Capricorn Athletes

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 1 Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: January 7, 1991
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
Birthplace: St. James Parish, Jamaica

 3 Eddie Hall

Eddie Hall
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 15, 1988
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.

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 4 Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Birthplace: Falmouth, Jamaica

 5 Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 16, 1902
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
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.

 6 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

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

 7 Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Katarina Johnson-Thompson
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: January 9, 1993
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.

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 8 Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons
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Famous As: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1942
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.

 9 Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Switzer
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Famous As: Journalist, Athletics competitor, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: January 5, 1947
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.

 10 Dot Jones

Dot Jones
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1964
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
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 Claude Giroux

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

 13 Sadako Sasaki

Sadako Sasaki
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Birthdate: January 7, 1943
Birthplace: Kusunoki, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: October 25, 1955

At age 2, Sadako Sasaki survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, being just 2km away from the bombing site. However, years later, she developed leukemia, as an aftermath of the bombing. While in hospital, battling the terminal disease, she folded over 1,000 origami cranes, in the hope of getting better.

 14 Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 27, 1934
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine

 15 Iwan Thomas

Iwan Thomas
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: January 5, 1974
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.

 16 Alex Pietrangelo

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

 17 Mariya Lasitskene

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

 18 Kōhei Uchimura

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

 19 Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra
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Famous As: Javelin Thrower
Birthdate: December 24, 1997
Birthplace: Panipat district, Haryana, India

Indian javelin sensation Neeraj Chopra created history by becoming the second Indian individual Olympic gold medalist and the first from the track-and-field category. Once an obese kid, he took up sports to lose weight. Now a glamor icon, too, he has bagged several modeling offers and a Vogue cover, too.

 20 Jeff Carter

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

 21 Ato Boldon

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

 22 Darya Klishina

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

 23 Sifan Hassan

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

 24 Danny Care

Danny Care
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 2, 1987
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. 

 25 Julius Yego

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

 26 Andrea Stramaccioni

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

 27 Brian Moore

Brian Moore
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Famous As: journalist, rugby union player, screenwriter
Birthdate: January 11, 1962
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. 

 28 Martin Offiah

Martin Offiah
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 29, 1966
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.  

 29 Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones
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Famous As: Snowboarder and businessman who is the founder of Jones Snowboards
Birthdate: January 14, 1975
Birthplace: Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States

 30 Kipchoge Keino

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

 31 Spiridon Louis

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

Spiridon Louis was a Greek water carrier-turned-national hero. Louis achieved widespread popularity after becoming the first person to win the modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Olympics in Athens. A former soldier, Louis is an example of an early rags-to-riches story where he wins the Olympic medal at a crucial moment and later becomes a police officer.

 32 Tony Halme

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

 33 Henry Shefflin

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

 34 Faith Kipyegon

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

 35 Sean Day

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

 36 William Fox-Pitt

William Fox-Pitt
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Famous As: Event rider
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
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.

 37 Saeid Mollaei

Saeid Mollaei
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Famous As: Judoka
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.

 38 Rohan Browning

Rohan Browning
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: December 31, 1997
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

 39 Nicola McDermott

Nicola McDermott
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Famous As: High jumper
Birthdate: December 28, 1996
Birthplace: North Gosford, Australia

 40 Zemgus Girgensons

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

 41 Ronald Darby

Ronald Darby
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Famous As: American football player, Athletic
Birthdate: January 2, 1994
Birthplace: Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States

 42 Kaisa Makarainen

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

 43 Mohammed Ahmed

Mohammed Ahmed
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: January 5, 1991
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia

 44 Wang Junxia

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

Wang Junxia is a Chinese retired long-distance runner who currently holds the world record for 3000-metre run. From 1993 to 2016, she was the world record holder for the 10,000-metre run. After winning the 1993 World Championships, Wang went on to win the gold medal at the 1994 Asian Games for 10,000 meters. She won an Olympic gold in 1996.

 45 Lopez Lomong

Lopez Lomong
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: January 5, 1985
Birthplace: Kimotong, South Sudan

 46 Amel Tuka

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

 47 Alex Schwazer

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

 48 Mark Cueto

Mark Cueto
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 26, 1979
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.

 49 Dick Quax

Dick Quax
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Famous As: Silver medalists at the 1976 Summer Olympics in the 5000 metres
Birthdate: January 1, 1948
Birthplace: Alkmaar, Netherlands
Died: May 28, 2018

 50 Patrik Sjöberg

Patrik Sjöberg
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Famous As: Athlete
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.