Leo Athletes

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 1 Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Jamaica

One of the greatest athletes ever, Usain Bolt is popular by the nickname ‘Lightning Bolt’. He holds the world record for 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay and is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016).

 2 Tyson Gay

Tyson Gay
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Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lexington

Born into an athletic family, Tyson Gay naturally developed an interest in sports. One of the fastest sprinters in both the 100m and the 200m categories, he was part of the 2016 Olympic relay team that was stripped of its medal for breaking game rules.

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 3 Daley Thompson

Daley Thompson
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Famous As: Decathlete
Birthdate: July 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom

Daley Thompson is a British former athlete who specialized in decathlon. He has won gol medals in decathlon at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics. He also broke the world record for decathlon on four occasions. He also won three Commonwealth titles and is regarded as the greatest decathlete ever. 

 4 Maurice Greene

Maurice Greene
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Famous As: Track & Field Sprinter
Birthdate: July 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Maurice Greene is a former track and field athlete and a former world record holder in 100-metre dash. Greene won four Olympic medals, including two gold medals, representing the United States of America in two Olympic Games. Maurice Greene also has five gold medals at the World Athletics Championships under his belt.

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 5 Lolo Jones

Lolo Jones
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Famous As: Hurdler
Birthdate: August 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

While she believes missing out on the gold medal at the 100m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was her most painful experience, American hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones is still quite a star. She has penned a memoir and has also appeared on shows such as Celebrity Big Brother.

 6 Kerri Walsh Jennings

Kerri Walsh Jennings
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Famous As: Beach Volleyball player
Birthdate: August 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, United States

American beach-volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings was born to a baseball player father and a volleyball player mother, and was naturally drawn toward sports. She later attended Stanford on a sports scholarship and won three gold medals at the Olympics. She is married to fellow beach-volleyball player Casey Jennings

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 7 Johnny Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carneys Point Township, New Jersey

Johnny Gaudreau, or Johnny Hockey, is the son of Guy Gaudreau and had learned playing ice hockey by following a trail of Skittles candy at the ice arena his father headed. Now part of the NHL team Calgary Flames, he has also won a gold at the World Junior Championships.

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 8 Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel
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Famous As: American olympic athlete
Birthdate: August 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Simone Manuel is the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming, She achieved this feat at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She started swimming at the age of four and swam across the pool on her second day of swim lessons.At the 2016 Olympics, she won gold medals in the 100-meter freestyle and the 4x100-meter medley.

 9 Rulon Gardner

Rulon Gardner
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Famous As: Amateur wrestler, Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Afton

Rulon Gardner is an American former Greco-Roman wrestler who won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Gardner went on to win a gold medal at the 2001 World Wrestling Championships and the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award and Jesse Owens Award, Gardner is currently serving as a motivational speaker.

 10 Suzy Favor Hamilton

Suzy Favor Hamilton
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Famous As: Athletics competitor, Call girl
Birthdate: August 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stevens Point

Suzy Favor Hamilton is a former middle-distance runner who participated in the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Summer Olympics, representing the USA. Favor broke many hearts when she turned to prostitution which in turn ended her career as an athlete. She claimed mental illness as the reason for her downfall and is currently serving as a speaker at mental health conferences.

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 11 Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson
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Famous As: Television presenter, Politician, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: July 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Winner of 16 Paralympic medals, including 11 golds, Tanni Grey-Thompson is a former wheelchair racer, who won the London Marathon six times and held more than 30 world records. Also a successful television personality and patron of numerous charities, she was created a Life Peer in 2010 and made Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in Stockton-On-Tees.

 12 Shannon Moore

Shannon Moore
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cameron, North Carolina, United States

Wrestler Shannon Moore is known for his stints with the WCW, the WWE, and TNA. Loved for his trademark moves such as the Twist of Fate, he is also a talented musician who composes his own entry music and owns a band named Peroxwhy?gen with fellow wrestler Jeff Hardy.

 13 Alberto Salazar

Alberto Salazar
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Famous As: Marathon runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Havana

Alberto Salazar is an American former long-distance runner who won the silver medal at the 1982 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Rome, Italy. After his retirement from the sport, Salazar served as the head coach for the Nike Oregon Project and received the 2013 IAAF Coaching Achievement Award in Monaco. He was later banned for doping and sexual offenses.

 14 Dave Wottle

Dave Wottle
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States

Dave Wottle is an American former track and field athlete who specialized in middle-distance running events. Wottle is best known for winning the gold medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics, competing in the 800-meter run. Dave Wottle used to wear a golf cap while running; it later became his signature style.

 15 Mary Decker

Mary Decker
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Famous As: Long-distance runner, Middle-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Flemington

 16 Rafer Johnson

Rafer Johnson
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Famous As: Actor, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hillsboro
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 17 Esteban Gutiérrez

Esteban Gutiérrez
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: August 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monterrey

 18 Jan Frodeno

Jan Frodeno
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Famous As: Triathlete
Birthdate: August 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
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 19 Sonya Thomas

Sonya Thomas
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Famous As: Competitive eater
Birthdate: July 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gunsan-si, South Korea

 20 Issa Hayatou

Issa Hayatou
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Famous As: Athlete, Sports Administrator
Birthdate: August 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garoua, Cameroon
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 21 Shizo Kanakuri

Shizo Kanakuri
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Famous As: Marathon runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tamana
Died: November 13, 1983

 22 Woody Strode

Woody Strode
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: July 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 31, 1994

One of the first Black football players of the NFL, Woody Strode was also a talented decathlete. He had dabbled in professional wrestling, too, but later gained fame solely for his film roles, such as that of gladiator Draba in Spartacus, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination.

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 23 Dave Sime

Dave Sime
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: July 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey
Died: January 12, 2016

 24 Clifton Wrottesley

Clifton Wrottesley
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Famous As: Sportsman
Birthdate: August 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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 25 Glenn Cunningham

Glenn Cunningham
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 4, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Kansas, United States
Died: March 10, 1988

 26 Amos Alonzo Stagg

Amos Alonzo Stagg
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 17, 1965

 27 Harold Ballard

Harold Ballard
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Famous As: Player of Canadian football
Birthdate: July 30, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: April 11, 1990

 28 Mijain Lopez

Mijain Lopez
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba
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 29 Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar
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Famous As: sport shooter
Birthdate: August 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harsour

Sport shooter Vijay Kumar is best known for his silver medal win at the 2012 London Olympics and his five Commonwealth gold medals. The Padma Shri awardee is the son of an Indian Army subedar from Himachal and had taken up shooting after being drawn to his father’s guns in childhood.

 30 Anita Wlodarczyk

Anita Wlodarczyk
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Famous As: Hammer thrower
Birthdate: August 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rawicz, Poland

 31 Lieke Klaver

Lieke Klaver
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Famous As: Sprint racer
Birthdate: August 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Velsen, Netherlands

 32 Davy Fitzgerald

Davy Fitzgerald
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Famous As: Hurler Manager
Birthdate: August 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sixmilebridge, Ireland

 33 Mariya Savinova

Mariya Savinova
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

 34 Laura Dahlmeier

Laura Dahlmeier
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: August 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

 35 Oliver Rowland

Oliver Rowland
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sheffield

Oliver Rowland began his racing career with karting at age 7. With enough funding from the Racing Steps Foundation, he later stepped into single-seater racing. He now competes in Formula E with Mahindra Racing and has also represented teams such as Nissan e.dams.

 36 Nick Easter

Nick Easter
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: August 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Epsom

English rugby player Nick Easter made his debut for England against Italy in 2007. He has also played for Orrell and Harlequins. The brother of retired rugby player Mark Easter, he is known for making the infamous remark “That's £35,000 down the toilet” after England's 2011 World Cup defeat to France.

 37 Lawrence Cherono

Lawrence Cherono
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: August 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eldoret, Kenya

 38 Anna Geary

Anna Geary
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Famous As: Camogie player
Birthdate: July 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland

 39 Tom Sykes

Tom Sykes
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: August 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huddersfield

British motorcycle racer Tom Sykes began his career with the British Supersport Championship. He later represented WorldSBK and Kawasaki, and eventually moved on to the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team in 2019. He was inspired to join motorcycle racing by his grandfather, who lent him his 600cc Ninja for weekend races.

 40 André Schubert

André Schubert
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kassel

 41 Tarjei Bo

Tarjei Bo
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: July 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lillehammer, Norway

 42 Justin Marshall

Justin Marshall
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Famous As: Television presenter, Entrepreneur, Rugby union player
Birthdate: August 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gore

 43 Felipe Contepomi

Felipe Contepomi
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: August 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 44 Charles Eugster

Charles Eugster
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Famous As: Track and field athlete
Birthdate: July 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 26, 2017

Once a dentist, Charles Eugster stunned the world when he took to sprinting at age 95. In fact, he participated in age-group rowing in his 60s, winning countless gold medals, and also took up body building in his 80s. He penned his memoir, Age is Just a Number, at 97.

 45 Cindy Klassen

Cindy Klassen
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Famous As: Speed Skater
Birthdate: August 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

 46 Grit Šadeiko

Grit Šadeiko
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Famous As: Heptathlete
Birthdate: July 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saku, Estonia

 47 Hasely Crawford

Hasely Crawford
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Fernando

 48 Oliver St. John Gogarty

Oliver St. John Gogarty
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1957

 49 Fu Mingxia

Fu Mingxia
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wuhan, China

 50 Oliver Mintzlaff

Oliver Mintzlaff
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Famous As: Football official
Birthdate: August 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany