Sports Illustrated (SI) has released its list of the top 50 female & male athletes from all sports disciplines believed to be the “fittest” in the world.
SI used a 40 point scale in 4 different categories, 10 points per category, to rank the athletes in; Strength, Speed, Endurance, Agility.
Two gymnasts made the list, one who made the top 3 and another who ranked in the top 25!
Simone Biles, the reigning World All-Around Champion, made SI’s list and ranked 3rd among some of the top athletes in the world.
To see all of the top 50 women click here.
Ranked 23rd among SI’s fittest male athletes is Jake Dalton. Jake is the current Pac Rim Floor Champion and was a member of the Gold Medal Team.
To see all of the top 50 men click here.
In yet another list, SI ranked the top 50 fittest female & male Olympians.
Also making this list was Simone Biles. In the article, SI states they are assuming that Simone will be chosen for the 2016 Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team.
In addition, the reigning Olympic All-Around Champion, Gabby Douglas, made the list.
Although Jake Dalton did not make this list, another male gymnast did. Another Olympic hopeful, Donnell Whittenburg, made the list of the fittest male Olympians.
Donnell is the reigning Still Rings & Parallel Bars champion and also won the silver medal in the All-Around & Vault from the 2016 Pac Rim Championships.
As we are biased here at GBC, we feel that both the female and male gymnasts did not rank as high as they should of BUT it is great to see that SI is including our sport in their lists!