Gemini Athletes

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 1 Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States
Died: March 28, 1953

Jim Thorpe was an American athlete who was counted among the most versatile athletes of the modern era. Jim Thorpe won two gold medals at the 1912 Olympics and became the first Native American to give the United States an Olympic gold. He also played American football, professional baseball, and basketball. He was memorialized in the 1951 film Jim Thorpe – All-American.

 2 Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila
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Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: June 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: October 25, 1973

Ethiopian marathon runner, Abebe Bikil,a became the first black African Olympic gold medalist at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Four years later, he won his second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He created world record both the times. A pioneer in long-distance running, he participated in a total of 16 marathons. 

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 3 Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: June 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: October 2, 1973

 4 Tirunesh Dibaba

Tirunesh Dibaba
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Famous As: long-distance runner, athletics competitor
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia
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 5 Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Six Nations Reservation, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 5, 1980

Indigenous Canadian actor Jay Silverheels gained international popularity for playing Tonto, the Native American companion of the protagonist in the American western TV series The Lone Ranger. As a young man, he excelled in athletics and became a lacrosse player. He later quit sports to pursue acting. He bred and raced Standardbred horses as a hobby. 

 6 Dafne Schippers

Dafne Schippers
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands

 7 Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Texas, United States

Winner of the 200-meter sprint finals at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, Tommie C. Smith finished the race in 19.83 seconds, thus becoming first to break the 20 seconds barrier. Today however he is better remembered for raising a black gloved fist over his head at the victory stand in protest against the injustice meted out to the blacks.

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 8 Peter Norman

Peter Norman
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Famous As: Athletics competitor, Sprinter
Birthdate: June 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: October 3, 2006

Peter Norman was an Australian athlete who won a silver medal in the 200 meters event at the 1968 Summer Olympics. He is remembered for supporting fellow athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos by wearing the Olympic Project for Human Rights badge during their medal ceremony; he is the third athlete seen in the popular Olympics Black Power salute photograph.

 9 Ralph Metcalfe

Ralph Metcalfe
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: October 10, 1978

 10 Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva
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Famous As: Pole vaulter
Birthdate: June 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

 11 Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burnaby

 12 Rick Nash

Rick Nash
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brampton

 13 Tom Longboat

Tom Longboat
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: June 4, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation
Died: January 9, 1949

 14 Grete Sadeiko

Grete Sadeiko
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Famous As: Heptathlon
Birthdate: May 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Türi, Estonia

 15 Alexei Nemov

Alexei Nemov
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: May 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tengushevsky District, Russia

 16 John Carlos

John Carlos
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Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor, Association football player
Birthdate: June 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City

John Carlos is a former football player and track and field athlete. Carlos won a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics. After his track career, he helped organize the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of his work with the United States Olympic Committee. In 2003, Carlos was made an inductee of the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame.

 17 Victor Espinoza

Victor Espinoza
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Famous As: Jockey
Birthdate: May 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulancingo

Victor Espinoza is a Mexican jockey who competes in the American Thoroughbred horse racing. In 2015, Espinoza became the first Hispanic and oldest jockey to achieve the Triple Crown; he achieved the feat on a famous horse named American Pharoah. A three-time Kentucky Derby winner, Victor Espinoza has also won the Preakness Stakes on three occasions.

 18 Christophe Lemaître

Christophe Lemaître
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Culoz, France

 19 Irena Szewińska

Irena Szewińska
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 29, 2018

 20 Eric Heiden

Eric Heiden
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: June 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Eric Heiden is a former track cyclist, road cyclist, and long track speed skater. At the 1980 Winter Olympics, Heiden won five individual gold medals, setting one world record and four Olympic records in the process. The most successful athlete at the 1980 Winter Olympics, Heiden won more gold medals than all other nations except East Germany and Soviet Union.

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 21 Ryan McDonagh

Ryan McDonagh
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Paul

 22 Liz McColgan

Liz McColgan
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dundee

Olympic silver medalist Liz McColgan had apparently started training at age 12. The former British track and field athlete secured her first major win representing the University of Alabama at the NCAA Indoor Mile Championship. She is also two-time Commonwealth winner, apart from being a one-time world champion.

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 23 Nils Lofgren

Nils Lofgren
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nils Lofgren, the lead guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, had also been part of Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band. He had also formed his own band, Grin. While he mastered the accordion at 5 and learned the guitar and the piano by 15, he was also a talented gymnast.

 24 Lee Kiefer

Lee Kiefer
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Famous As: Olympian
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 25 Zola Budd

Zola Budd
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Famous As: Middle-distance runner, Marathon runner
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bloemfontein

Zola Budd is a South African former athlete who used to compete in long-distance and middle-distance running. Budd represented Great Britain at the 1984 Olympic Games before representing South Africa at the 1992 Olympic Games. Zola Budd also took part in the 1985 and 1986 World Cross Country Championships, winning gold medals on both occasions.

 26 Rory Underwood

Rory Underwood
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Middlesbrough

Rory Underwood is an English former rugby union player. He predominantly played in the wing position and spent the majority of his career with Leicester Tigers. He also played for Middlesbrough and Bedford Blues. He was previously a pilot with the Royal Air Force and has played for the RAF rugby team as well. 

 27 Roman Josi

Roman Josi
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bern

 28 Dana Linn Bailey

Dana Linn Bailey
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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: May 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

 29 Artem Anisimov

Artem Anisimov
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: May 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yaroslavl

 30 Kurt Browning

Kurt Browning
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Famous As: Sports commentator, Figure skater, Choreographer
Birthdate: June 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rocky Mountain House, Canada

 31 Ramil Guliyev

Ramil Guliyev
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: May 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan SSR

 32 Joe Rokocoko

Joe Rokocoko
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nadi

 33 Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari
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Famous As: archer
Birthdate: June 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ranchi

Three-time Olympian Deepika Kumari has dominated the Indian archery scene for quite some time now. Currently ranked no. 1 in the world, she has bagged several medals, including an Asian Championship gold. The daughter of a auto-rickshaw driver, she grew up practicing archery with bamboo bows and arrows.

 34 Lewis Moody

Lewis Moody
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ascot

English rugby player Lewis Moody began his career at the tender age of 18 with the Leicester Tigers. He ended his career with Bath Rugby. The tragic death of a teenage fan named Joss Rowley Stark inspired him to start the Lewis Moody Foundation, which spreads awareness about brain tumors.

 35 Daniela Ryf

Daniela Ryf
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Famous As: Triathlete
Birthdate: May 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rumisberg

 36 Jan Železný

Jan Železný
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Famous As: Javelin thrower, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: June 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mladá Boleslav

 37 Kibiwott Kandie

Kibiwott Kandie
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Famous As: Long-Distance Runner
Birthdate: June 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kenya

 38 Shadia Bseiso

Shadia Bseiso
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: June 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan

 39 Stefan Holm

Stefan Holm
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Forshaga, Sweden

Stefan Holm is retired Swedish high jumper who won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He also won silver medal at the 2003 Paris World Indoor Championship  and the 2002 Munich European Championship.  

 40 Jansher Khan

Jansher Khan
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Famous As: Squash player
Birthdate: June 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peshawar

 41 Ezekiel Kemboi

Ezekiel Kemboi
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Matira, Rift Valley Province, Kenya

 42 Lamine Diack

Lamine Diack
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Famous As: Sports administrator, Athletic
Birthdate: June 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 43 Derval O'Rourke

Derval O'Rourke
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Famous As: Hurdler
Birthdate: May 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland

 44 Edith Bosch

Edith Bosch
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Famous As: Judoka
Birthdate: May 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Den Helder, Netherlands

 45 Lionel Conacher

Lionel Conacher
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: May 26, 1954

 46 Hadi Saei

Hadi Saei
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Famous As: Former Taekwondo Athlete & Olympic Gold Medalist
Birthdate: June 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tehran

 47 Paula Newby-Fraser

Paula Newby-Fraser
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Famous As: Triathlete
Birthdate: June 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

 48 Ranatunge Karunananda

Ranatunge Karunananda
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: SriLanka
Died: 1975 AD

 49 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar

Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar
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Famous As: Judoka
Birthdate: June 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saikhan sum, Bulgan Province, Mongolia

 50 Yury Sedykh

Yury Sedykh
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Novocherkassk, Russia