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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
(Jamaican Track and Field Sprinter)
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
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Birthdate: December 27, 1986
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a Jamaican sprinter who achieved international recognition in 2008 when she won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing. She then went on to win gold medals at the 2012 and 2020 Olympic Games. Counted among the greatest sprinters of all time, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also has many World Championship gold medals under her belt.

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Caster Semenya
(South African Middle-Distance Runner and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Caster Semenya
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Birthdate: January 7, 1991
Birthplace: Pietersburg, South Africa

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.

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Yohan Blake
(Jamaican Sprinter)
Yohan Blake
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Birthdate: December 26, 1989
Birthplace: St. James Parish, Jamaica

Yohan Blake is a Jamaican sprinter who became the youngest 100 meters world champion when he won a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in 2011. He also won gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games as part of the Jamaican relay team. Yohan Blake is the second-fastest man in both 100 meters and 200 meters events.

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Ben Johnson
(Canadian Sprinter Who was the World's 'Fastest Man' During the 1987-88 Season)
Ben Johnson
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Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Birthplace: Falmouth, Jamaica

Ben Johnson is a Canadian retired sprinter who was adjudged the world's fastest man during the 1987–88 season after he broke the 60m and 100m indoor world records. He is best known for his performance in the 1984 Olympic Games, where he won two bronze medals. Ben Johnson also won a gold medal at the 1985 World Indoor Championships.

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Kipchoge Keino
(Retired Kenyan Track and Field Athlete)
Kipchoge Keino
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Birthdate: January 17, 1940
Birthplace: Kipsamo, Nandi, Rift Valley, Kenya
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Francois Pienaar
(South African Retired Rugby Union Player)
Francois Pienaar
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Birthdate: January 2, 1967
Birthplace: Vereeniging, South Africa

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.

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Sifan Hassan
(Ethiopian-Born Dutch Middle-and Long-Distance Runner)
Sifan Hassan
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Birthdate: January 1, 1993
Birthplace: Adama, Ethiopia

Sifan Hassan is an Ethiopian-born Dutch athlete who specializes in middle and long-distance running. She is best known for winning two gold medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the same Olympics, she also won a brone medal. Prior to her success at the 2020 Games, Sifan Hassan also won two gold medals at the 2019 World Championships.

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Iwan Thomas
(Former Olympic sprinter who won the silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games)
Iwan Thomas
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Birthdate: January 5, 1974
Birthplace: Farnborough, London, England

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.

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Darya Klishina
(Russian Long Jumper)
Darya Klishina
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Birthdate: January 15, 1991
Birthplace: Tver, Russia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ato Boldon
(Trinidadian Former Track and Field Athlete and Politician)
Ato Boldon
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Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson
(Heptathlete and an Indoor Pentathlete)
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
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Birthdate: January 9, 1993
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

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.

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Mariya Lasitskene
(Russian Athlete Who Specialised in the High Jump and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Mariya Lasitskene
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Birthdate: January 14, 1993
Birthplace: Prokhladny, Russia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Julius Yego
(Kenyan Track and Field Athlete)
Julius Yego
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Birthdate: January 4, 1989
Birthplace: Nandi County, Kenya
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Faith Kipyegon
(Kenyan Middle and Long-Distance Runner)
Faith Kipyegon
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Birthdate: January 10, 1994
Birthplace: Bomet, Kenya
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Ville Ritola
(Finnish Athlete Who Specialized in Long-distance Running)
Ville Ritola
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Birthdate: January 18, 1896
Birthplace: Peraseinajoki, Finland
Died: April 24, 1982

Ville Ritola was a Finnish athlete who specialized in long-distance running. He is best remembered for winning five Olympic gold medals, four of which were won at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. Ville Ritola also won two silver medals at the 1924 Games, a record for the most number of athletics medals won at a single Olympic event.

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Henry Shefflin
(Irish Hurling Manager and Former Player)
Henry Shefflin
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Birthdate: January 11, 1979
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Saeid Mollaei
(Judoka)
Saeid Mollaei
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Birthdate: January 5, 1992
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Former Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei had won a World Championship, among other titles, representing Iran but later defected to Mongolia, after being asked by Iran to lose in the 2019 World Championships to avoid a match against Israel. A black belt in judo, he later won an Olympic silver medal, representing Mongolia.

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Rohan Browning
(Australian Sprinter)
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Birthdate: December 31, 1997
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Kaisa Makarainen
(Finnish 3-Time World-cup Winning Biathlete and Former World Champion)
Kaisa Makarainen
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Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Birthplace: Ristijärvi, Finland

Starting her career as a cross-country skier, Finnish athlete Kaisa Makarainen stepped into biathlon at age 20. Apart from being a 3-time Olympian, she has also been a World Champion and a 3-time World Cup winner. She is known for her speed in both shooting and skiing.

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Mohammed Ahmed
(Canadian Long-Distance Runner and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Mohammed Ahmed
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Birthdate: January 5, 1991
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia

Olympic silver medalist Canadian long-distance runner Mohammed Ahmed scripted history as Canada’s first medal winner at the 5,000m at both the World Championships and the Olympics. The Somalia-born athlete spent a part of his childhood in Kenya, before moving to Canada at age 11.

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Alex Schwazer
(Italian Race Walker and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Alex Schwazer
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Birthdate: December 26, 1984
Birthplace: Vipiteno, Italy
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Lopez Lomong
(American Track and Field Athlete)
Lopez Lomong
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Birthdate: January 5, 1985
Birthplace: Kimotong, South Sudan
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Amel Tuka
(Middle-distance runner)
Amel Tuka
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Birthdate: January 9, 1991
Birthplace: Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Patrik Sjöberg
(Swedish Former High Jumper)
Patrik Sjöberg
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Birthdate: January 5, 1965
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.

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Soufiane El Bakkali
(Moroccan Athlete)
Soufiane El Bakkali
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Birthdate: January 7, 1996
Birthplace: Fez, Morocco
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Dick Quax
(New Zealand Runner and One-Time World Record Holder in the 5000 Metres)
Dick Quax
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Birthdate: January 1, 1948
Birthplace: Alkmaar, Netherlands
Died: May 28, 2018

Dick Quax was a Dutch-born New Zealand athlete best remembered for winning the silver medal in the 5000 metres event at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Dick Quax had also won the silver medal in the 1500 metres event at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

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Muktar Edris
(Ethiopian Long-Distance Runner)
Muktar Edris
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Birthdate: January 14, 1994
Birthplace: Siltʼe Zone, Ethiopia

Muktar Edris is an Ethiopian athlete who specializes in long-distance running. He is best known for winning a gold medal each at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships. Prior to his success at the world championships, Edris had success at the World Cross Country Championships, where he won gold and a bronze medal each at the 2013 and 2015 Championships.

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Yohann Diniz
(French Race Walker)
Yohann Diniz
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Birthdate: January 1, 1978
Birthplace: Épernay, France
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Angelo Taylor
(Track and field athlete)
Angelo Taylor
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Birthdate: December 29, 1978
Birthplace: Albany
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Nicola Olyslagers
(Australian High Jumper)
Nicola Olyslagers
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Birthdate: December 28, 1996
Birthplace: North Gosford, Australia
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Abdalelah Haroun
(Qatari Track and Field Sprinter)
Abdalelah Haroun
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Birthdate: January 1, 1997
Birthplace: Al-Soki, Sennar, Sudan
Died: June 26, 2021
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Bobbie Rosenfeld
(Canadian Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist, and a Pioneer in Women's Sports)
Bobbie Rosenfeld
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Birthdate: December 28, 1904
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Died: November 14, 1969

Olympic gold medalist Canadian athlete Fanny Bobbie Rosenfeld earned the nickname Bobbie for the bob cut she sported. Named the Female Athlete of the First Half-Century by Canada, she also excelled in hockey, apart from track and field. Post-retirement, she worked as a sports columnist and coach.

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Serena Guthrie
(English Former Netball Player)
Serena Guthrie
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Birthdate: January 5, 1990
Birthplace: Jersey
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sean Lamont
(Rugby union player)
Sean Lamont
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Birthdate: January 15, 1981
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.

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Jack Lovelock
(New Zealand Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Jack Lovelock
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Birthdate: January 5, 1910
Birthplace: Crushington, Blacks Point, New Zealand
Died: December 28, 1949

Jack Lovelock was a New Zealand athlete best remembered for winning the gold medal in the 1500 metres event at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. His life and career have inspired several books, a film, and a stage play. Many sports bars, playing fields, and streets in New Zealand have been named after Jack Lovelock.

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Cian Lynch
(Irish Hurler Who Plays as a Center Forward)
Cian Lynch
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Birthdate: January 3, 1996
Birthplace: Patrickswell, County Limerick, Ireland
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Chilla Porter
(Australian High Jumper)
Chilla Porter
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Birthdate: January 11, 1936
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died: August 15, 2020

Chilla Porter was an Australian track and field athlete and political figure. He is best remembered for his silver medal-winning performance in the high jump event at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He also won silver medals at the 1958 and 1962 Commonwealth Games. After his athletics career, Porter served as general secretary of Liberal Western Australia from 1978 to 1987.

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Tom Bosworth
(British Two-Time Olympic Race Walker)
Tom Bosworth
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Birthdate: January 17, 1990
Birthplace: Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gunder Hägg
(Swedish Middle-Distance Runner)
Gunder Hägg
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Birthdate: December 31, 1918
Birthplace: Albacken, Sweden
Died: November 27, 2004

Swedish athlete Gunder Hägg broke 15 world records throughout his illustrious career. The middle-distance runner was born to a lumberjack and first gained attention when he earned the second place at a national sports meet. Nicknamed Gunder the Wonder by his fans, he was once banned from competition for accepting payment.

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Sofia Bekatorou
(Greek Sailor)
Sofia Bekatorou
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Birthdate: December 26, 1977
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Sofia Bekatorou is a sailing champion from Greece. She has participated in hundreds of main class sailing events and is the winner of one Olympic gold medal. She was the flag-bearer for her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, becoming the first female flag bearer for Greece in the history of the Summer Olympics.  

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Ivona Dadic
(Austrian Track and Field Athlete)
Ivona Dadic
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Birthdate: December 29, 1993
Birthplace: Wels, Austria
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mike Boit
(Kenyan Former Professional Middle-Distance Athlete)
Mike Boit
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Birthdate: January 6, 1949
Birthplace: Eldoret, Kenya
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Abdi Bile
(Former Somalian Middle Distance Runner)
Abdi Bile
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Birthdate: December 28, 1962
Birthplace: Laascaanood, Somalia
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Abdoul Razak Issoufou
(Nigerien Taekwondo Athlete)
Abdoul Razak Issoufou
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Birthdate: December 26, 1994
Birthplace: Niger
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Olga Kaniskina
(Russian Coach and Former Race Walker)
Olga Kaniskina
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Birthdate: January 19, 1985
Birthplace: Napol'naya Tavla, Russia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Mikhail Litvin
(Sprinter)
Mikhail Litvin
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Birthdate: January 5, 1996
Birthplace: Petropavl, Kazakhstan
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Elvira Herman
(Belarusian Athlete Who Specializes in Sprint Hurdles and 2018 European Champion)
Elvira Herman
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Birthdate: January 9, 1997
Birthplace: Pinsk, Belarus

Belarusian athlete Elvira Herman has not just won a European Championship gold but has also bagged a team silver at the 2019 European Games. She is a master of sprint hurdles and represents the club SK FPB. She specializes in the 100m and 60m hurdles.

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Lisa Dobriskey
(Track and field Athlete)
Lisa Dobriskey
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Birthdate: December 23, 1983
Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England

Apart from winning a Commonwealth Games gold, middle-distance runner Lisa Dobriskey also has a World Championship silver in her kitty. Before the London 2012 games, she recovered from severe blood clots in her lungs. In her Olympic debut in Beijing in 2008, she finished fourth, missing a medal narrowly.

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Micheline Ostermeyer
(French Athlete and Concert Pianist)
Micheline Ostermeyer
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Birthdate: December 23, 1922
Birthplace: Rang-du-Fliers, France
Died: October 17, 2001
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Seun Adigun
(Nigerian–American Bobsledder and Track and Field Runner)
Seun Adigun
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Birthdate: January 3, 1987
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)