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List of popular female athletes from Estonia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Estonia has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Estonian female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Estonia in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Estonia in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

Athletes include everything from Moonika Aava to Triin Ojaste.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Estonia?" and "Who are the greatest female Estonian athletes?"
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Estonia
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Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is a former and so far most successful Estonian female cross-country skier. Her parents, Anatoli Šmigun and Rutt Rehemaa were both prominent Nordic skiers. Kristina Šmigun-Vähi was coached by her father. On 12 February 2006, she won the Winter Olympics gold medal for the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit, becoming the first Estonian woman to win a medal at the Winter Olympics. Four days later, she won a second gold medal in the 10 km classical. On 15 February 2010, she won her third Olympic medal, a silver in the 10 km freestyle race. With two golds and one silver, Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is the most successful Estonian athlete in Olympic history, tying the record of men's ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia

Nationality: Estonia

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Eveli Saue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Estonia
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Eveli Saue is an Estonian orienteering competitor and biathlete. She is world champion in the combined sport biathlon orienteering. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Kärdla, Estonia

Nationality: Estonia

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Jelena Glebova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Estonia
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Jelena Glebova is an Estonian former competitive figure skater. She won five senior international medals and seven Estonian national titles. She finished as high as seventh at the European Championships and 13th at the World Championships. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia

Nationality: Estonia

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Kaia Kanepi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Estonia
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Kaia Kanepi is an Estonian tennis player. She achieved her career-high ranking of World No. 15 in August 2012 and holds many firsts for Estonia. Since beginning at the pro circuit in 2000 Kanepi has won 4 WTA titles in singles. Kanepi won her first WTA Tour title in Palermo in 2010, becoming the first Estonian female player to win a WTA title. She has also reached five Grand Slam quarterfinals in three different Grand Slams, becoming the first Estonian to achieve this and was the first Estonian to be ranked in the world's top 20. She won her second WTA title at the Brisbane International and her third at the Portugal Open, both in 2012. Her most recent title came at the Brussels Open in ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Soviet Union

Nationality: Estonia

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