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Famous Female Gymnasts

Updated November 13, 2019 257.5k views256 items

List of famous female gymnasts, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. Featuring some of the best gymnasts on YouTube, this greatest female gymnasts list contains the most prominent and top females known for being gymnasts. You might also enjoy these fun facts about American gold medal winner Simone Biles and stories from the Olympic Village. There are thousand of females working as gymnasts in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic gymnasts have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a gymnast then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains popular women of gymnastics, like Olga Korbut, Svetlana Khorkina, and more. Featuring gymnasts from the USA Olympics team, like McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, you will recognize many of these names of girl gymnasts from the past and now. 

While this isn't a list of all female gymnasts, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female gymnasts?" and "Who are the best female gymnasts?"

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  • Nastia Liukin1

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

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  • Alicia Sacramone2

    BirthplaceWinchester, Massachusetts, United States of America

  • Shawn Johnson3

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Simone Biles4

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

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  • McKayla Maroney5

    BirthplaceAliso Viejo, California

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  • Aly Raisman6

    BirthplaceNeedham, Massachusetts

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  • Amy Jo Johnson7

    BirthplaceDennis, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Chellsie Memmel8

    BirthplaceWest Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America

  • Andreea Răducan9

    BirthplaceBârlad, Romania

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    #221 of 670 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes#11 of 21 Female Athletes Caught Doping

  • Mary Lou Retton10

    BirthplaceFairmont, West Virginia, USA

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  • Alina Kabaeva11

    BirthplaceTashkent, Uzbekistan

  • Constance Zimmer12

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

  • Margarita Levieva13

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

  • Kerri Strug14

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

  • Shannon Miller15

    BirthplaceRolla, Missouri, United States of America

  • Jordyn Wieber16

    BirthplaceDeWitt, Michigan

  • Kyla Ross17

    Kyla Ross

    Age: 23

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

  • Gabby Douglas18

    BirthplaceVirginia Beach, Virginia, United States of America

  • Alison Carroll19

    BirthplaceCroydon, England, London

  • Cathy Rigby20

    BirthplaceLos Alamitos, California, United States of America

  • Svetlana Khorkina21

    BirthplaceBelgorod, Russia

  • Beth Tweddle22

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

  • Olga Korbut23

    BirthplaceGrodno, Belarus

  • Bailie Key24

    Bailie Key

    Age: 21

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

  • Huang Qiushuang25

    Huang Qiushuang

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceXiangyang, China