Sagittarius Athletes

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 1 Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner
Famous As: Track and Field Athlete
Birthdate: December 21, 1959
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 21, 1998

Legendary American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner is still regarded as the fastest woman in the world. Her world records in both the 100m and 200m categories have still not been broken. The three-time Olympic gold medal winner was also known for her six-inch nails and her unconventional outfits.

 2 Donovan Bailey

Donovan Bailey
Famous As: Former Sprinter
Birthdate: December 16, 1967
Birthplace: Manchester, Jamaica

Donovan Bailey is a retired Jamaican-Canadian sprinter. He once held the world record for the 100 meters and is considered the greatest Canadian sprinter of all time. Noted for his top speed, he became the first Canadian to legally break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters. In 2004,  he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

 3 Sergey Bubka

Sergey Bubka
Famous As: Pole Vaulter
Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Birthplace: Luhansk, Ukraine

Russian star pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka had started training at age 9. He soared to fame after winning the world championship in Finland at age 15 and later became the first to jump 6.1m. He won the 1988 Seoul Olympic gold and shattered the global men’s pole vault record 35 times.

 4 Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe
Famous As: Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: December 17, 1973
Birthplace: Northwich

Paula Radcliffe is a retired distance runner, credited with winning the London Marathon and the New York Marathon three times each. Born into an athletic family, she emerged as a running talent by the time she was in her teens, winning the world junior cross-country title at the age of nineteen, eventually. She held the Women's World Marathon Record from 2003 to 2019.

 5 Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
Famous As: Coach, Athletic
Birthdate: December 10, 1962
Birthplace: Sil'di, Russia
Died: July 3, 2020

 6 Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell
Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: November 23, 1982
Birthplace: Spanish Town

 7 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius
Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: November 22, 1986
Birthplace: Sandton, South Africa

From being an infant whose both legs were amputated below knee, Oscar Pistorius went on to become a top athlete with wins in Paralympic Games and other sporting events. The South African sprinter also became the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympics Games. However, later, he was convicted for the murder of his girlfriend and is currently imprisoned.

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 8 Nieky Holzken

Nieky Holzken
Famous As: Super middleweight kickboxer, Boxer
Birthdate: December 16, 1983
Birthplace: Helmond, Netherlands

 9 Bob Hayes

Bob Hayes
Famous As: Olympic gold medalist sprinter who then became an American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys
Birthdate: December 20, 1942
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: September 18, 2002

Bob Hayes was an American athlete and a football player. An Olympic gold medalist and a Super Bowl ring winner, Hayes was inducted into both Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. He won gold medal in 100m and 4 x 100m relay in 1964 Tokto Oympics  Hayes was once regarded as the world's fastest human.

 10 Harold Abrahams

Harold Abrahams
Famous As: Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Birthdate: December 15, 1899
Birthplace: Bedford
Died: January 14, 1978

English track and field athlete is best remembered for his gold medal win in the 100m race at the Paris Olympics in 1924. Part of the Achilles Club, he and his exploits inspired the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. Following his retirement, he became a broadcaster and sports administrator.

 11 David Rudisha

David Rudisha
Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Birthplace: Kilgoris, Narok County, Kenya

 12 Kaetlyn Osmond

Kaetlyn Osmond
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 5, 1995
Birthplace: Marystown, Canada

 13 Dina Asher-Smith

Dina Asher-Smith
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: December 4, 1995
Birthplace: Orpington ,England

 14 Gabriel Landeskog

Gabriel Landeskog
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Birthplace: Stockholm

Gabriel Landeskog is a professional ice hockey player who is currently leading the Colorado Avalanche which competes in the National Hockey League (NHL). Landeskog is also an important player for the Swedish national team. He helped Sweden win the gold medal at the 2013 World Championships. He also helped his team win a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

 15 Kriss Akabusi

Kriss Akabusi
Famous As: Former Sprint and Hurdling Track and Field Athlete
Birthdate: November 28, 1958
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Known for his signature laughter, Kriss Akabusi is a former track and field athlete who has three Olympic bronze medals to his credit. He also became a European Champion in 1990, breaking a 22-year British 400m hurdles record. He had previously also been part of the British Army.

 16 Paul DePodesta

Paul DePodesta
Famous As: Chief strategy officer
Birthdate: December 16, 1972
Birthplace: Alexandria

Best recognized as the chief strategy officer of NLF's Cleveland Browns, Paul DePodesta played both football and baseball while attending Harvard University, from where he earned his degree in economics. Shortly, he began his career as baseball executive for Cleveland Indians, thereafter serving various other baseball clubs, including New York Mets, before joining Cleveland Browns as the chief strategy officer.  

 17 Eilish McColgan

Eilish McColgan
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: November 25, 1990
Birthplace: Dundee

Eilish McColgan is a British middle-distance athlete. She competes in the 3000 meters steeplechase and 5000 meters. She represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2016 Olympic Games. She won the Great South Run in Portsmouth in 2018. She has a degree in mathematics and accountancy from the University of Dundee. 

 18 Bernard Lagat

Bernard Lagat
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 12, 1974
Birthplace: Kapsabet, Kenya

 19 Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter
Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: November 24, 1979
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 20 Nodar Kumaritashvili

Nodar Kumaritashvili
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: November 25, 1988
Birthplace: Borjomi, Georgia
Died: February 12, 2010

 21 Marqise Lee

Marqise Lee
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 25, 1991
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

 22 Alastair Denniston

Alastair Denniston
Famous As: Field hockey player at the 1908 Summer Olympics
Birthdate: December 1, 1881
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: January 1, 1961

Alastair Denniston was a Scottish code breaker and hockey player. He was deputy head of the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) from 1919 to 1942. As a member of the Scottish Olympic hockey team in 1908, he won a bronze medal. He worked as a code breaker during the war years. He taught French and Latin following his retirement. 

 23 Yuliya Levchenko

Yuliya Levchenko
Famous As: High jumper
Birthdate: November 28, 1997
Birthplace: Artemivsk, Ukraine

 24 Susanthika Jayasinghe

Susanthika Jayasinghe
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Birthplace: Uduwaka, Sri Lanka

 25 Brandon Starc

Brandon Starc
Famous As: High jumper
Birthdate: November 24, 1993
Birthplace: Baulkham Hills, Australia

Brandon Starc is an Australian high jumper. He won a silver medal at the inaugural 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore when he was just 16 years old. He was a finalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He is married to fellow athlete Laura Turner. 

 26 Sonia O'Sullivan

Sonia O'Sullivan
Famous As: Track runner
Birthdate: November 28, 1969
Birthplace: Cobh, Ireland

 27 Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 4, 1985
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, United States

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer. An important member of the US fencing team, Muhammad is the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab while competing in the Olympics for the United States. In 2016, she became the first Muslim American woman to win an Olympic medal while wearing a hijab; she won a bronze medal for her team.

 28 Paul Rabil

Paul Rabil
Famous As: Lacrosse player Paul Rabil
Birthdate: December 14, 1985
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

 29 Jahangir Khan

Jahangir Khan
Famous As: Squash player
Birthdate: December 10, 1963
Birthplace: Karachi

Though he had to undergo surgical treatment for hernia as a child, Jahangir Khan has begun playing squash by age 8 and later emerged as the greatest squash player not just in Pakistan but in the world, too. The former world number 1 is a 6-time World Champion.

 30 Heike Drechsler

Heike Drechsler
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 16, 1964
Birthplace: Gera, Germany

 31 Stephen Donald

Stephen Donald
Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 3, 1983
Birthplace: Auckland

 32 Peter Snell

Peter Snell
Famous As: Middle-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: December 17, 1938
Birthplace: Opunake

 33 Helene Mayer

Helene Mayer
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 15, 1953

 34 Alberto Juantorena

Alberto Juantorena
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 3, 1950
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

 35 Corey Webster

Corey Webster
Famous As: basketball player
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Birthplace: Auckland

 36 George Atkinson III

George Atkinson III
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 29, 1992
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: December 2, 2019

 37 Emelie Forsberg

Emelie Forsberg
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 11, 1986
Birthplace: Sollefteå, Sweden

Emelie Forsberg is a Swedish athlete who competes in ski mountaineering and trail running. Renowned for her endurance and incredible strength, Forsberg has won six medals so far including four gold medals at the Skyrunner World Series. She also has one gold medal at World Championships and three gold medals at European Championships

 38 Władysław Kozakiewicz

Władysław Kozakiewicz
Famous As: Retired Athlete who Specialised in the Pole Vault
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Birthplace: Šalčininkai, Lithuania

 39 Cam Fowler

Cam Fowler
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 5, 1991
Birthplace: Windsor

 40 Dan Hamhuis

Dan Hamhuis
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 13, 1982
Birthplace: Smithers

 41 Jamie Peacock

Jamie Peacock
Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: December 14, 1977
Birthplace: Leeds

Known for his stint with the Super League teams Leeds Rhinos and the Bradford Bulls, Jamie Peacock has also captained the Great Britain and England teams. He started his career anew after retiring for a year. He also began a mental-health campaign to end the stress related to the COVID-19 lockdown.

 42 Philip Boit

Philip Boit
Famous As: Cross-Country Skier
Birthdate: December 12, 1971
Birthplace: Eldoret, Kenya

 43 Ben Kay

Ben Kay
Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 14, 1975
Birthplace: Liverpool

English rugby player Ben Kay is known for his 62-cap win for England from 2001 to 2009. He also had an 11-year stint with the Leicester Tigers. Born to Lord Justice of Appeal Sir John William Kay, he earned the nickname "M'lud." Post-retirement, he has been an ESPN commentator.

 44 Michael Norman

Michael Norman
Famous As: He holds the world best time in the indoor 400 meters at 44.52 seconds
Birthdate: December 3, 1997
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

 45 Dan Lydiate

Dan Lydiate
Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 18, 1987
Birthplace: Salford

Dan Lydiate grew up on his family farm before finding his calling in rugby. A terrible neck injury at the beginning of his career almost halted his rugby dreams, though he bounced back with his tackling and rucking skills. He has played for both Wales and the British & Irish Lions.

 46 Jon Runyan Sr.

Jon Runyan Sr.
Famous As: Politician, Football player
Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

 47 Lonah Chemtai Salpeter

Lonah Chemtai Salpeter
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 12, 1988
Birthplace: Kenya

Lonah Chemtai Salpeter is a Kenyan-Israeli runner who has won gold medals at the 2018 European Championships and 2020 World Marathon Majors, representing Israel. She also took part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics where she competed in the marathon. Chemtai holds the current Israeli national record for the best time in the marathon. 

 48 Olga Rypakova

Olga Rypakova
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: November 30, 1984
Birthplace: Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

 49 David Torrence

David Torrence
Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: November 26, 1985
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan
Died: August 28, 2017

 50 Ana Maria Popescu

Ana Maria Popescu
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: November 26, 1984
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania