Gemini Athletes

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 1 Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 28, 1887
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
Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: June 13, 1932
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. 

 3 Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi
Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: June 13, 1897
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: October 2, 1973
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 4 Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1912
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. 

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 5 Dafne Schippers

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

 6 Christine Sinclair

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

 7 Peter Norman

Peter Norman
Famous As: Athletics competitor, Sprinter
Birthdate: June 15, 1942
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.

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 8 Ralph Metcalfe

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

 9 Yelena Isinbayeva

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

 10 Zola Budd

Zola Budd
Famous As: Two-time winner at the World Cross Country Championships (1985–1986)
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa

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.

 11 Grete Sadeiko

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

 12 Rick Nash

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

 13 John Carlos

John Carlos
Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor, Association football player
Birthdate: June 5, 1945
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.

 14 Tom Longboat

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

 15 Alexei Nemov

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

 16 Christine Mboma

Christine Mboma
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: May 22, 2003
Birthplace: Kavango East, Namibia

 17 Victor Espinoza

Victor Espinoza
Famous As: Jockey
Birthdate: May 23, 1972
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 Tirunesh Dibaba

Tirunesh Dibaba
Famous As: Athlete who competes in long-distance track events and international road races
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia

 19 Eric Heiden

Eric Heiden
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: June 14, 1958
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.

 20 Christophe Lemaître

Christophe Lemaître
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 11, 1990
Birthplace: Culoz, France
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 21 Irena Szewińska

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

 22 Liz McColgan

Liz McColgan
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 24, 1964
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
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 21, 1951
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
Famous As: Olympian
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 25 Ryan McDonagh

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

 26 Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
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.

 27 Roman Josi

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

 28 Sébastien Foucan

Sébastien Foucan
Famous As: Actor who featured in the British 2003 documentary, founder of freerunning and considered an early developer of parkour
Birthdate: May 27, 1974
Birthplace: Paris, France

 29 Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari
Famous As: Archer who won individual gold in two of the three stages of the World Cup--one in Guatemala and another in Paris
Birthdate: June 13, 1994
Birthplace: Ranchi, India

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.

 30 Kurt Browning

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

 31 Dana Linn Bailey

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

 32 Athing Mu

Athing Mu
Famous As: Winning a gold medal in the 800 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Birthdate: June 8, 2002
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States

 33 Joe Rokocoko

Joe Rokocoko
Famous As: Former Rugby union winger
Birthdate: June 6, 1983
Birthplace: Nadi, Fiji

 34 Artem Anisimov

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

 35 Ramil Guliyev

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

 36 Salwa Eid Naser

Salwa Eid Naser
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 23, 1998
Birthplace: Nigeria

 37 Jan Železný

Jan Železný
Famous As: Former track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw
Birthdate: June 16, 1966
Birthplace: Mlada Boleslav, Czechia

 38 Rory Underwood

Rory Underwood
Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 19, 1963
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. 

 39 Lewis Moody

Lewis Moody
Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 12, 1978
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.

 40 Daniela Ryf

Daniela Ryf
Famous As: Triathlete who is known for being a consecutive Ironman World Champion
Birthdate: May 29, 1987
Birthplace: Solothurn, Switzerland

 41 Shadia Bseiso

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

 42 Will Claye

Will Claye
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 13, 1991
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States

 43 Stefan Holm

Stefan Holm
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 25, 1976
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.  

 44 Kibiwott Kandie

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

 45 Jazmin Sawyers

Jazmin Sawyers
Famous As: Long jumper and Bobsledder
Birthdate: May 21, 1994
Birthplace: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England

 46 Ezekiel Kemboi

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

 47 Mujinga Kambundji

Mujinga Kambundji
Famous As: Bronze medalist at the 2019 World Championships in the 200 metres event
Birthdate: June 17, 1992
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland

 48 Davide Weir

Davide Weir
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Birthplace: Wallington, London, England

 49 Derval O'Rourke

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

 50 Lamine Diack

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