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Notable and famous women athletes ~

Debi Thomas
Dara Torres
Virginia Wade

Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Esther Williams
Serna Williams

Venus Williams
Helen Wills
Katarina Witt

Debi Thomas, TIME Magazine
Debi Thomas,
TIME Magazine

Debi Thomas
b. 3-25-1967; Poughkeepsie, New York

Debi Thomas, the 1986 World Champion and Olympic medalist figure skater, is also a physician.

Dana Torres, Age is Just a Number
Dara Torres,
Age is Just a Number

Dara Torres
b. 4-15-1967; Beverly Hills, CA

Swimmer Dara Torres is a twelve-time Olympic medalist. She was the first swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), and, at age 41, the oldest swimmer ever to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic team. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she competed in the 50-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter medley relay, and 4x100-meter freestyle relay, and won silver medals in all three events.

Virginia Wade, Photographic Print
Virginia Wade,
Photographic Print

Virginia Wade
b. 7-10-1945; Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

Tennis player and coach Virginia Wade won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships. Wade won the women's singles championship at Wimbledon on 1 July 1977, in that tournament's centenary year.

Hazel Wightman Playing Tennis, Photographic Print
Hazel Wightman Playing Tennis,
Photographic Print

Hazel Wightman
b. 12-20-1886; Healdsburg, California
d. 12-5-1974: Newton, Massachusetts

Tennis player Hazel Wightman dominated American women's tennis before World War I, winning a lifetime total of 45 U.S. titles, the last at age 68.

The Wightman Cup was awarded to the winner of the Ladies International Tennis Challenge between British and American women's teams, which she helped organize.

Esther Williams, Photographic Print
Esther Williams,
Photographic Print

Esther Williams
b. 8-8-1921; Inglewood, California

Swimmer Esther Williams, missing the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of WWII joined the Billy Rose Aquacade starring with Johnny Weissmuller. She was “discovered” by Hollywood scouts which lead to a movie career featuring elaborate synchronized swimming and diving routines.

Venus Williams, Photographic Print
Venus Williams,
Photographic Print

b. 6-17-1980;

b. 9-26-1981;
Saginaw, MI

Sisters Venus and Serena Williams have both been ranked as the World No. 1 female tennis player.

Helen Wills Moody, Photographic Print
Helen Wills Moody,
Photographic Print

Helen Wills
b. 10-6-1905; Centerville, California
d. 1-1-1998; Carmel

Tennis player Helen Wills was “the first American born woman to achieve international celebrity as an athlete.”

Katarina Witt, photo
Katarina Witt,

Katarina Witt
b. 12-3-1965; Staaken, East Germany

Figure skater Katarina Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She won the World Championships four times (in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988), and six consecutive European Championships (1983–1988).

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