Posted by Emily Lintner February 28, 2017 4:06 PM
Hahn Honors High School Girls Wrestling Champs Who Received Less Recognition than Boys
Los Angeles, CA — Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn honored local female high school wrestlers for winning the Suburban League Championships. Despite their victories, these female athletes were told they would not receive medals or a podium ceremony like the boys Suburban League Champions did. Supervisor Hahn learned about this injustice when the female athletes told their story to the Downey Patriot earlier this month and decided to present them with a special recognition from the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.
“Even though they competed and trained just as hard as their male counterparts, these girls were not initially given medals or a podium spot,” said Supervisor Hahn. “These girls are our future leaders and I am so proud of them for not just standing up for themselves but for other girls out there that will be competing in years to come.”
Supervisor Hahn also pointed out that the girls were at the perfect Board of Supervisors for the occasion – the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is now comprised of a majority women for the first time in history.
The athletes honored today were from Norwalk, Cerritos, Artesia, Mayfair and John Glenn high schools.