Some people are not just “Jack” of all trades; In fact they could be “Master” of all trades. We have put down a list of the most ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ Multi-sport athletes who weaved their magic wands over more than one sport.
- DANNY AINGE
Currently a retired professional and also the President of the Basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge was an professional Basketball and Baseball player. During college days he used to play for the Toronto Blue Jays of the MLB. Later he entered the NBA and started playing for the Boston Celtics.
- SCOTT BURELL
He became the first American athlete to be first-draft picked in two major sporting organizations, the NBA and MLB. He is the current head coach for Southern Connecticut State University.
- REBECCA ROMERO
She became the first british woman to participate in 2 different sports in the Olympics. She is a champion of two sports, Rowing and Track-cycling. She has won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and Gold in the 2005 World Championships, both for Rowing. Her Cycling records include a Silver medal in the 2007 Cycling World Championships and Gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She also became only the 2nd woman ever to win two medals at the Summer Olympics.
- EDDIE EAGAN
Eddie is proudly known for his achievement of being the only sportsperson to win a medal at both the Summer and Winter Olympics in different events. A gold medalist of the 1920 Summer Olympics in Boxing, he participated at the 1932 Winter Olympics in the Bobsleigh event pushing himself to a Gold and fame.
- KATIE TAYLOR
An Irish Boxing prodigy who is also the current World and Olympic Champion, she represented Ireland in Association Football. She became the first ever Olympic Women Lightweight champion when she won her Olympic Gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
- JOHNNY DOUGLAS
A former captain of the England Cricket team, the late Johnny was also a professional Boxer. The all-rounder went on to win the Gold medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in a highly controversial fight. Andrew Flintoff did try his best to follow in his footsteps.
These Legends prove that one can be good at anything they love to be. Which sports personality has inspired you the most? Which sport do you think is the hardest to try your hand at? Shoot out your responses.
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