Dick Fosbury was a high jumper champion who revolutionized high jumping by doing it backwards. He knew it was boring to do it like everyone else, and was not afraid to be different! At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, he took the gold medal and set a new Olympic record at 2.24 meters. A legend! Born in 1947.
Gino Bartali, the great Italian cyclist, won the Tour de France twice and the Giro d’Italia three times. While training, he transported secret documents hidden in the tubes of his bicycle, saving the lives of hundreds of children during the war. A legend! Born in 1914.
Nadia Comăneci, was the first ever gymnast to win a perfect score of 10 at the 1976 summer Olympics in Montreal, where she also won three gold medals. A legend! Born in 1961.
John McEnroe, was the best tennis player in the world. Inside the court he displayed great skills as well as lots of intense passion. The legend says he won as many tennis trophies as the amount of racquets he smashed to the ground. A legend! Born in 1959.
Masahiko Kimura was a Japanese judoka and wrestler, who invented an arm lock now known as the “Kimura”, due to his famous victory over Hélio Gracie. A legend! Born in 1917.
Mark Spitz is an American competition swimmer, who won seven gold medals and set seven world records at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, an achievement that made him the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympic games for a long time. A legend! Born 1950.