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

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister

23 March 1929

British

Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius

22 November 1986

South African

Jesse OwensJesse Owens

12 September 1913

American

Mo FarahMo Farah

23 March 1983

British

Milkha SinghMilkha Singh

20 November 1929

Indian

Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine

25 January 1951

American

Carl LewisCarl Lewis

01 July 1961

American

Hicham El GuerroujHicham El Guerrouj

14 September 1974

Moroccan

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

Scottish

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23 June 1940

American

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman

16 February 1973

Australian

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe

29 September 1956

British

Valerie AdamsValerie Adams

06 October 1984

New Zealander

Justin Gatlin Justin Gatlin

10 February 1982

American

Jackie Joyner-KerseeJackie Joyner-Kersee

03 March 1962

American

Allyson FelixAllyson Felix

18 November 1985

American

Abebe BikilaAbebe Bikila

07 August 1932

Ethiopian

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie

02 April 1960

British

Ashton EatonAshton Eaton

21 January 1988

American

Steve CramSteve Cram

14 October 1960

British

Matti NykänenMatti Nykänen

17 July 1963

Finnish

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread

03 March 1961

British

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka

04 December 1963

Ukrainian

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson

30 July 1958

British

Gail DeversGail Devers

19 November 1966

American

Allan WellsAllan Wells

03 May 1952

British

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson

30 December 1961

Canadian

Betty CuthbertBetty Cuthbert

20 April 1938

Australian

Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci

12 November 1961

Romanian

Stefka KostadinovaStefka Kostadinova

25 March 1965

Bulgarian

Satcha PrettoSatcha Pretto

05 April 1980

Honduran

Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson

13 September 1967

American

Keshorn WalcottKeshorn Walcott

02 April 1993

Trinidadian

Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova

22 July 1982

Armenian

Irving Saladino Irving Saladino

23 January 1983

Panamanian

Hadi SaeiHadi Saei

10 June 1976

Iranian

Maurice GreenMaurice Greene

23 July 1974

American

Emil ZatopekEmil Zatopek

19 September 1922

Czech

Nancy KerriganNancy Kerrigan

13 October 1969

American

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya

07 January 1991

South African

Mark PhillipsMark Phillips

22 September 1948

British

Henrik SedinHenrik Sedin

26 September 1980

Swedish

P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban

13 May 1989

Canadian

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe

26 May 1887

Czech,American

Mike TindallMike Tindall

18 October 1978

British

Jim KellyJim Kelly

05 May 1946

Australian,American

Daniel SedinDaniel Sedin

26 September 1980

Swedish

Zara PhillipsZara Phillips

15 May 1981

British

Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner

21 December 1959

American

Carl FramptonCarl Frampton

21 February 1987

British

Katarina Johnson-ThompsonKatarina Johnson-Thompson

09 January 1993

British

Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson

31 May 1990

Swedish

Steven StamkosSteven Stamkos

07 February 1990

Canadian

Von MillerVon Miller

26 March 1989

American

Kathrine SwitzerKathrine Switzer

05 January 1947

American

Cameron WinklevossCameron Winklevoss

21 August 1981

American

Evgeni MalkinEvgeni Malkin

31 July 1986

Russian

Blake WheelerBlake Wheeler

31 August 1986

American

Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker

05 March 1986

British

Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreRajyavardhan Singh Rathore

29 January 1970

Indian

Rick NashRick Nash

16 June 1984

Canadian

Teemu SelänneTeemu Selänne

03 July 1970

Finnish

Paula RadcliffePaula Radcliffe

17 December 1973

British

Tuukka RaskTuukka Rask

10 March 1987

Finnish

Toto WolffToto Wolff

12 January 1972

Austrian

Jessica MendozaJessica Mendoza

11 November 1980

American

Jimmy WhiteJimmy White

02 May 1962

British

Kaetlyn OsmondKaetlyn Osmond

05 December 1995

Canadian

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell

24 September 1991

British

Paul DePodestaPaul DePodesta

16 December 1972

American

Marion JonesMarion Jones

12 October 1975

Belizean,American

Felix BaumgartnerFelix Baumgartner

20 April 1969

Austrian

Jarome IginlaJarome Iginla

01 July 1977

Canadian

Ding JunhuiDing Junhui

01 April 1987

Cael SandersonCael Sanderson

20 June 1979

American

Doug McDermottDoug McDermott

03 January 1992

American

Patrick SharpPatrick Sharp

27 December 1981

Canadian

Mikaela ShiffrinMikaela Shiffrin

13 March 1995

American

Nicola AdamsNicola Adams

26 October 1982

British

P. T. UshaP. T. Usha

27 June 1964

Indian