Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Athletes, including Ross Rebagliati, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius, Debi Thomas and Jesse Owens.
Usain BoltUsain Bolt

21 August 1986

Jamaican

Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius

22 November 1986

South African

Jesse OwensJesse Owens

12 September 1913

American

Milkha SinghMilkha Singh

20 November 1929

Indian

Mo FarahMo Farah

23 March 1983

British

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe

28 May 1888

American

Carl LewisCarl Lewis

01 July 1961

American

Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine

25 January 1951

American

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23 June 1940

American

Jackie Joyner-KerseeJackie Joyner-Kersee

03 March 1962

American

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister

23 March 1929

British

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

Scottish

Justin Gatlin Justin Gatlin

10 February 1982

American

Allyson FelixAllyson Felix

18 November 1985

American

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman

16 February 1973

Australian

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe

29 September 1956

British

Hicham El GuerroujHicham El Guerrouj

14 September 1974

Moroccan

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie

02 April 1960

British

Abebe BikilaAbebe Bikila

07 August 1932

Ethiopian

Valerie AdamsValerie Adams

06 October 1984

New Zealander

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread

03 March 1961

British

Matti NykänenMatti Nykänen

17 July 1963

Finnish

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka

04 December 1963

Ukrainian

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson

30 July 1958

British

Ashton EatonAshton Eaton

21 January 1988

American

Gail DeversGail Devers

19 November 1966

American

Steve CramSteve Cram

14 October 1960

British

Satcha PrettoSatcha Pretto

05 April 1980

Honduran

Betty CuthbertBetty Cuthbert

20 April 1938

Australian

Allan WellsAllan Wells

03 May 1952

British

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson

30 December 1961

Canadian

Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson

13 September 1967

American

Liz McColganLiz McColgan

24 May 1964

British,Scottish

Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci

12 November 1961

Romanian

Stefka KostadinovaStefka Kostadinova

25 March 1965

Bulgarian

Keshorn WalcottKeshorn Walcott

02 April 1993

Trinidadian

Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova

22 July 1982

Armenian

Hadi SaeiHadi Saei

10 June 1976

Iranian

Irving Saladino Irving Saladino

23 January 1983

Panamanian

Maurice GreenMaurice Greene

23 July 1974

American

Emil ZatopekEmil Zatopek

19 September 1922

Czech

Rocky FieldingRocky Fielding

05 August 1987

British

Mary Lou RettonMary Lou Retton

24 January 1968

American

Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner

21 December 1959

American

Carl FramptonCarl Frampton

21 February 1987

British

Jim KellyJim Kelly

05 May 1946

Australian,American

Michael van GerwenMichael van Gerwen

25 April 1989

Felix BaumgartnerFelix Baumgartner

20 April 1969

Austrian

Mikaela ShiffrinMikaela Shiffrin

13 March 1995

American

P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban

13 May 1989

Canadian

Toto WolffToto Wolff

12 January 1972

Austrian

Mark PhillipsMark Phillips

22 September 1948

British

John TavaresJohn Tavares

20 September 1990

Canadian

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell

24 September 1991

British

P. T. UshaP. T. Usha

27 June 1964

Indian

Peter NormanPeter Norman

15 June 1942

Australian

Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker

05 March 1986

British

Paul DePodestaPaul DePodesta

16 December 1972

American

Tommie SmithTommie Smith

06 June 1944

American

Jimmy WhiteJimmy White

02 May 1962

British

Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreRajyavardhan Singh Rathore

29 January 1970

Indian

Efren ReyesEfren Reyes

26 August 1954

Filipino

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya

07 January 1991

South African

Max DomiMax Domi

02 March 1995

Canadian

Mike TindallMike Tindall

18 October 1978

British

Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson

31 May 1990

Swedish

Cameron WinklevossCameron Winklevoss

21 August 1981

American

Aleksandr KarelinAleksandr Karelin

19 September 1967

Russian

Marion JonesMarion Jones

12 October 1975

Belizean,American

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis

29 January 1960

American

Cael SandersonCael Sanderson

20 June 1979

American

Aliya MustafinaAliya Mustafina

30 September 1994

Russian

Doug McDermottDoug McDermott

03 January 1992

American

Johnny GaudreauJohnny Gaudreau

13 August 1993

American

Rick NashRick Nash

16 June 1984

Canadian

Jessica MendozaJessica Mendoza

11 November 1980

American

Evgeni MalkinEvgeni Malkin

31 July 1986

Russian

Stuart BinghamStuart Bingham

21 May 1976

British

Georgina BloombergGeorgina Bloomberg

20 January 1983

American

Nicola AdamsNicola Adams

26 October 1982

British

Dani PedrosaDani Pedrosa

29 September 1985

Spanish