According to an estimation, 1.61 billion people on earth are Muslim, so it shows Muslim is a big community. So, harshly off of numbers alone we are spring to have a bunch of great athletes who are followers of Islam. Some great Muslim female athletes have earned a name in each and every sport of that stay alive in the history of the world.
In this post, we are going to look at the top great Muslim female athletes who have achieved fame and success through their performance in sports and sportsmanship and also branded their names into the history.
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1- Laila Ali, USA
The first significant Muslim woman athlete is non-of-other she is Laila Ali, who is the daughter of legendary male athlete Muhammad Ali (RIP). She born in the USA and followed her father’s way and established their boxing career of her own effort.
She held three world titles during the span of her career and made many TV appearances, plus she wrote a self-help book. She is not only won the titles that she went throughout her career unbeaten leaving a very extraordinary record in female boxing history.
Now she is 33-year-old young beautiful entrepreneur lady. She retired and switched her career from boxing to business with her own line of make-up and beauty products.
2- Hassiba Boulmerka, Algeria
She belongs to Algeria and 47 years old. She was part of the competition in the 1500 meter race in 1992, and she came out the victor. She won her country its first Olympics gold medal and became the first Algerian female athlete to win an Olympic title.
She was born on 1968 in Constantine, Algeria. She started running seriously at the age of ten, specializing in the 800m and 1500m. She was victorious in national and regional races.
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3- Rania El Wani, Egyptian
Rania El Wani is an Egyptian swimmer who has completed three Olympic Games and won many African competitions. She is the great swimmer and won the four medals during the different competitions that are held in the 1991, 1995, and 1999 African championships. She also won the medal in the African Games competition in 1999. In the Mediterranean games, Rania won medals during the 1997 and also earned a medal in 1999 in Arab Games.
4- Roqaya Al-Ghasra, Bahraini
She is a Bahraini Athlete and first female that represent her country at the Olympic Games. She was taking a part in the women’s 100 meters race at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
She is 33 years old young Athens, won a gold medal in the 200m race and a bronze medal in the 100m at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. She has won medals at the Arabian and Asian indoor championships. She also became the first female in the sprint that runs in the Hijab at the 2005 Olympics.
5- Kiran Khan, Pakistan
Kiran Khan is one of the first international swimmers that belong to Pakistan. The first time she came to national attention in 2001 at the 28th Pakistan National Games, where she won the three bronze medals, seven gold medals, and three silver medals. Other than that, she has competed for her nation at the 2008 Beijing and Asian Commonwealth Games amongst other competitions. Now she is still 24 years old.
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6- Sheikha Latifa Bint Ahmed Al Maktoum (Equestarian), UAE
Sheikha having won different medals at local equestrian championships in UAE and competed in the 2008 Olympics, before that she earned a team bronze medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. Recently in 2010, she won an individual silver medal at the Asian Games.
7- Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Maktoum (Martial Arts), UAE
She also belongs to the UAE and 31 years old athlete. In a Martial Arts champion, she won the 60+ kg Karate silver medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. She competed in taekwondo during the 2008 Olympics. She also became a world first Gulf woman to carry her nation’s flag at the Olympics.
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8- Nawal El Moutawakel, Morocco
She is a first Moroccan hurdler who won the first women’s 400 meters stumbling block event at the 1984 summer Olympics. Now she is 54 years old lady. She became the first Muslim female who born on the continent of Africa.
She was also the first Moroccan and the first woman from a Muslim majority country to win an Olympic gold medal. In 2007, she was named the Minister of Sports in the upcoming cabinet of Moroccan. In 2010, she won the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.
9- Rubab Raza, Pakistan
Rubab is an Olympic and national-record-holding swimmer that belongs to Pakistan. She got the first female swimmer reward after competing in the 2004 Athens Games at the age of 13 in the 50m freestyle.
She became the 2nd Pakistani female to compete at the Olympics. She took part in the 50m freestyle swimming, and she lives own piece of history in the process.
10- Ghada Shouaa, Syrian
She is retired Syrian 43 years old Athens. In 1996, she won the country’s first and only Olympics gold medal in Summer Olympic. Also, she is former basketball players who won medals at numerous Asian and World Games over the years.
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