International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March all across the world. Almost every region in the world has its own interpretation of what it is to be a woman... and all of them have different ways to celebrate the day.

Some use the occasion to highlight women's social and economic achievements... while some others use the day simply to show their respect and affection for the fairer sex.

As part of the occasion, IBTimes UK presents the top ten contemporary sportswomen in the world