Best Female Track and Field Athletes


The Top Ten

1 Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner (also known as Flo-Jo) is one of the best female athletes.

Her records on 100m and 200m were not broken over 20 years.

She won silver medal on Olympic games in Los Angeles 1984. , and three gold and one silver on Olympic games in Seoul 1988.

She also won gold and silver medal on World championship in Rome 1987. - IceCream

Shes number one so she must be good at what she does.

I love her I want to be just like her

I'm going to be just like you

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2 Allyson Felix

My favorite female athlete

Should clearly be #1 over a bigtime doper. Was probably the best in the world over 200 and 400 (when she chose to run either) for almost 12 years, and a medal contending 100 metre runner too. And probably one of the rare sprinters who was completely clean too.

The most successful female sprinter ever, look for her medal collection since Debrecen 2001 100m, 200m, 400m

The best athlete ever, no question about it!

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3 Wilma Glodean Rudolph

An American athlete won three gold medals on Olympic games in Rome 1960. in 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay.

Also won Bronze medal in 4 x 100m relay on Olympic games in Melbourne 1956.

As a child, Rudolph (the 17th of 21 children) was afflicted with polio, scarlet fever and double pneumonia and grew up wearing a brace on her right leg. To her doctor's shock, she removed the brace and walked unassisted at age nine. - IceCream

It must have been hard in school it getting mad fun of but I mean look at u now the people that fun of u are probably sorry they did that to u but u are a very good person to look up to and I hope u get the letter I send

She is my inspiration so when I become a adult am going to be a track star like Wilma she great.

I love her she is the greatest and tells you to never give up!

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4 Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the best Hepthatlon and Long Jumper of all time.
On Olympics games she won three golds, one silver, and two bronzes.

She also won four golds on World Chapionships, and one gold on Pan American games. - IceCream

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is my inspiration

5 Jessica Ennis Jessica Ennis Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is a retired British track and field athlete from England, specializing in multi-event disciplines and 100 meter hurdles.

Jessica Ennis is the best heptathlete competitor I've ever seen. She was not very big only 5ft 5 and competing against women who were 5ft 10 to 6ft plus in events like high jump, shot put, javelin and long jump. She always produced her best when she needed it and won gold in the 2012 olympics when all the pressure was on her. Great athlete!

You are the best


6 Francina Koen

WW2 ended her chance to set the record for medals that would have never been approached. Still, she is the GREATEST!

A Dutch athlete best known for winning 4 golds on Olympic games in London 1948.
She also won five golds, one sliver and two bronzes on European championships - IceCream

In 1948 she was only allowed to compete in 4 events, but probably would have won 2 more. She participated in the 1936 Olympics as 18 year old, and came to be the best female athlete shortly after that, but no Olympics were held in 1940 and 1944. She set world records in 100 m, 80 m hurdles, high jump, long jump, 4 x 100 m, 4 x 200 m. She held 6 world records at one time. So, she could have won 6 events at 3 olympics, if she would have been given the chance. She has to be the best female track and field star ever!

7 Marion Lois Jones-Thompson

Just the best. Sad she got accused of cheating, but the height of grace even in her humiliation. Love that girl.

An American (and also Belizean) athlete, competed on 100m, 200m,4 x 100m Relay, 4 x 400m relay and long jump.

She won 3 gold and one bronze medals on World Championships.

She was disqualified from Olympic games in Edmonton 2000. because of using drugs - IceCream

She was simply the Best
. loved watching her run

She us the reason I am still training for track today she is nu inspiration I can't wait to meet her oneday

8 Carmelita Jeter
9 Mary Teresa Decker Slaney

An American athlete, competed in 800m, 1000m, 880 yards 1500m, a mile and 3000m.

Set 36 U. S. records, and 17 world records.
She won gold medals on 1500m and 3000m on World championship in Helsinki, 1983.

She also won a gold medal on 1500m on Pan american games. - IceCream

10 Ana Fidelia Quirot

Best female 800 metre runner and also a great 400 metre runner. - fartingbum

Best ever in the 800 metres for women!

She survived a big burn crash to come back and dominate again. - jayjustinbest

The Newcomers

? Sydney McLaughlin

The Contenders

11 Yelena Isinbayeva

Best pole vaulter yet

12 Gail Devers

So iconic

One of the best world ranked in both 100M & 100H

All time great

13 Mildred Ella

An American athlete, won gold medal in 80m hurdles, gold medal in javelin throw and silver medal in high jump on Olympic games 1932.
Also she won 31 LPGA titles, and many achievements. - IceCream

14 Irena Szewinska
15 Wyomia Tyus

An American athlete, was first to win gold medals in 100m on back-to-back Olympic games.
She won two gold medals on Olympic games in Mexico City 1968, and gold and solver medal on Olympic games in Tokyo 1964.

Also won a gold medals on Pan American games. - IceCream

16 Sanya Richards-Ross

Love her... the epitome of Grace

17 Wilma Rudolph

WILMA IS THE BEST! She is such a great influence to any newcomer or long time competitor in track. She has an amazing story, and the fastest girl I can think of! I just love Wilma. What an inspiring woman. what you if you don't like her. So yeah.

18 Merlene Ottey

As an avid and would dear say knowledgeable about the sport,and respectful of some of the greats of the sport.How could Merlene Ottey be 31 on this list.Not sure what is the aim.For me she ranks certainly in the top 5 Lost so many gold medals to barefaced cheaters.

19 Sandra Perkovic

The Best!

20 Evelyn Ashford

Ashford, the best, period
Marital Koch, right behind her.
Certainly, # 1 and 2!

Evelyn Ashord #24? This list is a total joke.

You have the never to place Evelyn Ashford 19th? Flo Jo number 1? This list is a complete joke.

21 Alice Marie Coachman

An American athlete.

She is the first African-American (black) woman who won an Olympic GOLD medal.

She won it in high jump in London 1948. On that games she was also the only American woman who won a gold medal. - IceCream

22 Marita Koch
23 Jarmila Kratochvilova
24 Hassiba Boulmerka

An Algerian athlete, competed on 800m and 1500m.

She became first Algerian athlete to win an Olympic title. She won it 1992. in Barcelona on 1500m.

Also she won two gold and one bronze medals on World championships, and three gold medals on Mediterranean games. - IceCream

I'm a fan of you

25 Genzebe dibaba

Best 1500m female runner al time!

26 Iolanda Balaș

I belive she is far the best woman athlete ever. Her dominance with old scissors technique is unbelivable. She was far away of all competition for incredinle long period. Today with fosbury technique many girls can not go higher..

The Romanian high jumper won two gold Olympic medals, broke 14 times the world record and had 150 consecutive winning appearences.

27 Veronica Campbell-Brown

She is one of the best athletes ever

28 Dafne Schippers
29 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Dominated the women's 100m from 2008 to 2016

30 Selena Buchel

Europe beautiful athlete in track and field

31 Fanny Blankers-Koen
32 Maria Mutola

One of the most dominant athletes in one event world even if she never broke the world record maybe the most complete list of titles ever

Best 800m female athlete ever. 20 gold medals in the distance in various indoor and outdoor competitions.

33 Gabriela Szabo
34 Nafi Thiam
35 Carolina Klüft

Best hepthatlon woman ever. Much better ThanJessica ennis. She has won everything

36 Ilona Slupianek
37 Stefka Konstadinova

World recordholder in high jump for decades.

38 Ulrike Meyfarth
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