Russian Women Sportspersons

Throughout history, there have been many Russian women sportspersons who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Russian female sportspersons such as Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova, Anastasia Bryzgalova, Daria Gavrilova, Ekaterina Gordeeva.

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 1 Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova.
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nyagan
One of Time’s 30 Legends of Women's Tennis, Maria Sharapova, the first Russian woman tennis player to top the singles rankings, earned three doubles and five Grand Slam titles. A failed drug test led to her temporary suspension. She bounced back with modeling and launched her confectionary brand Sugarpova.

 2 Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova.
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Famous As: Tennis Star
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Anna Kournikova was once world no. 8 in singles tennis rankings, in spite of never having won a singles title. She was no. 1 in doubles, teaming up with Martina Hingis. Following her retirement from tennis due to a spinal issue, she became a popular TV personality.
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 3 Evgenia Medvedeva

Evgenia Medvedeva.
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: November 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 4 Alina Zagitova

Alina Zagitova.
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 18, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Izhevsk, Russia
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 5 Aliya Mustafina

Aliya Mustafina.
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yegoryevsk, Russia

 6 Ekaterina Gordeeva

Ekaterina Gordeeva
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 7 Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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 8 Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine

 9 Svetlana Khorkina

Svetlana Khorkina
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgorod, Russia

 10 Alina Kabaeva

Alina Kabaeva
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 11 Daria Gavrilova

Daria Gavrilova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 13 Irina Slutskaya

Irina Slutskaya
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 14 Yulia Lipnitskaya

Yulia Lipnitskaya.
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Famous As: Skater
Birthdate: June 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yulia Lipnitskaya stunned her fans with the news of her retirement at the tender age of 19. Apparently, she had been struggling with injuries and anorexia. The Russian professional figure skater won an Olympic gold at 15, thus becoming the youngest Russian gold medalist in history.

 15 Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva
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Famous As: Pole vaulter
Birthdate: June 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

 16 Ludmilla Tourischeva

Ludmilla Tourischeva
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: October 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia

 17 Ekaterina Makarova

Ekaterina Makarova
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 18 Nataliya Kuznetsova

Nataliya Kuznetsova.
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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chita, Chitinsky District

Russian powerlifter Nataliya Kuznetsova was introduced to bodybuilding at 14, when she had started visiting the gym on the persistence of her father, who wished to boost her self-confidence. The world bench press, armlifting, and deadlift title holder is openly bisexual but also flaunts her love for her husband

 19 Irina Rodnina

Irina Rodnina
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 20 Dinara Safina

Dinara Safina
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Soviet Union

 21 Irena Szewińska

Irena Szewińska
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 29, 2018

 22 Margarita Mamun

Margarita Mamun
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Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: November 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 23 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Samara, Russia

 24 Maria Kirilenko

Maria Kirilenko
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 25 Elena Vesnina

Elena Vesnina
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine

 26 Ludmila Belousova

Ludmila Belousova
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Famous As: Figure skaters
Birthdate: November 22, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: September 26, 2017

 27 Lyudmila Rudenko

Lyudmila Rudenko
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: July 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lubny, Ukraine
Died: February 28, 1986

 28 Julia Apostoli

Julia Apostoli
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 29 Nazi Paikidze

Nazi Paikidze
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: October 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia

 30 Yaroslava Shvedova

Yaroslava Shvedova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: September 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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 31 Aleksandra Albu

Aleksandra Albu
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vulcănești, Moldovian

 32 Anastasia Myskina

Anastasia Myskina
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: July 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 33 Vera Zvonareva

Vera Zvonareva
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Birthdate: September 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

 34 Alexandra Kosteniuk

Alexandra Kosteniuk
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Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: April 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perm, Russia

 35 Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 36 Elena Dementieva

Elena Dementieva
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 37 Anastasia Bryzgalova

Anastasia Bryzgalova.
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Famous As: Curler
Birthdate: December 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Petersburg

 38 Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 17, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 39 Maria Paseka

Maria Paseka
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: July 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow

 40 Mariya Savinova

Mariya Savinova
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

 41 Maya Chiburdanidze

Maya Chiburdanidze
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: January 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kutaisi, Soviet Union

 42 Epiphanny Prince

Epiphanny Prince
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 43 Anna Chakvetadze

Anna Chakvetadze
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 44 Ksenia Afanasyeva

Ksenia Afanasyeva
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: September 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tula

 45 Elena Berezhnaya

Elena Berezhnaya
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: October 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nevinnomyssk, Russia

 46 Galina Chistyakova

Galina Chistyakova
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Famous As: Long jumper
Birthdate: July 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Izmail, Ukraine

 47 Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: September 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Russian SSR, Soviet Union

 48 Alla Kushnir

Alla Kushnir
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: August 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia SSR, Soviet Union
Died: August 2, 2013

 49 Marina Anissina

Marina Anissina
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Famous As: Ice dancer
Birthdate: August 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 50 Liudmila Samsonova

Liudmila Samsonova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Olenegorsk, Russia