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.
Allyson FelixAllyson Felix
18 November 1985, American
Track and field athlete
Jessica Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill
28 January 1986, British
Track & Field Athlete

Dot JonesDot Jones
04 January 1964, American

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

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph
23 June 1940, American

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman
16 February 1973, Australian
Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961, British
Javelin Thrower

Valerie AdamsValerie Adams
06 October 1984, New Zealander
Shot Putter

Gail DeversGail Devers
19 November 1966, American

Stefka KostadinovaStefka Kostadinova
25 March 1965, Bulgarian
Olympic athlete
Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964, British, Scottish

Eilish McColganEilish McColgan
25 November 1990, Scottish
Betty CuthbertBetty Cuthbert
20 April 1938, Australian

Satcha PrettoSatcha Pretto
05 April 1980, Honduran

Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova
22 July 1982, Armenian
Olympic athlete
Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci
12 November 1961, Romanian
Olympic Champion Gymnast

Allison StokkeAllison Stokke
22 March 1989, American
Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker
05 March 1986, British
Show jumper

Georgina BloombergGeorgina Bloomberg
20 January 1983, American

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya
07 January 1991, South African
Middle-distance runner
Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner
21 December 1959, American

Mikaela ShiffrinMikaela Shiffrin
13 March 1995, American
Alpine skier
Sagarika GhatgeSagarika Ghatge
08 January 1986, Indian

P. T. UshaP. T. Usha
27 June 1964, Indian
Athletics competitor

Denise LewisDenise Lewis
27 August 1972, British
Athletics competitor

Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
27 December 1986, Jamaican
Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Paula RadcliffePaula Radcliffe
17 December 1973, British
Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics
Marion JonesMarion Jones
12 October 1975, Belizean, American
Basketball player, Sprinter

Nicola AdamsNicola Adams
26 October 1982, British

Mary Lou RettonMary Lou Retton
24 January 1968, American
Artistic gymnast

Lolo JonesLolo Jones
05 August 1982, American
Sprinter, Bobsledder, Athletics competitor
Ekaterina GordeevaEkaterina Gordeeva
28 May 1971, Russian
Figure skater

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Jessica MendozaJessica Mendoza
11 November 1980, American
Softball player

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

Sadako SasakiSadako Sasaki
07 January 1943, Japanese

Kelly HolmesKelly Holmes
19 April 1970, British
Middle-distance runner
Yelena IsinbayevaYelena Isinbayeva
03 June 1982, Russian
Pole vaulter, Athletics competitor

Aliya MustafinaAliya Mustafina
30 September 1994, Russian
Artistic gymnast
Alina KabaevaAlina Kabaeva
12 May 1983, Uzbekistan, Russian
Politician, Model, Artistic gymnast, Rhythmic

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

Dafne SchippersDafne Schippers
15 June 1992
Athletics competitor
Misty May-TreanorMisty May-Treanor
30 July 1977, American
Volleyball player, Beach volleyball player

Victoria PendletonVictoria Pendleton
24 September 1980, British
Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Autobiographer,
Rebecca AdlingtonRebecca Adlington
17 February 1989, British

Zola BuddZola Budd
26 May 1966, South African
Middle-distance runner, Marathon runner

Dominique DawesDominique Dawes
20 November 1976, American
Artistic gymnast

Dominique MoceanuDominique Moceanu
30 September 1981, American
Artistic gymnast

Svetlana KhorkinaSvetlana Khorkina
19 January 1979, Russian
Politician, Artistic gymnast
Michelle JennekeMichelle Jenneke
23 June 1993, Australian
Hurdler, Athletics competitor, Model

Kerri Walsh JenningsKerri Walsh Jennings
15 August 1978, American
Volleyball player, Beach volleyball player

Shannon MillerShannon Miller
10 March 1977, American
Artistic gymnast, Lawyer

Delilah DiCrescenzoDelilah DiCrescenzo
07 February 1983, American
Athletics competitor
Santhi SoundarajanSanthi Soundarajan
17 April 1981, Indian
middle-distance runner

Florence Griffith-JoynerFlorence Griffith-Joyner
21 December 1959, American
American track and field athlete
Debi ThomasDebi Thomas
25 March 1967, American
Figure skater

Tirunesh DibabaTirunesh Dibaba
01 June 1985, Ethiopian
long-distance runner, athletics competitor

Christine SinclairChristine Sinclair
12 June 1983, Canadian
Association football player
Merlene OtteyMerlene Ottey
10 May 1960, Jamaican, Slovenian
Sprinter, Athletics competitor

Kaetlyn OsmondKaetlyn Osmond
05 December 1995, Canadian
Figure skater
Mary DeckerMary Decker
04 August 1958, American
Long-distance runner, Middle-distance runner,

Cristina NeaguCristina Neagu
26 August 1988, Romanian
Handball player

Amy WilliamsAmy Williams
29 September 1982, British
Skeleton racer
Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
04 December 1985, American

Sara McMannSara McMann
24 September 1980, American
Mixed martial artist, Amateur wrestler
Carmelita JeterCarmelita Jeter
24 November 1979, American
Sprinter, Athletics competitor

Simona de SilvestroSimona de Silvestro
01 September 1988, Swiss
Racecar driver

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

Deepika KumariDeepika Kumari
13 June 1993, Indian
Picabo StreetPicabo Street
03 April 1971, American
Olympic athlete
Charlotte DujardinCharlotte Dujardin
13 July 1985, British
Dressage rider

Natalie SpoonerNatalie Spooner
17 October 1990, Canadian
Ice hockey player

Suzy Favor HamiltonSuzy Favor Hamilton
08 August 1968, American
Athletics competitor, Call girl

Simone ManuelSimone Manuel
02 August 1996, American
American olympic athlete
Marita KochMarita Koch
18 February 1957, German

Jessica Rae SpringsteenJessica Rae Springsteen
30 December 1991, American

Rachel HomanRachel Homan
05 April 1989, Canadian

Sally PearsonSally Pearson
19 September 1986, Australian
Athletics competitor

Daniela RyfDaniela Ryf
29 May 1987, Swiss
Tatyana McFaddenTatyana McFadden
21 April 1989, American
Cross-country skier, Athletics competitor

Anjali BhagwatAnjali Bhagwat
05 December 1969, Indian
Sport shooter
Nova PerisNova Peris
25 November 1971, Australian
field hockey player, athletics competitor,

Cătălina PonorCătălina Ponor
20 August 1987, Romanian
Artistic gymnast

Veronica Campbell-BrownVeronica Campbell-Brown
15 May 1982, Jamaican
Maria MutolaMaria Mutola
27 October 1972, Mozambican

Grete WaitzGrete Waitz
01 October 1953, Norwegian
Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics
Evelyn AshfordEvelyn Ashford
15 April 1957, American
American olympic athlete

Wang ShixianWang Shixian
13 February 1990
Badminton player

Foekje DillemaFoekje Dillema
18 September 1926, Dutch
athletics competitor

Fanny Blankers-KoenFanny Blankers-Koen
26 April 1918, Netherlands Antilles, Dutch
Helen StephensHelen Stephens
03 February 1918, American

Athina Onassis RousselAthina Onassis Roussel
29 January 1985, French
Becky DownieBecky Downie
24 January 1992, British
Artistic gymnast

Darya DomrachevaDarya Domracheva
03 August 1986, Belarusian
Marie-José PérecMarie-José Pérec
09 May 1968, Guadeloupean

Carolina KlüftCarolina Klüft
02 February 1983, Swedish
Christine OhuruoguChristine Ohuruogu
17 May 1984, British
Writer, Sprinter