Throughout the history of sports, there have been a few individuals who have reached the status of “Greatest of All Time.” The sheer dominance and brilliance of their respective games have earned them a spot on the list.
Here is just a short list of those who are truly the best in the world of sport:
- Serena Williams
No other athlete in the history of sport has been as dominant and brilliant at what they like as Serena Williams. Her powerful serve, booming groundstrokes, and aggressive play have earned her the nickname “Serena-Bomber.” She is also a three-time Olympic gold medalist, winning twice in singles and once in doubles.
- Muhammad Ali
While he may be retired now, “The Greatest” announced his presence as a serious contender in the boxing world when he won his first heavyweight championship belt at the age of 22. He was also a three-time World Heavyweight Champion and still holds the longest title reign in boxing history at almost seven years.
- Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist and none-time World Champion. As one of the fastest men in the world, Bolt earned the nickname “Lightning Bolt” and is known for his powerful sprints and breaking of records.
- Michael Jordan
The “Greatest of All Time” in basketball, Michael Jordan is also considered one of the greatest athletes ever in any sport. His accomplishments include six NBA championships, five MVP awards, ten scoring titles, and 14 All-Star game appearances. He is the only player in NBA history to achieve these accomplishments.
Pele is one of the most beloved soccer players ever with his powerful free kicks and quick feet. He is often called “The King of Football” and is credited with initiating the global spread of the game, leading to many new countries trying to develop soccer programs.
- Tom Brady
A two-time NFL MVP, Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the league. His winning six Super Bowls and his excellence on and off the field have allowed him to be one of the most sought-after athletes in history for endorsement deals.
Who would you add to the list of all-time greatest athletes? Let us know; the next greatest may be just around the corner!
from Arthur Pixler | Sports http://arthurpixler.org/greatest-athletes-of-all-time/