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Sports Stars Born in 1996

  • Jan 23 Ruben Loftus-Cheek, English footballer (Chelsea), born in London, England
  • Feb 11 Daniil Medvedev, Russian tennis player (US Open 2021), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 28 Karsten Warholm, Norwegian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles WR 45.94 2021; World C'ship gold 2017, 19), born in Ulsteinvik, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
  • Mar 1 Ye Shiwen, Chinese swimmer (Olympic gold 400m [WR 4:28.43] & 200m individual medley 2012; World C'ships gold 200m medley 2011, 19), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Mar 4 Michael Gallup, American NFL player (Dallas Cowboys), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 20 Charley Hull, British golfer (ANA Inspiration 2016 runner-up), born in Kettering, England
  • Mar 23 Alexander Albon, Thai-British Formula One racing driver (Red Bull Racing), born in London
  • Apr 10 Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles [Nick Kyrgios] 2022), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Apr 12 Georgia Hall, British golfer (British Open 2018), born in Bournemouth, England
  • Apr 12 Matteo Berrettini, Italian tennis player (Wimbledon 2021 runner-up), born in Rome, Italy
  • Apr 24 Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player (French Open 2019; Wimbledon 2021; Australian Open 2022; WTA Finals 2019, World #1 2019-22), born in Ipswich, Australia
  • May 27 Minjee Lee, Australian golfer (Evian C'ship 2021; 5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Perth, West Australia
  • Jun 21 Scottie Scheffler, American golfer (US Masters 2022; world #1 2022), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Jul 1 Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 20 Ben Simmons, Australian basketball point guard (2016 NBA Draft: #1 pick Philadelphia 76ers), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Aug 8 A'ja Wilson, American basketball player (Las Vegas Aces), born in Hopkins, South Carolina
  • Aug 16 Caeleb Dressel, American swimmer (7 x Olympic gold 2016, 20; 13 x World C'ship gold; WR 100m butterfly 49.45 2020), born in Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Aug 16 Will Zalatoris, American golfer (US Masters 2021 runner-up), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 12 Joshua Cheptegei, Ugandan long-distance runner (5,000m WR 12:35.35; World C'ship gold 10,000m 2019; World Cross Country gold 2019), born in Kapsewui, Uganda
  • Sep 23 Evgeny Rylov, Russian swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m backstroke 2021; World C'ship gold 200m 2017, 19), born in Novotroitsk, Russia
  • Oct 22 Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Norwegian cross-country skier (5x Olympic gold 2018, 22; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 10 Joe Burrow, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2019; National C'ship 2020, MVP; LSU), born in Ames, Iowa
  • Dec 20 Hannah Green, Australian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2019), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Dec 31 Alexander Bolshunov, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 30k, 50k, 4 x 10k relay 2022; Tour de Ski 2021, 22), born in Podyvotye, Russia

About 1996

How Old? 25 or 26 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 6), Pig (Jan 31 - Dec 31)