The life of an athlete is not easy, everyday they have to go through tough training as well as look over what they eat. They face a lot of pressure and are under stress so much that some of them are unable to perform well in their sport when the time comes. However, there is no doubt hard work always pays out in the end. The athletes that have worked so hard have ultimately achieved their goals and hence gained quite a lot of popularity all over the world. Following are a few of the greatest athletes that became famous due to their achieved goals:
Usain Bolt is a famous Olympics athlete known to be one of the best runners with a net worth of $30 million. He is a living legend who gained popularity because of hard work and unbelievable efforts on the tracks. The Jamaican athlete did not believe that he could achieve his goal initially; however with time and help from various qualified coaches, he started practicing reaching closer to his goal every day. In a racing event in school that he participated in, he reached the 200 meters finish line in just 22.04 seconds.
The Romanian American athlete gained popularity and recognition scoring perfect ten on asymmetric bars. It is the first time that anyone has ever scored that in 1976. At the age of fourteen, she became the youngest all-around Olympic gold medalist drawing attention from all over the world and helping Romania gain its place on the map. She became a legendary gymnastics opening up many doors for people especially young girls. Because of her, people changed their perception about female athletes.
Being amputated at the age of one, Oscar Pistorius became a great runner player by following his dreams and not letting his disability get in the way. Initially he wanted to be a rugby player but those dreams were shattered due to an injury in his teens. He has won many gold medals as well as participated in the Olympics 2012. However he has been criticized for having an advantage while racing, using his metal legs. It is unfortunate to know that he is currently facing life sentence in prison for murder charges.
The Olympic gold medalist of four times, Michael Johnson has a net worth of about $7 million. He is famous for giving an outstanding performance under pressure that most people are unable to do so. He is skilled and talented in the fields of track with one of his kind in men to win a 200 meter as well as a 400 meter race in the same Olympic game. Due to his retirement, he is currently a BBC commentator as well as coaches and trains young athletes for olymics.
Also known as “The flying Silk”, Milkha Singh has a net worth of about $2,5 million. He gained popularity by winning gold medals at the Commonwealth Games making his home country, India, proud.