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Judit Polgár

In 1991 Judit Polgár became the youngest ever Grandmaster at just 15-year-old. She is generally regarded as the strongest female chess player of all time and in 2001 was proclaimed the Female Chess Player of the Century. At the age of 9, Polgár won her first international tournament in...

Achmat Hassiem A.K.A Sharkboy

Shark attack survivor, Achmat Hassiem, lost his foot to a Great White when participating in a lifeguard training session at Sunrise Beach in Muizenberg in 2006. Since then, Hassiem has made an amazing recovery. Hassiem has competed at 3 Paralympic games and numerous world championships and international swimming competitions....

Anna Hemmings MBE

Anna Hemmings is Britain’s most successful female marathon kayaker with a staggering eleven World and European Championship medals, 9 of them gold.  By the age of 24 she had been World Champion 3 times and competed at the Olympic Games.  In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for her...

Usain Bolt

As early as age 14, Bolt was wowing fans of sprinting with his lightning speed, and he won his first high school championships medal in 2001, taking the silver in the 200-meter race. At the age of 15, Bolt took his first shot at success on the world stage...

Vange Kourentis

Vange Kourentis has pioneered many sports industry defining projects over the last 25 years. He has a unique mix of experience that covers global sports right holder Manchester United FC, international media agency representing global brands investment in sport, Publicis Sport & Entertainment and progressive digital activation and fan...

Sir Chris Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy MBE is Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time, with six gold medals and one silver. Chris won his first Olympic gold medal in Athens 2004 in the Kilo – an event that was dropped from the programme for Beijing 2008. Chris took this...

Colin Jackson

Without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that Great Britain has ever produced, Colin Jackson called time on his outstanding athletics career in front of an adoring home crowd at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2003. After more than a decade spent at the very pinnacle...

Lina Khalifeh

Growing up in Amman, Jordan, where extracurricular activities for young girls were few and far between, Lina Khalifeh jumped into Taekwondo lessons at age five at her second cousin’s martial arts studio. She was good at the sport, and her coach told her so. Because being “good” at anything...

Billy Monger

A successful young British driver with race-winning success in Ginetta Junior and British F4, Billy Monger’s life changed forever on 16th April 2017. Billy was left with amputations to both legs and life-changing injuries after crashing with an unsighted, stationary car at 120mph during a British F4 race. However,...

Hou Bin

Born in 1975 in the city of Jiamusi in the province of Heilongjiang, China, Hou Bin lost his left leg in a devastating train accident when he was just nine years old. Today, at 44, he is a motivational speaker, a three-time Paralympic champion in the high jump, and...

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