Athletes Famous Female Athletes from Kazakhstan

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

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Irina Mikitenko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Kazakhstan
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Irina Mikitenko, née Volynskaya, is a Kazakhstan-born German long-distance runner who competes in marathons. She won the Berlin Marathon in 2008 and is a two-time winner of the London Marathon. She has competed at the Summer Olympics on four occasions. Mikitenko was a track specialist in the early part of her career, running in distances from 3000 metres to 10,000 metres. She represented Kazakhstan at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in the 5000 metres but migrated to Germany soon after. Taking up German citizenship, she ran German records in the 3000 m and 5000 m. She came close to a major 5000 m medal on several occasions: at the World Championships in Athletics she was fourth in 1999 and fifth ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Bakanas, Kazakhstan

Nationality: Kazakhstan, Germany

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Darya Rybalova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Kazakhstan
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Darya Rybalova is a freestyle skier. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Oskemen, Kazakhstan

Nationality: Kazakhstan

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Olga Vasilyevna Shishigina is a retired Kazakhstani track and field athlete who mainly competed in the 100 metres hurdles. She won an Olympic gold medal in 2000, and many medals on the regional and continental level. Shishigina was banned between 1996 and 1998 for failing a drug test. She holds a rank of Major in the Border Guard Service of Kazakhstan. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Nationality: Kazakhstan

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Yaroslava Shvedova is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Kazakhstan
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Yaroslava Vyacheslavovna Shvedova is a Kazakh professional tennis player. She has achieved a career-high ranking of no. 25 as of 29 October 2012. She has won one WTA singles title, three ITF Women's Circuit singles titles and six doubles titles, including the 2010 Wimbledon and US Open women's doubles titles. She was taught tennis at the age of eight by her father who is currently her coach. She has made two Grand Slam singles quarterfinals, at the 2010 and the 2012 French Open. Shvedova is also one of four players to record a golden set in the professional era, the others being Bill Scanlon, Tine Scheuer-Larsen and Julian Reister. In the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, she achieved a golden ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Kazakhstan, Russia

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