Bob Beamon (the US, athletics)

Bob Beamon wonMexico Olympic gold in Long jump in 1968. He is widely known for his record-breaking jump of 1968 8.90 m – which stood for 22 years.

Ian Botham (England, cricket)

Having taken 383 test wickets and scored 5,200 test runs, Ian Botham is a great all-rounder.

Michael Johnson (the US, athletics)

Michael Johnsonwas theOlympic gold medalist for four times, World Champion eight times and also held World record at 200m and 400m.

Jim Thorpe (the US, athletics, American Football, basketball, and baseball)

Having won 1912 Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, Jim Thorpe succeeded greatly in the NFL and was one of the greatest all-round sportsmen.

Jimmy Connors (the US, tennis)

Jimmy Connors was a successful tennis player, who won eight Grand Slam titles.

Sir Steve Redgrave (Great Britain, rowing)

Sir Steve Redgrave won nine world rowing championships, five consecutive Olympic gold medals in rowing, including Coxless pair, Coxed pair, and Coxed Four.

Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco, athletics)

In addition to being double Olympic gold medalist in 2004, Hicham El Guerroujalso set World Record for the mile at 1500m of 3.26.00 and 3.43.13.

Eric Liddell (Scottish, athletics)

Eric Liddell was the Olympic gold medalist at 400m in 1924 and then dropped out of 100m because of religious beliefs. His life inspired and made into film ‘Chariots of Fire’.

Steffi Graf (Germany, tennis)

Graf won the highest number of Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era of tennis (22 tittles). He was the world’s number one for a record 377 weeks.

W.G. Grace (England, cricket)

Having dominated the game of cricket for decades, W.G. Gracewas an outstanding all-rounder, who captained England and Gloucestershire.

Bernard Hinault (France, cycling)

Having won the Tour de France five times, Bernard Hinault was a great all round cyclist. He also won Vuelta, Giro, Paris-Roubaix, and some other one-day classics.