List of famous female track and field athletes, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female track and field athletes list contains the most prominent and top females known for being track and field athletes. There are thousand of females working as track and field athletes in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic track and field athletes have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a track and field athlete then the people below should give you inspiration.
Kellie Wells and Doreen Amata are only the beginning of the people on this list.While this isn't a list of all female track and field athletes, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female track and field athletes?" and "Who are the best female track and field athletes?"
Leryn Dahiana Franco Steneri is a Paraguayan model and athlete. She specializes in the javelin throw and became an Internet sensation during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her personal best throw is 57.77 metres, achieved in June 2012 in Barquisimeto. ...more
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Lori "Lolo" Jones is an American track and field and bobsled athlete who specializes in the 60 and 100 meter hurdles. She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at LSU. She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the 60 m hurdles, with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010. She was favored to win the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but tripped on the penultimate hurdle, finishing in seventh place. She went on to win silver at the 2008 World Athletics Final. Jones is the American record holder in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.72. Jones also competes as a brakewoman on the U.S. national bobsled team. She won a gold ...more
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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Amy Lyn Acuff is a track and field athlete from the United States. A high jump specialist, she competed in the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games as a member of USA Track and Field. Her best Olympic performance came at the 2004 Games, where her jump of 1.99 m earned her fourth place in the final. ...more
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America
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Jessica Ennis-Hill, CBE, née Ennis, is a British track and field athlete, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles. A member of the City of Sheffield Athletic Club, she is the current Olympic heptathlon champion. She is also the former European and world heptathlon champion and the former world indoor pentathlon champion. She is the current British national record holder for the heptathlon. She is a former British record holder in the 100 metres hurdles, the high jump and the indoor pentathlon. ...more
Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom
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