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Jose Raul Capablanca – Cuban chess player

Jose Raul Capablanca - Cuban chess player

Jose Raul Capablanca – Cuban chess player

Jose Raul Capablanca was a Cuban chess player, chess writer, diplomat, 3rd World Chess Champion (he won the title in the match with Lasker in 1921 and in 1927 he lost to Alekhine), one of the strongest chess players of the world in 1910 – 1930, winner of many international tournaments. At the official high-level meetings (since 1909) Capablanca lost only 34 games and remained undefeated from 1916 to 1924.
Jose Raul Capablanca y Graupera was born on November 19, 1888 in Havana into the family of officer Jose Maria Capablanca and Mary Graupera. In his autobiography, Capablanca later told us that he learned to play chess at the age of four by watching his father’s play with a colleague. Soon his father took the boy to the chess club in Havana. 5-year-old Capablanca played with the famous European master Jean Taubenhaus and won. At the age of eight Capablanca visited chess club on weekends, then his family left Havana for three years. When Capablanca returned, he organized meetings with all the strongest chess players of the country. Only country’s current champion Juan Corzo was able to win.
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Michael Schumacher – true legend of Formula One

Michael Schumacher – true legend of Formula One

Michael Schumacher – true legend of Formula One

Michael Schumacher is a German race car driver. He is seven-time world champion, two-time vice-champion and three times bronze medalist. Michael is a winner of many Formula 1 records. Arguably the greatest F1 driver in history, Schumacher is also one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
Michael Schumacher was born on January 3, 1969 in North Rhine-Westphalia.
His career began with driving a kart built by his father Rolf manager of the local go-kart track. Michael began driving at the age of four and 5-year-old boy successfully took part in kart racing. In childhood, Michael was engaged in other sports, such as judo. At the age of 14, he received his first racing license and began taking part in official competitions. In 1984 – 1987 Michael won several German and European kart championships. In 1990 he received the title in the German Formula 3. In 1991 he performed in Japanese Formula 3000.
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Tim Duncan – American basketball player

Tim Duncan - American basketball player

Tim Duncan – American basketball player

Tim Duncan is an American basketball player. He played for San Antonio Spurs for 19 years. Tim is 5-time NBA Champion (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014), 2-time MVP of the season in the league (2002, 2003), 3-time NBA Finals MVP (1999, 2003, 2005), bronze medalist of the 2004 Olympic Games, 1995Universiade champion, champion of America in 1999 and 2003. He is the team captain and the only player in NBA history, who was in NBA All-Star team and the NBA All-Defensive Team at the same time. Duncan was engaged in swimming but when Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only Olympic-size swimming pool in St Croix, Tim began playing basketball. Soon he became the leader of the team. His sports career at Wake Forest University was very successful. He won Naismith College Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy and John R. Wooden Award.
In 1997 Duncan became San Antonio Spurs leader and led it to victory in the NBA championships in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. He is one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA.
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Bernard Hopkins – professional boxer

Bernard Hopkins - professional boxer

Bernard Hopkins – professional boxer

Bernard Hopkins is an American professional boxer. He is the world champion in the middle weight (IBF version 1994-2005; WBC version 2001-2005; WBA version 2001-2005; WBO version 2004-2005) and light heavyweight (IBO version 2006; WBC version 2011-2012; IBF version 2013-2014; WBA super version 2014) categories. Bernard is the best pound for pound boxer according to The Ring magazine (2002, 2004). He is the first boxer who became world champion according to 4 basic versions of the world, as well as The Ring magazine. At the age of 49 he combined two titles.
Bernard Hopkins was born on January 15, 1965, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of 13 he was a criminal, attacked people and had three stab wounds. 17-year-old boy was sentenced to 18 years in prison. In 1988, after nearly five years of imprisonment, Bernard was released. He converted to Islam and decided to give up criminal life. Bernard chose boxing.
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Cristiano Ronaldo – outstanding football player

Cristiano Ronaldo – outstanding football player

Cristiano Ronaldo – outstanding football player

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the national team of Portugal, which was the 2016 European champion of the year. He was the most expensive player in football history – Real Madrid paid 80 million pounds for his transfer from Manchester United. He is a top scorer in the history of the Portuguese national team and is considered one of the best players of our time. Cristiano is officially recognized as the best player in the history of Portuguese football.
Ronaldo was named the best young player of the 2004 European Championship, champion of the English Premier League 2006/07 season (the best player and the best young player of the season), 2007/08 (best player of the season) and 2008/09. He is a winner of Golden Boot in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2015. In 2008 he was voted the best player of Champions League, received Golden Ball as the best footballer in Europe, and FIFA World Player of the Year award as the best player in the world. In January 2015, he won his third Golden Ball as the best player in the world in 2014.
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Jenson Button – British racer

Jenson Button – British racer

Jenson Button – British racer

Jenson Button is a British Formula 1 driver, McLaren Honda pilot. He is a winner of Lorenzo Bandini Trophy and Hawthorn Memorial Trophy. In 2009 he was Formula 1 champion.
Jenson Alexander Lyons Button was born on January 19, 1980 in Frome, Somerset, England. He is the son of Simon Lyons and former racer John Button (in the 1970s he was known in the UK under nickname Colorado potato beetle because of his Volkswagen Beetle, his best results were second places in Embassy / RAC-MSA British Rallycross and TEAC / Lydden Rallycross in 1976). Jenson has three elder sisters, however, their parents divorced.
At the age of eight Button began karting. In 1991 he won all 34 races in British Karting Championship. His successes continued, including a triumphant appearance in the UK Open Karting Championship. In 1997, he became the youngest driver in the history to win the European Championship, as well as the Cup, dedicated to the memory of Ayrton Senna.
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Joe Namath – American football player

Joe Namath - American football player

Joe Namath – American football player

Joe Namath is a former American football quarterback and actor. His bold guarantee before Super Bowl III made him an instant legend in the world of professional football. He became a celebrity and an icon to the rest of the world.
He was nicknamed Broadway Joe.
Joseph William Namath was born on May 31, 1943, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of five children. His parents divorced when he was in the sixth grade. Joseph played high school basketball and was offered a professional baseball contract upon graduation. He decided to play football instead and applied to Penn State.
In 1960 Joe led high school team to undefeated season and two years later he won Orange Bowl with Alabama.
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