Athletes Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom

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

Examples of athletes on this list include Constance Jeans and Joyce Oladapo.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from United Kingdom?" and "Who are the greatest female British athletes?"

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Rebecca Adlington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom

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Nicole Cooke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 35

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Jayne Torvill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 61

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Sharron Davies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom

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Jackie Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom

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Kelly Holmes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 48

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Lorna Vevers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 37

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Victoria Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom

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Dorothea Douglass Chambers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
Died at 82 (1878-1960)

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Caitlin McClatchey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom

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Eve Muirhead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 28

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Barbara Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
Died at 81 (1917-1998)

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Sue Barker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 62

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Zola Budd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 52

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Fiona May is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 49

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Sally Gunnell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 52

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Christine Ohuruogu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom

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Karen Pickering is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom

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Denise Lewis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 46

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Vanessa James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 31

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Kate Haywood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 31

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Kelly Sotherton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom

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Kelly Wood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 37

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Jemma Lowe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom
age 28

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Wendy Houvenaghel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Female Athletes from United Kingdom