Olympics inspire young women to participate in sports, according to Wishbone poll

Wednesday August 10th, 2016

Seventy-five percent of more than 100,000 voters on the “compare anything” Wishbone social media app said the Olympics have inspired them to get involved in sports.

Sports Illustrated posted a series of polls on the app, which is known for having a predominantly younger female audience. The results show that a majority of the young female voters are not only inspired by the Olympics to partake in sports, but are also willing to take their youth sports to the next level by training “all their life” to compete in the Olympics (68% of the current 110,236 votes).

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In the other polls that SI conducted on Wishbone, voters revealed that they prefer Simone Biles to Alex Morgan (57% to 43% of the current 116,190 votes). However, despite Biles’s competing in an individual sport, another poll reflects that young females largely wish to play team sports rather than individual sports (81% of the current 114,754 votes).

Check out the polls on the Wishbone app, which allows users to vote on and post polls comparing anything from sports to fashion to humor.

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