Usain Bolt Ranked 16th Greatest Athlete Over the Last 20 Years

The world’s fastest man – Usain Bolt has been ranked as the 16th greatest athlete over the last two decades.

The rankings  by, was part of the website celebrating its 20th anniversary by highlighting some of the top teams, athletes and moments that characterized greatness in sports from 1995 to 2015.

Bolt holds the world records over 100 and 200 meters. It took the Jamaican sprinter an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds in August 2012 to take home the gold in the Summer Games’ marquee track event, the 100 meters. He also did the unprecedented at Beijing in 2008, winning the 100, 200 and 4×100 relay in a single Games. And in truest Bolt form, he crossed the finish line in London wagging his finger before taking a high-fiving victory lap around the track.

He was placed ahead of Sidney Crosby, Barry Bonds, Mia Hamm, and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.


Top spot on the list is held by NBA legend Michael Jordan with another NBA star Lebron James holding the no.2 spot with Tiger Woods, Tom Brady and Roger Federer rounding out the top 5 places.

The rest of the top 10 includes Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant, Michael Phelps, and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter.

Also on the list in numerical orders are Shaquille O’Neal, Lionel Messi, Lance Armstrong, Tim Duncan and Brett Farve.

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