Every now and then, the talks of the top sprinters in the world are often commenced with the name Usain Bolt. However, after his retirement, not much has been uplifting in the top and track field, as they say.
Well, there are though the top female sprinters who are taking the sport by storm. So today, we will round and discuss such top twelve female sprinters on the field right now.
Top 12 Female Sprinters In The World Right Now
As we move onto the list, let it be known that they are not in numeric order but an opinion. Here, we will talk about their achievements and honors in depth.
Elaine Thompson Herah
Date of Birth: June 28, 1992Manchester, Jamaica
Height and Weight: 1.68 meters (5 feet 6 inches), 56 kg (123 lb)
Personal Best Record: 60 meters (6.98 seconds), 100 meters (10.54 seconds), 200 meters (21.53 meters)
At present, the Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson Herah stands as the second-fastest woman in the history.
Not to mention, she is also a five-time Olympics Champion and a three-time Diamond League winner, and the 2019 Pan American Games Champion.
Recently, in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Elaine bagged gold in both the 100 meters and 200 meters. In the meantime, she is the only sprinter after Usain Bolt to win the ‘sprint double’ at consecutive Olympics.
Among all, Elaine’s four races on the field stand in the top ten runs in the 100 meters.
Currently, Elaine plays for the MVP Track Clubb and is coached by Stephen Francis. Some of Herah achievements to date are as follows.
- Diamond League winner (100 meters): 2016, 2017, and 2021
- World Indoor Tourin Birmingham (60 meters): 2017, 2019
- Olympic Games (five golds and one silver)
- World Championships (one gold and one silver)
- Commonwealth Games (one gold and one silver)
- CAC Championship (one gold)
Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce
Date of Birth: December 27, 1986Kingston, Jamaica
Height and Weight: 1.52 meters (5 feet 0 inches), 52 kg (115 lb)
Personal Best Record: 60 meters (6.98 seconds), 100 meters (10.60 seconds), 200 meters (21.79 seconds)
Representing Jamaica, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce is one of the greatest sprinters today and one of the most decorated athletes. Pryce has been in this professional field since the early 2000s, where she only rose to fame during the late 2000s.
Today, she is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and the only sprinter to win four world titles in the 100 meters. As always, Shelly has been a leading force on the field, with more than 100 global wins.
Likewise, Shelly is currently the third-fastest female sprinter globally and is the only person to date to have defended her Olympic title in the 100-meter race.
Also, she plays from the Elite Performance Track Club and is coached by Reynaldo Walcott.
Some of her achievements to date are listed below.
- 2013 IAAF World Athlete of the Year
- Olympic Games (three gold, four silver, and a bronze)
- World Championships (nine gold and two silver)
- World Indoor Championships (a gold)
- Pan American Games (a gold)
- World Athletics Final (a gold and a silver)
- Commonwealth Games (a gold)
- CARIFTA Games Junior (U20): a gold
- CAC Junior Championships (U17): a gold
- Four Times Diamond League Winner
Date of Birth: December 7, 1996Atlanta, Georgia, U.S
Height: 5’11” (1.80 meters)
Personal Best Record: 100 meters (11 seconds), 200 meters (21.61 seconds), 400 meters (51.15 seconds)
Deemed as one of the fastest and most decorated sprinters in America, Gabby Thomas is also an Olympic Champion. Young and talented, Gabby commenced as a sprinter since her high school days.
Additionally, she is a graduate of Harvard University in the field of neurobiology and global health. During her university tenure, Gabby has collected 22 conference titles in six different events before turning professional.
At present, some of her wins are below.
- Two Diamond League meetings
- Two Olympic Games Winner
Shaunae Miller Uibo
Date of Birth: 15 April 1994Nassau, Bahamas
Height and Weight: 1.85 meters (6 feet 1 inch), 69 kg (152 lb)
Personal Best Record: 100 meters (10.98 seconds), 200 meters (21.74 seconds), 300 meters (34.41 seconds), 400 meters (48.36 seconds)
Shaunae Miller Uibo, who is a two-time Olympic champion, is a Bahamian athlete sprinter. At present, she is the fastest Bahamian sprinter with a record of 48.37 seconds and one of the top ten in the world.
Furthermore, Shaunae is a graduate of the University of Georgia and currently represents the Pure Athletics Club. Altogether, she has several collected national titles in 200 meters and 400 meters.
Some of the achievements he has garnered today are as follows.
- World Athletics Championships (two silver and a bronze)
- 2010 World Junior and 2011 World Youth Championships (gold)
- 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships (silver)
- 2017 IAAF Diamond League Champion
Date of Birth: 4 December 1995Orpington, London, England
Height and Weight: 1.64 meters (5 feet 5 inches), 58 kg (128 lb)
Personal Best Record: 100 meters (10.83 seconds), 200 meters (21.88 seconds)
The fastest British lady, Dina Asher-Smith, is also the UK’s most influential person of African/African Caribbean descent. Just a year ago, at 24, Dina became the foremost Briton to win three medals at a World Championships.
Well, she has been dominating the field since an early age. In 2015, Dina stood as the first British woman ever to run the 100 meters in under 11 seconds.
All in all, Dina Asher-Smith is a four-time European individual champion and one-time Diamond League Champion.
Some of her achievements are as follows.
- World Finals (a gold, six silver, and three bronze)
- Olympic Games (six bronze)
Date of Birth: 16 July 1994Saint Ann, Jamaica
Height and Weight: 1.73 meters (5 feet 8 inches), 61 kg (134 lb)
Personal Best Record: 100 meters (10.76 seconds), 200 meters (21.82 seconds), 400 meters (49.47 seconds)
Shericka Jackson is a representative of Jamaica as a sprinter. Well, since the early years in 2008, Johnson has bagged several victories and gold medals in different age categories. Well, she progressed more when she got 21.
Some of the achievements of Shericka are listed down.
- World Finals (two gold, nine bronze)
- Olympic Games (one gold, two silver, nine bronze)
Marie Josee Ta Lou
Date of Birth: 18 November 1988Bouaflé, Ivory Coast
Height and Weight: 1.59 meters (5 feet 3 inches), 50 kg (110 lb)
Personal Best Record: 60 meters (7.02 seconds), 100 meters (10.78 seconds), 150 meters (16.60 seconds), 200 meters (22.08 seconds)
Marie Josee Ta Lou (fully named Gonezie Marie Josée Dominique Ta Lou) specializes in sprints as he plays for the Stade Français. Well, Marie learned beside the coach Anthony Koffi and commenced playing back in 2007.
However, she first rose with her name back in 2010 at the international Gabriel Tiacoh meet in Abidjan. Coming out of Ivory Coast, Marie has bagged several titles and medals under her name. Some of them are as below.
- African Championships (six gold, six bronze, three silver)
- World Championships (two silver, one bronze)
- World Indoor Championships (a silver)
- 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie Champion
Ajla Del Ponte
Date of Birth: 15 July 1996Locarno, Switzerland
Height: 1.76 meters (5 feet 9 inches)
Personal Best Record: 100 meters (10.90 seconds), 60 meters (7.03 seconds)
Ajla Del Ponte is an honored athlete sprinter with loads of accolades under her name.
Currently, Ajla bagged the Swiss Student Sports Award. Additionally, he also set a new national record for the 100 meters sprint with his record of 10.91 seconds.
Recently, Ajla bagged the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships in the 60 meters sprint. Some of his achievements and titles to date are listed below.
- European Indoor Championships (a gold)
- 2019 Summer Universiade (a gold and a silver)
- European U23 Championships (a bronze)
Date of Birth: April 22, 1992Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height and Weight: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters), 119 lb (54 kg)
Personal Best Record: 100 meters (10.74 seconds), 200 meters (22.62 seconds), 400 meters (53.98 seconds)
English Gardner best specializes in the 100 meters sprint and stands as one of the top ten all-time sprinters in the distance. During her tenure at the University of Oregon, Gardner initially made her outstanding record as a junior athlete.
In the meantime, she is also a five-time NCAA Champion. Some of her titles earned till now are listed down below.
- Olympic Games (a gold and a silver)
- World Championships (two silver)
- USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
- NCAA Women’s Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships
- NCAA Women’s Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships
Date of Birth: 16 April 1984 (age 37) Jamaica
Height and Weight: 5 feet 5 inches (1.7 meters), 136 lb (62 kg)
Personal Best Record: 100 meters (10.75 seconds), 200 meters (21.99 seconds)
A Jamaican national champion, Kerron Stewart, is widely known for defeating the World Champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Well, she is a graduate of the Auburn University, where she ran track and field at the NCCA Division I level.
Throughout her journey, Kerron Stewart has bagged several titles and accomplishments, and some of them are listed below.
- Olympic Games (two silver and a bronze)
- World Championships (three gold and three silver)
- World Athletics Final (a silver and three bronze)
- CAC Junior Championships (U17): a gold and two bronze
- World Junior Championships (a gold and a silver)
- World Youth Championships (a silver)
- CARIFTA Games Junior (U20): three gold, a silver, and a bronze
- CARIFTA Games Youth (U17): a gold and a bronze
- 2007 SEC Runner of the Year & USTFCCCA National Runner of the Year
- 2007 Honda Sports Award
Date of Birth: 29 August 1996London, England
Height and Weight: 1.72 meters (5 feet 8 inches), 61 kg (134 lb)
Personal Best Record: 100 meters (10.93 seconds)
Daryll Neita is a British athlete and also one of the UK’s all-time list of athletes. According to Daryll, she got motivated to start athletics after watching Jamaican star Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Neita commenced initially on the national ground and had a swift procession to the International arena all along her journey. Some of her most remembered achievements and awards today are listed below.
- Olympic Games (two bronze)
- World Championships (two silver)
- European Championships (a gold and a silver)
Date of Birth: 17 June 1992Bern, Switzerland
Height and Weight: 1.76 meters (5 feet 9 inches), 59 kg (130 lb)
Personal Best Record: 60 meters (7.03 seconds), 100 meters (10.95 seconds), 200 meters (22.06 seconds)
Highly recognized as the fastest woman in the Switzerland, Mujinga Kamdundji is a devout athlete. Initially, Mujinga made her breakthrough at the home European Championships in Zürich 2014.
Following it, she commenced breaking all the possible records since she had moved on. Some of her achievements to date are listed below.
- World Championships (a bronze)
- European Championships (a bronze)
- World Indoor Championships (a bronze)
- European Indoor Championships (a bronze)
- European Youth Olympic Festival (a gold and a silver)
Herewith, we have come to the end of our lists; if you have anything to add to it, feel free to comment down below. But, before that, the list is given in short below (not in numeric order).
- Elaine Thompson Herah
- Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce
- Gabby Thomas
- Shaunae Miller Uibo
- Dina Asher-Smith
- Shericka Jackson
- Marie Josee Ta Lou
- Ajla Del Ponte
- English Gardner
- Kerron Stewart
- Daryll Neita
- Mujinga Kamdundji