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List of popular female athletes from Portugal, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Portugal has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Portuguese female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Portugal in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Portugal 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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This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Portugal?" and "Who are the greatest female Portuguese athletes?"
Fernanda Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Portugal
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Maria Fernanda Moreira Ribeiro, GCIH, is a long-distance runner born in Penafiel, Portugal. The pinnacle of her career was at the 1996 Summer Olympics when she won the women's 10,000 m gold medal, establishing a new Olympic record of 31:01.63. Her victory gave Portugal its third Olympic gold medal. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Penafiel Municipality, Portugal

Nationality: Portugal

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Rosa Mota is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Portugal
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Rosa Maria Correia dos Santos Mota is a Portuguese former marathon runner, one of her country's foremost athletes, being the first sportswoman from Portugal to win Olympic gold. Mota was the first woman to win multiple Olympic marathon medals as well as being the only woman to be the reigning European, World, and Olympic champion at the same time. On the 30th Anniversary Gala of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races she was distinguished as the greatest female marathon runner of all time. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Porto, Portugal

Nationality: Portugal

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Vanessa Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Portugal
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Vanessa de Sousa Fernandes, OM, is a Portuguese athlete who is a former triathlon European and world champion, and a Olympic medalist. In duathlon, she was also European and world champion. Fernandes won the European Triathlon Championships five consecutive years, beginning in 2004, and on 1 September 2007, she became world champion for the first time, in Hamburg, Germany, managing to grab the only title missing from her career. She competes for S.L. Benfica since 2005. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Portugal

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Jéssica Augusto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Portugal
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Jéssica de Barros Augusto is a Portuguese runner who competes in cross country, road running and in middle-distance and long-distance track events. Augusto has enjoyed much success at the European Cross Country Championships. She won the event in 2010, was the runner-up in 2008, and shared in the team gold on three occasions. She was the first European-born runner to finish at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, although she was 21st overall. She has represented Portugal in three World Championships in Athletics and at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. She has won medals on the track at minor championships, including golds at the 2007 Summer Universiade and ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: Portugal

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