Did women compete in the first modern Olympics?
Asked in Olympics, Ancient Greece, Olympic History
When were women allowed to compete in the Olympics?
Who was the first female Olympian?
I don't know that history has recorded the first woman to compete in the Olympics. History has recorded that the first woman to win a gold medal was Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain who won gold in ladies singles tennis in the 1900 Olympics in Paris. The 1900 Olympics were the second Olympics of the modern era and the first that women were allowed to compete in. Women were not allowed to compete in the first modern Olympics held in Greece in 1896.