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.

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Bodybuilding[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Bowling[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canadian football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[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]

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 at least 10 times world champion in Orienteering. She also has multiple world championships in Ski orienteering. In 2018 Alexandersson won the world championships in Sky running. 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]

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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