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20+ huge athletes including the greatest in the world


When it comes to exercise, size matters ... most of the time. These athletes arguably win because of their sheer size. Let's find out who the greatest athlete of all time is and how tall he really is ..

Margo Dydek - 2.18 m (7’2 ″)

There is no doubt that former basketball player Margo Dydek worked hard to achieve so much in the WNBA. The woman from Warsaw, Poland was officially the greatest professional player to ever stand on the basketball court.

She is best known for her central position with the Connecticut Suns. Later in her career, she worked in the Queensland Basketball League and coached the Northside Wizards. Tragically, Dydek died on May 27, 2011. She had suffered a heart attack a week earlier and was in the early stages of pregnancy with her third child.

Sharran Alexander - 203 kg (448 pounds)

The 203 kg Sharran Alexander, originally from London, made history when she was the heaviest athlete in the Guinness Book of Records came. The amazing thing about the 2nd kyu class sumo wrestler is also that she is one of the few women who is professionally recognized by the UK Sumo Federation.

To date, Alexander has won four gold medals in international tournaments. The former nanny, started exercising late before she began professionally wrestling sumo at the age of 41.

Maria Sharapova - 1.87 m (6’2 ″)

Many people often forget that Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is actually one of the greatest tennis players in the world. Born in Russia, she moved to the United States in the early 1990s, where she's worked hard at her local gym and fitness center since 2001 and has become a fixture on the WTA tour.

Your career can be summed up as a kind of paradox. Although her time on the pitch has been marred by numerous injuries, she has made multiple comebacks and continues to play professionally to this day.

Emmanuel "Tiny" Yarbrough - 6'7 "(2.04 m)

Emmanuel Yarbrough's nickname “Tiny” is undoubtedly misleading given his commanding stature. His sport was sumo wrestling, and his size rightly suited it. Yarbrough weighed in at a whopping 375 kg (828 pounds) and set the Guinness World Record for the heaviest athlete in the world. His successes weren't limited to sumo wrestling.

Emmanuel also tried mixed martial arts (MMA) and even judo. In the latter, he achieved the status of the brown belt and won a silver medal at the US Nationals.

Amazon Eve - 6'8 "(1.82 m)

The American model Erika Ervin is known to millions of people by her stage name “Amazon Eve”. Eve, who also works as a professional fitness trainer, is a breathtaking 1.82 m tall Amazon. She is referred to as the tallest model in the world in many magazines. She was also on the cover of Australian magazine Zoo Weekly to see.

Because of its huge publicity, Amazon Eve can even be seen on TV. Her most famous appearance was in 2014 when she was in American Horror Story: Freak Show was seen.

Andre The Giant - 7'4 ", 520 lb (2.25 m, 235 kg)

The late, great Andre the Giant was considered by most to be one of the best wrestlers of all time. He was one of the greatest wrestlers to ever set foot in the ring. At his height, the man who had come from “Grenoble in the French Alps” stood at 2.25 m and weighed a staggering 235 kg.

He didn't need protein shakes. Andre was born just like that! Even heavyweights like Hulk Hogan and King Kong Bundy hardly had a chance against Andre. The wrestler's gigantism was the result of an excess of growth hormones. Unfortunately, this was his undoing. In 1993 he died of congestive heart failure.

Jorge Gonzalez - 2.43m (8ft)

Another athlete who reached 8 feet (2.43 m) in his life was a native of Argentina, Jorge Gonzalez. In his prime he was a wrestler. Known by his ring name El Gigante, Gonzalez trained hard to get into the most famous ring of all, the WWE.

At the Royal Rumble In 1993 he appeared as Giant Gonzalez and defeated the Undertaker. The Undertaker laughed last when he joined WrestleMania IX avenged El Gigante.

 

Holley Mangold - 188 kg (415 lbs)

Weighing 188 kg, Holley Mangold is one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. She must have spent a few hours in the gym. Mangold began her career in 2008 and eventually represented the US team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where she set a personal weightlifting record of 254 kg. However, Holley is not the only Swiss chard who competes on a professional level.

Her brother, Nick Mangold, played football as a center for the New York Jets. Holley is currently a trainer at the Dayton Barbell Club in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Mamadou N’Diaye - 2.28 m (7’6 ″)

When he made his debut at the age of 18, basketball player Mamadou N’Diaye was already 1.82 meters tall. That made him the greatest player in NCAA Division 1. He originally played college basketball for UC Irvine before being drafted to the NBA in 2016.

Her brother, Nick Mangold, played football as a center for the New York Jets. Holley is currently a trainer at the Dayton Barbell Club in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Randy Johnson - 6'8 "(2.07 m)

They didn't call it "The Big Unit" for nothing. You can tell that Randy Johnson must have done a lot of weightlifting to develop such a fantastic throw! The former pitcher played an incredible 22 seasons.

Her brother, Nick Mangold, played football as a center for the New York Jets. Holley is currently a trainer at the Dayton Barbell Club in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Usain Bolt - 6'5 "(1.98 m)

In a way, it doesn't make sense that 1.98 m tall Jamaican runner Usain Bolt has dominated the sprint scene for the past decade. It is at least 12 inches taller than most of its competitors. However, it seems like his long legs give him an advantage unprecedented in athletics.

Bolt has spent a lot of time in the fitness center and has inspired the Jamaican team to Olympic triumphs. They won Olympic medals in London in 2012 and in Brazil in 2016. He is the only sprinter who has won gold over 100 and 200 meters in three consecutive competitions.

Michael Phelps - 1.95 m (6'4 ")

When it comes to swimmers, Michael Phelps stands out in particular. Not only is he the most talented and accomplished swimmer of his generation, but also one of the greatest. While not the tallest athlete on this list, he stands out from his greatest rivals by being five feet tall.

After years of personal fitness training, Phelps has dominated the world swimming stage since the turn of the century, leading the US team to Olympic glory in four of its five competitions. In total, he won no less than 28 Olympic medals.

Gheorghe Muresan - 2.34m (7’7 ″)

Even if he wasn't one of the most successful players in basketball history, one can say that he really always trained a lot. With a height of 2.34 m, the Romanian Gheorghe Muresan is officially the greatest basketball player in the history of the NBA with Manute Bol. But that is far from all.

After years of personal fitness training, Phelps has dominated the world swimming stage since the turn of the century, leading the US team to Olympic glory in four of its five competitions. In total, he won a staggering 28 Olympic medals.

Yao Ming - 2.31m (7'6 ")

When he started his final season in the NBA, Chinese basketball player Yao Ming was officially the league's greatest player. He came to an incredible 2.31 m! He not only reached the NBA playoffs four times, but also helped the Houston Rockets win the preliminary round series in 2009.

Two years later, Ming decided to retire from sports after suffering a painful foot injury. Despite trying to get back on the court, he has stayed on the sideline watching for over 250 games for the past six seasons.

Jan Koller - 2.05 m (6'7.5 ")

As far as footballers are concerned, Jan Koller is not only one of the greatest, but also very strong for such a great man (without any protein shakes.) In his heyday the Czech was a talented goalscorer, who scored the goal for Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Anderlecht, among others met.

He was one of the stars of the famous Czech Republic team that made it to the Euro 2004 semi-finals. Other stars of this team included Milan Baros, Pavel Nedved and Tomas Rosicky.

Darya Klishina - 1.80 m (5'11 ")

As for female long jumpers, it can be seen that Darya Igorevna Klishina was one of the most disciplined in the gym. Unfortunately, the athlete was branded a traitor by her native Russia.

After the scandal over the Russian national association, Klischina was off the hook again and was allowed to take part in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil as a neutral athlete. In fact, she was one of 19 other Russian athletes who did the same. So she wasn't the only one.

Blanka Vlasic - 1.94 m (6'4 ")

Blanka Vlasic is without a doubt one of the most successful high jumpers of her generation. As indoor world champion, Vlasic has done wonders for her homeland Croatia. Although she suffered from an overactive thyroid, she recovered with many exercise sessions. In total, she has won 16 international medals - 12 gold, three silver and one bronze medal.

The European athlete won silver and bronze at the Olympic Games in both 2007 and 2010. She owes a lot to her father, who accompanied her through the toughest of times.

Suleiman Ali Nashnush - 2.43m (8ft)

The Libyan Suleiman Ali Nashnush is officially the tallest athlete in every sport and came to a whopping 2.43 m! The former basketball player is one of only 17 registered people worldwide who have ever reached eight feet or more.

Despite his abnormal growth, which was not caused by additional professional training, Nashnush was treated and successfully operated on. He was also an actor and starred in Federico Fellini's Fellini Satyricon. Although his top height was 2.43 m, Nashnush only came to 2.16 m in professional basketball.

Kerri Walsh Jennings - 6'3 ″ (1.92 m)

Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings is not only one of the greatest volleyball players of all time, but also one of the most successful. After many years in training centers, the American has climbed numerous rankings and collected more Olympic medals than any other participant.

With three gold and one bronze medal, Jennings has proven that she is really great. Together with her teammate Misty May Treanor, she was part of a team that many consider to be one of the best beach volleyball teams of all time.

Richard Metcalfe - 2.13m (7ft)

As one of the greatest men to ever play rugby, it took Richard Metcalfe a lot of protein shakes to reach this dizzying height. He was six inches taller than most of the other strikers in the second row.

So going up against him must always have been an intimidating experience. The former rugby player won 13 caps for his native Scotland and has spent most of his career with clubs such as the Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints. Unfortunately, Metcalfe had to retire after a protracted knee injury.

Aaron Sandilands - 6'11 ”(1.82 m)

To this day, Aaron Sandilands is one of the most outstanding figures in Australian football. He was once officially the tallest and heaviest player in the Australian Football League (AFL). Don't be fooled, however.

Not only has Aaron Sandilands consumed a lot of protein shakes, he is also an extremely talented footballer who played for the Australian national team for three seasons in a row (from 2008 to 2010). He has also been honored twice as best and fairest player at Fremantle Football Club.

Aleksey Kazakov - 2.19 m (7'2 ")

If ever there was a sport where there is an obvious advantage to being big, it has to be volleyball. The Russian Aleksey Kazakov certainly had to do a lot of stretching exercises in the gym in the service of his country.

Aleksey Kazakov - 7'2 "(2.19 m) He won medals after competing in both Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympics. He won silver and bronze. During this time Kazakov also won the bronze medal for Russia at the European Championships in 2001, which took place in Ostrava.

Mohammad Irfan - 2.16 m (7’1 ″)

The only cricketer on this list is Mohammad Irfan. Irfan has played an important role in the Pakistani national team in recent years. Not only is he one of the greatest cricketers in the world, but he's also extremely fast.

Although he has recently been under surveillance for corruption allegations and was suspended in 2017, Irfan received praise back in 2013 when he came to South Africa with his quick skills.

Nikolai Valuev - 2.13m (7ft)

In an environment full of tall and heavy people, boxing records were broken again when Nikolai Valuev took the stage. Over time and without the need for protein shakes, the Russian boxer became both the greatest and heaviest world champion in boxing history.

With 50 wins in a total of 53 fights, Valuev's record speaks for itself. Since retiring from professional boxing, Valuev has ventured into the world of politics and his own boxing school. It is named after him: the Nikolai Valuev boxing school.

Brittney Griner - 6'9 "(2.10 m)

First of all, look at those arms! Now that we've got that out of the way, let's just make one thing clear: Brittney Griner worked hard to become such a great basketball player.

She stands out from the crowd because she's the only NCAA player who has ever scored over 2,000 points and has also blocked an incredible 500 shots! Griner recently played a major role in Team US's basketball win at the Olympic Games and has represented Nike as the brand's ambassador since 2013.

Lacina Traore - 1.92 m (6’3 ″)

Lacina Traore, nicknamed “The Big Tree”, has often been overshadowed by other Ivorian strikers like Didier Drogba, Wilfried Bony and Salomon Kalou, all of whom had better chances internationally.

Although the Ivory Coast has not yet qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Traore still has a few years to go and he still has to train intensively. The tall, lanky striker has played for clubs like Monaco, Everton and Anzhi Makhachkala, scoring goals wherever he has played.

Dane De La Rosa - 2.04 m (6'7 ")

Dane De La Rosa has certainly been to the gym a lot trying to become one of the greatest athletes in all of professional baseball. The Torrance, California man has played for major MLB teams like the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Despite currently working as a freelancer, De La Rosa has already made a comeback after returning from a temporary retirement. He signed one more time with the Sugar Land Skeeters. The average run of the pitcher is 4.24.

Rik Smits - 2.25 (7'4 ")

Though more major players have joined in since Rik Smits' time, it cannot be denied that “The Dunking Dutchman” was a formidable force to be reckoned with. At 2.25m, he didn't need to exercise too much on the treadmill to win the hearts of millions.

On top of that, Smits was incredibly talented. He played most of his NBA career for the Indiana Pacers. When he was named an NBA All-Star in 1998, he spurred his team on to make it to the NBA Finals two years later.

 

Chuck Nevitt - 7'5 "(2.28 m)

Chuck Nevitt’s played in the NBA for an incredible 12 seasons and has played for teams including the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls.While he was never a big name in the world of basketball, his career spanning over a decade is an accomplishment not many former players can boast of.

To this day, Nevitt is one of the greatest players who have ever distinguished basketball and the sport in general. Nevitt didn't have to do a lot of exercise to get this big!

 

Zdeno Chara - 2.10 m (6'9 ")

Ice hockey can often be a very intense sport. So when you're someone as tall as Zdeno Chara, you have to make sure you go to the gym a lot! The Slovak defender is a towering 2.10 m tall, making him officially the tallest player to have ever played in an NHL arena.

Chara is currently the captain of the Boston Bruins. He is also only the second player to win the Stanley Cup and was born and raised in Europe.

Andy Fordham - 1.88 m, 201, kg 6'2 ", 445 lb

In professional darts there are many players who do not necessarily have to be a member of a fitness club, fitness studio or yoga club. Physical fitness has never really been the focus of dart player developments over the years.

If you have the skill and accuracy, that's usually enough to be successful. Take Andy Fordham, for example. The London-born professional once weighed a proud 201 kg. Since then he has lost half his weight.

Jon Rauch - 2.13 m (6'11 ")

As the greatest player in MLB history, Jon has done a great job. Baseball was the sport it was built for. He is right-handed and has held the pitcher position throughout his career.

He played for various MLB teams such as the Chicago White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks. His success in the league certainly contributed to Rauch winning an Olympic gold medal.

Eddy Curry - 2.13m (7 ′)

Considered one of the best basketball players and already drafted in high school, Eddy Curry originally had no plans to play basketball. He aspired to be a gymnast until he started playing for his high school basketball team.

Curry grew to 2.13 m tall and weighed 133 kg. He is by no means an ordinary athlete. In addition, his stature has significantly improved his sports career, ensuring that he played for a variety of the greatest teams in the NBA. Curry has spent time with the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, and New York Knicks.

Stefan Struve - 2.13m (7ft)

UFC fighter Stefan Struve is nicknamed "Skyscraper" and for good reason. Through his tough training routine, the Dutchman has officially worked his way up to the greatest fighter on the entire UFC fight list.

Despite losing his debut against Junior dos Santos at UFC 95, Struve has subsequently won 28 of his 37 fights, including 8 by knockout. The MMA athlete lost his last fight against Alexander Volkov. However, Struve doesn't let this defeat get him down and wants to attack again soon.

"The Tree Man" - 2.04 m (6'7 ")

One of the greatest athletes in recent history, he made a name for himself through social media under the name “The Fearsome Tree Man”. The story behind the name is pretty simple.

A user on Twitter saw a picture of the 6'7 man with a personal trainer certificate and compared his stature to that of a huge tree. “That [is] not a man, that [is] a tree,” tweeted the user. Danny Jones from Southern California must be quite happy with his recent publicity.

Dondre Harris - 2.13 m (7 ′)

Dondre Harris' coach once mentioned his sheer size and even referred to him as one of the tallest people he has ever seen. Despite this popularity, Dondre was able to live up to the hype. Dondre weighed 204 kg in high school and was an impressive 2.13 m tall.

Curry grew to 2.13 m tall and weighed 133 kg. He is by no means an ordinary athlete. In addition, his stature has significantly improved his sports career, ensuring that he played for a variety of the NBA's greatest teams. Curry has spent time with the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, and New York Knicks.

Hasheem Thabeet - 2.22 m (7’3 ″)

The NBA has produced many great athletes. Hasheem Thabeet is one of them. At 2.22 m tall and weighing an impressive 119 kg, Hasheem was an impressive athlete in his heyday.

In 2009, Thabeet was nominated in the NBA draft for the Memphis Grizzlys, making him the first person of Tanzanian origin to play in the world-famous basketball league. His size helped catapult him into this famous sports league.

Gogea Mitu "Giant of Romania" - 2.40 m (7'9 ")

Romanian-born Gogea Mitu has been aptly described as the greatest Romanian in history. This Romanian giant reached an impressive height of 2.40 m.

In 2009, Thabeet was nominated in the NBA draft for the Memphis Grizzlys, making him the first person of Tanzanian origin to play in the world-famous basketball league. His size helped catapult him into this famous sports league.

Gursimran "Sim" Bhullar - 2.28 m (7'5 ")

Sim was the first NBA player from India to play in the league. The 27-year-old towers over his teammates with his 2.28 m. Drafted into the basketball team of the Sacramento Kings for the season 2014, Sim proved his basketball skills.

In the same year he changed teams and joined the Reno Bighorns. Sim's parents are a great couple. His father is 1.83 m tall, his mother 1.78 m tall. With these good genes, Gursimran Bhullar was extremely blessed.

Manute Bol - 2.34 m (7’7 ″)

Sudanese are usually quite tall. Manute Bol does not deviate from this trend either. Bol is 2.34 m tall. During his time in the NBA, he was the league's greatest player. Of course, the size is an enormous advantage for basketball players. The center role of Manute Bol was also significantly strengthened by its limitless reach and size.

Granted, it's not as difficult as other players listed in this article. However, because of his athleticism, Manute Bol was featured on some high profile NBA squads such as the Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, and the Washington Bullets.

Richie Gray - 6'9 "(2.10 m)

Richie Gray is a goliath of a rugby player. His gigantic physique makes his opponents shudder. Gray is 2.10 m tall and weighs 126 kg. Despite his immense size, Richie is also very capable on the field.

He was one of the winners of the game against Australia with the British Lions. With such a towering physique, Richie Gray is an easily recognizable figure on the field. His equally striking blonde hair also makes him easily recognizable.

Sun Mingming - 2.40 m (7'9 ")

Sun Mingming goes down in history as the greatest professional basketball player. He is eight feet tall and towers over his peers every time during the games. In addition, Mingming is an extremely heavy point guard with its 267 kg.

Outside of his sporting life, Sun married Xu Yan. The Guinness Book of Records recognized the couple as the tallest living couple with an overall height of over 4.23 m. These two would not be overlooked anywhere.

Shaun Rogers "Chunks" - 1.95 m (6'4 ")

If your pals decide to call you "hunk," they probably have a good reason. Shaun Rogers is the same size as many NFL players, just a little more ponderous. In its heyday, Rogers weighed 158 kg and was 1.95 m tall. Roger's greatness was no small feat.

However, his athletic skills were the icing on the cake. In his drafting, Rogers completed a 40-yard sprint in just 5.3 seconds. And that with a weight of 158 kg. In his first year as a rookie, he managed an unbelievable 90 tackles.

Paul Soliai - 1.95 m (6'4 ")

American football is full of big guys, but few are bigger than Paul Soliai. At 1.95 m, Paul weighs 156 kg. The Samoan Hulk is strong and athletic at the same time. Despite his formidable figure, he was a quick player.

It must have been difficult getting past Paul in his prime. It's no wonder, then, that he has served the Miami Dolphins for six years since his drafting in 2007.

Primo Carnera - 2.01 m (6'6 ")

When you get into a fight, size matters too. Nowhere is this more evident than in the boxing ring. The Italian boxer Primo Carnera was a little-known professional boxer and wrestler who used his distinctive physique to achieve a lot of success in the ring. The 2.01 m tall giant weighed 124 kg in its prime. Its reach extended over 2.13 m, making it a deadly challenger.

Primo played 100 fights and got 89 wins. Seventy-two of his victories were technical knockout. achieved. That shows how devastating Primo's fists must have been.

Lennox Lewis - 6'5 "(1.98 m)

In boxing, strength is everything. That was exactly what Lennox Lewis had in store for. The English boxer fought from 1989 to 2003 and won three world champion belts in the heavyweight division. In addition to his boxing technique, Lewis' size also played a crucial role in his success.

He was 1.98 m tall and weighed about 111 kg. Lennox was a formidable fighter during his active boxer years. His last fights in 2003 and 2004 were against the greatest boxers of all time, Mike Tyson and Vitaly Klitschko. He won both fights.

Rory Arnold - 2.10 m (6/10 ")

Rugby requires an excellent physique and immense strength. Rory Arnold, a professional rugby player for the Canberra Vikings, has everything it takes to excel in the sport. Rory towers over his teammates at a proud 2.10 m tall, in fact, he is one of the greatest rugby players of all time. His physicality goes hand in hand with the position he occupies in the team. Rory holds the lock position.

Many refer to this as the engine room for any crowd. His long arms and legs will certainly give his team the much-needed boost in this challenge.

Konishiki Yasokichi - 287 kg (633 pounds)

Officially, he is the greatest rikishi to ever grace the world of sumo wrestling. Konishiki Yasokichi was nicknamed "Dump Truck" and "Meat Bomb" for its incredible top weight of 287 kg (633 pounds). The fans were not used to seeing foreigners (athletes from outside of Japan) succeed in the sport.

The Honolulu, Hawaii man didn't need a professional personal fitness trainer to get this victorious. He won the first division three times and almost became the first foreign yokozuna or grand champion.

 

Ivo Karlovic - 2.11 m (6'11 ")

In contrast to basketball, where there are numerous tall competitors, the question of who is the greatest player is hardly a question in tennis. The Croatian Ivo Karlovic rises above every tennis player who stands across from him on the tennis court.

He doesn't even need a personal trainer for that! At some point Karlovic held the record for the fastest serve of all time at 251 km / h. Its size gave it the advantage over other players. That gave him the strength to pitch the most career ace of all time - 12,255 by 2017.

Lisa Leslie - 1.98 m (6'5 ")

Despite not being the greatest athlete in the world, Lisa Deshaun Leslie made history. She was the first female basketball player to dunk in the WNBA. She is the daughter of a mother who has also done a lot of sports. Leslie competed regularly for her country at both the Olympic Games and the World Championships.

At the same time, she also works as a model. Her latest ambition is to become a successful actress. You could already like them in shows Sister, Sister and The Game see.

Shaquille O’Neal - 2.16 m (7’1 ″)

“Shaq Attack” is one of the most iconic players in NBA history.

Shaquille O’Neal - 2.16 m (7’1 ″) He probably didn't need a personal trainer either! Few could surpass his 2.16 m. O'Neal has reached heights that hardly anyone has reached.

John Daly - 97 kg (216 lb)

For a sport that doesn't require too many yoga classes or time in the gym, one would expect there to be more heavyweight golfers out there. The reality, however, is that most of the players on the PGA Tour are and look extremely fit.

John Daly is the exception with a weight of 97 kg. But that didn't stop him from pursuing a successful golf career. Often referred to as “Long John” because of his incredibly long drive, it was believed that Daly's drive averaged 274m plus in the 1997 season.

Eric "Butterbean" Esch - 192 kg (425 lb)

In the early stages of the UFC, Eric Esch was one of the most famous and greatest athletes to get into the ring. The boxer, kickboxer, and MMA fighter, commonly known as the "butter bean," has become something of a television personality.

On the show Big Law plays the lead role: Deputy Butterbean. He also played alongside Johnny Knoxville in Jackass: The Movie and a number of other shows with. In his boxing career, Butterbean wronged his personal trainer by winning 77 of his 91 fights. He won 58 by K.O.

John Krahn - 2.13 m, 1.81 kg (7ft, 400 lb)

After some time at the gym, John Krahn could certainly challenge some of the WWE's greatest wrestlers. Krahn is a high school soccer player who has the potential to make it big if he keeps working hard.

At just 17 years old, the greatest man in football still has time to improve. His coach wanted to bring him down to 163 kg. "He's not really overly fat," said coach Steven Smith. "His body is proportional."

Yvetta Hlavacova - 1.98 m (6'5 ")

One of the most talented long distance swimmers is definitely the Croatian Yvetta Hlavacova. She proved it when she set a world record by swimming the English Channel in a record time of 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is a world record.

Despite her long-time gym membership, the world's greatest swimmer struggled to find a club. She had to live on sponsorship contracts for a full 10 years. But after making history with her venture in the English Channel, Hlavacova finally got the attention she deserved.

Laura Dijkema - 1.82m (6ft)

Laura Dijkema is 1.84 m tall and a giant compared to most of her volleyball colleagues. She worked a lot to be in the prime of her career and to play for Dresdner SC. She has already represented the Netherlands at international level and won three medals within two years.

She won this at the Montreux Volley Masters 2015, at the CEV European Championship 2015 and at the FIVB World Grand Prix 2016. The last honor for her position in 2017 was given to her when she was awarded the European Championship 2017 as “Best Setter”.

Hafthor Julius "Thor" Bjornsson - 2.10 m, 181 kg (6'9 ", 400 lb)

Today, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is probably best for his role as Ser Gregor Glegane aka The Mountain on HBOs Game of Thrones known. However, before his character experienced numerous moments of sheer horror and violence on the series, Bjornsson actually starred in World's Strongest Man.

The man from Reykjavik, Iceland made it into the top three for six years in a row. With a body weight of 181 kg and a height of 2.10 m it is not called “The Mountain” for nothing. Bjornsson was apparently in the gym a lot!

Peter Crouch - 2.04 m (6'7 ")

One of the greatest players in the world of football is center forward Peter Crouch. In his nearly two-decade career, “Crouchy”, as his team-mates call him, has played for many clubs. These include Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur, to name a few.

He has been with his current club, Stoke City, since 2011. Even at 36, he is still an important player for his club. The 2.04 skeletal figure defies all expectations that athletes have to be toned and muscular. Crouchy doesn't need a personal trainer.

Hong-Man Choi - 2.19 m (7’2 ″)

Nicknamed the “Korean Colossus”, “Korean Monster” and “Techno Goliath”, Hong-Man Choi trained extensively to become a master of kickboxing and MMA. Though his track record has been shaky lately, Choi is still a national treasure in South Korea and continues to compete in the ROAD Fighting Championship.

In recent years he has made numerous appearances on Korean television, where he has appeared as a guest on shows such as 2 days & 1 night, Running man and Hey Ghost, let's fight was seen.

Big Show - 2.13 m, 173 kg (7ft, 383 lb)

The spiritual successor to Andre the Giant is without a doubt Paul Donald Wight II aka Big Show. The man who lives in Tampa, Florida, once weighed a whopping 226 kg (no protein shakes required!). However, Show has lost considerable weight since then and now weighs a respectable 173 kg.

At just 17 years old, the greatest man in football still has time to improve. His coach wanted to bring him down to 163 kg. "He's not really overly fat," said coach Steven Smith. "His body is proportional."

Nataliya Kuznetsova - 1.73 m, 102 kg (5'7 ", 225 lb)

Get to know Nataliya Kuznetsova. Kuznetsova is a professional bodybuilder from Russia. At just 29 years old, Kuznetsova not only holds the world championship titles in arm lifting, bench press and deadlifting, but is also the proud champion of European titles in bench press and deadlifting.

Kuznetsova started powerlifting at the age of 14 to gain muscle mass. In 2013, this woman powerhouse graduated from Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture. Today she lives in Moscow with her husband Vladislav Kuznetsov.