When we look at the world of sports, we will see such players Who presented incredible games. Their skill beyond the thinking of human being. In spite of their own incredible skills, they copied their names in the great figures of history. Here we have sorted a very tough list of top 10 greatest athletes of the 21st century.
Greatest athletes in the world
10. Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps – the most titled Olympian since 1896. Having come to sail with the goal to become healthier, the American boy became a legend of world sport. He broke all conceivable and unthinkable records in the history of swimming and Olympic sport. In the Olympic basins, the Baltimore bullet fished 28 medals, of which 23 are the highest. This result, most likely, for a long time, will be an unattainable benchmark for the followers of Phelps’ talent.
9. Usain Bolt
The fastest person in the world. What else to add? 8 gold medals for a career managed to win “Lightning from Jamaica”. All world track and field athletics were associated with the name Bolt. It was at his show that thousands of spectators bought tickets to see how once again the Jamaican sprinter would leave the rivals far behind. It is a pity that the Jamaican athlete did not win his last run. It is difficult to name even one more athlete, who could be included in the list of the greatest athletes of the 21st century.
8. Roger Federer
Roger Federer, many experts call the best tennis player in the history of sports. Fantastic stability, calmness, composure … Shezarets is accurate, like the watches that produce in his homeland. For his career, Federer won 19 titles of the Grand Slam. And this despite the fact that he has not yet covered his racket and continues to delight millions of admirers of his talent around the world.
7. Serena Williams
The only girl who got into the rating of the greatest athletes of the world. 38 wins in the Grand Slam tournaments. Of these, 23! in singles. 4 gold medals at the Olympic Games. The case when the statistics speak for itself. A fantastic result of younger sister Williams. It is interesting that the wins at the Grand Slam tournaments at Serena could be even greater, but her older sister Venus won the 7 “helmets”.
6. Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather will forever go down in the history of world boxing as a professional who has not lost a single fight in the ring. Moreover, his last fight was fought against Conor McGregor (MMA fighter). The victory over McGregor by boxing rules allowed Floyd to break the record of another unbeaten boxer Rocky Marciano. Also, Mayweather is called one of the most intelligent boxers, who knows how to make money in the ring. Mayweather became the third billionaire sportsman after Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.
5. Tiger Woods
Golfer Tiger Woods is more than an athlete. This is the era in the world of golf. While still a preschool child, Tiger already won his first tournaments and became the “golden child” of sports television. The continued success of Tiger Woods in “expensive golf” made the American the first athlete to be a billionaire.
4. Lionel Messi
This guy has almost all the awards in professional football. The victories in the Champions League, the Championship of Spain, the UEFA Super Cup, the “golden balls”, the “golden boots” and many other achievements and titles. But only with the team until the Argentine has not managed to win anything. And how close he was to become a world champion.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
So it was led in modern football, where there is Messi, there is also Ronaldo. These players the world press compares in all respects. Apparently, a very long time will argue about who is still better – Messi or Ronaldo? But we will not. Ronaldo, like Messi – a great player. And in addition to the awards in the “Manchester United” and “Real Madrid”, Cristiano managed to win the European Championship in 2016.
2. Michael Schumacher
About the life of this athlete, most likely, once they shoot the film. Unfortunately, it will be drama. Michael Schumacher became the most titled driver of the Formula-1. His sports career was envied by hundreds of riders. He was adored and hated. He was admired by the whole world.
For many years, racing at a crazy speed, Schumacher did not even suspect that fate prepared a terrible fate for him. Having graduated from a career, the German suffered severe injuries in a ski resort and for several years his life has resembled a horror film. About his condition is known very little, but apparently, the world is unlikely to see a healthy and charming rider, who pleased his talent with a huge army of fans.
1. Ole-Einar Bjoerndalen
Only it can be called “king of biathlon”. As it was possible to the Norwegian so many years to be the best, probably, only he knows one. Crazy discipline, diligence, and talent helped Bjoerndalen achieve stunning success in biathlon. From 1998 to 2014, the Norwegian won 8 gold Olympic medals. In 2014, at the Olympic Games in Sochi, he won 2 gold medals. And this at the age of 40 years.