Throughout history, there have been many women athletes who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female athletes such as Cathy Freeman, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Allyson Felix, Valerie Adams.The women athletes featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Dot JonesDot Jones
04 January 1964, American
Actress
Allyson FelixAllyson Felix
18 November 1985, American
Track and field athlete

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph
23 June 1940, American
 

Jackie Joyner-KerseeJackie Joyner-Kersee
03 March 1962, American
Athlete

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman
16 February 1973, Australian
Sprinter

Jessica Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill
28 January 1986, British
Track & Field Athlete
Valerie AdamsValerie Adams
06 October 1984, New Zealander
Shot Putter

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961, British
Javelin Thrower

Gail DeversGail Devers
19 November 1966, American
Athlete

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964, British, Scottish
Athlete
Eilish McColganEilish McColgan
25 November 1990, Scottish
Athlete

Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci
12 November 1961, Romanian
Olympic Champion Gymnast
Stefka KostadinovaStefka Kostadinova
25 March 1965, Bulgarian
Olympic athlete

Betty CuthbertBetty Cuthbert
20 April 1938, Australian
Athlete

Satcha PrettoSatcha Pretto
05 April 1980, Honduran
Journalist
Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova
22 July 1982, Armenian
Olympic athlete

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya
07 January 1991, South African
Middle-distance runner
Christine SinclairChristine Sinclair
12 June 1983, Canadian
Association football player

Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner
21 December 1959, American
Sprinter

Mary Lou RettonMary Lou Retton
24 January 1968, American
Artistic gymnast
Jessica MendozaJessica Mendoza
11 November 1980, American
Softball player

Victoria PendletonVictoria Pendleton
24 September 1980, British
Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Autobiographer,
Marion JonesMarion Jones
12 October 1975, Belizean, American
Basketball player, Sprinter

Paula RadcliffePaula Radcliffe
17 December 1973, British
Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics

Nicola AdamsNicola Adams
26 October 1982, British
Boxer

P. T. UshaP. T. Usha
27 June 1964, Indian
Athletics competitor
Alina KabaevaAlina Kabaeva
12 May 1983, Uzbekistan, Russian
Politician, Model, Artistic gymnast, Rhythmic
Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker
05 March 1986, British
Show jumper

Lolo JonesLolo Jones
05 August 1982, American
Sprinter, Bobsledder, Athletics competitor

Kathrine SwitzerKathrine Switzer
05 January 1947, American
Journalist, Athletics competitor, Non-fiction

Sadako SasakiSadako Sasaki
07 January 1943, Japanese
 
Kerri Walsh JenningsKerri Walsh Jennings
15 August 1978, American
Volleyball player, Beach volleyball player

Katarina Johnson-ThompsonKatarina Johnson-Thompson
09 January 1993, British
Athletics competitor

Mikaela ShiffrinMikaela Shiffrin
13 March 1995, American
Alpine skier

Misty May-TreanorMisty May-Treanor
30 July 1977, American
Volleyball player, Beach volleyball player

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Kelly HolmesKelly Holmes
19 April 1970, British
Middle-distance runner
Zola BuddZola Budd
26 May 1966, South African
Middle-distance runner, Marathon runner

Zara PhillipsZara Phillips
15 May 1981, British
Athlete, Equestrian
Aliya MustafinaAliya Mustafina
30 September 1994, Russian
Artistic gymnast

Dafne SchippersDafne Schippers
15 June 1992
Athletics competitor

Dominique MoceanuDominique Moceanu
30 September 1981, American
Artistic gymnast
Yelena IsinbayevaYelena Isinbayeva
03 June 1982, Russian
Pole vaulter, Athletics competitor

Georgina BloombergGeorgina Bloomberg
20 January 1983, American
Equestrian
Rebecca AdlingtonRebecca Adlington
17 February 1989, British
Swimmer

Michelle JennekeMichelle Jenneke
23 June 1993, Australian
Hurdler, Athletics competitor, Model

Ekaterina GordeevaEkaterina Gordeeva
28 May 1971, Russian
Figure skater

Santhi SoundarajanSanthi Soundarajan
17 April 1981, Indian
middle-distance runner

Shannon MillerShannon Miller
10 March 1977, American
Artistic gymnast, Lawyer
Svetlana KhorkinaSvetlana Khorkina
19 January 1979, Russian
Politician, Artistic gymnast

Delilah DiCrescenzoDelilah DiCrescenzo
07 February 1983, American
Athletics competitor

Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
27 December 1986, Jamaican
Sprinter, Athletics competitor

Florence Griffith-JoynerFlorence Griffith-Joyner
21 December 1959, American
American track and field athlete
Dominique DawesDominique Dawes
20 November 1976, American
Artistic gymnast

Suzy Favor HamiltonSuzy Favor Hamilton
08 August 1968, American
Athletics competitor, Call girl
Kaetlyn OsmondKaetlyn Osmond
05 December 1995, Canadian
Figure skater

Sara McMannSara McMann
24 September 1980, American
Mixed martial artist, Amateur wrestler

Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
04 December 1985, American
fencer
Denise LewisDenise Lewis
27 August 1972, British
Athletics competitor

Carmelita JeterCarmelita Jeter
24 November 1979, American
Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Debi ThomasDebi Thomas
25 March 1967, American
Figure skater

Mary DeckerMary Decker
04 August 1958, American
Long-distance runner, Middle-distance runner,

Deepika KumariDeepika Kumari
13 June 1993, Indian
archer
Picabo StreetPicabo Street
03 April 1971, American
Olympic athlete

Tirunesh DibabaTirunesh Dibaba
01 June 1985, Ethiopian
long-distance runner, athletics competitor
Foekje DillemaFoekje Dillema
18 September 1926, Dutch
athletics competitor

Mariya SavinovaMariya Savinova
13 August 1985, Russian
Middle-distance runner, Athletics competitor

Genzebe DibabaGenzebe Dibaba
08 February 1991, Ethiopian
Long-distance runner, Middle-distance runner,

Merlene OtteyMerlene Ottey
10 May 1960, Jamaican, Slovenian
Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Simona de SilvestroSimona de Silvestro
01 September 1988, Swiss
Racecar driver
Simone ManuelSimone Manuel
02 August 1996, American
American olympic athlete

Marita KochMarita Koch
18 February 1957, German
Athlete

Anjali BhagwatAnjali Bhagwat
05 December 1969, Indian
Sport shooter

Charlotte DujardinCharlotte Dujardin
13 July 1985, British
Dressage rider
Sally PearsonSally Pearson
19 September 1986, Australian
Athletics competitor

Daniela RyfDaniela Ryf
29 May 1987, Swiss
Triathlete

Tatyana McFaddenTatyana McFadden
21 April 1989, American
Cross-country skier, Athletics competitor

Veronica Campbell-BrownVeronica Campbell-Brown
15 May 1982, Jamaican
Sprinter

Maria MutolaMaria Mutola
27 October 1972, Mozambican
Athlete
Jessica Rae SpringsteenJessica Rae Springsteen
30 December 1991, American
 

Athina Onassis RousselAthina Onassis Roussel
29 January 1985, French
 
Grete WaitzGrete Waitz
01 October 1953, Norwegian
Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics

Amy WilliamsAmy Williams
29 September 1982, British
Skeleton racer

Rachel HomanRachel Homan
05 April 1989, Canadian
Curler
Evelyn AshfordEvelyn Ashford
15 April 1957, American
American olympic athlete

Wang ShixianWang Shixian
13 February 1990
Badminton player
Becky DownieBecky Downie
24 January 1992, British
Artistic gymnast

Nova PerisNova Peris
25 November 1971, Australian
field hockey player, athletics competitor,

Cristina NeaguCristina Neagu
26 August 1988, Romanian
Handball player

Marie-José PérecMarie-José Pérec
09 May 1968, Guadeloupean
 
Carolina KlüftCarolina Klüft
02 February 1983, Swedish
Athlete

Christine OhuruoguChristine Ohuruogu
17 May 1984, British
Writer, Sprinter
Natalie SpoonerNatalie Spooner
17 October 1990, Canadian
Ice hockey player

Torah BrightTorah Bright
27 December 1986, Australian
Snowboarder

Anna MearesAnna Meares
21 September 1983, Australian
Sport cyclist

Magdalena NeunerMagdalena Neuner
09 February 1987, German
German biathlete
Maria PasekaMaria Paseka
19 July 1995, Russian
Artistic gymnast