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circa 1915: American athlete Jim Thorpe posing in a football uniform on a field.

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James Francis "Jim" Thorpe - American athlete of both Native American and European ancestry. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

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James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to "Bright Path") (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953)[2] was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball. He lost his Olympic titles after playing pro sports.

Max and Chloe Esposito Country: Australia Sport: Modern Pentathlon Chloe and Max , their Olympic Athlete father, Daniel Esposito, for a coach. Daniel competed in the 1984 Los Angeles games. Of their training regimen, Chloe has said, "We're up early, like at 5 o'clock in the morning, and then finish say at 8 or 7 o'clock at night so it's a full-on day, like a full-time job."

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to "Bright Path")[1] (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953)[2] was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

Jim Thorpe not only overcame the obvious of being a bi-racial Native American Man at the turn of the century, he was one of the greatest athletes of our time winning Olympic gold in several sports, and playing professional Football, Basketball, and Baseball

Jim Thorpe competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. His sport of choice? The pentathlon and decathlon, where he finished first in eight of the 15 events, according to Men's Health. He then went on to play professional baseball AND football.

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