Mia Hamm's awards, records and gold medal all prove she's an elite athlete. But proof that she is the best in the world? Look no further than how she changed the perception of women's sports -- on a soccer field no less.
Then, it's no surpise that Mia Hamm is Page 2's Ultimate Female Athlete.
How'd she do it? Well, the same way she handles a soccer ball -- with relative ease. Hamm navigated her way to the goal by defeating heptathlete Carolina Kluft, track and field star Marion Jones, gymnast Carly Patterson, triathlete Barb Lindquist, and finally tennis star Serena Williams -- each time accumulating more than 60% of the vote.
Each time a tribute to what she's done for the world of sports.