Pregnant and Playing

Once again in football, women are proving their worth, their strength and perhaps most important of all, their determination to play the beautiful game as beautifully as men and under any circumstances.

Alex Morgan, co-captain of the US women’s national football team,is a true example of women’s strong will power. Despite frowns and foolish comments, she plans to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics even though she is pregnant and expecting a baby girl in April, which is under four months before the Games begin. To this aim and purpose, she can still be seen training like any other footballer, man or woman.

The Opening Ceremonies for the Tokyo Games are scheduled for July 24 and Alex Morgan has put her hopes on getting back on the field as quickly as possible.

This will be Morgan’s first child, and she said motherhood will not derail her career. She has developed into a star as a member of the US women’s teams that won 2019 World Cup, the 2015 World Cup and the 2012 Olympic gold. “There are so many women that have been able to come back to their respective sport after pregnancy and continue to have a successful family while playing their sport that they love at the highest level,” she said. “I plan to follow in those footsteps and be one of those women who have a family and carry my daughter around as I’m going to the next city to play. And I still want to continue to enjoy the sport that I’ve been playing for all my life.”

How far do women have to go to prove that they are as capable as men on the pitch? Will women ever be granted the same working conditions and salaries as men? No matter what the answer to those questions is, one thing is certain – women will continue fighting for what they are due. Women will never give up!

 

AP