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Artists who also have been professional athletes

Creata da BlueBird il 25 Lug 2021 | Collaborator: BlueBird | Ultima modifica BlueBird 24 Set 2022
Artists who also have been professional athletes

Artists who also have been professional athletes - If you know someone who fits the description, please add a comment with the name, athletic field, and possible medals or competitions. Thank you.

1. Faramarz Assef Artista

Faramarz Assef (Persian: فرامرز آصف‎, born : 1950 in Abadan, Iran) is an Iranian music artist and former triple jumper who won a bronze medal at the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran (from here)

Paese:  Iran

Genere:  Pop

Lingua:  Persiano

2. Chelcee Grimes Artista
On the footy side, Chelcee wears the No.10 shirt for WFC Fulham, the first women's football club to turn full-time professional (in 2000). Just recently, she scored her first goal with a header, which appeared to be to the surprise of her fans (see here)

Paese:  Regno Unito

Genere:  Pop

Lingua:  Inglese

Popular song:  Girls

3. Jack Johnson Artista
The son of well-known surfer Jeffery Johnson, Jack was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.He began to learn how to surf at the age of 5. At 17, he became the youngest invitee to make the finals of the Pipeline Masters, one of surfing's most prestigious events, on Oahu's North Shore. One week later, however, his stint as a professional surfer ended when he suffered a surfing accident at the Pipeline that put more than 150 stitches in his forehead and removed a few of his teeth; this later became the inspiration for the song "Drink the Water". (here)

Paese:  Stati Uniti

Generi:  Alternativo, Folk, Rock, Pop-Folk

Lingue:  Inglese, Francese

4. Bruce Dickinson Artista
Bruce Dickinson is the singer of legendary heavy metal group Iron Maiden, a pilot who has flown his group and its crew around the globe on world tours, a writer, a 6 Music radio DJ, and he's an excellent fencer to boot. According to the Daily Mail, he was once ranked 7th in Great Britain at fencing after his local club won the National Team Championship in 1989, and he's been no slouch with the foil in recent times either. In 2013, when he was 54, he fought Bartosz Piasecki, a Norwegian fencer who won silver at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Dickinson lost, but he won the admiration of his opponent - for his ability and demeanour. (from here)

Paese:  Regno Unito

Generi:  Hard Rock, Metal, Singer-songwriter

Lingua:  Inglese

5. Julio Iglesias Artista

Before Julio went on to find global success as a singer and songwriter, he played in goal for Real Madrid Castilla in the Spanish Segunda División. And much like Jack Johnson and Chi-Chi Nwanoku, his career in sport was also cut short by injury. As CNN reported in 2014, a serious car crash compressed a nerve in his spine leaving him paralysed from the chest down and bed-ridden for two years. His football career was over, but he has fond memories of his time in sport (from here)

Paese:  Spagna

Generi:  Latino, Pop

Lingue:  Spagnolo, Italiano, Portoghese, Francese

She used to be an athlete before becoming the well-known singer of Poland she is today. According to the Polish Wikipedia, she trained long jump, sprint and hurdle running. She also skied as a hobby.

Again, according to Wikipedia:

In 1959, she won a bronze medal for the 80 metres hurdles race at the Polish Youth Championship.

In 1962, she won a gold medal for the 4 × 100 metres relay race at the Polish Youth Athletics Championship in Olsztyn.

(Thanks to [@Ondagordanto] for info and proposing)

Paese:  Polonia

Lingua:  Polacco

Popular song:  Pełnia

7. Pelé Artista
He is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a forward. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labelled "the greatest" by FIFA. he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. In 1999 he was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and was included in the Time list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. In 2000, Pelé was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century. His total of 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, which included friendlies, is recognised as a Guinness World Record

Pelé has published several autobiographies, starred in documentary films, and composed musical pieces, including the soundtrack for the film Pelé in 1977. (from here) He also published a solo album.

(Thanks to [@Alma Barroca] for info and proposing)

Paese:  Brasile

Genere:  Pop

Lingua:  Portoghese

Popular songs:  EsperançaCidade Grande

8. Oscar de La Hoya Artista

He is an American former professional boxer who, in 2002, also became a boxing promoter and, in 2018, a mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter. As a boxer, he competed from 1992 to 2008, winning 11 world titles in six weight classes, including the lineal championship in three weight classes. He is ranked as the 29th best boxer of all time, pound for pound, by BoxRec. De La Hoya was nicknamed "The Golden Boy of boxing" by the media when he represented the United States at the 1992 Summer Olympics where, shortly after having graduated from James A. Garfield High School, he won a gold medal in the lightweight division, and reportedly "set a sport back on its feet." (from here).

(Thanks to [@Alma Barroca] for info and proposing)

Paese:  Stati Uniti

Genere:  Pop

Lingue:  Spagnolo, Inglese

Popular songs:  Ven a míMi Amor (English)Run to Me

9. Hans Orsolics Artista

Johann "Hans" Orsolics (occasionally also referred to as "Hansi", "Hanse", "Hansee" and "Johannes"; born May 14, 1947 in Neuberg im Burgenland ) is a former Austrian professional boxer whose career after early successes (recent European champion , two European titles, world number one) took an unfortunate course. The rest of his life was initially characterized by steep social descent before he was able to return to a secure existence. Due to his surprising success as a singer, he temporarily became a kind of Austrian cult figure.(Wikipedia). Thanks, [@maluca]

Paese:  Austria

Lingua:  Tedesco (Austriaco/Bavarese)

Popular song:  Mei potschertes Leb'n

10. Martin Lauer Artista

Martin Lauer (born January 2, 1937 in Cologne-Kalk , † October 6, 2019 in Lauf an der Pegnitz [1] ) was a German athlete and pop singer . His greatest sporting achievement was winning the gold medal in the 4×100 meter relay at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome (Wikipedia). Thanks, [@maluca]

Paese:  Germania

Generi:  Country music, Pop

Lingua:  Tedesco

11. Noel Harrison Artista

He was a member of the British ski team, becoming its first giant-slalom champion in 1953, and representing Great Britain at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, and at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Thanks [@maluca]

Paese:  Regno Unito

Genere:  Pop

Lingua:  Inglese

Commenti fatti
OndagordantoOndagordanto    Dom, 25/07/2021 - 15:03

The only singer I could think of is Maryla Rodowicz – she used to be an athlete before becoming the well-known singer of Poland she is today. According to the Polish Wikipedia, she trained long jump, sprint and hurdle running. She also skied as a hobby.

Again, according to Wikipedia:

  • In 1959, she won a bronze medal for the 80 metres hurdles race at the Polish Youth Championship.
  • In 1962, she won a gold medal for the 4 × 100 metres relay race at the Polish Youth Athletics Championship in Olsztyn.
Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Dom, 25/07/2021 - 15:21

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/pel%C3%A9-lyrics.html
Not sure if he fits, but he's Brazil's biggest soccer star ever has recorded a solo album. He retired in 1977 but still represents this sport elsewhere. He was in the Brazilian team which won the 1970 World Cup.

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/oscar-de-la-hoya-lyrics.html
He won a gold medal in the Barcelona 1992 Olympics before releasing an album in 2000.

However, none of them had lengthier careers as performing artists as far as I know.

BlueBirdBlueBird    Dom, 25/07/2021 - 16:13

Thanks. All added. Also, the title is changed to "Artists who ...".