Virgo Athletes

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 1 Jesse Owens

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Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakville
Died: March 31, 1980

Widely regarded as one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time, Jesse Owens' three world records in less than an hour in 1935 came to be known as the greatest 45 minutes ever in sports. He was credited with destroying Adolf Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy when he won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

 2 Michael Johnson

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Famous As: American olympic athlete
Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas

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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 3 Denise Lewis

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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Bromwich

Denise Lewis is a British sports commentator and former athlete. She won the heptathlon gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and became the first European to win Olympic gold in the heptathlon. A two-time Commonwealth Games champion, Lewis also won silver medals in the 1997 and 1999 World Championships. She was also the 1998 European Champion. 

 4 Bob Beamon

Bob Beamon.
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Jamaica

Bob Beamon is a former American track and field athlete who won the gold medal for the long jump at the 1968 Olympics. He created a world record in the process of winning the gold medal; the record was broken by Mike Powell almost 23 years later. Beamon was inducted into United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

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 5 Edwin Moses

Edwin Moses.
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dayton

 6 Hicham El Guerrouj

Hicham El Guerrouj.
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkane, Morocco

Moroccan former middle-distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj is a four-time 1500m world champion. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador became the second athlete to win both the 1500m and 5000m titles in the same Olympics. He won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year thrice and holds many indoor and outdoor records.

 7 Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Swansea

Alun Wyn Jones is a Welsh rugby union player who is currently playing for the Ospreys. Jones is the current captain of the Wales national rugby team and has helped his team win  five Six Nations Championships. He has also won other important trophies, such as three Grand Slams, four Triple Crowns, three Doddie Weir Cups, and four Prince William Cups.

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 8 Efren Reyes

Efren Reyes
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Famous As: Pool player
Birthdate: August 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Angeles

 9 Dean Karnazes

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Famous As: Ultramarathon runner
Birthdate: August 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, U.S.

Dean Karnazes began running for fun while in kindergarten; taking diversionary routes while returning home from school. Slowly, he started taking it more seriously, running a marathon to the South Pole in 2002, embarking on the Endurance 50: 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days in 2006.  Currently a businessperson, he has also written a book on marathon.

 10 Sara Sigmundsdóttir

Sara Sigmundsdóttir
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjanesbær, Iceland

 11 Geoff Capes

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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Holbeach

While he began his career as a Cambridgeshire Constabulary policeman, Geoff Capes ruled the British shot-putting arena in the 1970s. Apart from being a two-time Commonwealth gold medal winner, he has also won the World’s Strongest Man tag twice and been a seven-time AAA Championship winner.

 12 Anže Kopitar

Anže Kopitar
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hrušica, Jesenice

 13 Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir

Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 14 Sergei Bobrovsky

Sergei Bobrovsky
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Novokuznetsk
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 15 Sally Pearson

Sally Pearson
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: September 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney

Sally Pearson is an Australian former athlete. After winning a silver medal in the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Pearson went on to win Olympic gold in the same event in 2012. A two-time world champion, Sally Pearson also won two gold medals in Commonwealth Games. In 2011, she was named Female Athlete of the Year.

 16 Sergio Parisse

Sergio Parisse
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Plata

 17 Blake Wheeler

Blake Wheeler
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plymouth

 18 Martin Fourcade

Martin Fourcade
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: September 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Céret, France
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 19 Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port Alberni, Canada

 20 Ben Youngs

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cawston

Ben Youngs is an English rugby union player who plays for the Leicester Tigers as well as the England national team. One of the most successful scrum-halfs of his generation, Youngs became the most capped scrum-half for England in 2019. In 2017 and 2020, Ben Youngs helped his team win the prestigious Six Nations Championships.

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 21 Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield
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Famous As: Politician, Rugby league player
Birthdate: September 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oldham

Kevin Sinfield is a former professional rugby league player turned coach.  He played his entire professional career with Leeds and is considered one of the most successful players in Super League history. He shifted to coaching after his retirement as a player and is currently the defensive coach for the Leicester Tigers, who play in Premiership Rugby.   

 22 Anna Lewandowska

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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
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 23 Margaret Wambui

Margaret Wambui
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Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: September 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nyeri, Kenya

 24 Jakob Ingebrigtsen

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Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: September 19, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sandnes, Norway

 25 Emil Zatopek

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Famous As: Long Distance Runner
Birthdate: September 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Koprivnice
Died: November 22, 2000

Winner of four Olympic golds, three of which came from the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, Czech long-distance runner Emil Zatopek came to be known as the Czech Locomotive and The Bouncing Czech for his speed. He lost his Communist Party membership for criticizing the 1968 Soviet takeover of Czechoslovakia.

 26 Betty Robinson

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Famous As: Ahlete
Birthdate: August 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riverdale, Illinois, United States
Died: May 18, 1999
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 27 Nino Niederreiter

Nino Niederreiter
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chur

 28 Renaud Lavillenie

Renaud Lavillenie
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Famous As: Pole vaulter
Birthdate: September 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, France

 29 Bakkies Botha

Bakkies Botha
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newcastle
Bakkies Botha, the former professional rugby union player, ​played as a lock for Springboks until 2014. Regularly listed in 'greatest ever' sides, Botha was nominated for SA player of the year in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He is also the only player in the history of rugby union to have won a hat-trick of Super Rugby and European rugby titles.

 30 António Félix da Costa

António Félix da Costa
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lisbon

 31 Fátima Diame

Fátima Diame
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain

 32 Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn
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Famous As: racecar driver
Birthdate: September 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

Alex Lynn began his career with Formula Renault UK and scored a record 12 wins from 20 starts. The ace British race driver has also competed for Formula E, with Mahindra Racing. In 2014, he became the first British racer to earn the coveted GP3 title.

 33 Luke McAlister

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: August 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waitara, New Zealand

 34 Os du Randt

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elliot, Eastern Cape

Os du Randt is a South African former rugby player who retired as the most-capped forward in the South African national team's history. One of the most successful players of his generation, Du Randt is one of 21 players who have won the World Cup twice or more. In 2019, he was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. 

 35 Anastasiya Kuzmina

Anastasiya Kuzmina
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tyumen, Russia

 36 Félix Sánchez

Félix Sánchez
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Famous As: Track and field athlete
Birthdate: August 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

 37 Vivian Cheruiyot

Vivian Cheruiyot
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: September 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Keiyo, Rift Valley, Kenya

 38 Foekje Dillema

Foekje Dillema
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: September 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burum, Netherlands
Died: December 5, 2007

 39 Ashwin Willemse

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caledon

Retired South African rugby player Ashwin Willemse, now a rugby analyst and a motivational speaker, grew up amid poverty and lived in a shack near Cape Town, with his mother and grandparents. A drug dealer and addict in his youth, he had even joined a criminal gang and had attempted suicide.

 40 Nick Abendanon

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: August 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bryanston, Gauteng

South African-born Dutch rugby player Nick Abendanon plays for the England rugby team and is best known for his stint as a full back for Clermont Auvergne. Declared the 2015 European Player of the Year, he also won the Top 14 and the Challenge Cup trophies for Clermont.

 41 Yaroslava Mahuchikh

Yaroslava Mahuchikh
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Famous As: High jumper
Birthdate: September 19, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

 42 Tyrese Johnson-Fisher

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: September 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: England

Rugby player Tyrese Johnson-Fisher was 15 when he became an overnight sensation after a video of him playing for Oakham School became viral. The Coastal Carolina football scholar was also the first non-American to be invited to the All-American game for hopefuls in American football, although he never played the game.

 43 Al Oerter

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Famous As: Painter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: September 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Astoria
Died: October 1, 2007

 44 Wyomia Tyus

Wyomia Tyus
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: August 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States

 45 Maryam Yusuf Jamal

Maryam Yusuf Jamal
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Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: September 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arsi Province

 46 Marjorie Jackson-Nelson

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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coffs Harbour, Australia

Marjorie Jackson-Nelson is a former Australian athlete. She won two Olympic and seven Commonwealth Games Gold Medals. She was appointed the Governor of South Australia in 2001 and held this position until 2007. She was married to Olympic cyclist Peter Nelson who died in 1977. She has been inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.  

 47 Eoin Cody

Eoin Cody
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Famous As: Hurler
Birthdate: September 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballyhale, Ireland

 48 Ashprihanal Pekka Aalto

Ashprihanal Pekka Aalto
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Famous As: Ultramarathon Runner
Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 49 Elvan Abeylegesse

Elvan Abeylegesse
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 50 Olha Kharlan

Olha Kharlan
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mykolaiv, Ukraine