Round 1: Maier vs. Zidane
Who is the best athlete in the world? Vote in this first-round matchup!
Hermann MaierAlpine skiing
Zinedine ZidaneMidfielder, Real Madrid
On the list because after a death-defying crash in the downhill in the '98 Olympics, he won gold in the Super G and giant slalom; because after he nearly died in a motorcycle accident in 2001, he somehow returned and won the last two overall World Cup titles.
On the list because with his creativity ...
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