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7 Wonders of the World (Female Athletes)

We created a list of the Seven Wonders of the Sporting World (Athletes), which was comprised of only men. Here we have a go at creating a list for the greatest women athletes. We have also created lists of the 7 Wonders of the Sporting World (Venues), and 7 Wonders of the Sporting World (Events).

There are other lists of the greatest women athletes, such as the Bleacher Report list of the Top 50 female athletes ever, and the Sports Illustrated list of the Top 118 Female Athletes, but here we attempt to compress it down to just seven of the greatest, of all time, updated to include athletes from more recent times where there is a growth in women playing sport.

What constitutes a sporting wonder? It is not just skill and sporting results. A wonder must dominate in their chosen sport, be a good sports person, good role model for the sport, and have worldwide appeal so that their profile is known outside of their sporting circles.

Our 7 Female Wonders

As per usual for 7-wonder lists, the seven is listed in no particular order.

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There were a few other names close to making this top 7, such as Nadia Comaneci, Billie Jean King, Ronda Rousey, Bonnie Blair and Lindsey Vonn. What do you think of the final top seven?

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Football/Soccer is clearly the world's most popular sport, and has the most popular athletes, but which sport has the fittest players (but not necessarily the greatest athlete). These players do not always earn the most. The best of the best have made it to our 7 Sporting Wonders Lists.

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