“The Flying Sikh” from India and a Jamaican Sprinter

Name the professional athletes you respect the most and why.

My two all time favourite athletes whom I respect the most are 1. Milkha Singh – also known as the Flying Sikh from India and 2. Usain Bolt – one of fastest men on earth.

Milkha Singh (1929 – 2021) also known as “The Flying Sikh” has been the only athlete to win gold in 400m both at Asian Games as well as Commonwealth Games. He represented India thrice in Olympics in 1956, 1960 and 1964.

Milkha Singh – The Flying Sikh (Image: Jeev Milkha Singh on his Instagram)

I respect him not just for his achievements in track events but also for his inspiring life story. He rose from most challenging circumstances and fought all odds to become a shining star. He achieved success at a time when India wasn’t anywhere on the world map in athletics.

Usain Bolt (born 1986) is a Jamaican sprinter who won gold medals in the 100m and 200m races in a three straight Olympic Games and is considered the greatest sprinter of all the world.

Usain Bolt (Image : Olympic.com/ Getty Images)

“I stopped worrying about the start. The end is what’s important.” – Usain Bolt

I respect him for his grit, determination and outstanding achievements.

Bolt – Champagne Connection

In 2016, Champagne House Maison Mumm announced the special appointment of Usain Bolt as its newest CEO – Chief Entertainment Officer, with an aim to make Maison Mumm the top champagne house in the US.

Mr Bolt as CEO Maison Mumm

Both these men have achieved great successes both on and off field and are certainly an inspiration to many.

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