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.

She inspired me to be a better person and focus on what I love most Wich is running.

All awesome ladies. However only 10 were allowed.

2 Allyson Felix

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.

She is the only female track and field athlete to ever win six Olympic gold medals and is tied with Merlene Ottey as the most decorated female track and field athlete, with nine Olympic medals total.

Undoubtedly she's the most decorated female Track & Field Athlete EVER!

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.

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!

4 Jackie Joyner-Kersee

JJK had the most sustained excellence of any track athlete - period. She was also a star basketball player at UCLA. If there are any tiebreakers needed, she has gone on to change the lives of thousands of kids through her foundation.

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.

5 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!

The definition of all round class. She is unstoppable. Such an amazing competitor

6 Francina Koen

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!

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

7 Marion Lois Jones-Thompson

She's the reason I wanted to run in the first place, I copied her technique and nothing she ever did could take away from the exceptional athlete she was and could have been. My star

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

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

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.

10 Ana Fidelia Quirot

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

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

Best ever in the 800 metres for women!

The Contenders
11 Gail Devers
12 Sanya Richards-Ross

Always the dark horse.. She was just a beast, one of my all time favourite athletes and inspirations

13 Yelena Isinbayeva
14 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.

15 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
16 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.

17 Irena Szewinska
18 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.

19 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.

20 Evelyn Ashford

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

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

21 Sandra Perkovic
22 Dafne Schippers
23 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.

24 Marita Koch
25 Jarmila Kratochvilova
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