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CHANGING SPORTS

Sports stars prove there's more than one string to their bow

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Simen Agdestein is a chess grandmaster. He has won seven Norwegian chess championships, including the 2005 title

Simen Agdestein was also a professional footballer who represented the Norway national football team. He played as a striker. Now his post-match interviews may have been more intelligible than most!

Ian Bothamwas was a genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, also grabbing 120 catches while fielding predominantly in the slips.

Botham also made 11 appearances for Scunthorpe United in 1980. He played as a central defender.

Gavin Hastings as part of the Scotland rugby union team played an important role in a memorable Six Nations Grand Slam decider against England in 1990.

Gavin Hastings also tried his hand, sorry foot, in American Football. He put his kicking to the test with the Scottish Claymores.

Michael Jordan was best known for his basketball feats. Known as "Air Jordan" because it seemed like he could fly he is arguably the best of all time.

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Michael Jordan #45 for the Birmingham Barons the Double A minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Jordan played for the Barons from 1994-95.

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Fred Perry is well remembered as a former World No. 1 tennis player. During his time he won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams single titles, as well as six Major doubles titles. He also did a nice range of clothing!

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Perry was less known for his table tennis achievements which is understandable as he was only the WORLD CHAMPION (in 1929).

Jeff Wilson appeared 71 times for the All Blacks, including 60 tests and played in the 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups. Up until 2002, he held the All Blacks try scoring record, with 44 tries from his 60 Test matches.

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Wilson played his provincial cricket for Otago, as an all-rounder - both a hard-hitting batsman and a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler. His international appearances were in four games of a One Day Internationals (ODI) series against Australia in the 199

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Victoria Pendleton got used to success with her carbon fibre companion.

Victoria Pendleton has swapped her ride and is already starting to get that winning feeling once again.