The Most Famous

ATHLETES from Puerto Rico

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This page contains a list of the greatest Puerto Rican Athletes. The pantheon dataset contains 3,055 Athletes, 1 of which were born in Puerto Rico. This makes Puerto Rico the birth place of the 130th most number of Athletes behind American Samoa and Gabon.

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The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Puerto Rican Athletes of all time. This list of famous Puerto Rican Athletes is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Javier Culson (1984 - )

With an HPI of 42.56, Javier Culson is the most famous Puerto Rican Athlete.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages on wikipedia.

Javier Culson Pérez (born 25 July 1984) is a Puerto Rican athlete and Olympiad bronze medalist who specialises in the 400-metre hurdles. After becoming involved with the discipline in his late teen years, he entered the podium in some regional youth events, including the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. Culson is a two-time silver medallist at the International Association of Athletics Federations's (IAAF) World Championships and an elite contender in the Samsung Diamond League, where he finished second overall in 2011. He has also garnished medals in events with lower profiles, including the Central American and Caribbean Games and the Ibero-American Championships. He currently holds the record as "the world's fastest man" in that category. Culson also competed at the 2012 Olympics in London winning the bronze medal in the 400-metre hurdles race. In the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Culson made it all the way to the finals of the men's 400m hurdles only to be disqualified by a false start.

Pantheon has 1 people classified as athletes born between 1984 and 1984. Of these 1, 1 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living athletes include Javier Culson.

Living Athletes

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