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Sportsperson
An athlete (American and British English) or sportsman or sportswoman (British English) is a person who is good at a sport and competes in one or more sports that involve physical strength, speed or endurance. The term's applies to those who participate in other activities, such as horse riding or driving, is somewhat controversial. Athletes may be professionals or amateurs.[1] Most professional athletes have particularly well-developed physiques obtained by extensive physical training and strict exercise accompanied by a strict dietary regimen.Contents1 Overview 2 Titles2.1 "All-around athlete" 2.2 "World's Greatest Athlete"3 See also 4 ReferencesOverview[edit]Athletes taking part in a race on a snowy park in the U.S.The word "athlete" is a romanization of the Greek: άθλητὴς, athlētēs, one who participates in a contest; from ἄθλος, áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, a contest or feat
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Athlete (other)
An athlete is a person who participates regularly in a sport or sports that involve physical exertion, especially athletics (sports involving competitive running, jumping, throwing and walking). Athlete
Athlete
or athletes may also refer to: ATHLETE
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Shot Put
The shot put (pronounced /ˈʃɒt pʊt/) is a track and field event involving "throwing"/"putting" (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy spherical object—the shot—as far as possible
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Kazuyuki Fujita
Kazuyuki Fujita (藤田 和之, Fujita Kazuyuki, born October 16, 1970) is a Japanese professional wrestler, mixed martial artist and a former amateur wrestler. He has fought in mixed martial arts promotions including Pride Fighting Championships, K-1
K-1
and World Victory Road
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Masakatsu Funaki
Masakatsu Funaki
Masakatsu Funaki
(船木 誠勝, Funaki Masakatsu, born March 13, 1969 as Masaharu Funaki) is a Japanese actor, mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, who has previously wrestled in All Japan
Japan
Pro Wrestling
Wrestling
(AJPW), New Japan
Japan
Pro- Wrestling
Wrestling
(NJPW), Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi (PWFG), Newborn UWF, and Wrestle-1
Wrestle-1
(W-1). He is also the co-founder of Pancrase, one of the first mixed martial arts organizations and non-rehearsed shoot wrestling promotions (following five years after the inception of Shooto
Shooto
but predating America's Ultimate Fighting Championship)
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Naoya Ogawa
Naoya Ogawa
Naoya Ogawa
(小川 直也 Ogawa Naoya; born 31 March 1968) is a Japanese Olympic and world champion judoka, professional wrestler, and mixed martial artist. He won a total of seven medals at the All-Japan Judo
Judo
Championships (second only behind Yasuhiro Yamashita), and set a record of seven medals at the World Judo
Judo
Championships
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Professional Wrestling
Professional wrestling
Professional wrestling
(often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of sports entertainment[1][2][3] and performance art which combines athletics with theatrical performance.[4] It takes the form of events, held by touring companies, which mimic a title match combat sport. The unique form of sport portrayed is fundamentally based on classical and "catch" wrestling, with modern additions of striking attacks, strength-based holds and throws and acrobatic maneuvers, much of these derive from the influence of various international martial arts
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Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts
(MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows both striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC 1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in 1993.[1] The term gained popularity when newfullcontact.com, then one of the largest websites covering the sport, hosted and republished the article.[2] The question of who actually coined the term is subject to debate.[3] During the early 20th century, various mixed-style contests took place throughout Japan, Taiwan
Taiwan
and in the countries of the Four Asian Tigers. In 1980 CV Productions, Inc.
CV Productions, Inc.
created the first regulated MMA league in the United States, named Tough Guy Contest, later renamed Battle of the Superfighters
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Decathlon
The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. The word decathlon is of Greek origin, from δέκα (déka, meaning "ten") and ἄθλος (áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, meaning "feat"). Events are held over two consecutive days and the winners are determined by the combined performance in all. Performance is judged on a points system in each event, not by the position achieved.[1] The decathlon is contested mainly by male athletes, while female athletes typically compete in the heptathlon. Traditionally, the title of "World's Greatest Athlete" has been given to the person who wins the Olympic decathlon
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Heptathlon
A heptathlon is a track and field combined events contest made up of seven events.[1] The name derives from the Greek hepta (seven) and ἄθλος (áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, meaning "feat"). A competitor in a heptathlon is referred to as a heptathlete. There are two heptathlons – the women's heptathlon and the men's – composed of different events
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Track And Field
Track and field
Track and field
is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.[1] The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and jumping events take place. Track and field
Track and field
is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking. The foot racing events, which include sprints, middle- and long-distance events, race walking and hurdling, are won by the athlete with the fastest time. The jumping and throwing events are won by the athlete who achieves the greatest distance or height. Regular jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, while the most common throwing events are shot put, javelin, discus and hammer
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100 Meters
The 100 metres, or 100-metre dash, is a sprint race in track and field competitions. The shortest common outdoor running distance, it is one of the most popular and prestigious events in the sport of athletics. It has been contested at the Summer Olympics
Summer Olympics
since 1896 for men and since 1928 for women.Play mediaWomen's 100M Final - 28th Summer Universiade 2015The reigning 100 m Olympic champion is often named "the fastest man in the world". The World Championships 100 metres
100 metres
has been contested since 1983
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Long Jump
The long jump (historically called the broad jump) is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point. Along with the triple jump, the two events that measure jumping for distance as a group are referred to as the "horizontal jumps"
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High Jump
The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it. In its modern most practised format, a bar is placed between two standards with a crash mat for landing. In the modern era, athletes run towards the bar and use the Fosbury Flop
Fosbury Flop
method of jumping, leaping head first with their back to the bar. Since ancient times, competitors have introduced increasingly effective techniques to arrive at the current form. The discipline is, alongside the pole vault, one of two vertical clearance events to feature on the Olympic athletics programme. It is contested at the World Championships in Athletics
World Championships in Athletics
and IAAF
IAAF
World Indoor Championships, and is a common occurrence at track and field meetings
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Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
(CFL; French: Ligue canadienne de football, LCF) is a professional sports league in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football. Its nine teams, which are located in nine separate cities throughout Canada, are divided into two divisions: the East Division, with four teams, and the West Division with five teams. As of 2018, the league features a 21-week regular season, which traditionally runs from mid-June to early November; each team plays 18 games with three bye weeks
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400 Meters
The 400 metres, or 400 metre dash, is a sprinting event in track and field competitions. It has been featured in the athletics programme at the Summer Olympics
Summer Olympics
since 1896 for men and since 1964 for women. On a standard outdoor running track, it is one lap around the track. Runners start in staggered positions and race in separate lanes for the entire course. In many countries, athletes previously competed in the 440 yard dash (402.336 m)—which is a quarter of a mile and was referred to as the 'quarter-mile'—instead of the 400 m (437.445 yards), though this distance is now obsolete. Maximum sprint speed capability is a significant contributing factor to success in the event, but athletes also require substantial speed endurance and the ability to cope well with high amounts of lactic acid to sustain a fast speed over a whole lap
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