• Damien Lane

The biggest athletes in the world


There are millions of athletes in the world, but only some truly stand out from the others in a physical way.

One of the larger-than-life athletes is Wladimir Klitschko, who stands at 6' 6." He is known for his boxing and is famous for knocking his opponents out cold with ease. The boxer isn't in the ring anymore, but his name will be remembered equally for his size and his ability in the ring.

One of the biggest men in swimming is Michael Phelps, at 6'4." Phelps is one of the best swimmers and has won more Olympic medals than any other athlete, with 28 medals.

One of the biggest in baseball was Randy Johnson before he retired from the game in 2010. The man stood at a crazy 6'10" and had the nickname of "The Big Unit," according to Fox News. The walking tower of a man ended his career with 4,875 strikeouts.

Hafthor Björnsson is an actor from the television show "Game of Thrones." The character he plays is called The Mountain. He's also an Icelandic strongman who has won the World's Strongest Man contest. The Mountain stands up to his name at a height of 6’9" and 400 pounds.

Andre the Giant was a WWE wrestler who famously feuded with fellow wrestler Hulk Hogan. He weighed in at 520 pounds and stood at 7'4." The man lived his life always being larger then life due to a condition called gigantism. The condition mainly affects the height of the person but can affect the health of the person greatly, as well.

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