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List of popular female athletes from Wales, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Wales has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Welsh female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Wales in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Wales 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 Wales?" and "Who are the greatest female Welsh athletes?"
Nicole Cooke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Wales
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Nicole Denise Cooke, MBE is a Welsh former professional road bicycle racer and Commonwealth, Olympic and World road race champion. Cooke announced her retirement from the sport on 14 January 2013 at the age of 29. ...more

Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, Wales

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Candy Evans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Wales
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Arthur "Candy" Evans was a Welsh miner, boxer, dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s and '30s, playing representative level rugby union for Wales, and at club level for Pontypool RFC, as a Lock, i.e. number 4 or 5, and playing representative level ...more

Birthplace: Abersychan, United Kingdom

Nationality: United States of America, Wales

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Tanni Grey-Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Wales
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Carys Davina "Tanni" Grey-Thompson, Baroness Grey-Thompson, DBE, DL is a British former wheelchair racer and is a parliamentarian and television presenter. She was born in Cardiff, Wales. Grey-Thompson was born with spina bifida and is a wheelchair user. She is considered to be one of the most ...more

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Nationality: Wales

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Jayne Ludlow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Wales
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Jayne Ludlow


Jayne Louise Ludlow is a Welsh football coach and former player. She is the Reading Women Director of Women's and Girls' Football and First Team Manager. As a player, Ludlow represented Arsenal for 13 years, and captained the Welsh national team until her international retirement in 2012. Ludlow ...more

Birthplace: Llwynypia, United Kingdom

Nationality: Wales

Position: Midfielder