Emanuel “Little” Yarbrough, Sumo Wrestler
One is enough when you’ve got Emmanuel Yarborough, the Guinness World Record holder for the largest athlete. Keep in mind—this is him after losing 100 pounds.
|1||Jackie Joyner-Kersee||Track & Field|
|2||Babe Didrikson Zaharias||Track & Field|
|3||Billie Jean King||Tennis|
|4||Sonja Henie||Figure Skating|
The lighted athlete was 17-year-old Brazilian gymnast Flavia Saraiva, at only 31kg (68 lbs) – she was also the shortest. Basketball had the heaviest athletes on average (they also had the tallest!), followed by handball, volleyball and weightlifting.
|Born||November 17, 1982 Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Listed height||6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Having been named by Sports Illustrated as the ‘Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century’, Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s athletic credentials are unquestionably among the best ever, in all of sport.
|Baseball (MLB)||211 cm||6 ft 11 in|
|Basketball||236 cm||7 ft 9 in|
|Basketball (NBA)||231 cm||7 ft 7 in|
|Boxing||242 cm||7 ft 11 in|
Paula Radcliffe, multiple world record holder on the roads, marathon world record holder with a 2:15.25 performance, half marathon and cross country World Champion, fifth fastest at 10,000 m. Tirunesh Dibaba, current Olympic Champion at both 5000 m and 10,000 m (the first woman to win this double).
All of the world-class sprinters were in the height range of 1.68-1.91 m (men) or 1.52-1.82 cm (women). The fact that the sprinters’ height data was normally distributed indicates that both very short and very tall stature may be disadvantageous for sprinters.
An athlete is someone who trains for and competes in sporting events, as a professional or just for fun, like an athlete who bowls on a team, runs in local 5K races, or wins a gold medal at the Olympics. … If your income comes from participating in your sport, you are a professional athlete.
|Rank||Athlete||Inflation Adjusted Earnings|
|1||Michael Jordan||$2.62 billion|
|2||Tiger Woods||$2.1 billion|
|3||Arnold Palmer||$1.5 billion|
|4||Jack Nicklaus||$1.38 billion|
|Known for||Tallest living man 7th verified tallest person in history|
|Height||8 ft 2.82 in (251.00 cm)|
|Spouse(s)||Merve Dibo ( m. 2013)|
|5′ 8″||139 – 169 lbs.||126 – 154 lbs.|
|5′ 9″||144 – 176 lbs.||131 – 160 lbs.|
|5′ 10″||149 – 183 lbs.||135 – 165 lbs.|
|5′ 11″||155 – 189 lbs.||140 – 171 lbs.|
|5′ 3″||107 to 140 lbs.||141 to 168 lbs.|
|5′ 4″||110 to 144 lbs.||145 to 173 lbs.|
|5′ 5″||114 to 149 lbs.||150 to 179 lbs.|
|5′ 6″||118 to 154 lbs.||155 to 185 lbs.|
|Height||Weight (based on normal BMI of 19–24)|
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