Who's Your Favorite Sportsman Or Woman?

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Postby Leyla Night » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:49 pm

So many to choose from here, and I definitely couldn't pick ONE favorite above all my other favorites. But let's list them by sports, shall we:

Soccer: Pavel Nedved
Biathlon: Raphael Poiree
Alpine skiing: Herman Maier
Speedskating: Sven Kramer & Øystein Grødum
Track & Field: Christian Olsson (Triple Jump)
Rally: Petter Solberg
Swimming: Ian Thorpe

I'll might add more when I think of them, but these will have to do for now.
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Postby Meg Chesterbrook » Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:58 pm

Mia Hamm. she has shaped womens football worldwide. if it wasn't for her, some millions of girls wouldn't have started playing the sport. she brought fans to the games, and is the all-time leading scorer in history. more goals then Pele or Ronaldo. i don't know any men football players. she retired at age 32 and is married to nomar garciaparra.
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Postby Meg Chesterbrook » Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:02 pm

oh yeah- i forgot my favorite volleyball player. Ogona Nimani 1 who is the most dangerous womens volleyball player. she kicks ___. oh yeah. the forwards on the other team are reluctant to blocking her spikes because she spikes so hard. shes on the U.S. womens team and kicks butt there.


Logan Tom rox too. shes mega tall(like all of them are) and had played on the national team forever. they both dominate their sport. i guess its stanford thing. thats were they both went
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Postby Blake McMichael » Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:04 pm

I have to go with Lance Armstrong. How many people can beat cancer that spreads to the abdomen, lungs, and brain? And how many people can win 6 Tours de France afterwards. I know I'll be wearing my Livestrong wristband every day.

I'm also a big fan of skier Bode Miller, just because he's from my state.

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Postby Martin Samuel » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:06 pm

Steve Nash NBA's MOST VALUABLE PLAYER is my favourite sportsman. Canadian and my brother met him in Europe watching EURO 2004 one of my favourite sports.

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Postby Jackie Way » Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:42 pm

hmm, i know theres like a MILLION awesome sportspeople who are just amazing at what they do, and if i could i would name them all! so here's just the one's i can remember the mst at the m oment. ok i got it!:

skateboarding:
Tony Hawk
Bam Margera
Rodney Mullen
(And SO many more! smile.gif!)

snowboarding:
danny kass
shaun white

ice skating:
MICHELLE KWAN! (amazing!)

soccer:
Landon Donovan
David Beckham! (but when he started playing! he was amazing)

and Lance Armstrong...
Lance Armstrong is like wow, one of my inspirations, he's truly one of my favorites =) he's truly truly amazing, i adore him!
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Postby Hazel Kaprano » Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:30 am

I've always thought Lance Armstrong was awe-inspiring and Michelle Kwan, Shaq, and Tony Hawk are really cool! I don't have much favorites, but these people are the ones I know I love! smile.gif
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Postby Natalie Nelson » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:07 am

hmmmm My favourite sports people:


Basketball: LeBron James
(British) Football: Manchester United!!!! - it's not a player but I can't think of any other players at the moment...
Tennis: Andy Roddick

but my #1 pick is Lance Armstrong
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Postby Angelina Bell » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:45 pm

Lance Armstrong is definately tops but

Soccer: Mia Hamn

Baseball: Jayson Werht (he wears my favorite number), Sandy Kofax (he was the best) and the Dodgers in general (even if they started to trade and/or off all my old favorites like Paul LoDuca and Shawn Green)

Figure Skating: Michelle Kwan

Hockey: Wayne Gretzky (He is the hockey player, he is the Great One #99- he also live about 17 miles from my house), and Luke (I don't know how to spell, but phentetcally it is) Robe-et-tie
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Postby Asteria Moonglow » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:49 pm

Lance Armstrong...hands down. He's an immense inspiration to the world. He worked to become an athlete, he struggled with illness and still came back for more, he's done so much to raise money for charities, started his own foundation and other businesses in which he raises money and with all of this has just retired from an AMAZING career. I only wish that more athletes were more like him and less like a lot of athletes we see today that are only concerned with their paychecks. GO LANCE!
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Postby Regina Silverthread » Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:02 pm

Lance Armstrong is definately top in my list. He is an inspired hard working person an certainly worth any's admiration.
Other athletes I like are football players such as Zinedine Zidane (Real) or Teo Zagorakis (Captain of the Greek National Team wub.gif), tennis players such as Roger Federer, Maria Kasapova and Lindsay Davenport, and runners.
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Postby Kaida Rever » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:19 pm

My favorites are Pele who was from the Brazilian Soccer Team and Adriano Leito Ribeiro The Brazilian Soccer Team at the moment, and David Beckham as well, from the English Soccer Team.
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Postby Nicole Gonzalez » Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:28 am

My favorite Sportsmen are Derek Jeter and Lance Armstrong. They both have so much heart, and that's what I love to watch ...

As for my favorite Sportswoman, it has to be Mia Hamm. She inspired me and so many other young girls to play soccer and sports in general. She has to be one of the best soccer players ever -- man or woman.
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Postby Rebecca Peck » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:35 pm

My favourite sports player is a man. He plays football for Liverpool. He is STEVEN GERRARD!!!!!! YAY!!!! I love him he is the best. He is cool!!!
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Postby Taylore Watson » Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:47 pm

Alicia Hill wrote:Paula Radcliffe was great in the Commenwealth games, but having said that, as i'm a great fan of swimming, so was Ian Thorpe!


That is like the same with me. But I also like Micheal Phelps. He is so great, but I thought it was stupid how he gave up his spot on the relay because he wanted to give the other people a chance and that he had won to many medals already.
Anyways I like Micheal Phelps and Ian Thorpe the best. they are both swimmers.

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Postby Casey Casewin » Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:01 pm

Brendan Shanahan # 14 of the Detroit Redwings ((NHL)) Mainley because he has heart and stamina. When It came to the lockout he though it was stupid how the owners and players were fighting over money. He doesn't care how much he makes as long as he can play hockey and support his family. He's really one of those players who play truley for the love of the game. During the lockout he played over in europe, just to play hockey.

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Postby Travis Meade » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:19 pm

I would have to say this is a hard question, so many good sports people from so many good sports gee, well how about i name a couple lets see, THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM biggrin.gif lol ummm yeah everone there, and Lisbeth Lenton an Australian swimmer she is so cute as well tongue.gif hmmm gee i dunno so many to choose from ill just say everyone is brilliant biggrin.gif

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Postby Pim Robertson » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:28 pm

I'd have to say Bam Margera is my favourite skateboarder!!

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Postby Andrea Caroline » Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:46 pm

Go Christiano Ronaldo, number 7 from manchester united!! The best rookie!!
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Postby Devander Darius » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:22 am

favorite would have to be tied between Ben Roethisberger of the Steelers in football and David Wright of the New York Mets in baseball

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