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When boxing was the sport for immigrants and the poor to get along, Joe Louis was its king. “The Brown Bomber” held the heavyweight title longer than anyone else, he was a quiet, well-mannered black man. He was some boxer, too, and a devastating puncher, rated one of the top five heavyweights ever.
6ft 9in and 220lb, Russell earned the reputation as the sport’s greatest player in a 13-year career which saw him help Boston Celtics to 11 NBA Championships. Known as “The Ghost” for his uncanny ability to rise up and block his opponents’ shots. He is the silhouette on the NBA logo as well.
Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. He started fighting at the age of 12 after his bicycle was stolen.In 1960, Clay won a gold medal in the Olympics at Rome, Italy.He had the nickname “The Louisville Lip” for statements such as “I am the Greatest,” and “I’m young, I’m pretty, I’m fast, and […]
Hicham El Guerrouj
In 2004, Hitcham El Guerrouj finally won the Olympic 1500m gold medal, the world celebrated with him. Four days later, he won 5000m gold. From the mid-1990s on, the Moroccan was the king of middle-distance events, and still holds the world records for the 1500m, 2000m and the mile.
George was a professional footballer who played for Manchester United and Northern Ireland. In 68 he won the European Cup with United, and named the European Footballer of the Year. The man was known as the fifth Beatle. Pele called him ‘ the greatest player on Earth’.
All-American girl Evans with her distintive windmill stroke and fantastic endurance set world records that stood for years. In 87, age 15, she broke the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle marks, and went on to win three golds in Seoul The most impressive was the 800m time, which lasted 19 years and 4 Games.
Sir Ian Botham
Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain. He was a genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, and remains well known by his nickname “Beefy”. He was made a knight in recognition of his services to charity.
Jackie Robinson (42)
Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was a MLB second baseman who became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
winning a championship in every class – 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP, claiming back-to-back championships with different manufacturers or amassing 100 Grand Prix victories for seven World Championships, no other rider in modern racing has achieved so much. When you are known as ‘The Doctor’, you know you are a legend.
As a 30-year-old mother of two, was persuaded to revive her career by her husband and went on to win four gold medals at the 1948 Olympics. In her career, the Flying Dutchwoman set world records in seven events. Her events included the sprints and Pentathlon.
He dominated the 500cc Grand Prix grids throughout the 1990s. The only thing that could beat Doohan would eventually be one thing – injury. During his accumulation of five consecutive World Championships (’94-98) . Those that know, say the bike was unrideable. Mick Doohan could ride it.