Scorpio Athletes

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Nadia Comaneci
(Romanian Retired Gymnast and a Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Nadia Comaneci
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Birthdate: November 12, 1961
Birthplace: Onești, Romania

Nadia Comaneci is a Romanian former gymnast. One of the best-known gymnasts in the world, Comaneci has five Olympic gold medals under her belt. Credited with popularizing gymnastics around the world, Nadia Comaneci was honored by the Laureus World Sports Academy by including her in their Athletes of the 20th Century list in 2000.

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Eliud Kipchoge
(Long-distance runner)
Eliud Kipchoge
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Birthdate: November 17, 1984
Birthplace: Kapsisiywa, Nandi County, Kenya
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Allyson Felix
(Retired American Track and Field Athlete Who Competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters)
Allyson Felix
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Birthdate: November 18, 1985
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

The most-decorated track and field athlete, Allyson Felix, once bullied for having skinny legs, now has a record 9 Olympic medals, including 6 gold medals. Named to Time 100 in 2020, she is also part of the board of Right to Play, which caters to children in underdeveloped countries.

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Milkha Singh
(Indian track and field athlete)
Milkha Singh
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Birthdate: November 20, 1929
Birthplace: Govindpura, Muzaffargarh District, India
Died: June 18, 2021

Indian track and field legend Milkha Singh, also known as "The Flying Sikh,” was orphaned during the Partition of India. The former army man won four Asian Games gold medals. He also competed in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Summer Olympics, finishing fourth in the 400-meter event in 1960.

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Andre De Grasse
(Canadian Track and Field Athlete)
Andre De Grasse
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Birthdate: November 10, 1994
Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Andre De Grasse is a Canadian track and field athlete best known for winning the gold medal in the men's 200 metres event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. He has won two silver medals and three bronze medals in two Olympic Games so far. In 2022, Andre De Grasse won a gold medal at the World Championships.

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Armand Duplantis
(Pole vaulter)
Armand Duplantis
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Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Armand Duplantis is a Swedish pole vaulter. He currently holds the world indoor record with a height of 6.18 meters. When he was 15 years old, Duplantis won a gold medal at the 2015 World Youth Championships. He then went on to win a gold medal at the 2018 European Championships and a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships.

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Magnús Scheving
(Creator of the Children's Television Series ‘LazyTown’)
Magnús Scheving
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Birthdate: November 10, 1964
Birthplace: Borgarnes, Iceland

Magnús Scheving is best known as the creator of the BAFTA-winning children’s series Lazy Town, which has its roots in Scheving’s first book and centers around children’s fitness. The Icelandic aerobic gymnastic champion is also a motivational speaker and has previously been a fitness trainer at a school.

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Dominique Dawes
(American Retired Artistic Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Dominique Dawes
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Birthdate: November 20, 1976
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Known as Awesome Dawesome, Dominique Dawes is a retired star gymnast from the U.S. who was part of the gold-winning team at the Atlanta Olympics. She also became the first African-American to earn an individual Olympic medal, with her bronze. She is also part of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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Evgeni Plushenko
(Figure Skater)
Evgeni Plushenko
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Birthdate: November 3, 1982
Birthplace: Dzhamku, Russia
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Bob Mathias
(Athlete)
Bob Mathias
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Birthdate: November 17, 1930
Birthplace: Tulare, California, United States
Died: September 2, 2006
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Greg Rutherford
(Sprinter, Long jumper, Athletics competitor)
Greg Rutherford
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Birthdate: November 17, 1986
Birthplace: Milton Keynes

The great-grandson of English footballer Jock Rutherford, Greg Rutherford had a brief stint with Aston Villa football club before he focused on athletics. The Milton Keynes athlete won a gold at the 2012 London Olympics, while his 8.29m jump at the 2016 Rio Olympics won him a bronze medal.

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Lester Piggott
(Jockey, Horse trainer)
Lester Piggott
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Birthdate: November 5, 1935
Birthplace: Wantage

Lester Piggott is an English former jockey. Piggott has 4,493 career wins under his belt and is considered one of the greatest jockeys of all time. In 1999, Piggott was ranked second in the top 50 jockeys of the 20th century list published by the Racing Post. In 2021, Piggott was inducted into the British Champions Series Hall of Fame.

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Peter Aerts
(Heavyweight kickboxer)
Peter Aerts
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Birthdate: October 25, 1970
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Blanka Vlašić
(Former track and field athlete)
Blanka Vlašić
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Birthdate: November 8, 1983
Birthplace: Split, Croatia
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Gail Devers
(Athlete)
Gail Devers
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Birthdate: November 19, 1966
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
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J. C. Watts
(Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives From Oklahoma’s 4th District (1995 - 2003))
J. C. Watts
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Birthdate: November 18, 1957
Birthplace: Eufaula, Oklahoma, United States

J. C. Watts is an American politician, athlete, and clergyman. A multi-talented man, Watts played professional football in the Canadian Football League. From 1995 to 2003, he served as a Republican in the United States House of Representatives, representing Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District. 

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Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
(Belarusian Sprinter Who Took Refuge in Poland after Criticizing Her Team in 2020 Summer Olympics)
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
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Birthdate: November 19, 1996
Birthplace: Klimavichy, Belarus

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has won several titles and medals, including 2 European Games silver medals and a Summer Universiade gold medal. During the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, she accused her team officials of forcing her to participate in an event and later took refuge in Poland to avoid action against her.

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Mike Powell
(Track & Field athlete)
Mike Powell
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Birthdate: November 10, 1963
Birthplace: Philadelphia
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Les Mills
(Athletics competitor)
Les Mills
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Birthdate: November 1, 1934
Birthplace: Auckland

Les Mills is a New Zealand retired track and field athlete who represented his country at the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games over a period of two decades; he competed in the discus throw and shot put events. Mills achieved his best result at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games where he won the gold medal in discus throw.

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Frank Shorter
(Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor)
Frank Shorter
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Birthdate: October 31, 1947
Birthplace: Munich
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Usman Ahmed
(Former Super-flyweight boxer)
Usman Ahmed
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Birthdate: November 21, 1981
Birthplace: Derby, England, United Kingdom

Usman Ahmed is a British former professional boxer. He was active from 2006 to 2016. Over his career, he participated in 19 major fights, out of which he won eight. In 2009, he competed for the British and Commonwealth flyweight titles. He gained notoriety when he once danced to the ring, only to be knocked unconscious by his opponent.  

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Max Pacioretty
(Ice hockey left winger)
Max Pacioretty
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Birthdate: November 20, 1988
Birthplace: New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

American ice-hockey player Max Pacioretty, who plays for the NHL team Vegas Golden Knights, has also captained the Montreal Canadiens in the past. He was knocked motionless in a 2011 game against the Boston Bruins but couldn’t recall the incident later. The McDonald’s Max 67 burger was named in his honor.

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Almaz Ayana
(Two-Time World Champion Ethiopian Long-Distance Runner Who Is Also an Olympic Gold Medalist)
Almaz Ayana
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Birthdate: November 21, 1991
Birthplace: Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia

Ethiopian long-distance runner Almaz Ayana is not just an Olympic gold medalist but has also won the World Championship twice. She broke the 10,000m world record at the 2016 Rio Olympics, which was also her first year at the Olympics. She is also a Continental Cup and African Championship winner.

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Jana Pittman
(Athletics competitor and Bobsledder)
Jana Pittman
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Birthdate: November 9, 1982
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Tomáš Plekanec
(Czech Ice Hockey Player Who Plays as a Centre)
Tomáš Plekanec
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Birthdate: October 31, 1982
Birthplace: Kladno

Tomáš Plekanec is a Czech ice hockey player best known for his association with the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL where he spent much of his NHL career. He has also represented the Czech national team, winning a silver medal and two bronze medals in World Championships. Tomáš Plekanec also led the national team in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Stefanie Reid
(Track and Field Para Athlete)
Stefanie Reid
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Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Birthplace: New Zealand

Stefanie Reid is a track and field para athlete. She represented Canada at the 2008 Paralympic Games, where she won a bronze medal. She then represented Great Britain at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, winning a silver medal in both the events. Stefanie Reid has also won a gold medal at the 2014 European Championships and 2017 World Championships.

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Michael Christian Martinez
(Filipino Figure Skater and the First Skater from a Tropical Country to Qualify for the Winter Olympics)
Michael Christian Martinez
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Birthdate: November 4, 1996
Birthplace: Parañaque

Michael Christian Martinez is a Filipino figure skater. He achieved popularity when he became the first skater from a tropical country and from Southeast Asia to qualify for the Winter Olympics. At the 2014 Olympics, Martinez became the only sportsperson to represent the Philippines. Michael Christian Martinez is also known for winning a gold medal at the 2015 Asian Trophy.

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Paul Chelimo
(Athlete)
Paul Chelimo
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Birthdate: October 27, 1990
Birthplace: Iten, Kenya
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Samuel Kamau Wanjiru
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Birthdate: November 10, 1986
Birthplace: Nyahururu, Kenya
Died: May 15, 2011
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Jenna Prandini
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Birthdate: November 20, 1992
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
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Damian Warner
(Canadian Decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Damian Warner
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Birthdate: November 4, 1989
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
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Gethin Jenkins
(Rugby league player, Rugby union player)
Gethin Jenkins
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Birthdate: November 17, 1980
Birthplace: Wales

Gethin Jenkins is a Welsh former rugby union player. He is the sixth most-capped player in rugby union history with 129 international caps for Wales and five for the British & Irish Lions. He retired from his highly successful playing career in 2018 and became a coach. He has held numerous coaching positions at Cardiff Blues and Cardiff RFC. 

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Bruce Baumgartner
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Birthdate: November 2, 1960
Birthplace: Haledon, New Jersey, United States
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Kerron Clement
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Birthdate: October 31, 1985
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Felix Rosenqvist
(Racecar driver)
Felix Rosenqvist
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Birthdate: November 7, 1991
Birthplace: Värnamo

Swedish racing car driver Felix Rosenqvist has won both the Macau Grand Prix and the Masters of F3 twice. He has 3 wins in Formula E. Apart from racing, Felix loves skateboarding, hiking, and skiing. He enjoys music, too. He survived a crash during the 2021 Indycar series.

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Thomas F. Duffy
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Birthdate: November 9, 1955
Birthplace: Newark, USA
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Gabriela Szabo
(Retired Romanian Olympic Gold Medalist and a 3-Time World Champion)
Gabriela Szabo
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Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Birthplace: Bistriţa, Romania

Former runner Gabriela Szabo is not just an Olympic gold medalist but also a 3-time World Champion. The Romanian-Hungarian sportsperson also has 4 World Indoor Championship gold medals in her kitty. She made headlines after she collided with Ghanaian long-jumper Kofi Amoah Prah in Stuttgart, while she was leaving the track.

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Maria Mutola
(Athlete)
Maria Mutola
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Birthdate: October 27, 1972
Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique
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Kari Lehtonen
(Finnish Ice Hockey Player Who Plays as a Goaltender)
Kari Lehtonen
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Birthdate: November 16, 1983
Birthplace: Helsinki

Kari Lehtonen is a Finnish ice hockey player who plays as a goaltender. Currently an unrestricted free agent, Lehtonen previously represented the Dallas Stars of the NHL. An important player for the Finland national team, Kari Lehtonen helped his team win the bronze medal at the 2014 Olympic Games. He also won a silver medal at the 2007 World Championships.

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Antonio Pettigrew
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Birthdate: November 3, 1967
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: August 10, 2010
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Tiffany Porter
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Birthdate: November 13, 1987
Birthplace: Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
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Aminatou Seyni
(Sprinter)
Aminatou Seyni
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Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Birthplace: Niamey Urban Community, Niger
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Saïd Aouita
(Athlete)
Saïd Aouita
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Birthdate: November 2, 1959
Birthplace: Kenitra, Morocco
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Alice Coachman
(American olympic athlete)
Alice Coachman
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Birthdate: November 9, 1923
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: July 14, 2014
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Meseret Defar
(Ethiopian Long-Distance Runner and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Meseret Defar
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Birthdate: November 19, 1983
Birthplace: Adis Abeba, Ethiopia

Meseret Defar is an Ethiopian athlete who specializes in long-distance running. She is best known for winning a gold medal at the 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games in Athens and London respectively. In 2008 at the Beijing Olympics, Defar won a silver medal for Ethiopia. She has also won medals at the World Championships, All-Africa Games, and World Indoor Championships.

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Andrew Sheridan
(Composer, Rugby union player)
Andrew Sheridan
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Birthdate: November 1, 1979
Birthplace: London Borough of Bromley

Andrew Sheridan is as much known for his towering 6’5” frame as he is for his game. The star rugby player came under the spotlight after singlehandedly destroying Australia at the autumn international at Twickenham in 2005. The legendary prop had a 12-year stint with the Sale Sharks.

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Asha Philip
(Gymnast)
Asha Philip
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Birthdate: October 25, 1990
Birthplace: Leyton, London, England

With her 2007 World Youth Championship win, former junior gymnast and sprinter Asha Philip became first British female athlete to earn a global 100m title. A double mini trampoline world junior champion, she also boasts of a drama degree. She has won relay bronze medals in the Rio and Tokyo Olympics.

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Daisuke Ohata
(Rugby union player)
Daisuke Ohata
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Birthdate: November 11, 1975
Birthplace: Ōsaka
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Viktor Chukarin
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Birthdate: November 9, 1921
Birthplace: Khreshchatytske, Ukraine
Died: August 25, 1984
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Jonas Gustavsson
(Ice hockey player)
Jonas Gustavsson
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Birthdate: October 24, 1984
Birthplace: Danderyd Municipality

Known as The Monster, for both his game and his 6’4” frame, Swedish former ice hockey goaltender Jonas Gustavsson played for the SHL team Linköping HC. He had previously also played for NHL teams such as the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also initially managed a cardiac ailment, along with his game.