The list of women competing against men has a long history in the world of sports, dating back 100 years.

Names like Babe Didrikson Zaharias in golf and Madge Syers in figure skating were the first females to take on the men.

Who could not forget tennis star Billy Jean King defeating Bobby Riggs in 1973 in a match dubbed The Battle of the Sexes.

And news over the weekend that International Ski Federation officials turned down American Lindsey Vonn’s request to ski against the men later this month at Lake Louise hasn’t diminished the feats female athletes have made in the male-dominated world of athletics.

Maybe one day Vonn will actually face her male counterparts. After all, she has won four overall World Cup championships, five consecutive World Cup season titles in downhill, four consecutive titles in Super G and three consecutive titles in the combined.