Fifteen most buzzed-about athletes

AthleteSportCountry1.Michael PhelpsSwimmingUnited States2.Yao MingBasketballChina3.Kobe BryantBasketballUnited States4.LeBron JamesBasketballUnited States5.Dara TorresSwimmingUnited States6.Shawn JohnsonGymnasticsUnited States7.Laure ManaudouSwimmingFrance8.Kerri Walsh BeachVolleyballUnited States9.Katie HoffSwimmingUnited States10.Misty May-Treanor BeachVolleyballUnited States11.Yi JianlianBasketballChina12.Park Tae-HwanSwimmingSouth Korea13.Grant HackettSwimmingAustralia14.Natalie CoughlinSwimmingUnited States15.Nastia LiukinGymnasticsUnited StatesSource: Nielsen

Athlete Sport Country
1.Michael Phelps Swimming United States
2.Yao Ming Basketball China
3.Kobe Bryant Basketball United States
4.LeBron James Basketball United States
5.Dara Torres Swimming United States
6.Shawn Johnson Gymnastics United States
7.Laure Manaudou Swimming France
8.Kerri Walsh Beach Volleyball United States
9.Katie Hoff Swimming United States
10.Misty May-Treanor Beach Volleyball United States
11.Yi Jianlian Basketball China
12.Park Tae-Hwan Swimming South Korea
13.Grant Hackett Swimming Australia
14.Natalie Coughlin Swimming United States
15.Nastia Liukin Gymnastics United States
Source: Nielsen


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