Top 10 Greatest Female Sprinters Of All Time

10. Wyomia Tyus

Wyomia Tyu

Wyomia Tyus, a retired American track and field athlete, is the first individual to successfully defend their Olympic 100-meter crown. At the 1964 Summer Olympics, she competed at the young age of 19, matching Wilma Rudolph's world record during the heats.

09. Marion Jones

Marion Jone

Marion Jones-Thompson, a former track and field world champion, played WNBA basketball for Tulsa Shock. She won three gold medals in 2000. Athens 1997 World Championships was Jones' first major international tournament. She's among the top 10 female sprinters ever.

08. Marita Koch

Marita Koch

Marita Koch Meier was a German sprinter. Her athletic career included 16 world records in outdoor sprints. Koch has 14 indoor world records. In 1985, she ran 400 meters in 47.60 seconds. In 1977, Koch ran 400 meters indoors in 51.8 seconds in Milan.

07. Carmelita Jeter

 Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter is a 100-meter sprinter. Three-time Olympic medalist and IAAF 100-meter world champion. She won the bronze medal in the 100-meter race at the 2007 World Championships.

06. Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman

Carmelita Jeter is a 100-meter sprinter. Three-time Olympic medalist and IAAF 100-meter world champion. She won the bronze medal in the 100-meter race at the 2007 World Championships.

05. Merlene Ottey

Merlene Ottey

Merlene Joyce Ottey, a retired Slovenian track athlete who was born in Jamaica, started her career as a Slovenian representative until switching in 2002. She earned the titles of "Queen of the Track" and "Bronze Queen" in honor of her accomplishments throughout her career, respectively.

04. Irena Szewinska

Irena Szewinska

Retired Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter, spent over two decades as one of the most well-known athletes in the world. Between 1964 and 1980, she competed in five Olympic Games and won seven medals, including three gold ones.

03. Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Glodean Rudolph, a former Olympic champion in the track and field, lived there with us from the time of her birth on June 23, 1940, to the time of her passing on November 12, 1994. She took part in the Olympic Games in 1956 and 1960. And even now, according to her followers, she was the 1960s fastest woman in the world.

02. Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner 

Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, better known by her stage name "Flo-Jo," was a former legendary American track and field athlete who lived with us from the day she was born on December 21, 1959, until the day she passed away in her sleep at the age of only 38 on September 21, 1998, as a result of an epileptic seizure.

01. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

At just 21 years old, Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce first gained notoriety in 2008. She became the first-ever Carrebean woman to achieve an Olympic gold medal. She later successfully defended her gold medal in 2012, only the third woman in history to do so. She took a break from the running scene in 2017 since she was expecting. But a year later, she made a stunning comeback.