These sports stars are left-handed

Left or Right – Cassius Marcellus Clay Punshoes, better known as Muhammad Ali, were feared by their opponents and remain legendary to this day. The "Best of All Time", who died in 2016, was a southpaw and therefore also in the left ring. The man from Louisville, Kentucky, has defeated countless opponents and won 56 of his 61 professional fights – including 37 by K.-O.

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Footballer and southpaw, even though he uses his right arm to give instructions: the former international Mesut Özil. Signatures under his contracts with Schalke 04, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid and Arsenal FC have remained unfulfilled. The other well-known left-handers in football are Toni Kroos, Joachim Loew, Arjen Robben, Lukas Podolski, Wolfgang Overath and Pele.

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It's easy to see: The international handball Patrick Groetzki is clearly left-handed. His throws at the goal of the opponent fired from the right wing of the Rhine-Neckar Löwen exclusively with the left hand. Steffen Weinhold, Volker Zerbe, Joachim Deckarm and Andrea Lipp women.

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Rafael Nadal is a Grand Slam winner 18 times, "the king of clay" and a special case in sport: the Mallorcan is right handed, but plays on the left. Nadal, who became a world star under his uncle Toni and who initially played on the right, began to swing to the left while he was a kid. His uncle preferred this, because "Rafa" had mainly left foot in football.

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The Croatian managed in 2001 probably the biggest surprise shot in the history of tennis. He won the title at the most prestigious tournament in the world at Wimbledon. It's already a hit, but he's managed as the only player so far, who came to the tournament via a wild card. Ivanisevic's yellow ball, of course, hit the left hand with the racket.

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German Championships, European Championship titles, World Cup, Bronze Medal, Silver Medal and Champions League win – here is an excerpt from Timo Boll's success, which looks like his coach Jörg Roßkopf, southpaw, At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he was allowed to carry the German flag at the entrance of the stadium. Also used at this time: his left hand.

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52 tournament wins and five grand grand titles allowed American Phil Mickelson to be left-handed, but not literally with "left". The 49-year-old from San Diego, California, is one of the most successful golf professionals in history and is called "Phil the Thrill" or "Lefty". Where this last nickname touches is on the (left) hand.

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One of the greatest German boxers, alongside Max Schmeling, is Henry Maske, who even once described Boxidol Schmeling in a feature film. In the ring, the mask preferred to hit with the left, although it was left handed in style. Left-handers were frequently represented in German boxing, including the late Graciano Rocchigiani, Thorsten May or Gustav "Bubi" Scholz.

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Frank Busemann was one of the German stars of the athletics of the nineties. At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the athlete from Recklinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, won the silver medal at the decathlon. In individual disciplines, shot put, javelin and disc came to Busemann unlike many other athletes, the left hand used.

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