Belgian Female Sportspersons

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Justine Henin
(Retired Belgian Tennis Legend Who Was a World Number 1 in Singles)
Justine Henin
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Birthdate: June 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

Known as the Female Federer, Belgian tennis legend Justine Henin is a former world number 1 in singles. Apart from winning an Olympic gold medal, she also won Belgium its first Fed Cup title and won 7 Grand Slam titles. She was one of those rare female players who used a single-handed backhand.

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Kim Clijsters
(Belgian Tennis Legend and a Former World Number One in Both Singles and Doubles)
Kim Clijsters
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Birthdate: June 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium

Belgian tennis legend Kim Clijsters is a former world number 1 in both singles and doubles. The 4-time Grand Slam winner retired thrice in her career, in 2007, in 2012, and eventually, for good, in 2020. She has also been associated with charitable initiatives and has founded Ten4Kim to help financially weak junior players.

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Elise Mertens
(Belgian Tennis Player and Former World Number One)
Elise Mertens
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Birthdate: November 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium

Belgian tennis player Elise Mertens has been a world number 1 in doubles and number 12 in singles. A 3-time Grand Slam winner in doubles, she was also the 3rd Belgian female player to reach the last 4 of the Australian Open. She is an animal lover and is fond of learning languages, too.

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Nafissatou Thiam
(Belgian Athlete Who Specializes in Multi-Event Competition)
Nafissatou Thiam
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Birthdate: August 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
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Marieke Vervoort
(Belgian Paralympic Gold Medalist Who Died by Euthanasia)
Marieke Vervoort
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Birthdate: May 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Diest, Belgium
Died: October 22, 2019

Belgian Paralympic gold medalist Marieke Vervoort suffered from a complicated condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Proficient in wheelchair basketball, swimming, triathlon, and wheelchair racing, the multi-talented and openly lesbian athlete stunned the world by choosing to die by euthanasia at age 40. She had also penned a couple of books.

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Cindy Dandois
(Belgian Mixed Martial Artist)
Cindy Dandois
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Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium
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Kirsten Flipkens
(Belgian Professional Tennis Player)
Kirsten Flipkens
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Birthdate: January 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Geel, Belgium

Belgian tennis player Kirsten Flipkens has had a career-high ranking of 13 in singles. An Olympian, she also became the most experienced Belgian player at the Fed Cup. While she began playing tennis at age 4, she later dropped out of school to continue her tennis career. She is also known for her trademark spectacles.

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Greet Minnen
(Belgian Professional Tennis Player)
Greet Minnen
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Birthdate: August 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turnhout, Belgium
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Emma Meesseman
(Belgian Professional Basketball Player)
Emma Meesseman
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Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ypres, Belgium
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Nina Derwael
(Belgian Artistic Gymnast )
Nina Derwael
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Birthdate: March 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sint-Truiden, Limburg, Belgium
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Delfine Persoon
(Belgian Professional Boxer )
Delfine Persoon
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Birthdate: January 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hooglede, Belgium
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Yanina Wickmayer
(Belgian Professional Tennis Player)
Yanina Wickmayer
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Birthdate: October 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lier, Belgium
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Maya Weug
(Member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and the first female driver to have ever joined the academy)
Maya Weug
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Birthdate: June 1, 2004
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Costa Blanca, Spain
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Femke Van den Driessche
(Former Belgian Professional Road Racing Cyclist and Mountainbiker)
Femke Van den Driessche
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Birthdate: August 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Asse, Belgium
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Zeynep Sever
(Miss Belgium 2009)
Zeynep Sever
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Birthdate: July 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Zeynep Sever scripted history when she became the first Turkish-origin woman to win the Miss Belgium crown. She soared to fame as an Instagram model soon after she began posting her pictures on the platform in 2016. She is married to Turkish footballer Volkan Demirel. She herself has played volleyball for Fenerbahçe.

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Maryna Zanevska
(Tennis player)
Maryna Zanevska
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Birthdate: August 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
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Élodie Ouédraogo
(Belgian sprinter An Olympic gold medalist who specializes in the 200 m and 400 m hurdles)
Élodie Ouédraogo
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Birthdate: February 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
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Emilie Heymans
(Competitive diver)
Emilie Heymans
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Birthdate: December 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
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Alex Coomber
(Skeleton racer)
Alex Coomber
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Birthdate: December 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
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Christl Cranz
(Alpine skier)
Christl Cranz
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Birthdate: July 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: September 28, 2004
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Jolien Verschueren
(Belgian Cyclo-Cross Cyclist )
Jolien Verschueren
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Birthdate: May 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kortrijk, Belgium
Died: July 2, 2021
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Lianne Tan
(Badminton player)
Lianne Tan
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Birthdate: November 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium
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Tara Gins
(Belgian Professional Racing Cyclist )
Tara Gins
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Birthdate: December 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belgium
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Sandrine Billiet
(Judoka who competes in the women's 63 kg class)
Sandrine Billiet
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Birthdate: February 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
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Hanna Mariën
(As a sprinter, Mariën specialized in the 200 metres and won gold in the 4×100 m relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics)
Hanna Mariën
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Birthdate: May 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Herentals, Belgium