Wilma Rudolph was born on June 23, 1940. She was named United Press Athlete of the Year (1960), the AP Woman Athlete of the Year (1960, 1961) and received the Sullivan Award as the nation’s top amateur athlete (1961). At the 1960 Rome Olympics, Rudolph became “the fastest woman in the world” and the first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics. Read Wilma Glodean Rudolph Biography and Profile.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, born August 21, 1986, is arguably the fastest man in the world. Bolt also won three Olympic gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He published a memoir My Story: 9:58: The World’s Fastest Man in 2010, which was reissued two years later as The Fastest Man Alive: The True Story of Usain Bolt. Read Usain Bolt Biography and Profile.
LeBron James (LeBron Raymone James), born 30 December 1984, American basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. James first garnered national attention as the top high school basketball player in the country. With his unique combination of size, athleticism and court vision, he became a four-time NBA MVP. Read LeBron Raymone James Biography and Profile.
José Mourinho (José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix) was born 26 January 1963 to a large middle-class family in Setúbal, Portugal, the son of José Manuel Mourinho Félix, who was known by the name Félix Mourinho, and wife Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos. His father played football professionally for Os Belenenses and Vitória de Setúbal, earning one cap for Portugal in the course of his career. Read José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix Biography and Profile.
Emiliano Sala was born on 31 October 1990 in the small rural community of Cululu in the Santa Fe province, about 340 miles north west of Buenos Aires. Among the top five goalscorers in Ligue 1 this season, Sala netted 12 times at better than a goal every two games. Read Emiliano Sala Biography and Profile.
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay on 17 January 1942) was a boxer, philanthropist and social activist who is universally regarded as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. Ali became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964. Continue reading Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. Biography.