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Chioma Ajunwa
1970-
From: Nigeria
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: long jump

Evelyn Ashford
1957-
From: United States: California, Louisiana
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track-and-field, track and field

Ruthie Bolton
1967-
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Military and Warfare, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Valerie Brisco-Hooks
1960-
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track-and-field, track and field

Renee Brown
From: United States
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Loretta Claiborne
1953-
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: Special Olympics

Dominique Dawes
1976-
From: United States: Maryland
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: gymnast, gymnastics

Gail Devers
1966-
From: United States: California, Washington
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track-and-field, track and field

Teresa Edwards
1964-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Althea Gibson
1927-2003
From: United States: Florida, New York, South Carolina
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: tennis

Yolanda Griffith
1970-
From: United States: Florida, Illinois
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Chamique Holdsclaw
1977-
From: United States: New York, Tennessee
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Marion Jones
1975-
From: United States: California
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Florence Griffith Joyner
1959-1998
From: United States: California
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1962-
From: United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: heptathlon, long jump

Lisa Leslie
1972-
From: United States: California
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Sports, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Nikki McCray
1971-
From: United States: South Carolina, Tennessee
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Carla McGhee
1968-
From: United States: Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

DeLisha Milton-Jones
1974-
From: United States: California, Georgia
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Maria Mutola
1972-
From: Mozambique
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field, soccer

Merlene Ottey
1960-
From: Jamaica, Slovenia
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Audrey
1926-1996
From: United States: California, Louisiana
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Marie-Jose Perec
1968-
From: France, Guadeloupe
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Wilma Rudolph
1940-1994
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Education, Journalism and Broadcasting, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Tasha Schwikert
1984-
From: United States: Nevada
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: gymnast, gymnastics

Briana Scurry
1971-
From: United States: Georgia, Minnesota
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: soccer, football

Dawn Staley
1970-
From: United States: Pennsylvania, South Carolina
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Sheryl Swoopes
1971-
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Natalie Williams
1970-
From: United States: California, Utah
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Serena Williams
1981-
From: United States: Florida, Michigan
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: tennis

Venus Williams
1980-
From: United States: Florida, Michigan
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: tennis

Lynette Woodard
1959-
From: United States: Kansas
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball



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