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
Olympic athlete
Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius
22 November 1986, South African
Runner

Jesse OwensJesse Owens
12 September 1913, American
 

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe
28 May 1888, American
Athlete

Jim KellyJim Kelly
05 May 1946, American
Athlete

Milkha SinghMilkha Singh
20 November 1929, Indian
Indian track and field athlete
Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver
04 June 1924, American
Actor

Carl LewisCarl Lewis
01 July 1961, American
 

Frederik, Crown Prince of DenmarkFrederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
26 May 1968, Danish
Eldest Son of Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983, British
Athlete

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph
23 June 1940, American
 
Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine
25 January 1951, American
Long-distance Runner

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
26 May 1912, Canadian
Actor

Eric LiddellEric Liddell
16 January 1902, Scottish
 

Allyson FelixAllyson Felix
18 November 1985, American
Track and field athlete

Jackie Joyner-KerseeJackie Joyner-Kersee
03 March 1962, American
Athlete
Hicham El GuerroujHicham El Guerrouj
14 September 1974, Moroccan
Athlete

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
04 December 1963, Ukrainian
Pole Vaulter

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929, British
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

Justin Gatlin Justin Gatlin
10 February 1982, American
Sprinter
Breaux GreerBreaux Greer
19 October 1976, American
Olympic Athlete

Matti NykänenMatti Nykänen
17 July 1963, Finnish
Olympic athlete
Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956, British
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

Magnús SchevingMagnús Scheving
10 November 1964, Icelander
Writer

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman
16 February 1973, Australian
Sprinter
Abebe BikilaAbebe Bikila
07 August 1932, Ethiopian
Olympic marathon champion

Valerie AdamsValerie Adams
06 October 1984, New Zealander
Shot Putter
Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960, British
Retired Sprinter

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961, British
Javelin Thrower

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958, British
Decathlete
Ashton EatonAshton Eaton
21 January 1988, American
Decathlete

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Dot JonesDot Jones
04 January 1964, American
Actress
Gail DeversGail Devers
19 November 1966, American
Athlete

Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960, British
Athlete

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
30 December 1961, Canadian
Sprinter

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964, British, Scottish
Athlete
Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952, British
Sprinter
Stefka KostadinovaStefka Kostadinova
25 March 1965, Bulgarian
Olympic athlete

Betty CuthbertBetty Cuthbert
20 April 1938, Australian
Athlete

Satcha PrettoSatcha Pretto
05 April 1980, Honduran
Journalist

Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova
22 July 1982, Armenian
Olympic athlete
Keshorn WalcottKeshorn Walcott
02 April 1993, Trinidadian
Olympic athlete

Hadi SaeiHadi Saei
10 June 1976, Iranian
Former Taekwondo Athlete & Olympic Gold Medalist

Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci
12 November 1961, Romanian
Olympic Champion Gymnast

Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson
13 September 1967, American
American olympic athlete

Irving Saladino Irving Saladino
23 January 1983, Panamanian
Long Jumper
Maurice GreenMaurice Greene
23 July 1974, American
Track & Field Sprinter

Emil ZatopekEmil Zatopek
19 September 1922, Czech
Long Distance Runner
Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker
05 March 1986, British
Show jumper

Georgina BloombergGeorgina Bloomberg
20 January 1983, American
Equestrian

Eddie HallEddie Hall
15 January 1988, British
Athlete
Wim HofWim Hof
20 April 1959, Dutch
Athlete

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell
24 September 1991, British
Rugby union player
Lolo JonesLolo Jones
05 August 1982, American
Sprinter, Bobsledder, Athletics competitor

Paul DePodestaPaul DePodesta
16 December 1972, American
Chief strategy officer

Allison StokkeAllison Stokke
22 March 1989, American
Athlete

Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner
21 December 1959, American
Sprinter

Efren ReyesEfren Reyes
26 August 1954, Filipino
Pool player
P. T. UshaP. T. Usha
27 June 1964, Indian
Athletics competitor

Dave MirraDave Mirra
04 April 1974, American
Extreme sports athlete

Mike TindallMike Tindall
18 October 1978, British
Rugby union player

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya
07 January 1991, South African
Olympic Athlete
Clarence ClemonsClarence Clemons
11 January 1942, American
Musicians

Ding JunhuiDing Junhui
01 April 1987
Snooker player
Sagarika GhatgeSagarika Ghatge
08 January 1986, Indian
Model

Aimee MullinsAimee Mullins
20 July 1976, American
Athlete

Doug McDermottDoug McDermott
03 January 1992, American
Basketball player
Henrik SedinHenrik Sedin
26 September 1980, Swedish
Ice hockey player

Alun Wyn JonesAlun Wyn Jones
19 September 1985, British
Rugby union player
Marion JonesMarion Jones
12 October 1975, Belizean, American
Basketball player, Sprinter

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
29 January 1960, American
Platform diver, Autobiographer, Diver, Coach

Stephen MaguireStephen Maguire
13 March 1981, Scottish
Snooker player
Jimmy WhiteJimmy White
02 May 1962, British
Snooker player, Pool player, Screenwriter

Christine SinclairChristine Sinclair
12 June 1983, Canadian
Association football player
Thakur Anoop SinghThakur Anoop Singh
23 March 1989, Indian
Actor

Cameron WinklevossCameron Winklevoss
21 August 1981, American
Entrepreneur, Rower

Mary Lou RettonMary Lou Retton
24 January 1968, American
Artistic gymnast

Cael SandersonCael Sanderson
20 June 1979, American
Amateur wrestler, Coach
Carl FramptonCarl Frampton
21 February 1987, British
Boxer
Steve BeatonSteve Beaton
05 April 1964, British
Darts player

Callum RobinsonCallum Robinson
02 February 1995, British
Association football player

John TavaresJohn Tavares
20 September 1990, Canadian
ice hockey player

Denise LewisDenise Lewis
27 August 1972, British
Athletics competitor
Daniel SedinDaniel Sedin
26 September 1980, Swedish
Ice hockey player

Patrick SharpPatrick Sharp
27 December 1981, Canadian
Ice hockey player

Kelly HolmesKelly Holmes
19 April 1970, British
Middle-distance runner

Nils LofgrenNils Lofgren
21 June 1951, American
Musician

Katarina Johnson-ThompsonKatarina Johnson-Thompson
09 January 1993, British
Athletics competitor
Max DomiMax Domi
02 March 1995, Canadian
Ice hockey player

Peter SnellPeter Snell
17 December 1938, New Zealander
Middle-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Jarome IginlaJarome Iginla
01 July 1977, Canadian
Ice hockey player

Jelle KlaasenJelle Klaasen
17 October 1984
Darts player
Teemu SelänneTeemu Selänne
03 July 1970, Finnish
Ice hockey player
Aleksandr KarelinAleksandr Karelin
19 September 1967, Russian
Politician, Amateur wrestler