Fittest male Athletes
Starting from the very early time in Greek-Roman period till the modern days, the trend of being the strongest and the fittest person has always made people happy and proud. From the ancient records, we get to know that Spartans and Athenians from the early Greek period were always desperate to portray themselves as the fittest warriors, and for that, they spent large number of training hours. Animal-like exercise regime was also a part of the training for gladiators who battled in the colloseum. But in modern days, science of nutrition and supplements opened a new door of maximizing the fitness besides the rigorous physical training.
Fans have jaw-dropping experiences whenever they see the footballers exchanging their jerseys after game and their chiseled physiques are displayed on the giant screens. Conan the barbarian, The Predators or the Terminator: name any movie that featured Arnold Schwarzenegger, and anyone can understand why he was considered as the ultimate fit guy. Sports stars always maintained their physical aspects to achieve maximum performance possible because international events are decided in pound-for-pound or second-for-second basis. So here is the list of 10 fittest male athletes in the world.
10 Fittest male Athletes in the world
10. Rafael Nadal
Current World No. 2, Rafael Nadal, is widely considered as the greatest tennis player of all time by many other champions such as former world No. 1 Andre Agassi. He was nicknamed “The King of Clay” for his amazing performance in clay court especially in Roland Garros. He won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, a record 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles and a record 15 ATP World Tour 500 championships. He was the winner of singles event in 2008 Beijing Olympic and was also a part of Spanish national team which won Davis Cup in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. Nadal is the only player beside Andre Agassi to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. He was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year in 2011. To honor his contribution to Tennis, a main belt asteroid discovered at the Observatorio Astronómico de Mallorca in 2003 was named after him as 128036 Rafaelnadal.
9. Frederik Van Lierde
Belgian professional triathlete Frederik Van Lierde is widely considered as the ultimate Ironman of all time. He is a piece of strength and endurance with 6 feet height and 74 kilo weight. Frederik is the current Ironman triathlon world champion and a reigning champion of various triathlete events. He trained for two long years under his coach former world record holder Luc Van Lierde and became the only second Belgian person after his coach to win the Ironman Championship. He made the record on 13 October 2013, where he finish the whole event in 8:12:29 and became the eighth fastest champion in 35-year history of the ironman event. His 2013 event includes 51:02 swimming, 4:25:37 biking and 2:51:18 marathon. He recently got huge appreciation for his victory in Deinze ½ Triathlon.
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8. Kohei Uchimura
Japanese artistic gymnast Kohei Uchimura is the first gymnast in both male and female to win every major all-around title in a single Olympic cycle. He showed his talent in various genres of gymnastics which includes all-around, team, floor, high bar, and parallel bars, and widely considered as one the greatest gymnasts of all time. He was once described as the “combination of tremendous difficulty, supreme consistency and extraordinary elegance of performance” by the International Gymnast Magazine. He won the All-Around gold medal in 2012 London Olympic and also secured 4 silver medals in two Olympic Games. He achieved 6 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 4 bronze medals in World Championships and 3 gold, a silver and a bronze in World Cup. He never skipped a single day of training to achieve the highest perfection possible and stated, “I don’t believe in God. I never had lucky charms. All I believe in is practice.”