A dinghy, built for six but holding twenty refugees, broke down in the Aegean Sea. Mardini, her sister Sarah, and two others jumped out and swam for three hours, pushing the boat all the way to Lesbos.
In which I'm called out regarding the later life of Jeanne de Clisson, and I define the scope of the project.
Naadam is an annual festival in Mongolia featuring competitions of the "three manly sports": wrestling, horse racing, and archery. Traditionally women would do all these things, but currently they can only compete in archery (and young girls in racing).
Rachel Ignotofsky, illustrator and author of a book featuring fifty women scientists throughout history, had an interview with mental_floss.
The 2012 Olympic games were the first to feature women's boxing as an event, and at 17 years old--one of the youngest boxers there--Shields won gold in her weight class. But fame, money, and endorsements did not follow.