Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.
Undefeated world super-middleweight and light-heavyweight boxer Joe Calzaghe announced his retirement after reigning as a world champion for more than 11 years, quitting with a record of 46 wins from 46 fights. Photograph: John Gichigi/Getty Images
Hendrik Johannes Cruijff, born 25/4/47, Amsterdam), known Johan Cruyff, former Dutch footballer. Won the Ballon d'Or three times: 71, 73, 74, record jointly held with Michel Platini, Marco van Basten and Lionel Messi until Messi won his 4th award in 2012. Cruyff was one of the most famous exponents of the football philosophy known as Total Football explored by Rinus Michels, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in association football.