Two motor racers voted into Top 100 Australian Sportswomen

Leanne Tander

Leanne Tander

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;

Emma Snowsill
Lydia Lassila
Chantelle Newbery
Nova Peris
Amanda Sparks
Anna Segal
Carmen Marton
Carol Cooke
Christine Murray (ShortStop)
Eloise Amberger
Emily Seebohm
Jessica Trengove
Jodi Willis-Roberts
Julie Corletto
Kim Crow
Kristy Judd
Leah Percy
Liane Tooth
Louise Winchester
Maddison Elliott
Megan Marcks
Mirinda Carfrae
Natalie Porter
Sharni Williams
Alicia Coutts
Alisa Camplin
Anne Sargeant
Annette Kellerman
Bev Francis
Caroline Buchanan
Cindy-Lu Fitzpatrick
Debbie Flintoff-King
Debbie Watson
Deborah Acason
Decima Norman
Ellyse Perry
Fanny Durack
Gillian Rolton
Glynis Nunn
Heidi Wittesch
Jacqueline Freney
Jacqui Cooper
Jayme Richardson-Paris
Jessica Palmer
Jessicah Schipper
Julie Dolan
Karen Rolton
Kate Gynther
Kathryn Watt
Kay Cottee
Kerri Pottharst OAM
Kirstie Marshall
Lauren Mitchell
Lauren Burns
Leanne Tander
Libby Trickett
Liesl Tesch
Lisa Sthalekar
Loudy Wiggins
Michele Timms
Michelle Martin
Natalie Cook
Nikki Hudson
Pam Burridge
Petria Thomas
Raelene Boyle
Sally Fitzgibbons
Sam Stosur
Shannon McFerran
Simone Wearne
Stephanie Gillmore
Susie Ramadan
Torah Bright
Tracey Wickham
Zali Steggall

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