Category Archives: Athletes

Dwayne Johnson

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© David Shankbone

Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is widely known as “The Rock.” He entered the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) ring after an injury put an end to his college football career. He went on to win the WWF Heavyweight title eight times and the World Championship (WCW) twice. Johnson paralleled his wrestling success into a film career by appearing in many successful films such as, ‘The Mummy’, ‘Tooth Fairy’, ‘Race to Witch Mountain’, ‘Fast Five’, ‘Fast & click here to read more

Maria Sharapova

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© Chris Gampat

Maria Sharapova is a Russian tennis player with four Grand Slam titles to her name. She has been ranked WTA’s world number one a total of five times in her career. Currently, she holds the world number three spot in women’s tennis. At age 8, her growing love for tennis saw her father do all that he could to bring her to the US where she could train with the best and reach her full potential. A year later, IMG signed Sharapova and she click here to read more

Cristiano Ronaldo

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© Dagur Brynjólfsson

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born in Madeira, Portugal, on February 5, 1985. He is a Portuguese soccer star who serves as the Portuguese national team’s captain (since July 2008). He also plays as a forward for Real Madrid’s Spanish La Liga club. Ronaldo made his international debut, in August 2003, against Kazakhstan. Since then, he has been a part of five major international tournaments like, the FIFA World Cup – 2006 and 2010, UEFA Euro – 2004, 2008 and 2012. He is click here to read more

Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942. His birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr but, after converting to Islam in March 1964 his name was changed to Muhammad Ali. Ali is a legendary boxer; he is also a well-known social activist and philanthropist. Ali was the Golden Gloves champion in 1959, and earned his Olympic gold medal in 1960. In 1964, he became the world’s heavyweight champion. Ali was considered to be among the greatest athletes and was regarded click here to read more