Capricorn Athletes

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 1 Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya.
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: January 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Polokwane, Limpopo, South African

Two-time Olympic gold medalist middle-distance runner Caster Semenya in an intersex woman, with high testosterone levels. The two-time Olympic gold medalist was asked to take medication to decrease her testosterone levels, to participate in the 2021 Olympics women’s events, and filed a case in the European Court of Human Rights.

 2 Yohan Blake

Yohan Blake.
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. James Parish, Jamaica
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 3 Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine

 4 Eddie Hall

Eddie Hall.
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK

Eddie Hall is a British former professional strongman who won the World's Strongest Man 2017 competition. Previously, he had won the UK's Strongest Man and England's Strongest Man competitions many times. As a young man, he trained as a bodybuilder and entered the strongman circuit. He is the subject of the documentary titled Eddie: Strongman.

 5 Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson.
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Falmouth, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica[1]

 6 Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Katarina Johnson-Thompson
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: January 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool

Katarina Johnson-Thompson is an English heptathlete whose performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games earned her a gold medal. She also won the gold at the 2019 World Championships. Katarina Johnson-Thompson holds the British record for the women's pentathlon with 5,000 points. A highly talented athlete, Katarina Johnson-Thompson also holds the British records for high jump in both outdoors and indoors.

 7 Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell.
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Birthdate: January 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tianjin
Died: February 21, 1945

Eric Liddell was a Scottish athlete who won a gold medal in 400 meters race at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. In his later years, he became a Christian missionary. Though he was of Scottish origin, he was born in China, where he spent most of his life and died eventually.

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 8 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
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Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: December 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston

 9 Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons
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Famous As: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Died: June 18, 2011

Clarence Clemons, also popular as The Big Man, gained fame as the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. While he joined the Maryland State College on both football and music scholarships, a car accident later ended his football dreams. He also had his own band, The Red Bank Rockers.

 10 Dot Jones

Dot Jones.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Turlock, California, United States

Best known for her roles in Lizzie McGuire and Material Girls, arm-wrestler-cum-actress Dot-Marie Jones never aspired to become an actress. Instead she competed in shot put and power lifting, eventually becoming 15-time world arm wrestling champion. Discovered at a body-building tournament by Shirley Eson, she debuted on screen with Knights and Warriors, thereafter appearing in numerous films and television productions

 11 Francois Pienaar

Francois Pienaar
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vereeniging

Francois Pienaar is a former rugby player who captained the South African national team from 1993 to 1996. He is best-known for helping his team win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. In 2004, he was ranked 50th in a list named Top 100 Great South Africans. In 2005, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame.

 12 Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Switzer
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Famous As: Journalist, Athletics competitor, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: January 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amberg

Kathrine Switzer was a 20-year-old Syracuse University student when she registered for the Boston Marathon in 1967. Though women were practically barred from competing, she competed as KV Switzer, avoiding mentioning her gender. Attacked at the event, she made history and became a champion for women’s rights.

 13 Sadako Sasaki

Sadako Sasaki
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Birthdate: January 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hiroshima
Died: October 25, 1955

 14 Patrick Sharp

Patrick Sharp
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winnipeg

 15 Claude Giroux

Claude Giroux
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hearst

 16 Alex Pietrangelo

Alex Pietrangelo
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: King City

 17 Kōhei Uchimura

Kōhei Uchimura
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan

 18 Iwan Thomas

Iwan Thomas
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: January 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Farnborough

Winner of the 1997 World Championship and the 1998 European Cup, British sprinter Iwan Thomas is the current UK 400m record holder, having run a time of 44.36s. He has also represented United Kingdom at the 1996 Olympic Games in the 400 metres.  A popular television personality, he makes regular appearances on small screen, mostly as guest, panelist or presenter.

 19 Mariya Lasitskene

Mariya Lasitskene
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prokhladny, Russia

 20 Darya Klishina

Darya Klishina
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Famous As: Long jumper
Birthdate: January 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tver, Russia

 21 Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London

 22 Tony Halme

Tony Halme
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: January 8, 2010

 23 Andrea Stramaccioni

Andrea Stramaccioni
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: January 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome

 24 Ato Boldon

Ato Boldon
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 25 Danny Care

Danny Care
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leeds

Danny Care is an English rugby union player. He currently plays for Harlequins in the Premiership as a scrum-half. He began playing rugby union as a small child and made his international debut with the England Sevens team in 2006. In 2008, he made his debut for England and has since won 84 caps. 

 26 Brian Moore

Brian Moore
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Famous As: journalist, rugby union player, screenwriter
Birthdate: January 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham

Brian Moore is an English former rugby union footballer. He played as a hooker for Nottingham, Harlequins, and Richmond. He was abandoned by his father as a child and had a difficult childhood. He sought solace in rugby and became a formidable player. He is currently a rugby presenter and pundit for BBC Sport, Talksport, and Love Sport Radio. 

 27 Martin Offiah

Martin Offiah
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hackney Central

Martin Offiah is an English former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer. He was active in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s and scored over 500 tries during his rugby league career. He is counted among the greatest rugby league players of his era and was inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2013.  

 28 Julius Yego

Julius Yego
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nandi County, Kenya

 29 Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones
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Famous As: sportsperson
Birthdate: January 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cape Cod

 30 Kipchoge Keino

Kipchoge Keino
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nandi County, Kenya

 31 Spiridon Louis

Spiridon Louis
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 12, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marousi, Greece
Died: March 26, 1940

 32 Sean Day

Sean Day
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leuven

 33 William Fox-Pitt

William Fox-Pitt
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Famous As: Event rider
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London

British equestrian William Fox-Pitt was the first from his country to become world number one. Both his parents were riders at Badminton and Burghley, and thus he was destined to follow in their footsteps. He began eventing at age 15. His accomplishments include two Olympics team silvers.

 34 Sifan Hassan

Sifan Hassan
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: January 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adama, Ethiopia

 35 Henry Shefflin

Henry Shefflin
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Famous As: Hurler
Birthdate: January 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland

 36 Saeid Mollaei

Saeid Mollaei
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Famous As: Judoka
Birthdate: January 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

 37 Zemgus Girgensons

Zemgus Girgensons
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riga

 38 Kaisa Makarainen

Kaisa Makarainen
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ristijärvi, Finland

 39 Rhys Priestland

Rhys Priestland
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Carmarthen
After playing for the Llanelli RFC and Carmarthen Athletics, Rhys Priestland had an 8-year stint with the Scarlets, a club he joined at age 18. He established himself as a dependable fly-half, over the years. He also had a six-season stint with Bath Rugby, before joining the Cardiff Blues.

 40 Wang Junxia

Wang Junxia
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Famous As: Long-Distance Runner
Birthdate: January 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jiaohe, Jilin, Jilin City, China

 41 Amel Tuka

Amel Tuka
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Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: January 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 42 Alex Schwazer

Alex Schwazer
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vipiteno, Italy

 43 Mark Cueto

Mark Cueto
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Workington

Rugby union player, Mark Cueto played mostly on the wing and some time as full back for Sale Sharks.  An enthusiastic footballer in his school years, he later switched to rugby, eventually representing England in the 2000-01 World Sevens Series, making 56 appearances for the National Team and 303 for his club, amassing record-breaking 90 Premiership tries during his career.

 44 Sean Lamont

Sean Lamont
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Perth

While just beginning his senior career, Scottish rugby player Sean Lamont also studied sports science at Sheffield Hallam University. He was named the Famous Grouse Player of the Season in 2007. He gained 105 caps for Scotland before he retired and later also coached the Scotland Blues.

 45 Patrik Sjöberg

Patrik Sjöberg
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Patrik Sjöberg is a former high-jumper who broke the world record by recording a jump of 2.42 meters in 1987. His record is currently the third-best in the world and the best in Europe. He has represented Sweden in three Olympic Games, winning two silver medals and a bronze. He also won four gold medals at the European Indoor Championships.

 46 Faith Kipyegon

Faith Kipyegon
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Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: January 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bomet, Kenya

 47 Angelo Taylor

Angelo Taylor
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Famous As: Track and field athlete
Birthdate: December 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany

 48 Muktar Edris

Muktar Edris
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: January 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Siltʼe Zone, Ethiopia

 49 Jack Lovelock

Jack Lovelock
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 5, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Crushington, Blacks Point, New Zealand
Died: December 28, 1949

 50 Abdalelah Haroun

Abdalelah Haroun
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: January 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sudan
Died: June 26, 2021