With the amount of history being made with each games, following the Olympics this year has been such a mind-blowing experience. After only a few games, badass athletes such as gymnasts Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and swimmer Simone Manuel are well on their way to becoming household names with their effortless routines and take–no–prisoners attitude. Watching both the newcomers and legends kill it at the Olympics and make a name for themselves in the pop culture world reminds us that other well known celebrities actually got their start as Olympians. While you may not recognize all of these stars, all of their accomplishments both on AND off of the field speak volumes.
1. Harold Sakata 💪
If you're a big fan of the 'James Bond' series, you may want to take a seat for this one! Ever since his infamous role in the Bond series as "Odd Job", Harold Sakata is pretty much considered the top villain. But did you know that he was also an Olympic athlete? He received a silver medal at the weightlifting event in the 1948 London Olympics. Sounds like the games prepared him for his killer role!