Sania Mirza (1986, India, tennis)

Mirza is India’s highest ranking female tennis player with a high profile in her home country. She won two gold medals in mixed doubles at the Asian games.

Florence Griffith Joyner (1959-1998, US, sprinting)

Joyner won triple Olympic gold medals at the 1988 Olympics. In 1988, she also set world record of 10.49 for 100m.

Katie Taylor (1986, Ireland, boxing)

Taylor is the 2012 Olympic gold medalist at lightweight division and has also represented Ireland at football. She was voted the best sportsperson of 2012.

Tracy Caulkins (1963, US, swimming)

Tracy set five world records and won three Olympic gold medals in 1984. She also won five gold medals at the 1978 World Championships.

Bonny Blair (1964, US, speed skating)

Blair won five Olympic gold medals in three different Winter Olympic Games. In 1994, she was voted Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the year.

Marianne Vos (1987, Netherlands, cycling)

Marianne Vos is one of most successful female cyclists in the world. She is dominant in major women’s road races and also took the inaugural 2014 ‘La Course’ by le Tour de France.

Alison Felix (1985, US, sprinting)

Having won Olympic gold at 200m in 2012, Felix is one of the dominant modern female sprinters. She also won gold for 4*100m and 4*400m relay.

Victoria Pendleton (1980, GB, track cyclist)

Pendleton won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012. She is also nine times world champion.

Jessica Ennis (1986, GB, heptathlon)

Ennis won the 2012 Olympic heptathlon title in her own home country. Ennis was also a key figure in promoting the sport of heptathlon.

Nelli Kim (1957, Soviet Union, gymnastics)

Kim is one of the top all round gymnasts in the world. She won five Olympic gold medals in 1976 and 1980 and is also five times world champion.