The best athletes of the last decade deserve approval as they won tough matches, big races and big championships, making the most of the past decade by raising the bar, setting new records and being placed at the top of their disciplines relevant.
During this process they have entertained people with their excellent and uninterrupted physical activity. They are widely imitated and their discipline is highly valued.
After seeing Sebastian Vettel dominate in the early 2010s, Lewis Hamilton rose to take the lead during the second half of the decade. Since 2014, the English race car driver has won four Formula 1 Championships for a total of five careers.
Currently, Hamilton has a very comfortable lead in the current championship making it quite possible for him to reach his fifth title of the decade.
A victory would make him the second most victorious driver of all time, right after Michael Schumacher.
While the 2010s were not as glorious as the 2000s for Roger Federer, his achievements over the last ten years will undoubtedly secure his legendary status in the sport.
First, he added five Grand Slam victories to his 15 existing titles. Add to that an appearance in the London 2012 Olympic finals and a Davis Cup 2014 victory as a member of the Swiss team, big steps towards restoring his brilliant record.
Federer remains the only player in history to have won three Grand Slam tournaments five times, namely the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open. With a little luck, he will surpass Jimmy Connors in total ATP circuit wins within the next year.
Considered by many to be the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps spent the 2010s surpassing his already amazing achievements of the 2000s.
Between the London and Rio Olympics, Phelps added no less than nine gold medals and three
silver medal for his credentials. At the end of the decade, he won more World Swimming Championships than anyone in history. Moreover, Phelps currently holds the world record in the 400m individual medley and 4 x 100m freestyle relay.
While acrobatic skier Alexandre Bilodeau dominated the 2000s, it was Michael Kingsbury’s turn to rule in 2010. After winning a silver medal for the first time during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Kingsbury won gold at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
On the international stage, Kingsbury has absolutely dominated, reaching the podium in 80 World Cup races, finishing first in 56 of them and setting an all-time record.
To date, he has won eight overall World Cup titles earning the great crystal globe and the highest honor of his sport every time.
While he never managed to lead his national team to first place, Lionel Messi made a major impact during the 2010s and is regarded as one of the greatest footballers in history.
FC Barcelona’s success during this period remains unparalleled in Spain: seven La Liga championships, five Supercopa de España victories and two Champions League titles. On a personal level, Messi has been awarded four FIFA Golden Balls, an Adidas Golden Ball and six European Golden Shoes, placing him well ahead of his lifelong rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, in the race to set his own record. all times.
Simone Biles may only be twenty-two years old, but many already consider her the best gymnast of all time, and with good reason! Since 2013 when she started competing as an senior, she has won no less than 19 World Championship gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals.
At her first Rio Olympics in 2016, this American superstar added four gold medals and one bronze medal to her collection. Despite her youth, she has already become the most decorated gymnast in history, a status that will only grow more determined in the coming years.