Lon Myers (USA – Athletics) – One of the greatest athletes of the 19th century. He set world records at eleven different distances from 250 yards to one mile and American records from 50 yards to one mile. He won 28 national championships and was the first man to run the quarter mile in under 50 seconds.
Willie Park Senior (Scotland – Golf) – Winner of the first Open golf Championship in 1860 and again in 1863,1866 and 1875. Also second in the Open four times and third twice.
Joshua Pim (Ireland – Tennis) – One of the great early tennis players regarded as being exceptionally skilful. He won the Wimbledon singles title in 1893 and 1894 having been defeated in the final in 1891 and 1892.
Tameemon “Raiden” Torokichi (Japan – Sumo) – recorded the highest winning percentage in Sumo wrestling history in a career lasting 21 years in the early 19th century (254 wins and 10 losses).