Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Athletes, including Ross Rebagliati, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius, Debi Thomas and Jesse Owens.
Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius
22 November 1986, South African
Runner
Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983, British
Athlete

Usain BoltUsain Bolt
21 August 1986, Jamaican
Olympic athlete

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe
28 May 1888, American
Athlete

Jesse OwensJesse Owens
12 September 1913, American
 

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

Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci
12 November 1961, Romanian
Olympic Champion Gymnast

Frederik, Crown Prince of DenmarkFrederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
26 May 1968, Danish
Eldest Son of Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph
23 June 1940, American
 

Carl LewisCarl Lewis
01 July 1961, American
 
Allyson FelixAllyson Felix
18 November 1985, American
Track and field athlete

Dot JonesDot Jones
04 January 1964, American
Actress

Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine
25 January 1951, American
Long-distance Runner

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
26 May 1912, Canadian
Actor

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman
16 February 1973, Australian
Sprinter
Magnús SchevingMagnús Scheving
10 November 1964, Icelander
Writer

Eric LiddellEric Liddell
16 January 1902, Scottish
 

Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson
13 September 1967, American
American olympic athlete

Jackie Joyner-KerseeJackie Joyner-Kersee
03 March 1962, American
Athlete
Jim KellyJim Kelly
05 May 1946, American
Athlete

Breaux GreerBreaux Greer
19 October 1976, American
Olympic Athlete
Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929, British
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

Abebe BikilaAbebe Bikila
07 August 1932, Ethiopian
Olympic marathon champion

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956, British
Middle Distance Runner, Politician
Justin Gatlin Justin Gatlin
10 February 1982, American
Sprinter

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960, British
Retired Sprinter
Matti NykänenMatti Nykänen
17 July 1963, Finnish
Olympic athlete

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961, British
Javelin Thrower

Hicham El GuerroujHicham El Guerrouj
14 September 1974, Moroccan
Athlete
Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960, British
Athlete

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Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958, British
Decathlete
Valerie AdamsValerie Adams
06 October 1984, New Zealander
Shot Putter

Emil ZatopekEmil Zatopek
19 September 1922, Czech
Long Distance Runner

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
04 December 1963, Ukrainian
Pole Vaulter

Maurice GreeneMaurice Greene
23 July 1974, American
Track & Field Sprinter
Ashton EatonAshton Eaton
21 January 1988, American
Decathlete
Gail DeversGail Devers
19 November 1966, American
Athlete

Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952, British
Sprinter

Stefka KostadinovaStefka Kostadinova
25 March 1965, Bulgarian
Olympic athlete

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964, British, Scottish
Athlete
Betty CuthbertBetty Cuthbert
20 April 1938, Australian
Athlete

Satcha PrettoSatcha Pretto
05 April 1980, Honduran
Journalist

Keshorn WalcottKeshorn Walcott
02 April 1993, Trinidadian
Olympic athlete

Anna ChicherovaAnna Chicherova
22 July 1982, Armenian
Olympic athlete

Irving Saladino Irving Saladino
23 January 1983, Panamanian
Long Jumper
Hadi SaeiHadi Saei
10 June 1976, Iranian
Former Taekwondo Athlete & Olympic Gold Medalist

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
30 December 1961, Canadian
Sprinter
Paul DePodestaPaul DePodesta
16 December 1972, American
Chief strategy officer

Wim HofWim Hof
20 April 1959, Dutch
Athlete

Allison StokkeAllison Stokke
22 March 1989, American
Athlete
Nicola AdamsNicola Adams
26 October 1982, British
Boxer

Antonina KrivoshapkaAntonina Krivoshapka
21 July 1987, Russian
Athlete
Eddie HallEddie Hall
15 January 1988, British
Athlete

Alex ScottAlex Scott
14 October 1984, British
Footballer

Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner
21 December 1959, American
Sprinter

Mike TindallMike Tindall
18 October 1978, British
Rugby union player

Alina KabaevaAlina Kabaeva
12 May 1983, Uzbekistan, Russian
Politician, Model, Artistic gymnast, Rhythmic
Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker
05 March 1986, British
Show jumper

Daniil KvyatDaniil Kvyat
26 April 1994, Russian
Racecar driver

Big E LangstonBig E Langston
01 March 1986, American
 

Lolo JonesLolo Jones
05 August 1982, American
Sprinter, Bobsledder, Athletics competitor
Cameron WinklevossCameron Winklevoss
21 August 1981, American
Entrepreneur, Rower

Athina Onassis RousselAthina Onassis Roussel
29 January 1985, French
 
Clarence ClemonsClarence Clemons
11 January 1942, American
Musicians

Dave MirraDave Mirra
04 April 1974, American
Extreme sports athlete

Eliud KipchogeEliud Kipchoge
17 November 1984, Kenyan
Long-distance runner
Owen FarrellOwen Farrell
24 September 1991, British
Rugby union player

Rafer JohnsonRafer Johnson
18 August 1935, American
Actor, Athletics competitor
Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya
07 January 1991, South African
Olympic Athlete

Aimee MullinsAimee Mullins
20 July 1976, American
Athlete

Chavo Guerrero, Jr.Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
20 October 1970, American
Wrestler
Alun Wyn JonesAlun Wyn Jones
19 September 1985, British
Rugby union player

Nils LofgrenNils Lofgren
21 June 1951, American
Musician
Antonio RüdigerAntonio Rüdiger
03 March 1993, German
Footballer

Nicolas HamiltonNicolas Hamilton
28 March 1992, British
Racecar driver

Ross RebagliatiRoss Rebagliati
14 July 1971, Canadian
Snowboarder

Dave SchultzDave Schultz
06 June 1959, American
 
Marion JonesMarion Jones
12 October 1975, Belizean, American
Basketball player, Sprinter
Victoria PendletonVictoria Pendleton
24 September 1980, British
Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Autobiographer,

Earl WoodsEarl Woods
05 March 1932, American
Baseball player, Writer, Military personnel

Carl FramptonCarl Frampton
21 February 1987, British
Boxer

P. T. UshaP. T. Usha
27 June 1964, Indian
Athletics competitor
Kevin SinfieldKevin Sinfield
12 September 1980, British
Politician, Rugby league player

Aleksandr KarelinAleksandr Karelin
19 September 1967, Russian
Politician, Amateur wrestler

Matt MiazgaMatt Miazga
19 July 1995, American
Association football player

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
29 January 1960, American
Diver

Burak YılmazBurak Yılmaz
15 July 1985, Turkish
Football
Mary Lou RettonMary Lou Retton
24 January 1968, American
Artistic gymnast

Efren ReyesEfren Reyes
26 August 1954, Filipino
Pool player
Colin JacksonColin Jackson
18 February 1967, British
Athletics competitor

Baichung BhutiaBaichung Bhutia
15 December 1976, Indian
 
Jimmy WhiteJimmy White
02 May 1962, British
Snooker player, Pool player, Screenwriter
Jarome IginlaJarome Iginla
01 July 1977, Canadian
Ice hockey player