Amy Palmiero-Winters Amy Palmiero-Winters (born August 18, 1972) is a below-knee amputee who currently holds eleven world records in various track events.
Ann Curtis Ann Elizabeth Curtis Cuneo (March 6, 1926 – June 26, 2012) was an American competition swimmer and two-time Olympic champion.
Arnold Tucker Arnold Tucker (born January 5, 1924) is a retired United States Air Force officer who graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1947.
Bill Bradley William Warren "Bill" Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American Hall of Fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey.
Bill Toomey William Anthony Toomey (born January 10, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American track and field competitor and the 1968 Olympic decathlon champion.
Bill Walton William Theodore "Bill" Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is a retired American basketball player and television sportscaster.
Bob Mathias Robert Bruce "Bob" Mathias (November 17, 1930 – September 2, 2006) was an American decathlete, two-time Olympic gold medalist, a United States Marine Corps officer, actor and United States...
Bob Richards The Reverend Robert Eugene 'Bob' Richards (born February 20, 1926), nicknamed the "Vaulting Vicar" or the "Pole Vaulting Parson" in his competitive days, was a versatile athlete who made three U...
Bobby Joe Morrow Bobby Joe Morrow is a former American athlete, winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956.
Bobby Jones (golfer) Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession.
Bobby Morrow Bobby Joe Morrow (born October 15, 1935) is a former American athlete, winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956.
Bonnie Blair Bonnie Kathleen Blair (born March 18, 1964, in Cornwall, New York) is a retired American speedskater.
Bruce Jenner William Bruce Jenner (born October 28, 1949) is a former U.S. track and field athlete, motivational speaker, television personality and businessman.
Carl Lewis Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 Wor...
Chamique Holdsclaw Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw (born August 9, 1977) is a former professional basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) most recently under a contract with the San Anto...
Charlie Ward Charlie Ward, Jr. (born October 12, 1970) is a retired American professional NBA basketball player, college football Heisman Trophy winner, Davey O'Brien Award winner and a Major League Baseball...
Coco Miller Colleen Mary “Coco” Miller is a professional basketball player in the WNBA. She is the identical twin sister of fellow WNBA player Kelly Miller.
Cornelius Warmerdam Cornelius ("Dutch") Warmerdam (June 22, 1915 – November 13, 2001) was a long time pole vault world record holder and is considered to be among the all time greatest vaulters.
Dan Jansen Daniel ("Dan") Erwin Jansen born June 17, 1965, in West Allis, Wisconsin, is a retired American speed skater, best known for winning a gold medal in world record time in his final race (1000 met...
Debbie Meyer Deborah Elizabeth Meyer (born August 14, 1952) is an American former competition swimmer, a three-time Olympic champion, and a former world record-holder at three distances.
Dick Button Richard Totten "Dick" Button (born July 18, 1929) is an American former figure skater and a well-known long-time skating television analyst.
Doc Blanchard Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard (December 11, 1924 – April 19, 2009) is best known as the college football player who became the first ever junior to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and was ...
Don Budge John Donald ("Don" or "Donnie") Budge (June 13, 1915 – January 26, 2000) was an American tennis champion who was a World No. 1 player for five years, first as an amateur and then as a professional.
Don Lash Donald Ray Lash was an American long-distance runner who won 12 national titles from 1934 to 1940, including seven consecutive men's national cross-country championships, and who set a world's r...
Don Schollander Donald Arthur Schollander (born April 30, 1946) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
Edwin Moses Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is a former American track and field athlete, who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics.
Eric Heiden Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 14, 1958, in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American former long track speed skater and road cyclist who won all the men's speed skating races, and thus an unprecedented...
Evan Lysacek Evan Frank Lysacek (born June 4, 1985) is an American figure skater.
Florence Griffith Joyner Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete.
Florence Griffith-Joyner Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete.
Frank Shorter Frank Charles Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Gil Dodds Gilbert Lothair Dodds (June 23, 1918 – February 3, 1977), called "The Flying Parson", was an American distance runner and athlete.
Glenn Cunningham (athlete) Glenn Verniss Cunningham (August 4, 1909 – March 10, 1988) was an American distance runner and athlete considered by many the greatest American miler of all time.
Glenn Davis (athlete) Glenn Davis (Glenn Ashby "Jeep" Davis; September 12, 1934 – January 28, 2009) was an Olympic hurdler and sprinter who won a total of three gold medals in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic games.
Glenn Morris Glenn Edgar Morris (June 18, 1912 – January 31, 1974) was a U.S. track and field athlete.
Greg Louganis Gregory Efthimios "Greg" Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is an American Olympic diver and author who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games on both the springboard and p...
Harrison Dillard William Harrison "Bones" Dillard (born July 8, 1923) is an American former track and field athlete, the only male so far to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events.
Horace Ashenfelter Horace Ashenfelter, III (born January 23, 1923) is a retired American athlete.
J. J. Redick Jonathan Clay "J. J." Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He was selected 11th overall by the O...
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is a retired American athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon as well as in the women's long jump.
James Bausch James Aloysius Bernard Bausch (March 29, 1906 – July 9, 1974), a.k.a. "Jarring Jim", was an American athlete who competed mainly in the Decathlon.
James E. Sullivan Award The James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the American Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), is awarded annually in April to "the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States".
Janet Evans Janet Beth Evans is a former American competition swimmer who specialized in distance freestyle events.
Jessica Long Jessica Long (born February 29, 1992) is a Russian-born United States Paralympic swimmer from Baltimore, Maryland.
Jim Abbott James Anthony Abbott (born September 19, 1967) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played despite having been born without a right hand.
Jim Beatty James Tully Beatty is a former American track and field athlete who is best remembered as the first person to break the four-minute mile barrier on an indoor track when he ran 3:58.9 on February...
Jim Ryun James Ronald ("Jim") Ryun (born April 29, 1947) is an American former track athlete and politician, who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007, r...
Joan Benoit Joan Benoit Samuelson (born May 16, 1957) is an American marathon runner who won gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the year that the women's marathon was introduced.
Joe Burk Joseph William Burk (January 19, 1914 – January 13, 2008) was an American oarsman and coach.
John B. Kelly, Jr. John Brendan Kelly, Jr. (born May 24, 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – died March 2, 1985, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), also known as Kell Kelly or Jack Kelly, was an accompl...
John Kinsella (swimmer) John Pitann Kinsella is an American former competition swimmer, an Olympic champion, and a former world record-holder in multiple events.
John Naber John Phillips Naber is an American former competition swimmer, five-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder in multiple events.
John Pennel John Thomas Pennel (July 25, 1940 – September 26, 1993) was an American pole vaulter, and four-time world record holder.
John Smith (wrestler) John William Smith (born) is a successful college wrestler, 6-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion, and is currently the head coach of wrestling at Oklahoma State University.
Kelly Miller (basketball) Kelly Miller is a professional basketball player who most recently played for the New York Liberty.
Kurt Thomas (gymnast) Kurt Bilteaux Thomas (born March 29, 1956 in Miami, Florida) is an American Olympic gymnast.
Lawson Little William Lawson Little, Jr. (June 23, 1910 – February 1, 1968) was an American professional golfer who also had a distinguished amateur career.
Leslie MacMitchell Thomas Leslie MacMitchell was an American athlete who competed in several events in the late 1930s and 1940s, including the mile run.
Mal Whitfield Malvin "Mal" Greston Whitfield is a former American athlete, a double winner of 800 m at the Olympic Games.
Mark Spitz Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
Mary Decker Mary Teresa Slaney (née Decker) (born August 4, 1958) is an American former track athlete.
Michael Phelps Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is a retired American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals.
Michelle Kwan Michelle Wingshan Kwan (born July 7, 1980) is an American figure skater.
Mike Powell (athlete) Michael "Mike" Anthony Powell (born November 10, 1963) is a former American track and field athlete, and the holder of the long jump world record.
Missy Franklin Melissa Jeanette Franklin (born May 10, 1995) is an American competition swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist.
Parry O'Brien William Parry O'Brien, Jr. (January 28, 1932 – April 21, 2007) was an American shot put champion.
Pat McCormick (diver) Patricia Joan McCormick is a retired female diver from the United States, who won a total number of four gold medals by winning both diving events at two consecutive Summer Olympics.
Paul Hamm Paul Elbert Hamm (born September 24, 1982 in Washburn, Wisconsin) is an American artistic gymnast.
Peyton Manning Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).
Rafer Johnson Rafer Lewis Johnson (born August 18, 1935) is an American former decathlete and film actor.
Randy Matson James Randel Matson (born March 5, 1945) is an American track and field athlete who competed in the shot put, and is a two-time Olympic medalist.
Rick Wohlhuter Rick Wohlhuter (born December 23, 1948, St. Charles, Illinois) is an American athlete who competed mainly in the 800 meters.
Rulon Gardner Rulon Gardner (born August 16, 1971) is an American Olympian who competed in the 2000 Olympic games, winning the gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling upon defeating Russian Aleksandr Karelin, who...
Sammy Lee (diver) Dr. Samuel ("Sammy") Lee (born August 1, 1920) is the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States and the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platfor...
Sarah Hughes Sarah Elizabeth Hughes (born May 2, 1985) is an American figure skater.
Shawn Johnson Shawn Machel Johnson (born January 19, 1992) is a retired American artistic gymnast.
Tim Shaw (swimmer) Timothy Andrew Shaw (born November 8, 1957) is a former Olympic medal-winning swimmer and water polo player from the United States.
Tim Tebow Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow (born August 14, 1987) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent.
Tracy Caulkins Tracy Anne Stockwell, OAM,, née Tracy Anne Caulkins, is an American former competition swimmer, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder.
Wilma Rudolph Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American athlete and an Olympic champion.