Two motor racers voted into Top 100 Australian Sportswomen
Australia’s most successful female circuit racer Leanne Tander and Touring Car Masters driver Amanda Sparks has been voted into the top 100 Australian sportswomen of all-time.
Tander, who recently gave birth to her and champion racing husband Garth Tander’s second child, and Sparks, who finished third in class in last year’s TCM title, has joined an illustrious list of Australian olympic heroes and sports stars in the public vote.
The list was topped by three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Fraser.
Tander is regarded as one of Australia’s best circuit racing talents, competing in a range of categories from karts, production cars, V8 Supercars and Formula 3.
Her best result came in 2007 when she finished second to Tim Macrow in the F3 Championship.
Tander was pleased with the inclusion into the Top 100.
“Very excited to be listed as one of Sport For Women Top 100 Sportswomen of all time,” she said via Twitter.
“Thanks to those who voted.”
See below for the full list of Top 100 Australian Sportswomen.
The Top 25 Australian (listed in order)
1. Dawn Fraser (swimming)
2. Betty Cuthbert (track and field)
3. Layne Beachley (surfing)
= Margaret Court (tennis)
5. Lauren Jackson (basketball)
6. Heather McKay (squash)
7. Rochelle Hawkes (hockey)
8. Shirley Strickland (track and field)
9. Anna Meares (cycling)
10. Cathy Freeman (track and field)
11. Karrie Webb (golf)
12. Liz Ellis (netball)
13. Elizabeth Kosmala
14. Belinda Clark (cricket)
15. Louise Sauvage (paralympian)
16. Julie Murray (soccer)
17. Shane Gould (swimming)
18. Susie O’Neill (swimming)
19. Evonne Goolagong (tennis)
20. Sharelle McMahon (netball)
21. Betty Wilson (cricket)
22. Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (track and field)
23. Cheryl Salisbury (soccer)
24. Sally Pearson (track and field)
25. Alyson Annan (hockey)
The remaining 75 are in no particular order;
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