Famous British athletes

Published On: Jul 23 2012 05:36:45 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 24 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

With the 2012 Summer Olympics games about to kick off in London, join us for a look at some of the most famous British athletes ever.

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Naseem Hamed, known as Prince Naseem during his boxing career, is the former world featherweight champion. Although he retired in 2002 with a 36-1 career record, he is better remembered for his antics and spectacular ring entrances, including his trademark front somersault over the top rope into the ring.

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