No battle of the sexes

Women’s and men’s world records in many events are separated by persistent gaps that mostly reflect physiological differences, particularly in strength sports such as weightlifting.

Sources: International Association of Athletics Federations, International Swimmimg Federation, FINA, U.S. Speedskating, International Weightlifting Federation | Bonnie Berkowitz and Alberto Cuadra/The Washington Post February 7, 2014
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