Happy Birthday: Bode Miller, Akinwande, Marion Jones

Sport360 staff 09:13 12/10/2016
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(Clockwise): Henry Akinwande, Marion Jones and Bode Miller.

Few have had a better career in skiing than the American, who has a knack for winning on the slopes.

Turning 39 today, Miller’s list of accomplishments goes on and on. He has won six Winter Olympics medals (one gold, three silver and two bronze) – the most of any US skier – and is one of five skiers to have won Olympic medals in four different disciplines.

Miller has also claimed six discipline World Cup titles and four World Championships in four different disciplines. He owns 33 victories in the World Cup and is one of five men to have won World Cup events in all five disciplines – slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill and

combined.

His athletic skills have even translated to other sports as he briefly played in the Canadian- American League for baseball and competed for a spot in the 2010 US Open tennis tournament.

More sport star birthdays on this day:

1965: Henry Akinwande, English retired boxer who was the WBO heavyweight champion (51).

1975: Marion Jones, American former track and field athlete and former WNBA player for the Tulsa Shock (41).

1981: Shola Ameobi, Nigerian footballer who holds the record for most substitute appearances in the EPL (35).

1994: Sean Monahan, Canadian hockey player for the NHL’s Calgary Flames with 80 career goals (22).

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