Efren “Bata” Reyes is more popularly known in the world of pool as “The Magician.” He is the first non-American winner of the US Open Nine Ball Championship and named by the United States Billiards Media Association’s (USBMA) the best player of the decade. Efren is the first player in WPA history to win world championships in two different disciplines. The AZ Billiards Money List named him as the top earning pool player five times. He is also the recipient of the Philippine Legion of Honor and was bestowed the Philippine Order of Lakandula "Champion for Life Award."
Michael Fred Phelps II is a world-renowned Olympic swimmer, most notable for holding the world record of winning the most number of gold medals in the Olympic Games, as well as being the most decorated Olympian of all time. He holds a total of 22 medals, eighteen of them gold. Michael is known in the world today as the one who popularized the sport of swimming due to his amazing athletic abilities. He has set numerous records, beaten his own records, and is hailed as one of the greatest athletes not only of his generation, but also of the past.
Virginia Elizabeth Davis, more popularly known for her screen name “Geena Davis,” is an actress, producer, writer, Olympic archer, and philanthropist most known for her roles in movies, such as “Stuart Little,” “A League of Their Own,” “The Accidental Tourist,” “Beetlejuice,” and “Thelma and Louise.” But Geena’s most striking role that made her an extraordinary female actor was playing the first female President of the United States in the 2005 to 2006 television series “Commander in Chief,” which showcased not only her remarkable prowess in acting, but also the woman’s resilience and ability of standing through the tough situations.
Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is considered by respectable boxing associations as the best pound-for-pound boxer of the 2000s, being the only fighter in history who has won eight titles from different divisions. As one of the most sought-after boxers, his earnings rival those of athletes coming from different parts of the world. From 2008 to 2010, he’s been included in Forbes’ Top 10 list of highest paid athletes. Manny has also appeared on the cover of Reader’s Digest and TIME magazine.
John Bertrand is a famous yachtsman, businessman and philanthropist who is most famous for leading the crew of the yacht “Australia II” into victory in the 1983 America’s Cup. This victory was legendary due to it being the very first time that a non-American team won the cup, ending the one hundred thirty year reign of American yachtsmen in the competition. John also won the bronze medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics Finn competition, making Australia well-known in the world of yachting. He is known to be among the best yachtsmen in the world today.
More often than not, we see rivalry between brothers. That is especially prevalent among kids, particularly between brothers who are so close in age. Surprisingly, nine–year–old Conner Long does not see his seven–year–old brother, Cayden, as a rival, but as a teammate.
Tim Tebow is a world-renowned American football player, playing the quarterback for the New York Jets in the National Football League. During his college football years, he was known for his amazing skill and style of play, which helped him win numerous awards and trophies, including the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award and the ESPY Award.
Kurt Fearnley is an amazing inspirational figure, most well-known for his career as a wheelchair racer, winning a number of gold medals in the Paralympic Games and his undertaking of the “Kokoda Track,” a famous thoroughfare in Papua New Guinea, where he literally “crawled” through the 96 kilometer journey to the other end, being the first person with disability to do so. He has also accomplished numerous feats that surpassed the abilities of normal, able-bodied men.
Jeremy Lin is a superstar Taiwanese-American basketball player that used to be joined with the New York Knicks; he is currently in the roster of Houston Rockets. He literally rose to fame overnight after being picked “by chance” in a losing game, suddenly turning it over and leading the team to victory.
Hailed as the most successful driver in the World Rally Championship history, Sebastien Loeb is the only person to have won the world championship for nine times in a straight row. An accomplished professional race car driver, Sebastien has not only won championships as numerous rallies but also holds numerous records for various racing events for having most points, wins and podium finishes.