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

Jesse OwensJesse Owens

12 September 1913

American

Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius

22 November 1986

South African

Mo FarahMo Farah

23 March 1983

British

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe

28 May 1888

American

Matti NykänenMatti Nykänen

17 July 1963

Finnish

Milkha SinghMilkha Singh

20 November 1929

Indian

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23 June 1940

American

Carl LewisCarl Lewis

01 July 1961

American

Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine

25 January 1951

American

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

Scottish

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread

03 March 1961

British

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Jackie Joyner-KerseeJackie Joyner-Kersee

03 March 1962

American

Justin Gatlin Justin Gatlin

10 February 1982

American

Hicham El GuerroujHicham El Guerrouj

14 September 1974

Moroccan

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister

23 March 1929

British

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe

29 September 1956

British

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman

16 February 1973

Australian

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Allyson FelixAllyson Felix

18 November 1985

American

Valerie AdamsValerie Adams

06 October 1984

New Zealander

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie

02 April 1960

British

Abebe BikilaAbebe Bikila

07 August 1932

Ethiopian

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka

04 December 1963

Ukrainian

Ashton EatonAshton Eaton

21 January 1988

American

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Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson

30 July 1958

British

Steve CramSteve Cram

14 October 1960

British

Liz McColganLiz McColgan

24 May 1964

British,Scottish

Gail DeversGail Devers

19 November 1966

American

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson

30 December 1961

Canadian

Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci

12 November 1961

Romanian

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Allan WellsAllan Wells

03 May 1952

British

Stefka KostadinovaStefka Kostadinova

25 March 1965

Bulgarian

Satcha PrettoSatcha Pretto

05 April 1980

Honduran

Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson

13 September 1967

American

Betty CuthbertBetty Cuthbert

20 April 1938

Australian

Keshorn WalcottKeshorn Walcott

02 April 1993

Trinidadian

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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

Lolo JonesLolo Jones

05 August 1982

American

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Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya

07 January 1991

South African

Earl WoodsEarl Woods

05 March 1932

American

P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban

13 May 1989

Canadian

Mikaela ShiffrinMikaela Shiffrin

13 March 1995

American

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell

24 September 1991

British

James CracknellJames Cracknell

05 May 1972

British

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Alun Wyn JonesAlun Wyn Jones

19 September 1985

British

John TavaresJohn Tavares

20 September 1990

Canadian

Jarome IginlaJarome Iginla

01 July 1977

Canadian

Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner

21 December 1959

American

Cael SandersonCael Sanderson

20 June 1979

American

Mary Lou RettonMary Lou Retton

24 January 1968

American

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Nicola AdamsNicola Adams

26 October 1982

British

Jim KellyJim Kelly

05 May 1946

Australian,American

Aleksandr KarelinAleksandr Karelin

19 September 1967

Russian

Matt DucheneMatt Duchene

16 January 1991

Canadian

Efren ReyesEfren Reyes

26 August 1954

Filipino

Tuukka RaskTuukka Rask

10 March 1987

Finnish

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Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreRajyavardhan Singh Rathore

29 January 1970

Indian

Johnny GaudreauJohnny Gaudreau

13 August 1993

American

Mark PhillipsMark Phillips

22 September 1948

British

Steven StamkosSteven Stamkos

07 February 1990

Canadian

Jimmy WhiteJimmy White

02 May 1962

British

Katarina Johnson-ThompsonKatarina Johnson-Thompson

09 January 1993

British

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Paul DePodestaPaul DePodesta

16 December 1972

American

Sam WarburtonSam Warburton

05 October 1988

British

Rebecca AdlingtonRebecca Adlington

17 February 1989

British

Evgeni MalkinEvgeni Malkin

31 July 1986

Russian

P. T. UshaP. T. Usha

27 June 1964

Indian

Marion JonesMarion Jones

12 October 1975

Belizean,American

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Sergio ParisseSergio Parisse

12 September 1983

Italian

Paula RadcliffePaula Radcliffe

17 December 1973

British

Cameron WinklevossCameron Winklevoss

21 August 1981

American

Daniil KvyatDaniil Kvyat

26 April 1994

Russian

Jessica MendozaJessica Mendoza

11 November 1980

American

Kathrine SwitzerKathrine Switzer

05 January 1947

American

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Stuart BinghamStuart Bingham

21 May 1976

British

Mike TindallMike Tindall

18 October 1978

British

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis

29 January 1960

American