In an article analyzing UK heroes, Parry (2009) (see references) concluded that to become a hero athletes should combine skill with devotion to family, charity work and a place in popular culture. Therefore these profiles of potential sporting heroes address how the hero performs in each of these categories.
Are these your Heroes and Heroines?
This is just a quick list of what some may consider sporting heroes. There are profiles of some of these, others will come in time. I have designed my own ranking system to give each hero a rating out of 100. Are the top ranked Heroes called Super Heroes? See what others have rated as the heroes.
Why don't you suggest your hero, and tell me why.
- Ian Thorpe (swimming) - my rating 74%
- Michael Jordan (basketball) - rating 70%
- Lance Armstrong (cycling) - rating 62%
- Tiger Woods (golf) - rating 54%