Athletes From Texas

Texas has produced a number of Athletes who have made it big. These include Breaux Greer, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Michael Johnson, Marcell Jacobs, Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and others.

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Michael Johnson
(American olympic athlete)

Michael Johnson
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Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson remains the only man to win both the 200m and the 400m events in the same Olympics. He was the Track & Field News 1996 Athlete of the Year. In 2008, he returned his 2000 Olympic relay medal, as a teammate had taken performance-enhancing drugs.

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias
(Only Track & Field Athlete to Win Individual Olympic Medals in Separate Running, Throwing and Jumping Events)

Babe Didrikson Zaharias
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Birthdate: June 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 27, 1956

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was an American athlete who specialized in golf, track and field, basketball, and baseball. Considered one of the greatest female athletes ever, Didrikson won two gold medals and a silver medal in track and field at the Summer Olympics in 1932. She then went on to win 10 LPGA major championships, becoming USA's first female golf celebrity.

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Simone Manuel
(American olympic athlete)

Simone Manuel
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Birthdate: August 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo

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.

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Rafer Johnson
(Former athlete and actor, who won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome)

Rafer Johnson
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Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 2, 2020

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Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
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Birthdate: October 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra

Wrestler Chavo Guerrero, Jr. currently represents the All Elite Wrestling and has previously been part of organizations such as WCW and WWE. Known for his trademark moves such as the Tornado DDT, the Frog Splash, and the Deathlock STF, he is the grandson of legendary wrestler Gory Guerrero.

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Breaux Greer
(Javelin throw Athlete)

Breaux Greer
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Birthdate: October 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

Retired American javelin thrower Breaux Greer holds a national record in the sport. The three-time Olympian earned the bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships in Japan and has been a US National Championship eight times. He is married to actor Katy Mixon and is a father of two.

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Tommie Smith
(Football player)

Tommie Smith
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Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini

Winner of the 200-meter sprint finals at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, Tommie C. Smith finished the race in 19.83 seconds, thus becoming first to break the 20 seconds barrier. Today however he is better remembered for raising a black gloved fist over his head at the victory stand in protest against the injustice meted out to the blacks.

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Marcell Jacobs
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Birthdate: September 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
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Jeremy Wariner
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Birthdate: January 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius

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Charley Paddock
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Birthdate: August 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 21, 1943

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Bobby Morrow
(Olympic Athlete)

Bobby Morrow
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Birthdate: October 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra

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Randy Matson
(Athlete)

Randy Matson
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Birthdate: March 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces

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Casey Owens
(Athlete)

Casey Owens
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Birthdate: 1981 AD
Died: October 15, 2014

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Margaret Varner Bloss
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Birthdate: October 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra

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Bayano Kamani
(Hurdler)

Bayano Kamani
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Birthdate: April 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

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Ahmed Ali
(Athlete)

Ahmed Ali
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Birthdate: November 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio