Born on 7th January 1985 in Stevenage, United Kingdom, Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is the first Black driver to race in the Formula One and is considered amongst the greatest Formula one drivers by motorsports fans. Hamilton has dominated numerous races with his record wins.
A glimpse of his prolific racing career is mentioned here:-
Won the 2008 F 1 season, and was the youngest Formula One Champion until Sebastian Vettel surpassed the record
Repeated the feat in 2014 and was honored as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Hamilton has been marked in the history of F1 racing as the first driver who started at 20th place or lower than that for at least three times
Has the highest number of F1 race victories till date
Dominated the Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 in 2005. Post that win, he was ranked 24th by the British magazine "Autosport" in their 'Top 50 drivers of 2005'
Became the GP2 Champion in 2006 by defeating beating Nelson Piquet Jr. and Timo Glock
In the 2009 New Year Honors, Hamilton was appointed the Member of British Empire by the Queen Elizabeth II for his sterling performances and sportsmanship.
In the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix, Hamilton set the Formula One record of securing most career points (2,247)
Born on 7th January 1986, Kabelo Kgosiemang is a high jumper who has represents Botswana at various international competitions. He has set numerous records in the African Championships. His Achievements:
Secured a bronze medal at the CommonwealthGames of 2010, held in Delhi, India
Won two gold and a silver medal at the All-Africa Games of 2007, 2015 and 2011, held in Algiers, Brazzaville and Maputo, respectively
Bagged five gold medals through his immaculate performances at the African Championships of the year 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, held in Bambous, AddisAbaba, Nairobi, PortoNovo and Marrakech, respectively
Born on 7th January 1942, in Ryazan Oblast, Russia, Vasily Ivanovich Alekseyev was a strong Soviet Weightlifter who had set 80 world records and earned two gold medals in +110 Kg category at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. He was a sturdy performer who held the title of European Champion as well as the World Champion for a span of eight years. His weightlifting records of 256 Kg in Clean & Jerk, 187.5 Kg in Snatch and 236.5Kg in Clean & Press are counted as the best lifts of his times.
Here is a quick peek at his achievements:-
Held a total of 80 world records in weightlifting
Two gold medals earned in +110 Kg category at the Olympic Games, held in Munich and Montreal in 1972 and 1976
Eight Gold medals at the World Weightlifting Championships in +110 Kg category in between 1970-1977
Eight gold medals at the European Weightlifting Championships held in between 1970-1977
One Bronze medal and seven Gold medals at the USSR Weightlifting Championships held in between 1968-1976
Two gold medals at the "Summer Spartakiad of the USSR", held in Moscow and Vilnius in 1971 and 1975
Bagged a total of nine gold medals at the "Cups of USSR"four in 1970, two in 1972 and three in 1974
The famous magazine "Sports Illustrated" featured him on the cover page with a title "World's Strongest Man" in the year 1975
“Order of Friendship of Peoples” and "Order of the Badge of Honor" in 1970
Honored with "Order of Lenin" and "Order of Red Banner of Labor" in 1972
Elected a member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame in 1993