Time magazine has released its 2014 collection of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list that comprises only five sportspersons, was categorised into five groups — Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders and Icons.
Cristiano Ronaldo is an Icon, Serena Williams is a Titan, while Golfer Lydia Ko, NFL star Richard Sherman & NBA’s Jason Collins are Pioneers.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Football
The Real Madrid and Portugal star is set to be one of the most watched players at next month’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Serena Williams, Tennis
Serena returns to the TIME list once again, after being featured in 2010. The American is the World No 1 in women’s tennis.
Lydia Ko, Golf
The 17-year-old rising golf star is set to spread the women’s game in her native South Korea as well as in her adopted homeland, NZ.
Richard Sherman, American football
Sherman is the best shutdown cornerback of National Football League’s Super Bowl champions Seattle Hawks.
Jason Collins, Basketball
The Brooklyn Nets center has an average of only 1.1 pts in 2013-14, but is the first openly gay athlete to play in a major US sports league.