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List of famous female gymnasts, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female gymnasts list contains the most prominent and top females known for being gymnasts. You might also enjoy these fun facts about American gold medal winner Simone Biles and crazy stories from the Olympic Village. There are thousand of females working as gymnasts in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic gymnasts have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a gymnast then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains popular women of gymnastics, like Olga Korbut, Svetlana Khorkina, and more. Featuring gymnasts from the USA Olympics team, like McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, you will recognize many of these names of girl gymnasts from the past and now. 

While this isn't a list of all female gymnasts, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female gymnasts?" and "Who are the best female gymnasts?"

Nastia Liukin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin is a retired Russian-American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around Champion, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 World Champion on the uneven bars. She is also a four-time all-around U.S. National ...more

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Age: 27

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Gymnast, Actor

Credits: Stick It, Dancing with the Stars, Carly Patterson: Life After Gold, Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular

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#14 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#9 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Alicia Sacramone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Alicia Marie Quinn is a retired American artistic gymnast. Sacramone began gymnastics at the age of eight, started competing in the elite ranks in 2002 and joined the U.S. national team in 2003. At US National Championships from 2004 to 2008, she won twelve medals, including four golds on vault and ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Winchester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Gymnast

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Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Shawn Machel Johnson is a retired American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. Johnson became a member of the U.S. senior team in 2007. She is the 2007 individual all-around World Champion and 2007 World ...more

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Age: 25

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Gymnast, Actor, TV Personality

Credits: Dancing with the Stars, 2009 CMT Music Awards, The Apprentice, Entertainment Tonight

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#1 on The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time

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Simone Biles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. Biles is a two-time US National All-Around Champion, two-time World All-Around Champion, two-time World Floor Champion, the 2014 World Beam Champion, and a member of the gold-medal-winning US team at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics ...more

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Age: 19

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Gymnast

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#26 on Overhyped Athletes Who Still Performed

#2 on Which 2016 Team USA Olympians Are You Most Proud Of?

#1 on The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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McKayla Maroney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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McKayla Rose Maroney is an American artistic gymnast. She is a vaulting and floor exercise specialist. At the 2011 World Championships, she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions. She was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics and was ...more

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Age: 20

Birthplace: Aliso Viejo, California, United States of America

Profession: Gymnast

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#58 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

#24 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

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Aly Raisman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman is an American artistic gymnast. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was captain of the gold medal-winning US women's gymnastics team, and individually won a gold medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the balance beam. She was also on the US teams that won a silver medal ...more

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Age: 22

Birthplace: Needham, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Gymnast

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#10 on The Greatest Jewish Athletes Of All Time

#3 on Which 2016 Team USA Olympians Are You Most Proud Of?

#5 on The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Amy Jo Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Amy Jo Johnson is an American actress, singer, songwriter, scriptwriter, producer, director, musician and gymnast, first starring as the Pink Ranger Kimberly Ann Hart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Aside from Power Rangers, she is also known for her roles in Felicity, The Division, Wildfire, and ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Dennis, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Gymnast, Actor Singer

Credits: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Flashpoint, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Susie Q

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Chellsie Memmel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Chellsie Marie Memmel is a retired American gymnast. She is the 2005 World All-Around Champion, making her the third American woman, after Kim Zmeskal and Shannon Miller, to become World Champion in the All-Around. She is also a World Champion on the uneven bars and as part of the U.S. team. She is ...more

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Age: 28

Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Gymnast

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