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Steph Curry, Ronda Rousey Among 10 Athletes Included In Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

Each year, Time puts out a list of the world's 100 Most Influential People, featuring profiles written by friends, family members, and peers. This year's edition dropped this morning, and features 10 people from the world of sports. A few are obvious, like Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and UFC's Ronda Rousey, while there are a few who you may not be aware of. Yet.

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Here are the 10 athletes featured:

Usain Bolt – Jamaican track star

Usain Bolt is a light. There are a lot of things in Jamaica—and the world—that cause separation: politics, inequality, crime. But an entire generation can look up to Usain. He’s a unifying force.

Steph Curry – Golden State Warriors shooting guard

I’m in awe every time I see Stephen Curry play. He combines a never-before-seen skill set with the panache and flair of a great performance artist.

Lewis Hamilton– Formula One racer

Today he is at the highest echelon of the sport. If he were to retire tomorrow, he would still be among the very best champions who have ever lived.

Caitlyn Jenner– former Olympian, transgender pioneer

Caitlyn did know the consequences of coming out. Because no matter where you come from, how famous you might be or how much money you have, letting America see you in such a vulnerable way is daring and admirable—not self-serving.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson– wrestler, actor, former Miami football star

Unlike other action heroes, Dwayne is willing to laugh at himself, and that’s made him one of the most vital pieces of the blockbuster Fast & Furious movies—among too many others to count. He has proved to be that rare combination of likable, creative and talented—but he’s also a solid businessman.

Katie Ledecky– world record-holding swimmer

I never thought I would see one person win the 200-m, 400-m, 800-m and 1,500-m freestyle in the same World Championships, which is exactly what Katie did last summer. And even more impressive, she did it as an 18-year-old.

Ibtihaj Muhammad– Olympic fencer

Today Ibtihaj is one of the best fencers in the world—and an observant Muslim woman. This summer, she will represent the U.S. at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. And when she competes for her country, representing all of us, she will be the first American Olympian to do so while wearing the hijab.

Sania Mirza– tennis doubles champion

Sania’s confidence, strength and resilience reach beyond tennis. She has inspired a generation of Indians to pursue their dreams—and to realize that they can also be the best.

Ronda Rousey– UFC superstar

Imagine if we could teach our daughters to value their bodies for what they can do, not for how others think they look. Could Ronda be the one to finally help us understand that as females, we define the word feminine and that it doesn’t define us?

Jordan Spieth – PGA superstar

Jordan possesses rare competitive greatness that he somehow shuts off when the setting calls for it. And his graciousness toward others is genuine and real. He is the standard by which our heroes should be measured.