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  1. Who held the Women's World Marathon Record for 16 years from 2003 to 2019?
  2. Can you name the first ever woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal?
  3. Who lit the Olympic Flame at the 2000 Summer Olympics and then went on to become the Olympic champion in the women's 400 metres?
  4. Lisa Ashton is a four-time women's world champion in which sport?
  5. Can you name the fastest British woman ever?
  6. What medal did Zara Tindall win as a member of the Great Britain Eventing Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics?

  7. Who was the first woman to run a sub-four and a half minute mile?
  8. What did Junko Tabei of Japan became the first woman to do in 1975?
  9. Jessica Ennis-Hill had a stand named in her honour by which football club in 2012?
  10. Can you name the first female jockey to win the Grand National, on Minella Times in 2021?
  11. Which female tennis player has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era?
  12. Who was the last British woman to win Olympic swimming gold until Rebecca Adlington won gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics, 48 years later?
  13. In 1964, Mary Rand became the first British female to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field by breaking the world record in which event?
  14. Which club are statistically the most successful in English women's football?
  15. Which female athlete has represented Great Britain in every Olympic Games from 2000 to 2016 and is the only British runner and track event athlete to have competed in five games?
  16. Jade Jones is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist in the women's 57 kg category in which sport?
  17. American Alex Morgan is famous for playing which sport?
  18. What is the nickname of American former mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey?
  19. Fanny Blankers-Koen was a Dutch athlete who won four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics, being a 30-year-old mother of two, earned her the nickname "the flying" what?
  20. Who was the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games?
  21. Who is the first ever recorded woman to play golf in Scotland?
  22. In which city and year, did Nadia Comaneci become the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event?
  23. In 2017, Spain's Alhambra Nievas and Ireland's Joy Neville became the first and second female referees to take charge of men's internationals in which sport?
  24. Who is the only tennis player to win each Grand Slam tournament at least four times?
  25. There are three running events in the women's heptathlon, the 100 metres hurdles is one, can you name the other two?


  1. Paula Radcliffe
  2. Nicola Adams
  3. Cathy Freeman
  4. Darts
  5. Dina Asher-Smith
  6. Silver medal
  7. Mary Decker (1980)
  8. Climb to the top of Mount Everest
  9. Sheffield United
  10. Rachael Blackmore
  11. Serena Williams
  12. Anita Lonsbrough
  13. Long jump
  14. Arsenal
  15. Jo Pavey
  16. Taekwondo
  17. Soccer or football
  18. Rowdy
  19. Housewife (the flying housewife)
  20. Beth Tweddle

  21. Mary, Queen of Scots (in 1567)
  22. Montreal. 1976.
  23. Rugby Union
  24. Steffi Graf
  25. 200 metres and 800 metres