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

These athletes, like Esther Roth-Shahamorov and Leah Goldstein include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Israel?" and "Who are the greatest female Israeli athletes?"
Sue Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Israel
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Suzanne Brigit "Sue" Bird is an American-Israeli professional women's basketball player for the Seattle Storm and UMMC Ekaterinburg. In high school, she was the New York State Player of the Year, the New York Daily News Player of the Year, and a WBCA All-American. In her senior year at undefeated UConn in 2002, she won the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award as College Player of the Year. She finished her UConn career ranked first in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, second in assists and steals, and as a three-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation, while leading her team to a record of 114–4. The Seattle Storm selected Bird ...more

Birthplace: Syosset, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Position: Point guard

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Alexandra Zaretsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Israel
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Alexandra "Sasha" Zaretsky is an Israeli ice dancer. With her brother Roman Zaretsky, she is the 2009 Skate America bronze medalist, 2009 Golden Spin of Zagreb champion, a three-time Nebelhorn Trophy medalist, and a three-time Israeli national champion. They finished as high as 6th at the World Championships and competed twice at the Winter Olympics, finishing 10th in 2010. ...more

Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Nationality: Israel

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Shahar Pe'er is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Israel
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Shahar Pe'er is an Israeli professional tennis player. Pe'er has won five singles and three doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as four singles and three doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 31 January 2011, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 11. On 12 May 2008, she peaked at world number 14 in the doubles rankings. Pe'er is widely regarded as the most successful Israeli female tennis player in history, having twice reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal in singles and appearing in the doubles final of the 2008 Australian Open with Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Playing for Israel at the Fed Cup, Pe'er has a win-loss record of 39–28. ...more

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Nationality: Israel

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Anna Smashnova is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Israel
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Anna Smashnova is an Israeli former professional tennis player. She retired from professional tennis after Wimbledon 2007. Smashnova, who has been noted as having a great last name for a tennis player, reached her career-high singles ranking of world number 15 in 2003. She was in 13 finals, and won 12 of them. In addition, she won a junior Grand Slam championship. She speaks three languages: Russian, English, and Hebrew. ...more

Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Nationality: Israel

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