball games, and is implied to have played soccer when she displays knowledge of the sport.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Emily loves her sports.
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* Mary Camden from ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' plays on the girls' basketball team and is seen as a girl who would give the guys a hard time because of her self-confident nature.
* Samantha "Sam" Kepler from ''{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and would much rather be taking karate lessons than dance lessons.
* When Laura Ingalls from ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' acts like her spunky, baseball-playing self, she attracts a guy who plays, too.
* Jane Vaughan of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' just wants to play football despite the harassment from her team mates. She's good, too.
* Moze from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is good enough to get into all the sports teams in her middle school, loves sports, and is co-captain of the volleyball team. She's the most athletic of the main trio, and she was even easily able to make the wrestling team, beating all the guys on the team without getting even a little winded. Plus, she has more athletic records than anyone in Polk Middle School history.
* Joan Watson on ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' is seen regularly jogging, enjoys watching baseball games, and is implied to have played soccer when she displays knowledge of the sport.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Emily loves her sports.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Kira Nerys is shown early on to be a fan and amateur player of the Bajoran sport springball, and even bonds with her first LoveInterest Vedek Bareil Antos over the sport.
** Baseball fell out of favor on Earth in the 21st century, with the last World Series played in the 2040s. However, Ben Sisko is a fan, and first becomes attracted to his LoveInterest Kasidy Yates over her enjoyment of Cestus III's baseball league (her brother plays for one of the teams).
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10th Jun '16 5:34:57 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution's'' version of Jean Grey is not only a member of the X-Men, but also a skilled soccer player and the captain of the girls' team in her school. [[spoiler: Sadly, she's kicked out of the team when it's revealed that she's a mutant.]]
10th Jun '16 5:33:15 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Shirley Fenette from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', one of the stars of Ashford Academy's swimming team.

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* Shirley Fenette from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is one of the stars of Ashford Academy's swimming team.team, and she's sometimes seen practising or getting ready for tournaments.



* In ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'', Chappy befriends an older girl named Katie Klein who is a professional ice skater, but is losing her self-confidence after failing to pull a VERY difficult routine.[[note]](Which is basically an UptoEleven version of the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_jump#Women Triple Axel Jump]], a sequence already very hard to pull in RealLife for skaters of either gender and, at [[TheSeventies the time]] of ''Chappy's'' airing, ''still'' not performed by female competitors in official tournaments.)[[/note]] Chappy decides to help Katie regain her strength and finally nail the routine in time for a tournament. [[spoiler: They succeed.]]

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* In ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'', Chappy befriends an [[BrokenBird a sad and troubled older girl girl]] named Katie Klein who is a professional ice skater, but is losing her self-confidence after failing to pull a VERY difficult routine.routine. [[note]](Which is basically an UptoEleven version of the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_jump#Women Triple Axel Jump]], a sequence [[DifficultButAwesome already very hard to pull pull]] in RealLife for skaters of either gender and, at [[TheSeventies the time]] of ''Chappy's'' airing, ''still'' not performed by female competitors in official tournaments.)[[/note]] Chappy decides to help Katie regain her strength and finally nail the routine in time for a tournament. [[spoiler: They succeed.]]



* Subverted with Minako/Venus from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', who loves sports and is really good at volleyball -- but is more focused on her Sailor senshi duties and her IdolSinger dreams. Haruka/Uranus plays is straighter, and so do both her friend [[DarkSkinnedRedhead Elsa Gray]] in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]]'s S season (track TeenGenius [[spoiler: who actually introduced Haruka to her future [[BattleCouple partner and girlfriend]], ElegantClassicalMusician Michiru/Neptune]]) and LovableAlphaBitch Sonoko Iijyuin (captain of the softball team) from the Stars season.

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* Subverted with ''Franchise/SailorMoon''
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Minako/Venus from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', subverts this who loves sports and is really good at volleyball -- but is more focused on her Sailor senshi duties and her IdolSinger dreams. She eventually rejoins the volleyball team towards the end, however.
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Haruka/Uranus plays is straighter, this straighter ([[{{Pun}} so to say]] and so do both her friend specialities are racing and field running.
** Two characters of the day in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] are sports women: Haruka's FriendlyRival
[[DarkSkinnedRedhead Elsa Gray]] in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]]'s S season (track TeenGenius [[spoiler: who actually introduced Haruka to her future [[BattleCouple partner and girlfriend]], ElegantClassicalMusician Michiru/Neptune]]) and LovableAlphaBitch Sonoko Iijyuin (captain of the softball team) from the Stars season.



* Emi Ibarazaki from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is a star runner on her school's track team. Despite ''having lost her legs and running with special prosthetics''.

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* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''
** Hisao's prospect love interest
Emi Ibarazaki from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is a the star runner on her school's track team. Despite team... despite ''having lost her legs and running with special prosthetics''.



* Maria Wong from ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''. She loves sport, especially extreme sports, and is always trying to get her friends to join her, but Sharon and Connor do not share Maria's thirst for danger or competitive streak.

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* Maria Wong from ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''. She ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' loves sport, especially extreme sports, and is always trying to get her friends to join her, but Sharon and Connor do not share Maria's thirst for danger or competitive streak.



* In one of the [[{{Peanuts}} Snoopy]] specials, we learn that Peppermint Patty is an excellent ice skater and follow her as she gets ready for a contest. [[spoiler: She's almost disqualified when her music tape is broken, but Woodstock improvises a whistling melody to help her.]]

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* In one of the [[{{Peanuts}} Snoopy]] specials, we learn that Peppermint Patty is reveals that she's an excellent ice skater and follow the plot follows her as she gets ready for a contest. [[spoiler: She's almost disqualified when her music tape is broken, but Woodstock improvises a whistling melody to help her.]]
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