First Female Competitors at the Olympics by Country (214)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Raida Abdallah Bader JOR ATH 1984 First woman to compete for Jordan
Fatima Abdul Majeed BRN SWI 2000 First woman to compete for Bahrain
Märtha Adlerstråhle SWE TEN 1908 First woman to compete for Sweden
Joanna Agius MLT ARC 1980—1988 First woman to compete for Malta
Shabana Akhtar PAK ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Pakistan
Lilí Álvarez ESP TEN 1924 First woman (shared) to compete for Spain
Aguida Fatima Amaral IOA
TLS
ATH 2000—2004 First woman to compete for Timor Leste
Alice Annum GHA ATH 1964—1976 First woman to compete for Ghana
Myrna Anselma AHO FEN 1968 First woman (shared) to compete for the Netherlands Antilles
Lina Aristodimou CYP ASK 1980—1984 First woman to compete for Cyprus
İradə Aşumova AZE SHO 1996—2012 First woman to compete for Azerbaijan
Christine Bakombo COD ATH 1984—1992 First woman to compete for Congo (Kinshasa) (competed as Zaire in 1984)
Direma Banasso TOG ATH 2000 First woman to compete for Togo
Edwige Bancole BEN ATH 1980 First woman to compete for Benin
Michelle Baptiste LCA ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Saint Lucia
Jacinta Bartholomew GRN ATH 1984 First woman to compete for Grenada
Lily Beaurepaire AUS DIV/SWI 1920 First woman to compete for Australia (see also: Australasia)
Christine Béchard MRI ATH 1984 First woman to compete for Mauritius
Rie Beisenherz NED SWI/WAP 1920 First woman to compete for the Netherlands
Tsvetana Berkovska BUL ATH 1952 First woman to compete for Bulgaria
Arunee, Princess Bhanubandh THA SAI 1964 First woman to compete for Thailand
Molla Bjurstedt-Mallory NOR TEN 1912—1924 First woman to compete for Norway
Phoebe Blair-White IRL TEN 1924 First woman (shared) to compete for Ireland
Nataša Bokal SLO ASK 1992—2002 First woman to compete for Slovenia
Yvette Bonapart SUR ATH 1988 First woman to compete for Suriname
Mirjana Boševska MKD SWI 1996—2000 First woman to compete for Macedonia
Oarda Bouchabou ALG TEN 1988 First woman to compete for Algeria
Laverne Bryan ANT ATH 1984—1988 First woman to compete for Antigua and Barbuda
Marta Bühler LIE ASK 1968—1972 First woman to compete for Liechtenstein
Jeanette Campbell ARG SWI 1936—1964 First woman to compete for Argentina
Anhel Cape GBS ATH 2000—2004 First woman to compete for Guinea Bissau
Russel Carrero NCA ATH 1972 First woman to compete for Nicaragua
Sofie Castenschiold DEN TEN 1912 First woman to compete for Denmark
Dipika Chanmugam SRI SWI 1988 First woman to compete for Sri Lanka
Nelly Chávez BOL ATH 1984 First woman to compete for Bolivia
Yelena Chernetsova KAZ CCS 1994 First woman to compete for Kazakhstan
Karma Chhoden BHU ARC 1984 First woman (shared) to compete for Bhutan
Emesia Chizunga MAW ATH 1972 First woman to compete for Malawi
Annie Choong MAL ATH 1956 First woman to compete for Malaya
Lucie Chroustovská CZE CCS 1994 First woman to compete for Czech Republic
Sonam Chuki BHU ARC 1984 First woman (shared) to compete for Bhutan
Chung Thị Thanh Lan VIE SWI 1980 First woman to compete for Vietnam
Manolita Cinco PHI ATH 1956 First woman to compete for Philippines
Željka Čižmešija CRO
YUG
FSK 1988—1992 First woman to compete for Croatia
Gloria Colón PUR FEN 1960 First woman to compete for Puerto Rico
Charlotte Cooper GBR TEN 1900—1908 First woman to compete for Great Britain
Shelley Cramer ISV SWI 1976—1992 First woman to compete for United States Virgin Islands
Veronica Cummings GUM SWI 1988 First woman to compete for Guam
Monica Dahl NAM SWI 1992—1996 First woman to compete for Namibia
Olivette Daruhi VAN ATH 1988 First woman to compete for Vanuatu
Rossana de los Ríos PAR TEN 1992—2000 First woman (shared) to compete for Paraguay
Fabienne Diato-Pasetti MON SHO 1988—2008 First woman to compete for Monaco
Berta Díaz CUB ATH 1956—1960 First woman to compete for Cuba
Fatou Dieng MTN ATH 2000 First woman to compete for Mauritania
Grace Ann Dinkins LBR ATH 1984—2000 First woman to compete for Liberia
Gulsara Dodoboeva TJK ATH 1996—2004 First woman to compete for Tajikistan
Dorjgotovyn Pürevloov MGL CCS 1964 First woman to compete for Mongolia
Wanda Dubieńska POL FEN 1924 First woman to compete for Poland
Divina Estrella DOM ATH 1976—1984 First woman to compete for Dominican Republic
Graviola Ewing GUA ATH 1952 First woman to compete for Guatamala
Evelyn Farrell ARU
AHO
ATH 1984—1988 First woman to compete for Aruba
Nadia Fezzani LBA SWI 1980 First woman to compete for Libya
Ursel Finger SAA ATH 1952 First woman to compete for Saar
Diane Francis SKN ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Saint Kitts and Nevis
Isménia do Frederico CPV ATH 1996—2000 First woman to compete for Cape Verde
Rosalie Gangué CHA ATH 1992 First woman to compete for Chad
Nester Geniwala'a SOL ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Solomon Islands
Carlota Gooden PAN ATH 1960 First woman to compete for Panama
Heather Gooding BAR ATH 1972 First woman to compete for Barbados
Elena Gorohova MDA BIA/CCS 1994—2006 First woman to compete for Moldova
Elvira Guerra ITA EDV 1900 First woman to compete for Italy
Claire Guttenstein BEL SWI 1912 First woman to compete for Belgium
Nebiat Habtemariam ERI ATH 2000—2016 First woman to compete for Eritrea
Nevine Hafez EGY SWI 1984 First woman to compete for Egypt
Noor Haki IRQ SWI 2000 First woman to compete for Iraq
Bahya Al-Hamad QAT SHO 2010—2012 First woman to compete for Qatar
Han Pil-Hwa PRK SSK 1964—1972 First woman to compete for North Korea
Ahamada Haoulata COM ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Comoros
Tahesia Harrigan-Scott IVB ATH 2008—2016 First woman to compete for British Virgin Islands
Kinue Hitomi JPN ATH 1928 First woman to compete for Japan
Safia Abukar Hussein SOM ATH 2000 First woman to compete for Somalia
Siololovau Ikavuka TGA ATH 1988 First woman to compete for Tonga
Tyyne Järvi FIN SWI 1912 First woman to compete for Finland
Jabou Jawo GAM ATH 1984—1988 First woman to compete for Gambia
Berta Jikeli ROU ATH 1928 First woman to compete for Romania
Marny Jolly MAS
SGP
SWI 1964 First woman to compete for Malaysia
Georgina Jones USA TEN 1900 First woman (shared) to compete for the United States
Marion Jones USA TEN 1900 First woman (shared) to compete for the United States
Hermin Joseph DMA ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Dominica
Mireille Joseph HAI ATH 1972 First woman to compete for Haiti
Seuth Khampa LAO ATH 1980 First woman to compete for Laos
Aminata Konaté GUI ATH 1992 First woman to compete for Guinea
Laury Koster LUX SWI 1924 First woman to compete for Luxembourg
Marina Kuč MNE
SCG
SWI 2004—2008 First woman to compete for Montenegro
Tatiana Kutlíková SVK BIA/CCS 1994—2002 First woman to compete for Slovakia
Irene Kwok HKG SWI 1952 First woman to compete for Hong Kong
María Lardizábal HON SWI 1984 First woman to compete for Honduras
Iammogapi Launa PNG ATH 1984—1988 First woman to compete for Papua New Guinea
Maria Lenk BRA SWI 1932—2000 First woman to compete for Brazil
Rinzi Lham BHU ARC 1984 First woman (shared) to compete for Bhutan
Li Sen CHN ATH 1936 First woman to compete for China
Zinaida Liepiņa LAT ATH 1928 First woman to compete for Latvia
Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones BER ATH 1948—1952 First woman to compete for the Bermudas
Lin Chau-Tai TPE ATH 1960 First woman to compete for Chinese Taipei
Nino Luarsabishvili-Uchadze GEO SHO 1996—2000 First woman (shared) to compete for Georgia
Rachida Mahamane NIG ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Niger
Maziah Mahusin BRU ATH 2010—2012 First woman to compete for Brunei
Felicité Makounawode CAF JUD 1992 First woman to compete for Central African Republic
Latifah Al-Maktoum UAE EQU 2008 First woman to compete for United Arab Emirates
Asenate Manoa TUV ATH 2008—2012 First woman to compete for Tuvalu
Anush Manukyan ARM SWI 1996 First woman to compete for Armenia
Martha Manzano COL DIV 1968 First woman to compete for Colombia
Mar Mar Min MYA ATH 1988 First woman to compete for Myanmar (competed as Burma in 1988)
Anja Margetić BIH SWI 1992 First woman to compete for Bosnia Herzegovina
Sofia Marinou GRE TEN 1906 First woman (shared) to compete for Greece
Raquel Martínez CHI ATH 1936 First woman to compete for Chile
Claudette Masdammer GUY ATH 1956 First woman to compete for Guyana (competed as British Guiana in 1956)
Acacia Mate MOZ ATH 1980 First woman to compete for Mozambique
Aspasia Matsa GRE TEN 1906 First woman (shared) to compete for Greece
Meas Kheng CAM ATH 1972 First woman to compete for Cambodia
Daniela Menegon SWZ SWI 1996 First woman to compete for Swaziland
Klara Milch AUT SWI 1912 First woman to compete for Austria
Meg Miners RHO SWI 1960 First woman to compete for Zimbabwe (competed as Rhodesia in 1960)
Lisa Misipeka ASA ATH 1996—2004 First woman to compete for American Samoa
Odette Mistoul GAB ATH 1984 First woman to compete for Gabon
Myriam Mizouni TUN SWI 1976 First woman to compete for Tunisia
Awmima Mohamed SUD ATH 2000 First woman to compete for Sudan
Amantle Montsho BOT ATH 2004—2012 First woman to compete for Botswana
Margaret Morel SEY ATH 1980 First woman to compete for Seychelles
Moulin FRA EDV 1900 First woman to compete for France
Ani Jane Mugrditchian LBN SWI 1972 First woman to compete for Lebanon
Marcianne Mukamurenzi RWA ATH 1984—1992 First woman to compete for Rwanda
Irene Muyanga UGA ATH 1964 First woman to compete for Uganda
Mwinga Mwanjala TAN ATH 1980—1984 First woman to compete for Tanzania
Kaitinano Mwemweata KIR ATH 2004 First woman to compete for Kiribati
Céléstine N'Drin CIV ATH 1976—1988 First woman to compete for Cote d'Ivoire
Justine Nahimana BDI ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Burundi
Barbara Nash RSA SWI 1920 First woman to compete for South Africa
Danah Al-Nasrallah KUW ATH 2004 First woman to compete for Kuwait
Samar Nassar JOR
PLE
SWI 2000—2004 First woman to compete for Palestine
Malak El-Nasser SYR ATH 1972 First woman to compete for Syria
Olesya Nazarenko TKM JUD 1996 First woman to compete for Turkmenistan
Haley Nemra MHL ATH 2008—2012 First woman to compete for the Marshall Islands
Cécile Ngambi CMR ATH 1980—2000 First woman to compete for Cameroon
Nguyễn Minh Tam VNM SWI 1968 First woman to compete for South Vietnam
Ndew Niang SEN ATH 1976 First woman to compete for Senegal
Margaret Northrop KEN SWI 1956 First woman to compete for Kenya
Juliana Obiong GEQ ATH 1988—1996 First woman to compete for Equatorial Guinea
Anna Ólafsdóttir ISL SWI 1948 First woman to compete for Iceland
Tamara Orejuela ECU SWI 1968 First woman to compete for Ecuador
Eugenia Osho-Williams SLE ATH 1980—1984 First woman to compete for Sierra Leone
Mariama Ouiminga BUR ATH 1988 First woman to compete for Burkina Faso
Park Bong-Sik KOR ATH 1948 First woman to compete for South Korea
Shahana Parveen BAN SHO 1992 First woman to compete for Bangladesh
Karin Peckert-Forsmann EST ASK 1936 First woman to compete for Estonia
Valerie Pedro PLW WLT 2000 First woman to compete for Palau
Sheeva Peo NRU WLT 2000 First woman to compete for Nauru
Michele Pessoa ANG SWI 1980 First woman to compete for Angola
Merilyn Phillips CAY CYC 1984 First woman to compete for Cayman Islands
Laura Pierre TTO ATH 1972 First woman to compete for Trinidad and Tobago
Alena Piirainen BLR CCS 1994 First woman to compete for Belarus
Sortelina Pires STP ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Sao Tome and Principe
Mantokoane Pitso LES ATH 1992 First woman to compete for Lesotho
Nora Polley IND TEN 1924 First woman to compete for India
Hélène, Countess de Pourtalès SUI SAI 1900 First woman to compete for Switzerland
Claudette Powell BAH ATH 1972 First woman to compete for Bahamas
Estrella Puente URU ATH 1952 First woman to compete for Uruguay
Paula Radziulytė LTU ATH 1928 First woman to compete for Lithuania
Bako Ratsifa MAD SWI 1980 First woman to compete for Madagascar
Friba Razayee AFG JUD 2004 First woman to compete for Afghanistan
Elsa Rendschmidt GER FSK 1908 First woman to compete for Germany
Aminath Rishtha MDV ATH 1992 First woman to compete for the Maldives
Jean Robotham CRC ATH 1968 First woman to compete for Costa Rica
Yevgeniya Roppel KGZ BIA 1994 First woman to compete for Kyrgyzstan
Hedwig Rosenbaum BOH TEN 1900 First woman to compete for Bohemia
Jacqueline Ross VIN ATH 1988 First woman to compete for Saint Vincent
Claudina Rossel AND ASK 1988 First woman to compete for Andorra
Tracy Ann Route FSM SWI 2000—2004 First woman to compete for the Federated States of Micronesia
Simin Safamehr IRI ATH 1964 First woman to compete for Iran
Hana Ali Saleh YEM ATH 2000 First woman to compete for Yemen
Nino Salukvadze GEO
URS
EUN
SHO 1988—2016 First woman (shared) to compete for Georgia
Graziella Santini SMR ATH 1976 First woman to compete for San Marino
Larissa Schaerer PAR TEN 1992 First woman (shared) to compete for Paraguay
Wojdan Shaherkani KSA JUD 2012 First woman to compete for Saudi Arabia
Fantaye Sirak ETH ATH 1980 First woman to compete for Ethiopia
Patricia Skinner ZAM FEN 1964 First woman to compete for Zambia (competed as Northern Rhodesia in 1964)
Milada Skrbková CZE
TCH
TEN 1920 First woman to compete for Czechoslovakia (see also: Bohemia)
Cecil Smith CAN FSK 1924—1928 First woman to compete for Canada
Camille Solis BIZ CYC 1992—1996 First woman to compete for Belize
Cecilia Sosa ESA ATH 1968 First woman to compete for El Salvador
Jelica Stanojević SRB
YUG
ATH 1936 First woman to compete for Yugoslavia
Iloai Suaniu SAM ATH 1996 First woman to compete for Samoa
Tang Pui Wah SGP ATH 1952 First woman to compete for Singapore
Iryna Taranenko-Terelia UKR CCS 1994—2002 First woman to compete for Ukraine
Gizella Tary HUN FEN 1924—1928 First woman to compete for Hungary
Parvati Thapa NEP SHO 1988 First woman to compete for Nepal
Cynthia Thompson JAM ATH 1948 First woman to compete for Jamaica
Erin Tierney COK ATH 1988 First woman to compete for Cook Islands
Ioanna Tissamenou GRE TEN 1906 First woman (shared) to compete for Greece
Ria Tobing INA SWI 1956 First woman to compete for Indonesia
Rosa Torras ESP TEN 1924 First woman (shared) to compete for Spain
Fatalmoudou Touré MLI ATH 1980 First woman to compete for Mali
Miriama Tuisorisori-Chambault FIJ ATH 1976—1984 First woman to compete for Fiji
Afërdita Tusha ALB SHO 1972 First woman to compete for Albania
Larisa Udodova EUN
UZB
FRS 1992—1994 First woman to compete for Uzbekistan
María Uribe MEX ATH 1932 First woman to compete for Mexico
Rosario de Vivanco PER SWI 1964—1968 First woman to compete for Peru
Roda Wais DJI ATH 2000 First woman to compete for Djibouti
Hilda Wallis IRL TEN 1924 First woman (shared) to compete for Ireland
Violet Walrond NZL SWI 1920 First woman to compete for New Zealand
Olga Winterberg ISR ATH 1952 First woman to compete for Israel
Ivonne Witteveen AHO FEN 1968 First woman (shared) to compete for the Netherlands Antilles
Mina Wylie ANZ
AUS
SWI 1912 First woman to compete for Australasia
Buthayna Al-Yaqoubi OMA ATH 2008 First woman to compete for Oman