The odds of making it to the top level of a single professional sport are very slim, not to mention being a multi-sport professional athlete. Yet, in some cases, a person possesses such stellar and versatile athletic abilities that he or she is able to make it as a professional athlete in multiple sports. This is an amazing feat given that elite athletes usually spend the entire year preparing for or participating in a single sport.
Here are the best nine multi-sport professional athletes:
9.) Ellyse Perry
She is one of two females on the list of the best multi-sport professional athletes. Perry made her debut as an Australian sportswoman by representing her country at two different sports.
She represented Australia at cricket and football at the age of 16. At the time she was one of the youngest multi-sport professional athletes and youngest Australian to have carried out such a feat.
According to ESPN, Perry was successful in representing her country in cricket where she won 2010 World Twenty20 and the 2013 World Cup. In the 2010 World Twenty20 triumph, Perry was the player of the match at the final.
- Sports Played: Football and Cricket
- Years Played: 2007 – Present
- Teams Played: New South Wales Breakers, Sydney Sixers, and Loughborough Lightning