First Female Competitors at the Olympics by Country (214)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Role(s) Era Notes
Raida Abdallah Bader JOR ATH Olympics 1984 First woman to compete for Jordan
Fatima Abdul Majeed BRN SWM Olympics 2000 First woman to compete for Bahrain
Märtha Adlerstråhle SWE TEN Olympics 1908 First woman to compete for Sweden
Joanna Agius MLT ARC Olympics / Other 1980—1988 First woman to compete for Malta
Shabana Akhtar PAK ATH Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Pakistan
Lilí Álvarez ESP TEN Olympics 1924 First woman (shared) to compete for Spain
Aguida Fatima Amaral IOA
TLS
ATH Olympics / Other 2000—2004 First woman to compete for Timor Leste
Alice Annum GHA ATH Olympics / Non-starter 1964—1976 First woman to compete for Ghana
Myrna Anselma AHO FEN Olympics 1968 First woman (shared) to compete for the Netherlands Antilles
Lina Aristodimou CYP ALP Olympics 1980—1984 First woman to compete for Cyprus
İradə Aşumova AZE SHO Olympics 1996—2012 First woman to compete for Azerbaijan
Christine Bakombo COD ATH Olympics / Other 1984—1992 First woman to compete for Congo (Kinshasa) (competed as Zaire in 1984)
Direma Banasso TOG ATH Olympics 2000 First woman to compete for Togo
Edwige Bancole BEN ATH Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Benin
Michelle Baptiste LCA ATH Olympics / Other 1996 First woman to compete for Saint Lucia
Jacinta Bartholomew GRN ATH Olympics 1984 First woman to compete for Grenada
Lily Beaurepaire AUS DIV/SWM Olympics 1920 First woman to compete for Australia (see also: Australasia)
Christine Béchard MRI ATH Olympics 1984 First woman to compete for Mauritius
Rie Beisenherz NED SWM/WPO Olympics / Non-Medal 1920 First woman to compete for the Netherlands
Tsvetana Berkovska BUL ATH Olympics 1952 First woman to compete for Bulgaria
Arunee, Princess Bhanubandh THA SAL Olympics 1964 First woman to compete for Thailand
Molla Bjurstedt-Mallory NOR TEN Olympics 1912—1924 First woman to compete for Norway
Phoebe Blair-White IRL TEN Olympics 1924 First woman (shared) to compete for Ireland
Nataša Bokal SLO ALP Olympics 1992—2002 First woman to compete for Slovenia
Yvette Bonapart SUR ATH Olympics 1988 First woman to compete for Suriname
Mirjana Boševska MKD SWM Olympics 1996—2000 First woman to compete for Macedonia
Oarda Bouchabou ALG TEN Olympics 1988 First woman to compete for Algeria
Laverne Bryan ANT ATH Olympics 1984—1988 First woman to compete for Antigua and Barbuda
Marta Bühler LIE ALP Olympics / Other 1968—1972 First woman to compete for Liechtenstein
Jeanette Campbell ARG SWM Olympics / Other 1936—1964 First woman to compete for Argentina
Anhel Cape GBS ATH Olympics 2000—2004 First woman to compete for Guinea Bissau
Russel Carrero NCA ATH Olympics 1972 First woman to compete for Nicaragua
Sofie Castenschiold DEN TEN Olympics 1912 First woman to compete for Denmark
Dipika Chanmugam SRI SWM Olympics 1988 First woman to compete for Sri Lanka
Nelly Chávez BOL ATH Olympics 1984 First woman to compete for Bolivia
Yelena Chernetsova KAZ CCS Olympics 1994 First woman to compete for Kazakhstan
Karma Chhoden BHU ARC Olympics 1984 First woman (shared) to compete for Bhutan
Emesia Chizunga MAW ATH Olympics 1972 First woman to compete for Malawi
Annie Choong MAL ATH Olympics 1956 First woman to compete for Malaya
Lucie Chroustovská CZE CCS Olympics 1994 First woman to compete for Czech Republic
Sonam Chuki BHU ARC Olympics 1984 First woman (shared) to compete for Bhutan
Chung Thị Thanh Lan VIE SWM Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Vietnam
Manolita Cinco PHI ATH Olympics 1956 First woman to compete for Philippines
Željka Čižmešija CRO
YUG
FSK Olympics 1988—1992 First woman to compete for Croatia
Gloria Colón PUR FEN Olympics 1960 First woman to compete for Puerto Rico
Charlotte Cooper GBR TEN Olympics / Non-starter 1900—1908 First woman to compete for Great Britain
Shelley Cramer ISV SWM Olympics 1976—1992 First woman to compete for United States Virgin Islands
Veronica Cummings GUM SWM Olympics 1988 First woman to compete for Guam
Monica Dahl NAM SWM Olympics 1992—1996 First woman to compete for Namibia
Olivette Daruhi VAN ATH Olympics / Other 1988 First woman to compete for Vanuatu
Rossana de los Ríos PAR TEN Olympics 1992—2000 First woman (shared) to compete for Paraguay
Fabienne Diato-Pasetti MON SHO Olympics 1988—2008 First woman to compete for Monaco
Berta Díaz CUB ATH Olympics 1956—1960 First woman to compete for Cuba
Fatou Dieng MTN ATH Olympics 2000 First woman to compete for Mauritania
Grace Ann Dinkins LBR ATH Olympics 1984—2000 First woman to compete for Liberia
Gulsara Dodoboeva TJK ATH Olympics 1996—2004 First woman to compete for Tajikistan
Dorjgotovyn Pürevloov MGL CCS Olympics 1964 First woman to compete for Mongolia
Wanda Dubieńska POL FEN Olympics 1924 First woman to compete for Poland
Divina Estrella DOM ATH Olympics 1976—1984 First woman to compete for Dominican Republic
Graviola Ewing GUA ATH Olympics 1952 First woman to compete for Guatamala
Evelyn Farrell ARU
AHO
ATH Olympics 1984—1988 First woman to compete for Aruba
Nadia Fezzani LBA SWM Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Libya
Ursel Finger SAA ATH Olympics 1952 First woman to compete for Saar
Diane Francis SKN ATH Olympics / Other 1996 First woman to compete for Saint Kitts and Nevis
Isménia do Frederico CPV ATH Olympics / Other 1996—2000 First woman to compete for Cape Verde
Rosalie Gangué CHA ATH Olympics 1992 First woman to compete for Chad
Nester Geniwala'a SOL ATH Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Solomon Islands
Carlota Gooden PAN ATH Olympics 1960 First woman to compete for Panama
Heather Gooding BAR ATH Olympics 1972 First woman to compete for Barbados
Elena Gorohova MDA BTH/CCS Olympics 1994—2006 First woman to compete for Moldova
Elvira Guerra ITA EDR Olympics 1900 First woman to compete for Italy
Claire Guttenstein BEL SWM Olympics 1912 First woman to compete for Belgium
Nebiat Habtemariam ERI ATH Olympics / Other 2000—2016 First woman to compete for Eritrea
Nevine Hafez EGY SWM Olympics 1984 First woman to compete for Egypt
Noor Haki IRQ SWM Olympics 2000 First woman to compete for Iraq
Bahya Al-Hamad QAT SHO Olympics / YOG / Other 2010—2012 First woman to compete for Qatar
Han Pil-Hwa PRK SSK Olympics 1964—1972 First woman to compete for North Korea
Ahamada Haoulata COM ATH Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Comoros
Tahesia Harrigan-Scott IVB ATH Olympics / Other 2008—2016 First woman to compete for British Virgin Islands
Kinue Hitomi JPN ATH Olympics 1928 First woman to compete for Japan
Safia Abukar Hussein SOM ATH Olympics 2000 First woman to compete for Somalia
Siololovau Ikavuka TGA ATH Olympics / Other 1988 First woman to compete for Tonga
Tyyne Järvi FIN SWM Olympics 1912 First woman to compete for Finland
Jabou Jawo GAM ATH Olympics 1984—1988 First woman to compete for Gambia
Berta Jikeli ROU ATH Olympics 1928 First woman to compete for Romania
Marny Jolly MAS
SGP
SWM Olympics 1964 First woman to compete for Malaysia
Georgina Jones USA TEN Olympics 1900 First woman (shared) to compete for the United States
Marion Jones USA TEN Olympics 1900 First woman (shared) to compete for the United States
Hermin Joseph DMA ATH Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Dominica
Mireille Joseph HAI ATH Olympics 1972 First woman to compete for Haiti
Seuth Khampa LAO ATH Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Laos
Aminata Konaté GUI ATH Olympics 1992 First woman to compete for Guinea
Laury Koster LUX SWM Olympics 1924 First woman to compete for Luxembourg
Marina Kuč MNE
SCG
SWM Olympics 2004—2008 First woman to compete for Montenegro
Tatiana Kutlíková SVK BTH/CCS Olympics 1994—2002 First woman to compete for Slovakia
Irene Anita Kwok HKG SWM Olympics 1952 First woman to compete for Hong Kong
María Lardizábal HON SWM Olympics 1984 First woman to compete for Honduras
Iammogapi Launa PNG ATH Olympics / Other 1984—1988 First woman to compete for Papua New Guinea
Maria Lenk BRA SWM Olympics / Other 1932—2000 First woman to compete for Brazil
Rinzi Lham BHU ARC Olympics 1984 First woman (shared) to compete for Bhutan
Li Sen CHN ATH Olympics 1936 First woman to compete for China
Zinaida Liepiņa LAT ATH Olympics 1928 First woman to compete for Latvia
Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones BER ATH Olympics 1948—1952 First woman to compete for the Bermudas
Lin Chau-Tai TPE ATH Olympics 1960 First woman to compete for Chinese Taipei
Nino Luarsabishvili-Uchadze GEO SHO Olympics 1996—2000 First woman (shared) to compete for Georgia
Rachida Mahamane NIG ATH Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Niger
Maziah Mahusin BRU ATH Olympics / YOG / Other 2010—2012 First woman to compete for Brunei
Felicité Makounawode CAF JUD Olympics 1992 First woman to compete for Central African Republic
Latifah Al-Maktoum UAE EJP Olympics 2008 First woman to compete for United Arab Emirates
Asenate Manoa TUV ATH Olympics / Other 2008—2012 First woman to compete for Tuvalu
Anush Manukyan ARM SWM Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Armenia
Martha Manzano COL DIV Olympics 1968 First woman to compete for Colombia
Mar Mar Min MYA ATH Olympics 1988 First woman to compete for Myanmar (competed as Burma in 1988)
Anja Margetić BIH SWM Olympics 1992 First woman to compete for Bosnia Herzegovina
Sofia Marinou GRE TEN 1906 1906 First woman (shared) to compete for Greece
Raquel Martínez CHI ATH Olympics 1936 First woman to compete for Chile
Claudette Masdammer GUY ATH Olympics 1956 First woman to compete for Guyana (competed as British Guiana in 1956)
Acacia Mate MOZ ATH Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Mozambique
Aspasia Matsa GRE TEN 1906 1906 First woman (shared) to compete for Greece
Meas Kheng CAM ATH Olympics 1972 First woman to compete for Cambodia
Daniela Menegon SWZ SWM Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Swaziland
Klara Milch AUT SWM Olympics 1912 First woman to compete for Austria
Meg Miners RHO SWM Olympics 1960 First woman to compete for Zimbabwe (competed as Rhodesia in 1960)
Lisa Misipeka ASA ATH Olympics / Other 1996—2004 First woman to compete for American Samoa
Odette Mistoul GAB ATH Olympics / Other 1984 First woman to compete for Gabon
Myriam Mizouni TUN SWM Olympics 1976 First woman to compete for Tunisia
Awmima Mohamed SUD ATH Olympics 2000 First woman to compete for Sudan
Amantle Montsho BOT ATH Olympics / Other 2004—2020 First woman to compete for Botswana
Margaret Morel SEY ATH Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Seychelles
Jane Moulin FRA EDR Olympics 1900 First woman to compete for France
Ani Jane Mugrditchian LBN SWM Olympics 1972 First woman to compete for Lebanon
Marcianne Mukamurenzi RWA ATH Olympics 1984—1992 First woman to compete for Rwanda
Irene Muyanga UGA ATH Olympics 1964 First woman to compete for Uganda
Mwinga Mwanjala TAN ATH Olympics 1980—1984 First woman to compete for Tanzania
Kaitinano Mwemweata KIR ATH Olympics / Other 2004 First woman to compete for Kiribati
Céléstine N'Drin CIV ATH Olympics 1976—1988 First woman to compete for Cote d'Ivoire
Justine Nahimana BDI ATH Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Burundi
Blanche Nash RSA SWM Olympics 1920 First woman to compete for South Africa
Danah Al-Nasrallah KUW ATH Olympics 2004 First woman to compete for Kuwait
Samar Nassar JOR
PLE
SWM Olympics 2000—2004 First woman to compete for Palestine
Malak El-Nasser SYR ATH Olympics 1972 First woman to compete for Syria
Olesya Nazarenko TKM JUD Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Turkmenistan
Haley Nemra MHL ATH Olympics / Other 2008—2012 First woman to compete for the Marshall Islands
Cécile Ngambi CMR ATH Olympics / Other 1980—2000 First woman to compete for Cameroon
Nguyễn Minh Tam VNM SWM Olympics 1968 First woman to compete for South Vietnam
Ndew Niang SEN ATH Olympics 1976 First woman to compete for Senegal
Margaret Northrop KEN SWM Olympics 1956 First woman to compete for Kenya
Juliana Obiong GEQ ATH Olympics 1988—1996 First woman to compete for Equatorial Guinea
Anna Ólafsdóttir ISL SWM Olympics 1948 First woman to compete for Iceland
Tamara Orejuela ECU SWM Olympics 1968 First woman to compete for Ecuador
Eugenia Osho-Williams SLE ATH Olympics 1980—1984 First woman to compete for Sierra Leone
Mariama Ouiminga BUR ATH Olympics 1988 First woman to compete for Burkina Faso
Park Bong-Sik KOR ATH Olympics 1948 First woman to compete for South Korea
Shahana Parveen BAN SHO Olympics 1992 First woman to compete for Bangladesh
Karin Peckert-Forsmann EST ALP Olympics 1936 First woman to compete for Estonia
Valerie Pedro PLW WLF Olympics / Other 2000 First woman to compete for Palau
Sheeva Peo NRU WLF Olympics 2000 First woman to compete for Nauru
Michele Pessoa ANG SWM Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Angola
Merilyn Phillips CAY CRD Olympics 1984 First woman to compete for Cayman Islands
Laura Pierre TTO ATH Olympics 1972 First woman to compete for Trinidad and Tobago
Alena Piirainen BLR CCS Olympics 1994 First woman to compete for Belarus
Sortelina Pires STP ATH Olympics / Other 1996 First woman to compete for Sao Tome and Principe
Mantokoane Pitso LES ATH Olympics 1992 First woman to compete for Lesotho
Nora Polley IND TEN Olympics 1924 First woman to compete for India
Hélène, Countess de Pourtalès SUI SAL Olympics 1900 First woman to compete for Switzerland
Claudette Powell BAH ATH Olympics 1972 First woman to compete for Bahamas
Estrella Puente URU ATH Olympics 1952 First woman to compete for Uruguay
Paula Radziulytė LTU ATH Olympics 1928 First woman to compete for Lithuania
Bako Ratsifa MAD SWM Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Madagascar
Friba Razayee AFG JUD Olympics 2004 First woman to compete for Afghanistan
Elsa Rendschmidt GER FSK Olympics 1908 First woman to compete for Germany
Aminath Rishtha MDV ATH Olympics 1992 First woman to compete for the Maldives
Jean Robotham CRC ATH Olympics 1968 First woman to compete for Costa Rica
Yevgeniya Roppel KGZ BTH Olympics / Other 1994 First woman to compete for Kyrgyzstan
Hedwig Rosenbaum BOH TEN Olympics 1900 First woman to compete for Bohemia
Jacqueline Ross VIN ATH Olympics 1988 First woman to compete for Saint Vincent
Claudina Rossel AND ALP Olympics / Other 1988 First woman to compete for Andorra
Tracy Ann Route FSM SWM Olympics 2000—2004 First woman to compete for the Federated States of Micronesia
Simin Safamehr IRI ATH Olympics 1964 First woman to compete for Iran
Hana Ali Saleh YEM ATH Olympics 2000 First woman to compete for Yemen
Nino Salukvadze GEO
URS
EUN
SHO Olympics / Other 1988—2020 First woman (shared) to compete for Georgia
Graziella Santini SMR ATH Olympics 1976 First woman to compete for San Marino
Larissa Schaerer PAR TEN Olympics 1992 First woman (shared) to compete for Paraguay
Wojdan Shaherkani KSA JUD Olympics 2012 First woman to compete for Saudi Arabia
Fantaye Sirak ETH ATH Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Ethiopia
Patricia Skinner ZAM FEN Olympics 1964 First woman to compete for Zambia (competed as Northern Rhodesia in 1964)
Milada Skrbková CZE
TCH
TEN Olympics 1920 First woman to compete for Czechoslovakia (see also: Bohemia)
Cecil Smith CAN FSK Olympics 1924—1928 First woman to compete for Canada
Camille Solis BIZ CRD Olympics 1992—1996 First woman to compete for Belize
Cecilia Sosa ESA ATH Olympics 1968 First woman to compete for El Salvador
Jelica Stanojević SRB
YUG
ATH Olympics 1936 First woman to compete for Yugoslavia
Iloai Suaniu SAM ATH Olympics 1996 First woman to compete for Samoa
Tang Pui Wah SGP ATH Olympics 1952 First woman to compete for Singapore
Iryna Taranenko-Terelia UKR CCS Olympics 1994—2002 First woman to compete for Ukraine
Gizella Tary HUN FEN Olympics 1924—1928 First woman to compete for Hungary
Parvati Thapa NEP SHO Olympics 1988 First woman to compete for Nepal
Cynthia Thompson JAM ATH Olympics 1948 First woman to compete for Jamaica
Erin Tierney COK ATH Olympics 1988 First woman to compete for Cook Islands
Ioanna Tissamenou GRE TEN 1906 1906 First woman (shared) to compete for Greece
Ria Tobing INA SWM Olympics 1956 First woman to compete for Indonesia
Rosa Torras ESP TEN Olympics 1924 First woman (shared) to compete for Spain
Fatalmoudou Touré MLI ATH Olympics 1980 First woman to compete for Mali
Miriama Tuisorisori-Chambault FIJ ATH Olympics / Other 1976—1984 First woman to compete for Fiji
Afërdita Tusha ALB SHO Olympics / Other 1972 First woman to compete for Albania
Larisa Udodova EUN
UZB
FRS Olympics 1992—1994 First woman to compete for Uzbekistan
María Uribe MEX ATH Olympics 1932 First woman to compete for Mexico
Rosario de Vivanco PER SWM Olympics 1964—1968 First woman to compete for Peru
Roda Wais DJI ATH Olympics 2000 First woman to compete for Djibouti
Hilda Wallis IRL TEN Olympics 1924 First woman (shared) to compete for Ireland
Violet Walrond NZL SWM Olympics 1920 First woman to compete for New Zealand
Olga Winterberg ISR ATH Olympics 1952 First woman to compete for Israel
Ivonne Witteveen AHO FEN Olympics 1968 First woman (shared) to compete for the Netherlands Antilles
Mina Wylie ANZ
AUS
SWM Olympics 1912 First woman to compete for Australasia
Buthayna Al-Yaqoubi OMA ATH Olympics 2008 First woman to compete for Oman