The Top 20 Shortest Athletic Heroes Of All Time

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The Top 20 Shortest Athletic Heroes Of All Time

People may think that the greatest athletes are generally all tall and mammoth in size.

Yeah, you have your Bill Russells (6'10"), Kareem Abdul-Jabbars (7'2"), and Lisa Leslies (6'5").

But remember—it was David who beat Goliath, and so you have your Spud Webbs (5'6"), Landon Donovans (5'9"), and Mary Lou Rettons (4'8") who were just as successful as their taller counterparts.

This list of diminutive winners takes a look at 20 athletes, shorter than six feet, who have shone the brightest, despite their vertical challenge.

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