Aquarius Athletes

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 1 Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill
Famous As: Track & Field Athlete
Birthdate: January 28, 1986
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Jessica Ennis-Hill is a British retired track and field athlete. She specialized in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 meters hurdles. In 2012, she won an Olympic gold in the heptathlon. She was introduced to sports as a young girl and immediately took an interest in athletics. She has won several other titles as well in addition to her Olympic gold. 

 2 Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: February 16, 1973
Birthplace: Slade Point, Australia

Cathy Freeman is a former sprinter known for her achievements in the 400 meters events. Her personal best of 48.63, set at the 1996 Olympics, makes her the eighth-fastest woman of all time. She gave Australia an Olympic gold at the 2000 Olympics. Also a humanitarian, Freeman is credited with founding the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

 3 Justin Gatlin

Justin Gatlin
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 10, 1982
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Five-time Olympic medalist and renowned sprinter Justin Gatlin is a specialist in the 100m and the 200m categories. In 2005, he became the first to win both the 100m and the 200m world titles. He was a childhood fan of Mike Tyson and had initially been a hurdler.

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 4 Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton
Famous As: Decathlete
Birthdate: January 21, 1988
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

Two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton began his international career in 2008, winning his first international medal, a silver, at the 2011 World Championships. In the following year, he won two gold medals, one in Heptathlon at the World Indoor Championships and the other in Decathlon in London Olympic Games, defending his Olympic title four years later in Rio de Janeiro.

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 5 Steve Prefontaine

Steve Prefontaine
Famous As: Long-distance Runner
Birthdate: January 25, 1951
Birthplace: Coos Bay
Died: May 30, 1975

Long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine had competed in only one Olympic, finishing fourth in the 5000m race in Munich. However, he had begun breaking records since high school and excelled in cross-country running. His tragic death in a car accident after attending a party ended his life and his sports dreams.

 6 Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: February 17, 1989
Birthplace: Mansfield

Rebecca Adlington made headlines with her double-gold win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in which she aced both the 400m and 800m freestyle events. After retiring at 23, she has worked for BBC as a sports pundit and participated in shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

 7 Georgina Bloomberg

Georgina Bloomberg
Famous As: Equestrian
Birthdate: January 20, 1983
Birthplace: New York City

Born to former New York City mayor and media magnate Michael Bloomberg, Georgina Bloomberg was no stranger to the glitz of an affluent lifestyle. An elite equestrian, she now owns the New York Empire team. She has also co-authored a few novels and is an animal rights activist and a philanthropist.

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 8 Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis
Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Birthplace: El Cajon, California, United States

Greg Louganis was born to high-school students and was raised by his adoptive parents. Before becoming a renowned diver, he had studied drama and excelled in dance and gymnastics. The four-time Olympic gold medalist is HIV-positive and an LGBT icon. His memoir, Breaking the Surface, was made into a TV movie.

 9 Delilah DiCrescenzo

Delilah DiCrescenzo
Famous As: Distance runner
Birthdate: February 7, 1983
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Delilah DiCrescenzo is an American track and field athlete who competes in the 3000 meters steeplechase. She helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Americas Cross Country Championships in 2009. Delilah DiCrescenzo is the subject of a hit song titled Hey There Delilah by the popular American rock band Plain White T's.

 10 Jolyon Palmer

Jolyon Palmer
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 20, 1991
Birthplace: Horsham

 11 Aaron Ekblad

Aaron Ekblad
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 7, 1996
Birthplace: Windsor

 12 Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea
Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: February 2, 1987
Birthplace: Ballymena

Northern Irish motorcycle racer Jonathan Rea began his career with motocross and then switched to circuit racing later. He made history when he became the first racer to win six WorldSBK titles, that too, back-to-back. He earned the second place in the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award race.

 13 Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson
Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: February 18, 1967
Birthplace: Cardiff

Colin Jackson is a Welsh former athlete who represented Wales and Great Britain during his career. Jackson, who specialized in hurdles, won the silver medal in the 110m hurdles at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. His world record for the 110m hurdles stood for more than ten years, while his world record for the 60m hurdles stood for almost 27 years.

 14 Jarmila Kratochvílová

Jarmila Kratochvílová
Famous As: Track and field athlete
Birthdate: January 26, 1951
Birthplace: Golčův Jeníkov, Czech Republic

 15 Annette Tånnander

Annette Tånnander
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 13, 1958
Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden

Annette Tånnander is a former athlete who competed in the high jump and heptathlon events. She represented Sweden at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics. After retiring from athletics, Annette Tånnander went on to pursue a career as a massage therapist and fitness trainer. She also co-wrote a book titled The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fitness.

 16 Jeremy Wariner

Jeremy Wariner
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 31, 1984
Birthplace: Irving

 17 Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Famous As: Biathlete, Cross-country skier
Birthdate: January 27, 1974
Birthplace: Drammen, Norway

Ole Einar Bjørndalen is a Norwegian former biathlete and coach. Nicknamed the King of Biathlon, Bjørndalen has 13 Winter Olympic Games medals under his belt and is second only to Marit Bjørgen, who has 15 medals, in the list of multiple medalists. Having won 45 medals, Ole Einar Bjørndalen is also the most successful biathlete at the Biathlon World Championships.

 18 Eric Metcalf

Eric Metcalf
Famous As: American football player, Athletic
Birthdate: January 23, 1968
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 19 Isao Inokuma

Isao Inokuma
Famous As: Judoka
Birthdate: February 4, 1938
Birthplace: Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Died: September 28, 2001

 20 Boris Shakhlin

Boris Shakhlin
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 27, 1932
Birthplace: Ishim, Russia
Died: May 30, 2008

 21 Jahvid Best

Jahvid Best
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 30, 1989
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States

 22 Christian Cullen

Christian Cullen
Famous As: Retired Rugby union player regarded as one of the greatest fullbacks of all time
Birthdate: February 12, 1976
Birthplace: Paraparaumu, New Zealand

 23 Marita Koch

Marita Koch
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 18, 1957
Birthplace: Wismar, Germany

 24 Zinzan Brooke

Zinzan Brooke
Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 14, 1965
Birthplace: Auckland Region

 25 Carolina Klüft

Carolina Klüft
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 2, 1983
Birthplace: Sandhult, Sweden

Former track and field athlete from Sweden, Carolina Klüft is an Olympic gold medalist. Born to Swedish soccer player Johnny Klüft and long jumper Ingalill Ahlm Klüft, Carolina was naturally drawn toward sports at an early age. She is also a student of peace and development and participates in charitable campaigns.

 26 Konstanze Klosterhalfen

Konstanze Klosterhalfen
Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: February 18, 1997
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

 27 Leo Komarov

Leo Komarov
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 23, 1987
Birthplace: Narva

 28 Mohamed Katir

Mohamed Katir
Famous As: Athletic at the 2021 European Indoor Championships finishing fourth in the 3000 metres
Birthdate: February 17, 1998
Birthplace: Ksar el-Kebir, Morocco
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 29 Damiere Byrd

Damiere Byrd
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 27, 1993
Birthplace: Erial, New Jersey, United States

 30 Edward Cheserek

Edward Cheserek
Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: February 2, 1994
Birthplace: Kenya

 31 Katerina Stefanidi

Katerina Stefanidi
Famous As: Pole vaulter
Birthdate: February 4, 1990
Birthplace: Cholargos, Athens, Greece

Katerina Stefanidi is a Greek pole vaulter best known for winning the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In 2017, she won the gold medal at the IAAF World Championships. Stefanidi has also won two gold medals at the European Championships in 2016 and 2018. Katerina Stefanidi is considered the greatest Greek female athlete of the modern era. 

 32 Jonas Hiller

Jonas Hiller
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 12, 1982
Birthplace: Wolhusen

 33 Yoshihiro Sato

Yoshihiro Sato
Famous As: Kickboxer, Boxer, Thai boxer
Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Birthplace: Nagoya

 34 Richie Burnett

Richie Burnett
Famous As: Darts player
Birthdate: February 7, 1967
Birthplace: Cwmparc

 35 Steve Backley

Steve Backley
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 12, 1969
Birthplace: Sidcup, England

 36 Dorian Keletela

Dorian Keletela
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: February 6, 1999
Birthplace: Congo

 37 David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 9, 1905
Birthplace: Burghley House, Peterborough, England
Died: October 22, 1981

An enthusiastic runner since his student life, David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, began participating in professional events from the age of nineteen, eventually winning a gold medal in the 400-metre hurdles at the 1928 Olympic Games and a silver at 1932 Olympics. Also a Conservative Party member, he remained associated with different sports organizations even after his retirement.

 38 Mary Denise Rand

Mary Denise Rand
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 10, 1940
Birthplace: Wells,Somerset, England

English track and field athlete Mary Denise Rand made history by becoming the first woman from her country to earn a track and field Olympic gold medal. The long jumper also has a Commonwealth gold to her credit and has been named a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

 39 Helen Stephens

Helen Stephens
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 3, 1918
Birthplace: Fulton, Missouri,United States
Died: January 17, 1994

 40 Carlos Lopes

Carlos Lopes
Famous As: Long-Distance Runner
Birthdate: February 18, 1947
Birthplace: Viseu, Portugal

 41 Houston McTear

Houston McTear
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: February 12, 1957
Birthplace: Baker, Florida, United States
Died: November 1, 2015

 42 Deng Yaping

Deng Yaping
Famous As: Former table tennis player, who won eighteen world championships including four Olympic championships between 1989 and 1997
Birthdate: February 6, 1973
Birthplace: Zhengzhou, China

 43 Patrick Stevens

Patrick Stevens
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: January 31, 1968
Birthplace: Belgium

 44 Virgilijus Alekna

Virgilijus Alekna
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 13, 1972
Birthplace: Terpeikiai, Lithuania

 45 John Naber

John Naber
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 20, 1956
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois

John Naber is an American retired competitive swimmer, sports broadcaster, writer, and motivational speaker. Naber won four gold medals and a silver medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. A former world record-holder, Naber was honored with the prestigious James E. Sullivan Award in 1977. In 1982, he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

 46 Feyisa Lilesa

Feyisa Lilesa
Famous As: Athlete, Long-distance runner
Birthdate: February 1, 1990
Birthplace: Oromia, Ethiopia

 47 Monica Aksamit

Monica Aksamit
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 48 Svetozar Gligoric

Svetozar Gligoric
Famous As: Chess Grandmaster
Birthdate: February 2, 1923
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: August 14, 2012

 49 Laurent Vidal

Laurent Vidal
Famous As: Triathlete
Birthdate: February 18, 1984
Birthplace: Sète
Died: November 10, 2015

 50 Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: January 23, 1997
Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom