Iris Kyle won her fifth Ms. Olympia last weekend. One doesn’t risk much saying that she is this decade’s dominant female bodybuilder. But has she been rewarded enough for her talent and hard work? Apparently not. Kyle was paid a meager $28,000 this year while the winner on the men’s side got $200,000-a shocking discrepancy that leaves little doubt about how far we need to go before female athletes are justly compensated.
Some of the action from this year’s Ms. Olympia (Kyle is competitor #9):