Gemini Athletes

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Jim Thorpe
(Athlete)
Jim Thorpe
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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.

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Paavo Nurmi
(Finnish Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Runner Who Dominated Distance Running in the Early 20th Century)
Paavo Nurmi
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Birthdate: June 13, 1897
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: October 2, 1973

Paavo Nurmi was a Finnish athlete who specialized in long-distance and middle-distance running. Nicknamed the Flying Finn, Nurmi dominated important distance running events in the early 20th century. He won nine gold medals and three silver medals across three Olympics in 1920, 1924, and 1928. Paavo Nurmi also set 22 official world records during his career.

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Jay Silverheels
(Actor and Athlete Known for His Role as ‘Tonto’ in the TV Series ‘The Lone Ranger’)
Jay Silverheels
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Birthdate: May 26, 1912
Birthplace: Brantford, 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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Dafne Schippers
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Birthdate: June 15, 1992
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
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Peter Norman
(Athletics competitor, Sprinter)
Peter Norman
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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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Christine Sinclair
(Canadian Soccer Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Christine Sinclair
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Birthdate: June 12, 1983
Birthplace: Burnaby

Christine Sinclair is a Canadian soccer player who plays for the Canadian national team as a forward. She is currently captaining the national team and the NWSL club Portland Thorns FC. In the 2020 Olympics, Sinclair helped her team win the gold medal. She was also part of the team that won bronze medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics

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Kenenisa Bekele
(Ethiopian Long-Distance Runner and 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Kenenisa Bekele
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Birthdate: June 13, 1982
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia

Ethiopian long-distance runner Kenenisa Bekele is not just a 3-time Olympic gold medalist but has also won the World Championship gold 5 times. He also has 11 World Cross Country Championship gold medals in his kitty. Initially a master of the 5,000m and 10,000m categories, he later focused on marathons.

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Yelena Isinbayeva
(Pole vaulter)
Yelena Isinbayeva
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Birthdate: June 3, 1982
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
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Zola Budd
(Former South African Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Runner)
Zola Budd
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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.

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Grete Sadeiko
(Heptathlon)
Grete Sadeiko
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Birthdate: May 29, 1993
Birthplace: Türi, Estonia
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Ralph Metcalfe
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Birthdate: May 29, 1910
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: October 10, 1978
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Rick Nash
(Canadian Retired Ice Hockey Player)
Rick Nash
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Birthdate: June 16, 1984
Birthplace: Brampton

Rick Nash is a Canadian retired ice hockey player who played 15 NHL seasons for teams like the New York Rangers, Blue Jackets, and Boston Bruins. Nash was chosen to play in six NHL All-Star Games over the course of his playing career. Rick Nash is currently associated with the Columbus Blue Jackets, serving as the director of player development.

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Alexei Nemov
(Gymnast)
Alexei Nemov
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Birthdate: May 28, 1976
Birthplace: Tengushevsky District, Russia
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Tom Longboat
(Onondaga Athlete Who Specialized in Distance Running)
Tom Longboat
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Birthdate: June 4, 1887
Birthplace: Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation
Died: January 9, 1949

Tom Longboat was an Onondaga athlete who specialized in distance running. Nicknamed the bulldog of Britannia, Longboat also served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a soldier during the First World War. In 1996, Tom Longboat was honored posthumously with an induction into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. 

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Christine Mboma
(Sprinter)
Christine Mboma
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Birthdate: May 22, 2003
Birthplace: Kavango East, Namibia
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John Carlos
(Sprinter, Athletics competitor, Association football player)
John Carlos
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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.

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Eric Heiden
(American Former Long Track Speed Skater, Road and Track Cyclist and Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Eric Heiden
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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.

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Irena Szewińska
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Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 29, 2018
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Tirunesh Dibaba
(The Youngest Female World Champion in Long-Distance Track Event)
Tirunesh Dibaba
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Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia

Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba scripted history by becoming the youngest female World Champion, in 2003, when she was a little over 18 years. She is also the first female to win the Olympic 5,000m/10,000m double. The 5-time World Champion is also a 3-time Olympic gold medalist.

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Victor Espinoza
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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.

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Christophe Lemaître
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Birthdate: June 11, 1990
Birthplace: Culoz, France
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Ryan McDonagh
(Ice hockey player)
Ryan McDonagh
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Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Birthplace: Saint Paul
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Tommie Smith
(American Former Track and Field Athlete and Former Wide Receiver in the American Football League)
Tommie Smith
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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.

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Lee Kiefer
(Olympian)
Lee Kiefer
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Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Roman Josi
(Ice hockey player)
Roman Josi
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Birthdate: June 1, 1990
Birthplace: Bern
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Sébastien Foucan
(Actor who featured in the British 2003 documentary, founder of freerunning and considered an early developer of parkour)
Sébastien Foucan
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Birthdate: May 27, 1974
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Liz McColgan
(Athlete)
Liz McColgan
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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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Athing Mu
(Winning a gold medal in the 800 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics)
Athing Mu
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Birthdate: June 8, 2002
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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Kurt Browning
(Canadian Figure Skater, Commentator, and Choreographer)
Kurt Browning
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Birthdate: June 18, 1966
Birthplace: Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Kurt Browning is a Canadian figure skater, commentator, and choreographer. A four-time World Champion, Browning also won a silver medal at the 1992 World Championships. Kurt Browning was made an inductee of the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1994 and 2006 respectively.

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Dana Linn Bailey
(Bodybuilder)
Dana Linn Bailey
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Birthdate: May 30, 1983
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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Jan Železný
(Regarded as the Modern Era's Greatest Javelin Thrower)
Jan Železný
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Birthdate: June 16, 1966
Birthplace: Mlada Boleslav, Czechia

Jan Železný is a Czech retired track and field athlete who specialized in the javelin throw. With three Olympic gold medals under his belt, Železný is regarded as the modern era's greatest javelin thrower. Železný broke the world record on four occasions and currently holds the record with a throw of 98.48 metres. He is also a three-time world champion.

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Artem Anisimov
(Ice hockey player)
Artem Anisimov
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Birthdate: May 24, 1988
Birthplace: Yaroslavl
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Joe Rokocoko
(Former Rugby union winger)
Joe Rokocoko
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Birthdate: June 6, 1983
Birthplace: Nadi, Fiji

Joe Rokocoko is a New Zealand retired rugby union player who won 68 caps for his national side between 2003 and 2010. Having scored 46 tries during his career, Joe Rokocoko is the joint-second-top try scorer for his country. 

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Salwa Eid Naser
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Birthdate: May 23, 1998
Birthplace: Nigeria
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Rory Underwood
(Rugby union player)
Rory Underwood
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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. 

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Daniela Ryf
(Triathlete who is known for being a consecutive Ironman World Champion)
Daniela Ryf
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Birthdate: May 29, 1987
Birthplace: Solothurn, Switzerland
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Lewis Moody
(Rugby union player)
Lewis Moody
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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.

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Letsile Tebogo
(Sprinter)
Letsile Tebogo
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Birthdate: June 7, 2003
Birthplace: Botswana
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Ramil Guliyev
(Sprinter)
Ramil Guliyev
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Birthdate: May 29, 1990
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
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Mujinga Kambundji
(Bronze medalist at the 2019 World Championships in the 200 metres event)
Mujinga Kambundji
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Birthdate: June 17, 1992
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
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Jazmin Sawyers
(Long jumper and Bobsledder)
Jazmin Sawyers
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Birthdate: May 21, 1994
Birthplace: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England
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Kibiwott Kandie
(Long-Distance Runner)
Kibiwott Kandie
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Birthdate: June 20, 1996
Birthplace: Kenya
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Stefan Holm
(Athlete)
Stefan Holm
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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.  

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Shadia Bseiso
(Wrestler)
Shadia Bseiso
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Birthdate: June 20, 1986
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
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Will Claye
(Athlete)
Will Claye
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Birthdate: June 13, 1991
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
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Ezekiel Kemboi
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Birthdate: May 25, 1982
Birthplace: Matira, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
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Derval O'Rourke
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Birthdate: May 28, 1981
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
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Davide Weir
(Athlete)
Davide Weir
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Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Birthplace: Wallington, London, England
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Aaron Brown
(Canadian Sprinter, Former World Champion, and 2-Time Olympic Medalist )
Aaron Brown
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Birthdate: May 27, 1992
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Yury Sedykh
(Athlete)
Yury Sedykh
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Birthdate: June 11, 1955
Birthplace: Novocherkassk, Russia