Top 10 Fastest American Women Athletes of All Time. The 100m Olympic champion is named “the fastest woman in the world”. The World Championships 100 meters have been contested since 1983 and American women athletes performed tremendously well. Out of the 25 fastest women of all time, 13 belongs to the USA. Here are the top 13 all-time fastest 100m women athletes from the USA.
13. Gwen Torrence
Gwendolyn Torrence was born on the 12th of June 1965 in Decatur, Georgia. She was one of the best sprinters of her time. Gwen won three Olympic gold medals. She also won gold medals in World Championship, Goodwill Games and Pan American Games. She was also included in Georgia’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
12. Gail Devers
Gail Devers was born on the 19th of November 1966. She was two time 100m Olympic champion and only the second woman after Wyomia Tyus who successfully defended the 100m title. Gail also won the Olympic gold medal in 4 x 100m relay in 1996. She also won the world championship in 1993. She was included in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
11. Inger Miller
Inger Miller was born on the 12th of June 1972 in Log Angeles. She won several events in her career. She won a gold medal in a 200m event in 1999’s World Championship. Inger Miller also won gold in 4 x 100m in 1996 Olympics and 1997’s World Championship.
10. Tori Bowie
Frentorish Tori Bowie was born on the 27th of August 1990. Her main events are 100m and 200m. She is a silver medalist in 100m in the 2016 Olympics and gold medalist in 4 x 100m. She also won gold in 100m and 4 x 100m in World Championship in 2017.
9. Tianna Bartoletta
Tianna Bartoletta was born on the 30th of August 1985. Her main events are long jump and short sprints. She won gold medals in 4 x 100m in 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Tianna Bartoletta also won the gold medal in the long jump event in the 2016 Olympics. She also won gold medals in a long jump event in the World Championship of 2005 and 2015.
8. Torri Edwards
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Torri Edwards was born on the 31st of January 1997. Her main events are 100m and 200m. She won the bronze medal in 4 x 100m in the 2000 Olympics. She also won gold in 100m event in the World Championship of 2003 and gold in 4 x 100m in 2007.
7. Dawn Sowell
Dawn Sowell was born on the 27th of March 1966. She ran the fastest time in 100m and 200m in 1989. She is the third-fastest woman of that time with a time of 10.78 seconds.
6. Evelyn Ashford
Evelyn Ashford was born on 15th of 1957. She was the first woman to ran under the 11-second barrier in the 100m event in the Olympic Games. She won the gold medal in 100m and 4 x 100m in 1984 Olympic. Evelyn Ashford also won gold medals in 4 x 100m events in 1988 and 1992 Olympics. She ran under the 11 seconds barrier 30 times in her carrier and it was a great achievement at that time.
5. Sha’Carri Richardson
Sha’Carri Richardson was born on the 25th of March 2000. Her main events are 100m and 200m. She won the Junior Olympics 100m title in 2016. Her best time for 100m is 10.75 and 200m is 22.17. She won the gold medal in 100m event in 2016 in AAU Junior Olympics
4. English Gardner
English Gardner was born on the 22nd of April 1992. Her personal best for 100m in 10.74 seconds. She set this time in 2016 in United States Olympics trails. She won gold in the Summer Olympics 2016 in 4 x 100m event.
3. Marion Jones
Marion Jones was born on the 12th of October 1975. At the 2000 summer Olympics in Sydney Australia, she won 3 gold medals and 2 bronze medals. But her medals ware stripped off after she admitted the use of the steroid. But she retained her World Championship titles from 1997 to 1999.
2. Carmelita Jeter
Carmelita Jeter was born on the 24th of November 1979. She won the 100m event in the 2011 IAAF World Championship. Carmelita won three Olympic medals. She won gold in 100m in World Athletics final. Her personal best time in 100m events is 10.64 seconds which she ran in Shanghai Golden Grand Prix.
1. Florence Griffith Joyner
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Florence Griffith Joyner was born on the 21st of December 1959 in California. She is the fastest woman of all time until now. Her record for both 100m and 200m in 1988 still stands. Griffith made her Olympic debut in 1984 and won the silver medal. She won three gold medals in the 1988 Olympics. She died in 1998 as the result of an epileptic seizure during her sleep.