Sport Persons

nolan ryan Nolan Ryan Ryan is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for more than a quarter century and still holds many major league pitching records. Ryan played in a major league record 27 seasons for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers, from 1966 to 1993.

"When I had dyslexia, they didn't diagnose it as that. It was frustrating and embarrassing. I could tell you a lot of horror stories about what you feel like on the inside. "- Nolan Ryan

Magic Johnson Magic Johnson is a retired American basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers and was nicknamed 'Magic' due to his flowing passes and winning performances. He was well known for his unselfish play-making and quick moves on the run, maybe it was his gift of dyslexia which allowed him to be intuitive and not caught up with game plans.

"The looks, the stares, the giggles . . . I wanted to show everybody that I could do better and also that I could read." - Magic Johnson

Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner is a U.S. track athlete, known principally for winning the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics. Jenner grew up terrified of reading due to dyslexia, but he says his struggles with the reading disorder helped him learn to overcome adversity.

"If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work."- Bruce Jenner

Chris Boardman Chris Boardman is a former English racing cyclist who won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics and broke the world hour record three times as well as wearing the yellow jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France. He is known as a specialist in the individual time trial. He has dyslexia.

"I didn't really enjoy school and couldn't wait to leave. I was always particularly hopeless at Sports Day; all that running whilst balancing eggs on spoons". - Chris Boardman

muhammad ali Muhammad Ali was a world heavyweight champion boxer. He won a gold-medal in 1960 Olympics. His success as a boxer is widely respected, and he is also known as a champion, leader, humanitarian and an artist. The boxer barely graduated from high school due to dyslexia and also has a daughter who is dyslexic.