New York - Sports figures including Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and NBA Most
Valuable Player Stephen Curry pepper Time magazine's 2016 "100 Most
Influential People" list published on Thursday.
US golfer Jordan Spieth, Britain's Formula One world champion Lewis
Hamilton, UFC great Ronda Rousey and American swimmer Katie Ledecky also
made the list.
So did Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, ranked No 1 in the
world in doubles who was praised as an inspiration to a generation of
Indians in a tribute written by cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
Ziggy Marley writes on Bolt, calling him a "unifying force" in
Jamaica, while ballerina Misty Copeland writes in appreciation of Golden
State Warriors star Curry.
Other names with sporting links to make the list include Caitlyn
Jenner - the former Olympic decathlon champion turned transgender icon.