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
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 number one 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