The most successful athlete in Jamaica is Usaine Bolt because he broke the world record for 100 meter sprint.
Annika Sorenstam is arguably the greatest female golfer in history and the most successful Swedish female athlete ever.
The correct spelling is "Paralympian" (athlete who has participated in the Paralympic Games).
The Paralympic Games are held for disabled athletes.
This answer may vary depending on what you define as "successful," but generally, Michael Jordan is usually considered the most famous American athlete of his time.
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Mike Kenny is the most successful British paralympian. Kenny was an incredible swimmer winning 16 golds and 2 silvers over 4 Paralympic games.
Jessica Rogers USA paralympic swimmer under 2 feet tall.
The most successful and decorated Olympic athlete as of 2014 is Michael Phelps. He has 22 Olympic medals with 18 being gold medals.