The year 2021 has been cherishing for all of us. We need to appreciate every bit of the gifts and fortune this year has given to us. And as for women, this year can be called a golden year as far. And states that, here I present TIME100’s listed top 3 women titans of 2021.
Simone Biles, already considered the world’s greatest female gymnast before even competing in the Olympics, emphatically confirmed her standing on Thursday by winning the women’s individual all-around gold medal at the Rio Games.
Wearing a stars-and-stripes leotard, Biles, 19, joined Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson, Nastia Liukin and Gabby Douglas as American all-around winners.
The American Aly Raisman, 22, won the silver, and Aliya Mustafina, 21, of Russia won bronze. At 4 feet 9 inches, with size 5 feet, Biles is someone that young viewers can relate to. Then she performs, and her abilities are unimaginable.
The first rotation on Thursday for the top gymnasts was the vault, and both Biles and Raisman broke out their Amanars.
The competition culminated with the floor exercise. Biles’s first pass is a full-twisting double layout, and she followed that with her “Biles,” a double layout with a half twist, then a stag leap. Her third and fourth passes were just as phenomenal. Her coach Aimee Boorman cried as Biles came off the floor. Her score: 15.933, the highest of the day on any apparatus.
Raisman nailed her difficult tumbling passes to grab the silver.
SHONDA LYNN RHIMES is one of the most, if not the most, important TV creators of the past decade. She’s the writer of international hits like GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Besides being the producer and co-producer of A LOT more TV fiction. Incredibly, Rhimes has found success in all of her creative endeavours.
So much in fact that she calls herself a “Titan”, and she probably is. The amount of work she has to get done to put hundreds of hours of original content on screens around the world is titanic, to say the least. Something straight out of a herculean tale. But Rhimes does it because she truly loves the work.
She says there’s a “hum” that drives her. Something that chimes deep within her when she works on something she cares. That “hum” is what made her work 15 hours a day and straight through weekends. A Titan doesn’t rest; A Titan doesn’t complain, a Titan works.
Playing with her daughters and giving them the time of day allowed her “hum” to come back. Now, the “Titan” could get to work. She remembered that life is what fills fiction. After all, she couldn’t have written GREY’S ANATOMY if she hadn’t been a hospital volunteer when she was in high school.
There she discovered all the different stories that could be told inside the confines of a general hospital. Life experiences fuel fiction. That’s what keeps the “hum” alive. Rhimes is the most successful TV creator of the 21st Century. Her shows have conquered the imaginations of audiences around the globe.
YOUN YUN JUNG
Youn Yuh-jung, the veteran Korean actor who won an Oscar for her endearing performance in “Minari,” is not finished making a comeback. Her 50-year-old debut film “Woman of Fire” is to be rereleased after being heavily restored.
“Woman of Fire” (aka “Hwanyeo”) was directed by one of Korea’s most influential helmers Kim Ki-young, who had a lifelong fascination for female psychology and melodrama.
At the Oscars ceremony in April, Youn paid tribute to Kim in her acceptance speech. She dedicated her trophy to Kima and called him “a very genius director.”
Youn made history as only the second Asian woman and first Korean to win an acting prize at the Oscars. Her other credits over a 50-year career include Im’s “Housemaid” remake which appeared in competition in Cannes, and “The Bacchus Lady” which tackled the subject of old-age prostitution and played at the 2016 Berlin festival