Sporting Heroes Month: Your top 10

2015-05-30
TOP-BANNER Presented in association with MaxiNutrition. Throughout the month of May, Attitude has partnered with MaxiNutrition to bring readers our picks for 25 of the most inspirational Sporting Heroes in action today. We've crunched the numbers, and based on the popularity of each post, we bring you - your top 10 favourites: 10 Matthew Mitcham ae1c1a06gw1dyp0buwachj-1024x683 Olympic diving champ, gay sporting pioneer, Australian media darling and even cabaret performer – is there anything he can’t do? 9 Cristiano Ronaldo ronaldo-768x1024 The 30-year-old Portuguese footballing great is a perennial show-off - not that we're complaining... 8 Michael Sam michaelsam1-1024x576 Yes, the man-mountain that is NFL-turned-CFL player Michael Sam. Just last week, Sam signed a two-year contract with Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. The signing made him the first openly gay player in that league’s history. 7 Jonnie Peacock 226-COV-med-782x1024 Winning Paralympian, total cutie and former Attitude cover star. What's not to love? 6 James Haskell james-haskell Human tank, former Attitude cover star and potential son-in-law of actual Richard and Judy, James Haskell, aka the London Wasps and England ruby star. 5 Chris Robshaw robshaw1-1024x795 Chris is the captain of the England national rugby union team. His position of choice is in the back row, if you’re interested… 4 Greg Rutherford thumbnail21 The world sat up and took notice of ginger gem Greg Rutherford when he won gold in the men’s long jump event at the 2012 Olympic Games – and since then, he’s become one of the UK’s most charming and beloved athletes. 3 George North George_North-698x1024 23-year-old Rugby Union player George became the youngest rugby player to score 10 international tries with is opening try in the Six Nations. 2 Tom Daley Tom-Daley-Attitude-Photos-2014-002-782x1024 The one and only Tom. Two-time Attitude cover star, diving champ and all around nice guy, we didn’t think we could love Tom any more – and we'll admit, we assumed he'd be a shoo-in for the most popular athlete during Sporting Heroes Month. But poor old Tom was pipped at the post! Your most popular Attitude Sporting Hero is...   1 Ben Foden Ben2 What gave Ben the edge? Was it the lovely pictures of him in his pants? Perhaps the girl band connection - he is, after all, Mr Una from The Saturdays? Whatever it was, Ben is your Attitude Sporting Hero. Hats off to the hunky rugby player!