James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 1888 – March was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and de

Modern pentathlon athlete Margaux Isaksen poses for a portrait during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas

Modern pentathlon athlete Margaux Isaksen poses for a portrait during the 2012 U. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas

Modern pentathlon athlete Dennis Bowsher stretches while posing for a portrait during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas, Texas

Modern pentathlon athlete Dennis Bowsher stretches while posing for a portrait during the 2012 U. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas, Texas

vegan Strongest Hearts 8; Olympic Modern Pentathlon with Raw-foodist Justin Torrellas

vegan Strongest Hearts Olympic Modern Pentathlon with Raw-foodist Justin Torrellas

Andras  BALCZO-----Hungary (Centre)  Modern Pentathlon

Born 16 August Olympic Athlete for Hungary. Modern Pentathlon at Mexico Munich Rome 1960 Olympics.

London Olympics 2012: Mhairi Spence of Great Britain's horse would rather be in the musical dressage event Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images Modern Pentathlon Showjumping - Day 16 https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2012/aug/12/olympics-modern-pentathlon-showjumping-pictures

London Olympics Modern Pentathlon Showjumping in Pictures. this makes me laugh a bit

Modern pentathlon athlete Margaux Isaksen poses for a portrait during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas May 15, 2012. REUTERS/ Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: Tags: #Sport #Olympics #Photography #London2012 #Portrait #Photography #Pentathlon)

Two-time Olympic modern pentathlon athlete Margaux Isaksen poses for a picture during the 2012 U.

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball. He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he was paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before…

Jim Thorpe All-American gold medalist in pentathlon & decathlon. He played football, baseball & basketball professionally. Had Olympic medals taken away.

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