Hakeem Olajuwon, professional basketball player, was born 21 January 1963. In 1993-94, Olajuwon attained the pinnacle of achievement when he won both the league and NBA Finals MVP awards while leading Houston to its first-ever NBA crown. Olajuwon would receive another honor: induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Ironically enough, Ewing was part of the class, too, providing another link between the longtime on-court rivals. Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon Biography and Profile.
Oleksandr Usyk, a Ukrainian professional boxer, was born 17 January 1987, in the Ukrainian city of Simferopol in 1987. He took up boxing in 2002. He represented his country at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, losing to Clemente Russo in Beijing before taking the gold medal in London. Oleksandr Usyk shot to prominence in July after winning the World Boxing Super Series with a unanimous points win over Murat Gassiev. Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk Biography and Profile.
Dillian Whyte, height: 1.93m, was born 11 April 1988, Port Antonio, Jamaica. He moved with his family to the United Kingdom at the age of twelve. Dillian’s first TKO came three months later over Croatian Toni Visic, with the referee stopping the fight in the third round. Two more TKO victories came in 2012. Dillian Whyte Biography and Profile.
Marck Jesus Espejo was born March 1, 1997, Manila. One of Espejo’s best achievements as a player was winning a championship and being hailed as the Best Attacker in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa held in Pangasinan. His teammate, Ricci Gonzales, described him best: “Espejo is supreme.” Marck Espejo Biography and Profile.
Andy Ruiz was born on September 11, 1989, in Imperial Valley California. His parents migrated to the United States from Mexico. His father Andrés senior was formerly a construction worker. Ruiz was passionate about baseball until his father made him a boxer. Andy says: “Everyone who thinks I’m not Mexican simply because I was born in the United States is wrong. My mom and dad are from Mexicali, and I feel more Mexican than others who were born in Mexico because I fought for my race and for Mexico.” Andy Ruiz Jr. Biography and Profile.
Lewis Hamilton, height 1.75m, born on January 7, 1985, Tewin, Great Britain. His father, Anthony Hamilton, influenced his son’s love for racing cars and driving fast by buying Hamilton a radio-controlled car in 1991. From an early age Lewis Hamilton attracted attention as a potential F1 champion and as he grew older he did not disappoint. In 2018, Lewis reached new heights in Formula One’s history. More about Lewis Carl Hamilton Biography and Profile.
Siya Kolisi, born on 16 Jun 1991, height: 6′ 2″, is at the forefront of South African rugby. Kolisi’s mother died when he was 15. Making history as the first black rugby captain in 127-year history of South African test rugby was an iconic moment. Kolisi “never dreamed of being a rugby player” as a child and now says the sport was “my way out”. Siyamthanda Kolisi Biography and Profile.
Name: Simone Biles. Sport: Gymnastics. Discipline(s): Artistic Gymnastics. Event(s): Team. Height: 4-8. Weight: 105. DOB: 3/14/1997. Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio. Hometown: Spring, Texas. High School: Homeschooled (Spring, Texas) ‘15. Team/Club: World Champions Center. Coach(es): Aimee Boorman. Olympic Experience: Olympian (2016); five-time Olympic medalist (4 gold, 1 bronze). Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (team, all-around, vault, floor); bronze (beam). Simone Biles Biography and Profile.