(Reuters) – The phenomenal speeds reached by the teenage Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen at the 2012 Olympics are raising questions about whether the gap between men and women in sport may one day disappear.
Ye, who has so far won two gold medals and broken a world record at the London Games, clocked a time for the last, freestyle lap of her medley swim that rivaled the male champions.
There’s plenty of evidence to show the gender gap exists, and has done ever since women have competed alongside men in international sporting events.
Yet the gap has been narrowing over the decades – so will women one day catch the men?
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