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The best professional road and track bicycle racer.
Tamás Faragó is a former Hungarian water polo player, regarded as one of the greatest players of all times. He competed in all major international tournaments between 1970 and 1980 and won three medals at the Summer Olympics (gold 1976, silver 1972, bronze 1980) and five at the World and European championships. In the mid-1980s he played for German clubs. After retiring from competitions he became a water polo coach, guiding the Hungary's junior and women's national teams. In 1993 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
A lot of world unknown athletes are included in this list.Franz should be in the top ten.
The 3nd greatest Olympian after Phelps and Latynina.
4 gold Olympic medals in 5 and 10km.
Yuri Norayrovich Vardanyan was a Soviet weightlifter of Armenian origin. Vardanyan won a gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics, becoming the world's first weightlifter to achieve a 400 kilogram total in the 82.5 kg weight category.
During his career (1976-1985) set 41 world records, holding all the records of his category (started lower, 75 kg) since 1976.
He earned the title Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1977. Vardanyan had won 7 gold medals and one silver medal at the World Weightlifting Championships, putting him just in second on the all time medal count, behind the legend Vasily Alekseyev. He was multiple senior world record holder in total between 1978�"92.
Vardanyan is hailed as a hero in Armenia for his deeds in the sport of weightlifting. A stamp of Vardanyan was printed in 2010 in honor of him.
The first woman who run the 100m (track and field) within 11 seconds, world and Olympic champion.
Giacomo Agostini is an Italian multi-time world champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He has an absolute record of 122 Grand Prix wins and 15 World Championships titles.
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