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50+ Massive Athletes, Including The Largest In The World

Size is a relative factor, and in most competitions, it can make a huge difference. In boxing, fighters are classified and compete according to their weight division, while in basketball, being impressively tall can be a huge advantage. Take a look at the world’s largest athletes to feature in sporting history.

Maria Sharapova – 6’2”

Many would remember the talented, former tennis player Maria Sharapova, but some don’t know that the Russian born tennis player is among the tallest women to play the game. She hit her first-ever tennis ball at the young age of four and has since shown her remarkable talent on the tennis court. In 2005, the 6 foot 2-inch right-hander achieved the no.1 rank, but she retired in February of 2020. To date, she is the third-highest earner in the sport.

50+ Massive Athletes, Including The Largest In The World

Holley Mangold – 5’8’’ and 415 lbs

Holley Mangold is an American weightlifter who weighs 415 lbs, and has a record of lifting 562 lbs. She stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches. Holley started competing in weightlifting in 2008 and has since represented America when she competed at the Olympics. She ranked ninth in a total of fourteen competitors in her division. To prove just how strong she is, Holley survived a head-on collision with only minor injuries by simply pushing the steering wheel away.

50+ Massive Athletes, Including The Largest In The World

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