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Watch America's Female Olympians Channel Muhammad Ali

Watch America's Female Olympians Channel Muhammad Ali

Team USA is kicking into high gear in training for the Rio Olympics, with many in the group coming back to defend their titles. We caught up with some of the most badass women on the roster as they channeled another icon of American sport, Muhammad Ali.

In this exclusive video below, athletes like Simone Biles, Natalie Coughlin, and Jessica Long channel Ali's swagger in reciting some of his best-known quotes. ("Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee"? They're all over it.)

Watching these inspiring women, it's easy to see how the boxing legend's spirit continues to influence today's American athletes. In fact, we'd imagine that "Impossible is not a declaration; It's a dare" is their collective motto. When these incredible women arrive at the games in Rio come August, you better believe we'll be watching (and cheering).

For more on the incredible women of Team USA, pick up the July issue of Glamour, on newsstands June 14.

To learn more about all Olympic hopefuls, visit teamusa.org. The Olympics begin August 5.

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