Sports are one of those ways unite peoples together. So, Olympic Games are the most important and famous champion all over the history. This amazing championship has embraced many champions and great athletes. Kindly track this article that reveals the most famous Olympic athletes.
10 Mark Spitz:
He is an American ex-swimmer, who was the Olympic champion for nine. He won seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in 1972 in Munich, it is an achievement merely surpassed by Michael Phelps who gained eight gold medals at the Summer Olympics in 2008, held in Beijing. Spitz gained new world records in the whole seven games in which he took part. Since 1900, there is no other swimmer who has ever got such a large percentage of all the medals received for Olympic single games.
9 Larisa Semyonovna Latynina:
She is a previous Soviet gymnast. Between years 1956 and 1964, she gained 14 individual Olympic medals and other four team ones. Her full amount of 18 Olympic medals was gained all over 48 years. In the Summer Olympics, held in 1956, she competed with Ágnes Keleti, to become the most winning gymnast of the Olympics.
8 Asafa Powell:
He is a sprinter, from Jamaica who is an expert in the 100 meters. He won the 100 metres world record between 2005 and 2008, achieving records of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds in that order. Powell took part in the 100 meters at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, ranked the fifth in 2004 and 2008 and the eighth in 2012, after the injure during the race. In 2012, Powell took part in the finals of the 100 meter race at the Summer Olympics, held in London, United Kingdom.
7 Samuel Bode Miller:
He is an Olympic and gold medalist; he is also the most victorious unprecedented male American alpine ski racer. He has gained six medals in the Winter Olympics. He has received six discipline World Cup medals. Throughout his career, Samuel has also received 4 titles of World Championships in four dissimilar disciplines.
6 Greg Louganis:
He is an American Olympic diver who received gold medals at the Olympic Games held in 1984 and 1988 of the springboard and platform. As a beginner Olympic participant, Louganis attracted Sammy Lee, who won the Olympics for two times, and he began coaching him. After receiving two more world championship titles in 1986, he replicated his 1984 achievement in the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
5 Maria Yuryevna Sharapova:
He is a Russian specialized tennis player who is ranked world No. 2, in 2014 by the (WTA) and is the top player in Russia. Sharapova achieved her expertise in 2004 at the age of 17, when she overcame Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final. Being the winner in 2012 French Open, she is ranked the sixth woman in the Open Era to finalize the career Grand Slam individually.
4 Chris Hoy:
He is a British previous track cyclist who took part at the Olympics and World Championships. Hoy won the world championships titles for eleven times and Olympic championships for six times. Hoy got married to a lawyer from Edinburgh, called Sarra Kemp in 2010.
3 Yohan Blake:
Yohan is a Jamaican sprinter of both the 100-meter and 200-meter races, he is nicknamed by “The Beast”, as he won a gold medal at the event of 100 meter at the world championship, held in 2011 as the youngest world champion ever, he also received a silver medal in the Olympic Games, held in 2012 in London winning the 100 meter and 200 meter races.
2 Usain Bolt:
Again with Jamaica, Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter, who is broadly deemed as the fastest person ever. He was the first athlete to gain the title of “double double” by achieving 100 meter and 200 meter titles at successive Olympics held in 2008 and 2012. He is nicknamed by media as “The Lightning Bolt”.
1 Michael Fred Phelps II:
He is an American swimmer with a total of 22 medals. Subsequent to the Summer Olympics held in 2008, Phelps began the “Michael Phelps Foundation” that highlights the developing of swimming and supporting better lifestyles. He keeps on working with his foundation after the Olympics of 2012.