Meet the extraordinary Natalie Coughlin. A professional female swimmer sports star and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. The first female to swim 100-meter backstroke in under 60 seconds. The first female in Olympic history to win six medals in a single Olympiad. She is also among the most decorated American Olympic female swimmers. “Without goals, training has no direction” Natalie Coughlin.
Michelle W. Kwan is a figure skater, diplomat, writer and philanthropist who is most popular for being the most decorated figure skater in American history, as well as one of the most successful and popular American figure skaters of all time. During her years performing as a figure skater, Michelle greatly popularized the sport that years after she left professional figure skating, she still remains to be the most famous American figure skater.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a football player who is well-known throughout the world for being the most expensive footballer in the history of the sport, as well as among the top best players in the world. Since he started playing football, Cristiano quickly rose up to becoming one of the most successful players in the sport, leading his teams to victories several times over.
Kerri Walsh Jennings is a professional beach volleyball player and philanthropist who is most famous for winning the gold medals in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games with her partner Misty May-Treanor. Along with Misty, Kerri has been proclaimed by many volleyball critics and commentators to be the greatest beach volleyball team of all time, and has been the first team in the history of the sport to win three consecutive gold medals in the Olympic Games.
Anyone who is a fan of mixed martial arts would not fail to recognize the name Anderson Silva (or more popularly known for his nickname “The Spider”), who for six straight years held the Ultimate Fighting Championship Middleweight division title, the longest winning streak for any MMA fighter who participated in the world-famous event. With sixteen consecutive wins and ten title defences, Anderson has been hailed the greatest mixed martial artist of all time by Dana White, the president of Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mariano Rivera, Jr. is a very well-known baseball pitcher playing in the Major League Baseball, most famous for becoming a thirteen-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion. A legend who has proven his mettle over and over again, Mariano has established himself as one of the greatest (or possibly the greatest) career leader in saves and games finished in the history of the sport. In fact, his skill and prowess for the sport has for several time earned him nominations to be included in the MLB Hall of Fame.
Danica Sue Patrick is a professional race car driver, model, and advertising spokesperson who is renowned for being the most successful woman in the history of American Championship Car Racing. Throughout her career as a race car driver, Danica has achieved feats that most people would think can only be done by men, amazing so many racing fans because of the things that she accomplished in a sport dominated by the male gender.
Ferrari, Formula One and Fast Cars. Whenever we hear these words, it is inevitable for us to come across one of the most famous names in the racing world—Michael Schumacher. A legend in his own right, Michael has dominated the racing world during his career and established himself among the best in the sport. But what is it about Michael that made him the success that he is today? Let us take a look at the life of the legend of motorsport and see just how extraordinary someone ordinary like you and me can be.
Anyone who has heard about tennis would most likely know Maria Sharapova, one of the most successful and best tennis players of all time. Currently ranked among the top three women tennis players in the world, Maria has an amazing career streak, winning more than a hundred tennis games since she started professionally. Not only that, she is the most successful and popular woman tennis player today, holding numerous endorsements and being featured in different genres of magazines. A true combination of beauty, brains, talent and attitude, Maria is a truly inspirational and extraordinary person.
Usain St. Leo Bolt, more popularly known as “Lightning” Bolt, is a world-renowned athlete internationally regarded as the fastest person ever, having set several records for the 100 meter and 200 meter races as well as the 4x100 meters relay in the Olympic Games. Usain is also the first ever person to win six gold medals in the sport of sprinting in the Olympic Games, establishing his reputation as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Aside from the Olympic Games, Usain has also dominated the sprinting category of every other sporting event that he has joined.