KYNISKA - Greece
The King of Sparta's daughter, she was the first woman to earn a crown at the games at Olympia.Her moment of glory came in the chariot race. Six teams were in competition and women were allowed to take part. But the stadium itself, where the athletes competed naked, was strictly out of bounds to married women. Only little girls and adolescents were allowed in.In honour of her victory, a white marble statue was raised to her at Olympia.