Lance Edward Armstrong nicknamed "big Tex" was born on 18th September 1971 in Texas, U.S. He is a well-known former professional road racing cyclist. Armstrong had a record winning streak in the Tour de France.
Received the USOC (United States Olympic committee) "Sportsman of the Year" award four times in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003
Received the "Prince of Asturias" award in Sports in 2000
Received the "Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year" award four times in the year 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 repectively
Bestowed with the ESPY award for "Best Comeback Athlete" in 2000
Received the ESPY award for "Best Male Athlete" in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
Born on 18th September 1989, Ashwini Ponnappa is a professional Indian badminton player who represents India at international tennis events in women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Being one of the finest badminton players of doubles discipline; Ashwini has won many medals for India with her prolific performances.
A glimpse at her major achievements:-
Partnering with Jwala Gutta, Ashwini won a goldmedal at the CommonwealthGames of 2010 in women’s doubles category and became the firstIndianpair to do so.
In 2011, they became India's first and world's second doubles pair to win a bronze medal at the World Championships.
Received the Arjuna Award in 2012 by the Government of India
She earned a silver medal with Jwala Gutta in women’s doubles at the Commonwealth Games of 2014, convened in Glasgow.
Won goldmedals in women'steam and women'sdoubles events at the SouthAsianGames of 2016
Bagged a gold and a bronze medal at the Commonwealth games of 2018 in the mixed team and women's doubles event, respectively
Born on 18th September 1976, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima is a formerBrazilian footballer. Known for his exceptional dribbling speed and accuracy, Ronaldo is regarded as one of the greatest footballers in the history of the sport.
Here are some of his major achievements listed here:-
Holds a world record for scoring the most number of goals(15) in the history of FIFA World Cup
Amongst the players to be honored with FIFA World Cup's "Player of the Year" that he was awarded thrice
He is the 20th footballer in the world to score in three World Cups.
Ronaldo was twice honored with the Ballon d’Or honor (in 1997 and 2002)
Won BBC "Overseas Sports Personality of the Year" award in 2002