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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 crazy 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?"


Nastia Liukin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin is a retired Russian-American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around Champion, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 World Champion on the uneven bars. She is also a four-time all-around U.S. National ...more

Age: 28

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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#15 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#19 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Alicia Sacramone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Alicia Marie Quinn is a retired American artistic gymnast. Sacramone began gymnastics at the age of eight, started competing in the elite ranks in 2002 and joined the U.S. national team in 2003. At US National Championships from 2004 to 2008, she won twelve medals, including four golds on vault and ...more

Age: 30

Birthplace: Winchester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Shawn Machel Johnson is a retired American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. Johnson became a member of the U.S. senior team in 2007. She is the 2007 individual all-around World Champion and 2007 World ...more

Age: 26

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

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Simone Biles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Gymnasts
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Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. Biles is a two-time US National All-Around Champion, two-time World All-Around Champion, two-time World Floor Champion, the 2014 World Beam Champion, and a member of the gold-medal-winning US team at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics ...more

Age: 19

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Also Ranked

#19 on Overhyped Athletes Who Still Performed

#1 on The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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