Famous Taurus Athletes

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 1 Wim Hof

Wim Hof
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 20, 1959
Birthplace: Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands

 2 Fanny Blankers-Koen

Fanny Blankers-Koen
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 26, 1918
Birthplace: Lage Vuursche, Netherlands
Died: January 25, 2004

 3 Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly
Famous As: Athlete, Martial Artist, Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1946
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29, 2013

Athlete and martial artist Jim Kelly won hearts with his Afro hairstyle and his roles in action film such as Enter the Dragon and Black Belt Jones. Apart from films, he also excelled in karate, winning contests such as the International Middle Weight Karate Championship. He has also played professional tennis.

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 4 Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 26, 1994
Birthplace: Ufa
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 5 Katrín Davíðsdóttir

Katrín Davíðsdóttir
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 10, 1993
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 6 Jimmy White

Jimmy White
Famous As: Snooker player, Pool player, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 2, 1962
Birthplace: Tooting

Jimmy White is an English senior snooker player. Nicknamed The Whirlwind because of his attacking style of play, he has won three seniors world titles.  He is currently ranked tenth on the all-time list of ranking event winners. He was the first left-handed player to record a maximum break at the World Championship. 

 7 James Cracknell

James Cracknell
Famous As: Rower
Birthdate: May 5, 1972
Birthplace: Sutton, London, England

James Cracknell is a British athlete who specializes in rowing. With six World Rowing Championships and two Olympic gold medals under his belt, Cracknell is regarded as one of the most successful English rowers of his generation. He is also known for his charitable activities; in 2008, he raised funds for the BBC's Sport Relief charity.

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 8 Galen Rupp

Galen Rupp
Famous As: Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: May 8, 1986
Birthplace: Portland

While he had been a promising soccer player in school, Galen Rupp later discovered track and field and became one of the best long-distance runners of the U.S. He is a three-time Olympian and has two Olympic medals, a silver and a bronze, in his kitty.

 9 Jahking Guillory

Jahking Guillory
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 14, 2001
Birthplace: Moreno Valley, Riverside County, California, USA

Jahking Guillory is an American rapper and actor who has been active in the entertainment industry since the mid-2010s. Beginning his career as a teenager, he played the leading role of Brandon in the film, Kicks. His role in the Netflix series On My Block also earned him much appreciation. Since then, he has appeared in many popular TV shows. 

 10 Louis Smith

Louis Smith
Famous As: Retired artistic gymnast
Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Birthplace: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

With his 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal, Louis Smith became the second Black male gymnast to have won the medal. A pommel horse expert, he later won three more Olympic medals. He had ADHD as a child and later also won a choral scholarship but chose to focus on gymnastics instead.

 11 Jim Ryun

Jim Ryun
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

Jim Ryun is an American former track and field athlete who won a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics. At the peak of his career, Ryun was considered one of the top middle-distance runners in the world. He later became a politician and served in the US House of Representatives. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.

 12 Merlene Ottey

Merlene Ottey
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 10, 1960
Birthplace: Hanover Parish, Jamaica

 13 Lloyd Eisler

Lloyd Eisler
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 28, 1963
Birthplace: Seaforth, Ontario

 14 Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes
Famous As: ice hockey player
Birthdate: May 8, 1992
Birthplace: Boston

 15 James van Riemsdyk

James van Riemsdyk
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: May 4, 1989
Birthplace: Middletown Township

James van Riemsdyk is an American ice hockey player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. Apart from appearing in the National Hockey League, James van Riemsdyk has also represented his country on several occasions, including the 2014 Winter Olympics.

 16 Max Chilton

Max Chilton
Famous As: Former racing driver who competed in Formula One, driving for Marussia F1 in 2013 and 2014
Birthdate: April 21, 1991
Birthplace: Redhill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

When British racing driver Max Chilton made his Formula 3 debut at 16, he became the youngest deriver to do so. He now represents the North American racing series IndyCar. While he initially wished to be a farmer, he began his racing career at age 10, racing in karts.

 17 Christine Ohuruogu

Christine Ohuruogu
Famous As: Writer, Sprinter
Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Birthplace: London

Christine Ohuruogu is a British athlete who has won an Olympic gold medal, two World Championships, and a Commonwealth gold medal in the 400m event. She also has an Olympic silver medal and a couple of bronze medals under her belt. In 2016, she became the second British track and field athlete to win Olympic medals at three consecutive Games.

 18 Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi
Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: May 5, 1975
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea
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 19 Alistair Brownlee

Alistair Brownlee
Famous As: Triathlete
Birthdate: April 23, 1988
Birthplace: Dewsbury, England

Alistair Brownlee made history by becoming the only athlete with two Olympics medals in the triathlon event. His brother, Jonathan Brownlee, too, is a star athlete. Born to a runner father and a swimmer mother, he was introduced to triathlon by Simon Hearnshaw, his uncle, who was also an avid athlete.

 20 Allan Wells

Allan Wells
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: May 3, 1952
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Allan Wells is a Scottish former athlete who specialized in sprinting. He represented Great Britain at the 1980 Moscow Olympics where he won a gold medal and a silver medal in the 100 meters and 200 meters events, respectively. Allan Wells also won gold medals at other important tournaments, such as the IAAF World Cup, Commonwealth Games, and European Cup.

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 21 Ivana Spanovic

Ivana Spanovic
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: May 10, 1990
Birthplace: Zrenjanin, Socialist Republic of Serbia SR Serbia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia

 22 Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards
Famous As: Triple jumper, TV Presenter
Birthdate: May 10, 1966
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
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 23 Veronica Campbell-Brown

Veronica Campbell-Brown
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: May 15, 1982
Birthplace: Trelawny Parish

 24 Laura Muir

Laura Muir
Famous As: Middle distance runner, Long-distance runner
Birthdate: May 9, 1993
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish runner Laura Muir scripted history by becoming the first athlete to earn 2 golds at 2 consecutive events at any European Indoor Championship. Not known to many, she is also a trained vet. She also won a silver at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Surprisingly, her clean diet bars coffee.

 25 Marieke Vervoort

Marieke Vervoort
Famous As: Paralympic athlete
Birthdate: May 10, 1979
Birthplace: Diest, Belgium
Died: October 22, 2019

 26 Tatyana McFadden

Tatyana McFadden
Famous As: Paralympic athlete
Birthdate: April 21, 1989
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 27 Betty Cuthbert

Betty Cuthbert
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 20, 1938
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: August 6, 2017
Australian sprinter Betty Cuthbert, also known as the Golden Girl, had won three Olympic gold medals, with three of them from the 1956 Olympic Games. She started training at 8 and later became known for her signature style of running with her mouth open. She later suffered from multiple sclerosis.

 28 Dennis Kipruto Kimetto

Dennis Kipruto Kimetto
Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: April 22, 1984
Birthplace: Kenya

 29 Trindon Holliday

Trindon Holliday
Famous As: American football player, Athletic
Birthdate: April 27, 1986
Birthplace: Zachary, Louisiana, United States

 30 Marie-José Pérec

Marie-José Pérec
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 9, 1968
Birthplace: Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

 31 Ivet Lalova-Collio

Ivet Lalova-Collio
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: May 18, 1984
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 32 Hossein Rezazadeh

Hossein Rezazadeh
Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: May 12, 1978
Birthplace: Ardabil, Iran

Hossein Rezazadeh is an Iranian politician. Also a former weightlifter, he is a two-time Olympic champion and four-time World Weightlifting champion. He is widely considered one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. The Rezazadeh Stadium was built in his honor. He entered politics in 2013 and was elected as a member of the City Council of Tehran. 

 33 Nam Nguyen

Nam Nguyen
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 20, 1998
Birthplace: Ottawa

 34 Daniel Komen

Daniel Komen
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Birthplace: Kenya

 35 Joan Benoit

Joan Benoit
Famous As: Marathon runner, Long-distance runner
Birthdate: May 16, 1957
Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States

 36 Jurgen Schult

Jurgen Schult
Famous As: Discus Thrower
Birthdate: May 11, 1960
Birthplace: Neuhaus, Hagenow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, East Germany

 37 Francine Niyonsaba

Francine Niyonsaba
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 5, 1993
Birthplace: Bweru, Burundi

 38 Filip Ingebrigtsen

Filip Ingebrigtsen
Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: April 20, 1993
Birthplace: Sandnes, Norway

Filip Ingebrigtsen is a middle distance runner from Norway best known for winning the gold medal in the men's 1500 meters event at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam. The following year, he won the bronze medal in the same event at the World Championships in London. In 2018, Ingebrigtsen won a gold medal at the European Cross Country Championships.

 39 Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: May 2, 1975
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 40 Ruslan Karaev

Ruslan Karaev
Famous As: Heavyweight kickboxer
Birthdate: May 19, 1983
Birthplace: Vladikavkaz, Russia

 41 Gagan Narang

Gagan Narang
Famous As: Sport Shooter
Birthdate: May 6, 1983
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Best known for his bronze medal win at the 2012 London Olympics, Gagan Narang is a popular Indian sport shooter. Born to an Air India manager, he was drawn to shooting after receiving an air pistol as a gift from his father. He has also won a Padma Shri for his achievements.

 42 Ralph Boston

Ralph Boston
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 9, 1939
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States

 43 Hairul Azreen

Hairul Azreen
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 23, 1988
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hairul Azreen is a Malaysian martial artist, stuntman, and actor. An exponent of Taekwondo, Azreen is known for appearing in Malaysian action films like PASKAL: The Movie and Polis EVO 2. Also a popular TV personality, Azreen has taken part in reality series like Fear Factor Selebriti Malaysia where he won the first place along with Dazrin Kamaruddin in 2013.  

 44 Miruts Yifter

Miruts Yifter
Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: May 15, 1944
Birthplace: Adigrat, Ethiopia
Died: December 23, 2016

 45 David Grace

David Grace
Famous As: Snooker player who won silver medalist at the 2009 World Games
Birthdate: May 5, 1985
Birthplace: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Apart from being a professional snooker player, David Grace is also a painter. He is also known for his towering 6’5” frame. Not only has he won the 2008 European Snooker Championships but he has also made a name for himself for his portraits of snooker players, which he sells.

 46 Morgan Lake

Morgan Lake
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 12, 1997
Birthplace: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

 47 Khaddi Sagnia

Khaddi Sagnia
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 20, 1994
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden

Khaddi Sagnia is a Swedish athlete who specializes in the long jump. She competed in the first Youth Olympic Games where she won a gold medal in the triple jump. She also took part in the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships where she won a bronze medal in the long jump final.

 48 Percy Williams

Percy Williams
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 19, 1908
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: November 29, 1982

 49 Agnete Kirk Thinggaard

Agnete Kirk Thinggaard
Famous As: Danish
Birthdate: May 18, 1983
Birthplace: Unknown

 50 Tamara Press

Tamara Press
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 10, 1937
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine