Best known for her roles in Lizzie McGuire and Material Girls, arm-wrestler-cum-actress Dot-Marie Jones never aspired to become an actress. Instead she competed in shot put and power lifting, eventually becoming 15-time world arm wrestling champion. Discovered at a body-building tournament by Shirley Eson, she debuted on screen with Knights and Warriors, thereafter appearing in numerous films and television productions
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Gael Martin is a former Australian athlete. She excelled in the shot put and the discus throw and also had a career in powerlifting. She received the bronze medal in women's shot put at the 1984 Summer Olympics, becoming the first Australian to win an Olympic medal in a throwing event. She was coached by Franz Stampfl.
Daniela Costian made headlines when she became the first discus thrower from Australia to earn an Olympic medal, with her bronze in Barcelona in 1992. She has a World Championship silver and a Commonwealth Games gold in her kitty, too. A Romanian by birth, she took up an Australian citizenship later.
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Murlikant Petkar created history by becoming India’s first Paralympic gold medal winner. The Padma Shri-winning swimmer was initially an army man and boxer but became a paraplegic after an attack during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. Apart from swimming, he was also skilled in other sports such as table tennis and javelin.