List of multi-sport athletes

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A multi-sport athlete is an athlete who competes or trains two or more different sports. Most of these athletes played two or more sports from a young age – especially in high school – before deciding to usually concentrate on just one sport professionally.

List of athletes[edit]

Below is a list of multi-sport athletes who have played in at least one sport professionally, listed by primary athletic occupation, with notes on their secondary sport or sports.

Association football[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Bodybuilding[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Bowling[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Darts[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

  • Max Aaron – US figure skater who started his skating career as a figure skater, he also represented USA in USA Hockey nationals in both 2006 and 2007, and played U18 AA as well as competing in figure skating at amateur level during that time.
  • Elvis Stojko – Canadian figure skater in the 1990s, also competed in martial arts and motocross racing.

Golf[edit]

Gridiron football[edit]

American football[edit]

Canadian football[edit]

Handball[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

  • Jenny WilliamsWorld Cup winning (1986) and team captain (1989–92) lacrosse player for Australia who represented South Australia in six sports (lacrosse, indoor lacrosse, touch football, soccer, cricket and Australian football)

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Motorsport[edit]

Netball[edit]

Orienteering[edit]

  • Tove Alexandersson is seventeen times world champion in Orienteering (July 2022). She also has ten world championships in Ski orienteering. In 2018 Alexandersson won the world championships in Sky running after her second skyrunning race ever. In 2020 she took up racing in Ski mountaineering after having trained that for some time (pausing ski orienteering but racing orienteering during the summer). In 2021 she won two world cup races and the combined class of the world championships in ski mountaineering. This made her having world championships gold in four sports.

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Sailing[edit]

  • Rob Waddell – retired rower, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist in single sculls rowing who is a current Team New Zealand crewman as a grinder, he also played rugby union as a lock. He still holds world indoor rowing machine record time over 2000 m and 5000 m.

Skiing[edit]

Ski Jumping[edit]

Skyrunning[edit]

Snowboarding[edit]

  • Shaun Palmer – (born 14 November 1968) is an American professional snowboarder, skier, mountain biker, and motocross rider. "Palm Daddy" is known as one of the forefathers of extreme sports.
  • Francesca Canepa (born 14 September 1971) – former female Italian professional snowboarder, then became trail runner and sky runner.[113]
  • Ester Ledecká (born 1995) – female Czech snowboarder and alpine skier.
  • Hayley Holt (born 1980) - New Zealand former snowboarder and ballroom dancer. Currently a sports anchor and Radio DJ.
  • Shaun White – Was a two time X-Games Skateboard Vert gold medalist along with two silvers, and one bronze medal in his skateboard career. Having been one of the few athletes to compete in both summer and winter X-Games.

Sumo[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Track and field[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Wrestlers who medaled in both Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling in a single event:

See also[edit]

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