|1.||Jolene Van Vugt|
the following is taken directly from her bio section of her official website:
"At the young age of 28 Jolene Van Vugt has established herself as one of the most accomplished female athletes in action sports today. Her incredible and ongoing lists of accomplishments include becoming the first CMRC Women’s Canadian Motocross National Champion, first female to backflip a full-sized dirt bike, holder of multiple Guinness World Records, and co-star of many motocross/stunt videos...
In 2006 Jolene would have a large part in creating the Canadian Women’s National Championship’s, a coast-to-coast national series that would mirror the opportunities of the WMA in the U.S. She would commemorate the event by winning the series and becoming the first Canadian Women’s National Champion.
2006 ... the first female to backflip a full-sized dirt bike ...
The milestone backflips and other stunts performed at the Pastrana compound would be featured in the popular Nitro Circus video series, and open many doors for the young talent. Such as being the first female to take part in the Masters Of Dirt Freestyle Show in Austria, and be featured in the MTV television show Nitro Circus..."
Jolene Van Vugt has the most defined midsection of any natural athlete. She is a professional stuntperson whose accomplishments are often referred to without reference to her gender, because of her ability to be recognized at or above the level of her male colleagues. She is a role model, inspiration, and pioneer without equal.