That was ladies singles tennis and the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal was Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain at the 1900 Games in Paris.
Margaret Abbott in women's golf at the 1900 Games in Paris.
In history - 1) Dawn Fraser - Won gold medals in the 100 meter freestyle in 1956, 1960, and 1964. She was the first swimmer to win the same event in three consecutive Olympics. 2) Shirley Strickland - 7 Olympic medals, including 3 gold (80 meter hurdles twice (1952, 1956), 4x100 meter relay (1956)). She has won more Olympic medals than any other Australian in Athletics and was the first Australian woman to win an Olympic medal. 3) Marjorie Jackson - first Australian woman to win an Olympic gold medal (100 meter dash in 1952). 4) Teddy Flack - first Australian gold medalist winning the 800 meter run and 1,500 meter run in 1896. 5) Shane Gould - won 3 gold medals in 1972 in the 200 meter individual medley, 400 meter freestyle, and 200 meter freestyle. She was 15 years old at the time. 6) Ian Thorpe - 5 gold medals in swimming in the 2000 and 2004 Games. 7) Sarah Durack - first Australian woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics (1912 - 100 meter freestyle). Australian Mina Wylie won the silver in the event. 8) Nova Peris - first Aboriginal Australian to win a gold medal (1996 - field hockey). 9) Cathy Freeman - first Aboriginal Australian to win a gold medal in an individual event (400 meter run).
Dominique Margaux Dawes (born November 20, 1976, in Silver Spring, Maryland) is a retired United States artistic gymnast. She was 10-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team, the 1994 U.S. all-around senior National Champion, a three-time Olympian, a World Championships silver medalist and a member of the gold-medal winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Dawes is also notable as being the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics, and the first black person of any nationality or gender to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. She is also one of only three female American gymnasts, along with Muriel Grossfeld and Linda Metheny-Mulvihill, to compete in three Olympics and was part of three Olympic medal-winning teams: Barcelona 1992 (bronze), Atlanta 1996 (gold), and Sydney 2000 (bronze). Dawes is the first female gymnast to be a part of three Olympic medal winning teams
1900. The first 19 women to compete in the modern Olympics Games in Paris, France, play in just three sports: tennis, golf, and croquet. Margaret I. Abbott is the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. An art student in Paris, she won the nine-hole golf tournament by shooting a 47.
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The first Indian woman to ever win an Olympic medal was Karnam Malleswari.
Gillian Sheen was the first and only British woman to win a gold medal in Olympic fencing. She did it in 1956, at the age of 28, in the Individual Women's Foil event.
The first woman to win an Olympic event was England's Charlotte Cooper, who won the tennis singles in 1900
1900 in Paris in Ladies Singles Tennis. Charlotte Cooper was the winner and has gone down in history as the first woman to win a gold medal in the Modern Olympic Games.
Charlotte Cooper became the first female to win an Olympic Gold Medal (for tennis) in 1900.
Croquet, Tennis, and Golf were the first events women competed at in the 1900 Games in Paris. The first event that a woman won a gold medal in was tennis.
Singles tennis at the 1900 Games in Paris. Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain won the gold.
The youngest woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal was Helene Mayer of Germany. She won the Women's Individual Foil event in 1928 at the age of 17.