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

Justin Gatlin Justin Gatlin

10 February 1982

American

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

Scottish

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman

16 February 1973

Australian

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister

23 March 1929

British

Jackie Joyner-KerseeJackie Joyner-Kersee

03 March 1962

American

Hicham El GuerroujHicham El Guerrouj

14 September 1974

Moroccan

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka

04 December 1963

Ukrainian

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe

29 September 1956

British

Allyson FelixAllyson Felix

18 November 1985

American

Abebe BikilaAbebe Bikila

07 August 1932

Ethiopian

Steve CramSteve Cram

14 October 1960

British

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson

30 July 1958

British

Ashton EatonAshton Eaton

21 January 1988

American

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread

03 March 1961

British

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie

02 April 1960

British

Valerie AdamsValerie Adams

06 October 1984

New Zealander

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson

30 December 1961

Canadian

Gail DeversGail Devers

19 November 1966

American

Matti NykänenMatti Nykänen

17 July 1963

Finnish

Stefka KostadinovaStefka Kostadinova

25 March 1965

Bulgarian

Keshorn WalcottKeshorn Walcott

02 April 1993

Trinidadian

Betty CuthbertBetty Cuthbert

20 April 1938

Australian

Allan WellsAllan Wells

03 May 1952

British

Satcha PrettoSatcha Pretto

05 April 1980

Honduran

Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson

13 September 1967

American

Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci

12 November 1961

Romanian

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

Mary Lou RettonMary Lou Retton

24 January 1968

American

Rocky FieldingRocky Fielding

05 August 1987

British

P. T. UshaP. T. Usha

27 June 1964

Indian

Jim KellyJim Kelly

05 May 1946

Australian,American

Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner

21 December 1959

American

Carl FramptonCarl Frampton

21 February 1987

British

Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker

05 March 1986

British

Felix BaumgartnerFelix Baumgartner

20 April 1969

Austrian

Matt MiazgaMatt Miazga

19 July 1995

American

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya

07 January 1991

South African

Toto WolffToto Wolff

12 January 1972

Austrian

Jessica MendozaJessica Mendoza

11 November 1980

American

Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson

31 May 1990

Swedish

Mark PhillipsMark Phillips

22 September 1948

British

P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban

13 May 1989

Canadian

Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreRajyavardhan Singh Rathore

29 January 1970

Indian

Paul DePodestaPaul DePodesta

16 December 1972

American

Katarina Johnson-ThompsonKatarina Johnson-Thompson

09 January 1993

British

Peter NormanPeter Norman

15 June 1942

Australian

Efren ReyesEfren Reyes

26 August 1954

Filipino

Denise LewisDenise Lewis

27 August 1972

British

Marion JonesMarion Jones

12 October 1975

Belizean,American

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis

29 January 1960

American

Aleksandr KarelinAleksandr Karelin

19 September 1967

Russian

Max DomiMax Domi

02 March 1995

Canadian

Tommie SmithTommie Smith

06 June 1944

American

Max PaciorettyMax Pacioretty

20 November 1988

American

Dafne SchippersDafne Schippers

15 June 1992

James CracknellJames Cracknell

05 May 1972

British

Paula RadcliffePaula Radcliffe

17 December 1973

British

Lolo JonesLolo Jones

05 August 1982

American

Mike TindallMike Tindall

18 October 1978

British

Rebecca AdlingtonRebecca Adlington

17 February 1989

British

Daniil KvyatDaniil Kvyat

26 April 1994

Russian

Earl WoodsEarl Woods

05 March 1932

American

Nicola AdamsNicola Adams

26 October 1982

British

Cameron WinklevossCameron Winklevoss

21 August 1981

American

Casey StonerCasey Stoner

16 October 1985

Australian

Kenenisa BekeleKenenisa Bekele

13 June 1982

Ethiopian

Aliya MustafinaAliya Mustafina

30 September 1994

Russian

John CarlosJohn Carlos

05 June 1945

American