A natural athlete.
She's the first athlete in her sport to come out as gay.
Michael Jordan is an example of an athlete.
Origin of athlete
- Middle English from Latin āthlēta from Greek āthlētēs contestant from āthlein to contend possibly from āthlos contest
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἀθλητής (athlētēs), from ἀθλέω (athlēō, “compete for a prize”), from ἆθλον (athlon, “prize”) or ἆθλος (athlos, “competition”).