TOP 5 MOST ADORED SPORTSMEN:
- Sports personnel are admired and respected worldwide regardless of what sport they play. This is owed to the adrenaline pumping action that Sports can deliver. Sportsmen do what everyone wishes they can do; they captivate the senses & the imagination of those watching them perform. And these sportsmen are nothing but idols & celebrities for many. Following are some of the world’s more adored sports people of the modern age:
- The heart throb of many women & the fashion icon more many men, Beckham has far exceeded his sportsperson image & transcended to an iconic figure worldwide. He has been renowned for his good looks and fashion senses. His achievements in football are commendable, ranging from finishing twice as runner up to the World Player of the Year to Playing for three of the biggest Clubs in the World to winning over hundred caps with the English National Football team. Now that’s a bagful of achievements.
- The Quickest Man on Earth, also known as Lightning, it is very coincidental that he was named Bolt. As his name suggests, Bolt’s incredible quickness has seen him captivate his fans & followers ever since his rise to prominence in the 2002 Junior World Championships. He currently hold the record in the 100M, 200M & 4x100M races & boasts of 3 Olympic Gold Medalists, often carrying the weight of his nation’s pride on his shoulders.
- ‘Federer Express’ as he is popularly called, is considered to be one of the all time greats in Tennis History due to his unbelievable achievements. 5 Time Finalists to the Grand slam, 17 Singles Titles to his name and consistent ranking as World Number 1 have elevated his status in Tennis & ha endeared himself to fans worldwide with his guile & craft. Federer boasts himself to be the king of grass courts. But for majority of tennis lovers, he is the king of Tennis.
- Many would not consider Chess a sport because it lacks any Physical challenge. But what one forgets is the mental level one has to impose to succeed at this game. Kasparov is considered the pride of the Russian Federation & that is not without a reason. From being the youngest grandmaster to holding on to the Top Spot for more than twenty years, he is no wonder regarded the greatest chess player of all time.
- Yet another football player in this post shows the popularity of the sport worldwide. The diminutive Argentine has been sensational ever since he arrived on the scene as a teenager in FC Barcelona & continues to dominate world football. Apart from the innumerable trophies won by him, he has won the Ballon D’Or 4 Times till date, not to mention the FIFA World Player of the year.
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