Bowling isn’t a sport I follow much, but this week it is on my mind, like so many others, thanks to Kelly Kulick and her win Sunday at the PBA Tournament of Champions. A sport that has been dominated by men as much as any other now has its first female champion. Billie Jean King gives voice to the significance of the event: “Kelly Kulick’s win today at the PBA Tour’s Tournament of Champions is not only historic, it serves as a motivational and inspirational event for girls and women competing at all levels all around the world.”
For female athletes, old and young alike, this is a glimpse of the not-so-distant future in sports: women routinely competing against men, often victoriously.
Kulick talks about her big win with CBS’s Harry Smith: