American Female Athletes

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Allyson Felix
(Retired American Track and Field Athlete Who Competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 Meters)
Allyson Felix
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Birthdate: November 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

The most-decorated track and field athlete, Allyson Felix, once bullied for having skinny legs, now has a record 9 Olympic medals, including 6 gold medals. Named to Time 100 in 2020, she is also part of the board of Right to Play, which caters to children in underdeveloped countries.

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Wilma Rudolph
(The First American Woman to Win Three Gold Medals in a Single Olympic Games)
Wilma Rudolph
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Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 12, 1994

Sprinter Wilma Rudolph made history by becoming the first American female athlete to win three track and field gold medals in a single Olympic game. As a child, she needed orthopedic shoes to help her walk. The sports icon lost her life to cancer but was immortalized through books and movies.

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Marion Jones
(American Former World Champion Track and Field Athlete and Former Professional Basketball Player)
Marion Jones
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Birthdate: October 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Marion Jones became the first female athlete to win five track and field medals in a single Olympic game. She was, however, stripped of all her Olympic medals after she admitted to using steroids. She also spent 6 months in jail for being involved in a check-fraud case.

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Florence Griffith Joyner
(Former Sprinter Who Won Gold Medal in 1988 Olympics)
Florence Griffith Joyner
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Birthdate: December 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 21, 1998

Legendary American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner is still regarded as the fastest woman in the world. Her world records in both the 100m and 200m categories have still not been broken. The three-time Olympic gold medal winner was also known for her six-inch nails and her unconventional outfits.

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Gail Devers
(One of the Greatest and Most Decorated Female Sprinters of All Time)
Gail Devers
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Birthdate: July 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
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Mary Decker
(American Middle-Distance Runner)
Mary Decker
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Birthdate: August 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Flemington, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Suzy Favor Hamilton
(American Former Middle-Distance Runner)
Suzy Favor Hamilton
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Birthdate: August 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States

Suzy Favor Hamilton is a former middle-distance runner who participated in the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Summer Olympics, representing the USA. Favor broke many hearts when she turned to prostitution which in turn ended her career as an athlete. She claimed mental illness as the reason for her downfall and is currently serving as a speaker at mental health conferences.

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Delilah DiCrescenzo
(American Distance Runner)
Delilah DiCrescenzo
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Birthdate: February 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Delilah DiCrescenzo is an American track and field athlete who competes in the 3000 meters steeplechase. She helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Americas Cross Country Championships in 2009. Delilah DiCrescenzo is the subject of a hit song titled Hey There Delilah by the popular American rock band Plain White T's.

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Allison Stokke
(Pole Vaulter and Fitness Model)
Allison Stokke
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Birthdate: March 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States

Allison Stokke became an internet sensation after a few of her images went viral when she was 17. The talented high-school pole vaulter earned the 2011 All-American honors. She later gained more fame as a fitness model and a sex symbol than as a sportsperson. She also failed her Olympic trials.

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Alexi Pappas
(Greek-American Track and Field Athlete)
Alexi Pappas
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Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

Alexi Pappas is a Greek-American runner, actor, writer, and filmmaker. In 2016, she set the national record for 10,000m at the Rio Olympics where she represented Greece. As a filmmaker, Alexi Pappas is credited with bankrolling and writing Olympic Dreams, the first fictional film to be shot in an Olympic village. 

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Lolo Jones
(American Hurdler and Bobsledder Who Specializes in the 60-meter and 100-meter Hurdles)
Lolo Jones
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Birthdate: August 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

While she believes missing out on the gold medal at the 100m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was her most painful experience, American hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones is still quite a star. She has penned a memoir and has also appeared on shows such as Celebrity Big Brother.

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Carmelita Jeter
(American Sprinter)
Carmelita Jeter
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Birthdate: November 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Betty Robinson
(American Athlete and Winner of the First Olympic 100 Metres for Women)
Betty Robinson
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Birthdate: August 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riverdale, Illinois, United States
Died: May 18, 1999
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(One of the Greatest Female Athletes of All-Time)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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Birthdate: March 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

The first to score over 7,000 points in the heptathlon, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is considered by many as one of the greatest female athletes ever. While in school, she excelled in sports such as volleyball, basketball, and track, and also did well in studies. She later won three Olympic golds medals.

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Evelyn Ashford
(American Retired Track and Field Athlete)
Evelyn Ashford
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Birthdate: April 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Wyomia Tyus
(Olympic Athlete)
Wyomia Tyus
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Birthdate: August 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Sanya Richards-Ross
(Retired Jamaican-American Track and Field Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalists)
Sanya Richards-Ross
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Birthdate: February 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Tatyana McFadden
(American Paralympic Athlete)
Tatyana McFadden
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Birthdate: April 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Jenna Prandini
(American Track and Field Athlete and Olympic Medalist)
Jenna Prandini
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Birthdate: November 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Kerri Walsh Jennings
(Beach Volleyball player)
Kerri Walsh Jennings
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Birthdate: August 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, United States

American beach-volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings was born to a baseball player father and a volleyball player mother, and was naturally drawn toward sports. She later attended Stanford on a sports scholarship and won three gold medals at the Olympics. She is married to fellow beach-volleyball player Casey Jennings

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Stanislawa Walasiewicz
(Polish-American Track and Field Athlete)
Stanislawa Walasiewicz
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Birthdate: April 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wierzchownia, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Died: December 4, 1980
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Alice Coachman
(American olympic athlete)
Alice Coachman
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Birthdate: November 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: July 14, 2014
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Tiffany Porter
(Track and Field Athlete)
Tiffany Porter
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Birthdate: November 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Athing Mu
(American Middle-Distance Runner and Olympic Gold Medalist in 800 m)
Athing Mu
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Birthdate: June 8, 2002
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Babe Didrikson Zaharias
(American Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
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Birthdate: June 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: September 27, 1956

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was an American athlete who specialized in golf, track and field, basketball, and baseball. Considered one of the greatest female athletes ever, Didrikson won two gold medals and a silver medal in track and field at the Summer Olympics in 1932. She then went on to win 10 LPGA major championships, becoming USA's first female golf celebrity.

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Lauryn Williams
(American Sprinter and Bobsledder)
Lauryn Williams
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Birthdate: September 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Helen Stephens
(Athlete)
Helen Stephens
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Birthdate: February 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fulton, Missouri,United States
Died: January 17, 1994
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Crystal Cox
(American Track and Field Athlete)
Crystal Cox
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Birthdate: March 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Kelli White
(American Former Sprinter)
Kelli White
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Birthdate: April 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
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Kim Batten
(American Former 400 Meter Hurdles Champion)
Kim Batten
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Birthdate: March 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: McRae, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Sally Kipyego
(American Long and Middle-Distance Runner)
Sally Kipyego
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Birthdate: December 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kapsowar, Kenya
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Olga Fikotová
(American Discus Thrower and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Olga Fikotová
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Birthdate: November 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Libiš, Czech Republic
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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LaVonne Idlette
(Athlete)
LaVonne Idlette
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Birthdate: October 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Barbara Pierre
(Haitian-Born American Track and Field Sprint Athlete)
Barbara Pierre
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Birthdate: April 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Leila Ben Youssef
(Tunisian-American Pole Vaulter)
Leila Ben Youssef
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Birthdate: November 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sidney, Montana, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Priscilla Frederick
(American-Antiguan Athlete)
Priscilla Frederick
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Birthdate: February 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Hafsatu Kamara
(Sierra Leonean Sprinter)
Hafsatu Kamara
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Birthdate: December 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
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Rolanda Bell
(Athlete)
Rolanda Bell
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Birthdate: October 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Cara Dunne-Yates
(American Athlete)
Cara Dunne-Yates
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Birthdate: March 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States
Died: October 20, 2004