Photos: Record number of women-identifying athletes at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It’s been a week into the historic first gender-balanced Olympics at Tokyo, and there are a record number of women

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Simone Biles of the United States in action on the uneven bars during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 25(Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)

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Megan Rapinoe of the United States in action against Betsy Hassett of New Zealand during a Women’s Group G football match, in Tokyo on July 24. Rapinoe is an openly queer sportsperson and advocate for LGBTQ rights and racism.(Molly Darlington / REUTERS)

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India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu who won India's first medal at the Games, in Tokyo, on July 24.(Gurinder Osan / PTI)

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Farzaneh Fasihi of Iran reacts after the preliminary round of the Women's 100m race at the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo on July 30.(Aleksandra Szmigiel / REUTERS)

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Chelsea Wolfe of the United States, an openly transgender athelete, rides horizontally on the side wall, seen from below, during a BMX Freestyle training session at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on July 28 in Tokyo.(Ben Curtis / AP)

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Japan's Hazuki Miyamoto and Japan's Haruka Enomoto compete in the women's synchronised 3m springboard diving final event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25.(Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP)

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Jordan Matyas of the United States tries to break through Japan's Honoka Tsutsumi, left, and Japan's Mifuyu Koide in their women's rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29 in Tokyo.(Shuji Kajiyama / AP)

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Iryna Kindzerska of Azerbaijan reacts after scoring an ippon against Han Mijin of South Korea in the Women's +78kg Quarterfinal at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on July 30.(Annegret Hilse / REUTERS)

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Megu Uyama of Japan in action during the Women's Individual Trampoline qualification round at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 30.(Lindsey Wasson / REUTERS)

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Pusarla V. Sindhu from India plays against Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt during their women's singles round of 16 badminton match at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 29 in Tokyo. Sindhu will later be in action in the women's singles semifinals today. (Markus Schreiber / AP)

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Inna Deriglazova of the Russian Olympic Committee in action against Alice Volpi of Italy during the Fencing Women's Individual Foil Semifinal at Makuhari Messe Hall B in Chiba on July 25.(Annegret Hilse / REUTERS)

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India's Lovlina Borgohain reacts after defeating Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei, in their women's welter weight 69kg quarterfinal boxing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 30 in Tokyo.(Themba Hadebe / AP)

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Manika Batra of India in action against Sofia Polcanova of Austria during Round 3 of the Women’s Table Tennis Singles at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on July 26.(Thomas Peter / REUTERS)

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Laurel Hubbard was confirmed as the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games on June 21, 2021 when Kiwi officials named her in the squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. She will participate on Monday, August 2.(Adrian Dennis / AFP File)

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Canadian women's soccer player Quinn, 25, came out as nonbinary and transgender last year. Seen here (left), as they prepare to kick the ball during a women's soccer match against Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27 in Kashima, Japan.(Fernando Vergara / AP)

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Athletes in action during Round 1 off the Women’s 800m event at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 30.(Phil Noble / REUTERS)

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South Korea's Park Ji (C) Su jumps for a rebound with Canada's Kayla Alexander (L) in the women's preliminary round group A basketball match between South Korea and Canada during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on July 29.(Brian Snyder / Pool / AFP)

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Carin Stromberg of Sweden in action against France during their Group B Women’s Handball match at Yoyogi National Stadium on July 29.(Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

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Ana Paula Vazquez Flores of Mexico at the end of the Women’s Individual Archery 1/32 Finals at Yumenoshima Archery Field, Tokyo on July 29.(Clodagh Kilcoyne / REUTERS)

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Natalia Afremova of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alise Willoughby of the United States, Rebecca Petch of New Zealand and Judy Baauw of the Netherlands in action during the BMX Racing Women's Individual Quarterfinal at Ariake Urban Sports Park, Tokyo on July 29.(Matthew Childs / REUTERS)

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India forward Vandana Katariya, left, runs to embrace forward Rani after their team scored against Ireland during a women's field hockey match at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 30 in Tokyo, Japan.(AP / PTI)

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Madeleine Wanamaker, Claire Collins, Kendall Chase, and Grace Luczak, of United States, react after competing in the women's four repechage at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25 in Tokyo. Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a job when a move toward gender equity at the Tokyo Games lured her back into taking part at the Games.(Darron Cummings / AP)

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Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa celebrates with Lilly King of the United States, Annie Lazor of the United States and Kaylene Corbett of South Africa after setting a new World record in the Women's 200m Breaststroke Final event at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 30.(Carl Recine / REUTERS)

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Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko of Israel in action during the Women's Triple Jump qualification at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 30.(Dylan Martinez / REUTERS)

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Bianca Buitendag of South Africa in action during Heat 1 of the Women's Shortboard competition at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, in Tokyo on July 25.(Lisi Niesner / REUTERS)

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