Spain has a rich history of sports, and these are the famous females that make competition so exciting! Some amazing Spanish women have represented their country at Olympic games over time, which makes them great competitors like any other athlete today.
There are many talented female Spanish athletes. This post will focus on 10 of the most famous ones. Some of these women have achieved great things in their sport, while others are still rising. No matter their level of success, they all represent Spain proudly on the world stage. Let’s take a look at some of these amazing athletes!
10 Famous Female Spanish Athletes
1. Laura Muñoz
Laura Muñoz is a Spanish archer and was the 2013 European Champion. She represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she competed for both team and individual events. Muñoz’s highest placing as an individual came with a silver medal win at the 2011 European Grand Prix Finals in Bulgaria.
2. Maria Leptin
Maria Leptin is a Spanish biathlete. She has represented Spain at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She finished 16th whilst being one of only two women who hit all ten targets during the race on her final shoot. The event was won by Kati Wilhelm from Germany with an Olympic record performance. Maria also competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and was one of only two women to hit all ten targets on her last shoot.
3. Maria Sanchez
Maria Sanchez is a Spanish professional golfer from Moncloa-Aravaca, Madrid. She won her first major championship in the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, becoming the first Spanish winner of that event. Sanchez has played on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour since 2005, and she was a member of Europe’s Solheim Cup Team in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013
4. Mireia Belmonte
Mireia Belmonte García is a Spanish swimmer who specializes in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly events. She is a triple world champion (in 2013, 2014 and 2015), an Olympic gold medalist (in 2016) and a multiple-time European champion.
5. Natalia Gorbunova
Natalia Gorbunova is a Spanish volleyball player who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
6. Pilar Geijo
Paige is a Spanish professional tennis player playing in the ITF Women’s Circuit. She holds 20 titles on this circuit and has won one singles title at WTA Tour. She had her best results of reaching the quarter-finals of 2010 Internazionali BNL d’Italia and a semifinal in the doubles event of the same tournament, partnering with Anabel Medina Garrigues. Her career-high singles ranking is World No. 49, achieved on October 12, 2015
7. Patricia Moreno
Patricia Moreno Ramos is a Spanish retired professional tennis player who competed on the WTA Tour between 1997 and 2006. She won one singles title (in 2002) and six doubles titles.
8. Silvia Soler-Espinosa
Silvia Soler Espinosa is a Spanish tennis player who competes mainly in the ITF Women’s Circuit. She has won one WTA Tour title, the 2014 Copa Colsanitas. She played the 2007 Wimbledon Championships as a junior, losing in round three to eventual runner-up Anna-Lena Grönefeld. She reached her career-high singles ranking of World No. 243 on September 24, 2009.
9. Yolanda Pascual
Yolanda Pascual Martín is a Spanish basketball player who competed for Spain in the women’s tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
10. Eva Navarro
Eva Navarro is a Spanish table tennis player. She competed for Spain in the women’s singles event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was eliminated in round one, losing to eventual silver medalist Ding Ning of China.
There are many more talented female Spanish athletes out there, and these are just a few examples. These women have worked hard to achieve their success level and continue to inspire others with their athleticism and dedication. So the next time you think of Spanish sports, don’t forget about these amazing women!