Who is the most famous female athlete of all time?

Who is the most famous female athlete of all time?

Who is the most famous female athlete of all time?

Some of the Greatest Female Athletes

name sport
Babe Didrickson Zaharias (USA) track & field, golf, basketball.
Lottie Dod (UK) tennis, hockey, archery, golf
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) track & field
Fanny Blankers-Koen (The Netherlands) track & field

Who is the greatest track star?

The Greatest Male Track and Field Athletes

name notes
Haile Gebrselassie
Jesse Owens ground breaking USA sprinter and long jumper who competed at the Olympics just once, in 1936, winning 4 gold medals. Named in the IAAF Hall of Fame.
Jim Thorpe In the 1912 Olympics, Thorpe won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon.

Who holds the women’s 100m record?

sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner
The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has suggested Elaine Thompson-Herah should be recognised as the women’s 100 metres world record holder. The late American sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner currently holds the world record, after achieving a time of 10.49 seconds in Indianapolis in 1988.

Which woman won most Olympic medals?

gymnast Larisa Semyonovna Latynina
The most Olympic medals won by a woman is eighteen by gymnast Larisa Semyonovna Latynina (USSR), nine gold, five silver and four bronze, 1956–64.

Who has the 100m world record female?

Florence Griffith-Joyner
The current record is 10.49 seconds set by Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.

Which female sprinter has the most medals?

She is also the most decorated woman in Olympic track and field history and the most decorated American track and field athlete in Olympic history, having earned 11 total medals from five consecutive Olympic Games….Allyson Felix.

Personal information
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprint
Achievements and titles

Who is the fastest black woman?

Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games….Wilma Rudolph.

Personal information
Full name Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Nickname(s) Skeeter The Black Gazelle The Tornado The Black Pearl The Flash The Track Star