Famous Estonian Sportspersons

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Anett Kontaveit
(Tennis player)
Anett Kontaveit
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Birthdate: December 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ott Tänak
(Rally driver)
Ott Tänak
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Birthdate: October 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kärdla, Estonia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 3 
Paul Keres
(Chess grandmaster)
Paul Keres
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Birthdate: January 7, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Narva, Estonia
Died: June 5, 1975
 4 
Grete Sadeiko
(Heptathlon)
Grete Sadeiko
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Birthdate: May 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Türi, Estonia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
George Hackenschmidt
(Estonian Professional Wrestler)
George Hackenschmidt
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Birthdate: August 1, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Died: February 19, 1968
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Kaia Kanepi
(Tennis player)
Kaia Kanepi
3
Birthdate: June 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Haapsalu, Estonia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Maicel Uibo
(Decathlete)
Maicel Uibo
2
Birthdate: December 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Põlva, Estonia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Baruto Kaito
(Estonian Politician & Former Sumo Wrestler)
Baruto Kaito
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Birthdate: November 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Väike-Maarja, Lääne-Viru County, Estonia

Baruto Kaito is an Estonian politician who is currently working towards establishing economic relations between Japan and Estonia. A former professional sumo wrestler, Baruto achieved popularity in Japan where he won several championships. Since his retirement from sumo wrestling, Baruto Kaito has been involved in acting, mixed martial arts, business ventures, and politics.

 9 
Markko Märtin
(Estonian Rally Driver)
Markko Märtin
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Birthdate: November 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
 10 
Margus Hunt
(American Football player)
Margus Hunt
3
Birthdate: July 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Karksi-Nuia, Estonia
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 11 
Mart Poom
(Football player)
Mart Poom
2
Birthdate: February 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tallinn
 12 
Magnus Kirt
(Javelin thrower)
Magnus Kirt
1
Birthdate: April 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tõrva, Estonia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Kelly Sildaru
(Freestyle skier)
Kelly Sildaru
2
Birthdate: February 17, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 14 
Erki Nool
(Estonian Former Athlete Who Specialized in Decathlon)
Erki Nool
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Birthdate: June 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Võru, Estonia

Erki Nool is an Estonian former athlete who specialized in decathlon. He is best known for winning a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. The following year, he won a silver medal at the World Championships in Edmonton. Erki Nool has also won gold medals at the European Championships and European Indoor Championships.

 15 
Andrus Värnik
(Estonian Javelin Thrower)
Andrus Värnik
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Birthdate: September 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antsla, Estonia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Kerr Kriisa
(Basketball player)
Kerr Kriisa
1
Birthdate: January 2, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Natalia Zabiiako
(Figure skater)
Natalia Zabiiako
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Birthdate: August 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
Juri Jaanson
(Estonian Rower)
Juri Jaanson
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Birthdate: October 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pärnu, Estonia
 19 
Alfred Neuland
(Estonian Weightlifter)
Alfred Neuland
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Birthdate: October 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Walk, Latvia
Died: November 16, 1966
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 20 
Martin Muursepp
(Basketball coach)
Martin Muursepp
2
Birthdate: September 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 21 
Grit Šadeiko
(Heptathlete)
Grit Šadeiko
2
Birthdate: July 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saku, Estonia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 22 
Gerd Kanter
(Athlete)
Gerd Kanter
2
Birthdate: May 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 23 
Eva-Lotta Kiibus
(Figure skater)
Eva-Lotta Kiibus
2
Birthdate: January 17, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 24 
Maik Kotsar
(Basketball player)
Maik Kotsar
2
Birthdate: December 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 25 
Martin Jarveoja
(Rally Co-Driver)
Martin Jarveoja
2
Birthdate: August 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elva, Estonia
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 26 
Henri Drell
(Basketball player)
Henri Drell
1
Birthdate: April 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 27 
Rein Taaramäe
(Bicycler)
Rein Taaramäe
2
Birthdate: April 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Michael Roos
(Football player)
Michael Roos
2
Birthdate: October 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 29 
Alfred Schmidt
(Estonian Featherweight Weightlifter)
Alfred Schmidt
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Birthdate: May 1, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hageri, Estonia
Died: November 5, 1972
 30 
Kristjan Rahnu
(Estonian Decathlete)
Kristjan Rahnu
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Birthdate: August 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kohila, Estonia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Anton Kuivanen
(Estonian-Finnish MMA Fighter and Coach)
Anton Kuivanen
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Birthdate: May 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pärnu, Estonian

Anton Kuivanen is an Estonian-Finnish MMA fighter and coach. He has fought for famous promotions like the UFC and is a two-time and current Cage lightweight champion. Since 2020, Anton Kuivanen has been serving as the head coach of the Finland-based Primus Fight Team.

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Andrus Veerpalu
(Cross-country skier)
Andrus Veerpalu
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Birthdate: February 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pärnu, Estonia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Marina Kaljurand
(Former Foreign Minister of Estonia)
Marina Kaljurand
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Birthdate: September 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia

Marina Kaljurand is an Estonian politician best known for her service as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 16 July 2015 to 12 September 2016. She has also served as the Ambassador of Estonia to countries like the United States, Russia, Canada, Israel, Kazakhstan, and Mexico.

 34 
Siim-Sander Vene
(Basketball player)
Siim-Sander Vene
1
Birthdate: November 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 35 
Heiki Nabi
(Amateur wrestler)
Heiki Nabi
1
Birthdate: June 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hilleste, Estonia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 36 
Tiit Sokk
(Basketball player)
Tiit Sokk
1
Birthdate: November 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 37 
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi
(Estonian Former Cross-country Skier and Winner of Two Olympic Gold Medals)
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi
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Birthdate: February 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia

Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is an Estonian former cross-country skier and politician. She is best known for winning two gold medals at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy. She then went on to win a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. Kristina also won three silver medals, two bronze medals, and a gold medal at the World Championships.

 38 
Sander Raieste
(Basketball player)
Sander Raieste
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Birthdate: March 31, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 39 
Jaan Kirsipuu
(Cyclist)
Jaan Kirsipuu
1
Birthdate: July 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
 40 
Tanel Kangert
(Cyclist)
Tanel Kangert
1
Birthdate: March 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vändra, Estonia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
Nikolai Novosjolov
(Fencer)
Nikolai Novosjolov
1
Birthdate: June 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Haapsalu, Estonia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Larissa Volpert
(Soviet Chess Woman Grandmaster)
Larissa Volpert
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Birthdate: March 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 1, 2017

Apart from being a three-time Soviet women's chess champion, Woman Grandmaster and International Master Larissa Volpert was also a philologist. She was introduced to chess by her older brother. A specialist in Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov’s poetry, too, she taught Russian philology at the University of Tartu in Estonia.

 43 
Julia Borisenko
(Belarusian Football Player Who Died by Drowning at Age 28)
Julia Borisenko
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Birthdate: March 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonian
Died: July 23, 2018

Belarusian footballer Julia Borisenko was a talented defender and had won major championships, such as the Russian Women's Football Championship with Ryazan and the Belarusian Women's Cup with both Ryazan and Zorka-BDU. She died under mysterious circumstances, at age 28, and it was later revealed that she had drowned.

 44 
Kristen Viikmäe
(Estonian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Kristen Viikmäe
1
Birthdate: February 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Kristjan Kitsing
(Basketball player)
Kristjan Kitsing
2
Birthdate: December 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 46 
Artti Aigro
(Ski jumper)
Artti Aigro
1
Birthdate: August 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Otepää, Estonia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 47 
Anastasiya Verameyenka
(Belarusian Basketball Player)
Anastasiya Verameyenka
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Birthdate: July 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kohtla-Järve, Estonia

Belarusian basketball player Anastasiya Verameyenka commenced her professional basketball career in 2004 and presently plays as a power forward for the Horizont Minsk. She represented Belarus women's national basketball team at the EuroBasket Women 2007 where she won bronze medal with team; and at the Olympics (2008) where the team finished sixth. Professional basketball player Vladimir Veremeenko is her elder brother.

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Kristian Marmor
(Estonian Retired Professional Footballer)
Kristian Marmor
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Birthdate: February 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Türi, Estonia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)