An Olympic swimmer, the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming.
Olympic swimmer, the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
A US champion athlete and the first female in the world to complete the Ironman triathlon.
A Japanese mountaineer and environmental activist. The first woman to climb the peak of Mount Everest, and the first to ascend the Seven Summits - the highest peak on every continent.
A professional basketball player, the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters and one of the first members in the WNBA.
Professional basketball player. The first player to join the WNBA and a three-time WNBA MVP.
Professional award-winning tennis players.
Olympic track and field athlete, the fastest woman of all time.
Marathon runner, author, and television commentator; the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon.
An Olympic figure skater and physician. The first African-American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics and the only African-American to win a medal in figure skating in the Winter Olympics.