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Athletes who changed the world

Monday June 22, 2020


Athletes have the power to inspire and change the world, there’s no doubt about that. They are also responsible for pretty awesome sports wagers to this day, which you can find by clicking here. Whether it’s football, horse racing, basketball, or any other markets you’re looking for, do check out that link.

As a nice reward on top of such markets, US betting codes can provide some top-tier bonuses to use when betting on your favorite athletes. Of course, this is all true for modern-day sport, but what about the legends that have helped shape the sports world we see today?

Well, we’ve identified three of the most prolific below.

1. Serena Williams

Serena Williams, along with her sister Venus have undeniably changed the sporting world forever. They have inspired young athletes with dreams all over the world, and they almost single-handedly showed what disadvantaged children can achieve with dedication and belief. We chose to pick Serena over her sister Venus as she is still dominating the women’s game today, and she remains a great ambassador for the sport in 2020.

Obviously, her achievements in tennis have been fantastic, but it’s the overall picture that makes her so significant. She displays immense self-belief, great courage, mental toughness, and humility following such immense success - a true champion.

2. Muhammad Ali

There are almost too many reasons to list when it comes to how Muhammad Ali has changed the world as we know it. First of all, he rose to fame at a time when coloured athletes were still not overly welcomed in the sport of boxing. Secondly, his talent, charisma, speed, and power were the stuff of legend, and people still hail Ali as ‘The Greatest’ today.

Ali showed to the world what it means to overcome adversity, and he did so in such a charismatic and loveable way that it was impossible not to admire him. All you need to do is look back at some of his video clips to see how much of a personality he was, and of course, he has inspired plenty of boxers to go after their dreams.

3. Pele

Pele is a legend like no other, and he is often referred to as the greatest football player that has ever lived. He played as a forward for Brazil during his time, and he scored his first goal for the country at just 16 years, showing his abilities at a very young age. This laid the foundations for the incredible success story that would become Pele’s legacy, as he managed to win three World Cup trophies for Brazil.

If all of this wasn’t impressive enough, Pele was named the ‘Player of the Century’ in 1999, and he was even named ‘Athlete of the Century’ in that same year. Pele is still floating around the world of football today, and he still watches his beloved Brazil when they hit the big stage.

He wasn’t just the biggest athlete in football, he was arguably the biggest athlete of the world in his day.

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