Olympics

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramLionel MessiProfessional Soccer Player Born: 1987Lionel Messi is from Argentina. He played soccer from an early age with his older brothers and cousins and he joined a team when he was 4. Messi was a child prodigy and scored almost 500...

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramRussell WestbrookProfessional Basketball PlayerBorn: 1988Russell Westbrook grew up in California. A late bloomer, he entered high school at 5’ 8” tall and weighing only 140 lbs., he played point guard and only made the varsity basketball...

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramSerena WilliamsTennis Pro Born: 1981Serena Williams was born in Michigan but moved to California when she was very young. Her father was a sharecropper from Louisiana and determined to offer his 5 children a better life. Williams began...

Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramDeontay WilderBoxer Born: 1985Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder is from Alabama, and he had typical childhood dreams of being a pro football or basketball player when he grew up. Wilder briefly attended junior college, but married young and...

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramRonda RouseyProfessional Wrestler Born: 1987Born in California, Ronda ‘Rowdy’ Rousey is the daughter of AnnMaria De Mars, the first American woman to win a World Judo Championship. Rousey started practicing judo at age 11 and was the...

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramKobe BryantProfessional Basketball Player Born: 1978 Born in Philadelphia, Kobe Bryant was the youngest of 3 boys, and he began playing basketball when he was 3. His father is Joe Bryant, a former NBA player and his uncle Chubby Cox was...

Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramEvander HolyfieldProfessional Boxer Born: 1962Evander Holyfield was born in Alabama and raised in Georgia, the youngest of 9 children. He started boxing at age 7 and was winning tournaments from the get-go. When Holyfield was 13, he...

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramUsain BoltSprinter (Retired)Born: 1986From Jamaica, Usain Bolt played sports throughout his childhood and says they were more or less all he thought about. He played cricket and football in the street with his brother, and at age 12 was...

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramMichael  PhelpsOlympic SwimmerBorn: 1985Born in Maryland, Michael Phelps began swimming when he was 7 years old, partly due to the influence of his older sisters and partly to burn off excess energy. Before he was 10, he already held a...

Shalene Flanagan

Shalene Flanagan

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramShalene FlanaganDistance RunnerBorn: 1981Shalene Flanagan was always an athlete. When she wasn’t running cross country and doing track, she played soccer and swam. Flanagan grew up in Massachusetts and attended the University of North...

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramrssRoger FedererProfessional Tennis Player Born: 1981Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players in history. He has won a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles. From Switzerland, he was a top junior player at age 11 and went pro in...

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramrssFloyd Mayweather Jr.Boxer Born: 1977Considered to be one of the best fighters of his generation, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has won major world titles including WBD super featherweight, WBC lightweight, IBF welterweight, WBC light...

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