A surprising number of professional athletes have attention deficit disorder (ADHD). Data shows eight to 10 percent of all pro athletes have ADHD. This compares to four to five percent of the general population of adults.
To learn more about the condition or to take an ADHD test, click here.
Here are some of the world class athletes that have been diagnosed with ADHD.
Justin Gatlin: Co-holder of the world’s record in the 100-meter sprint. 5 time Olympic medallist. Info
Cammi Granato: Olympic gold and silver medalist, women’s hockey. Info
Chris Kaman: Retired. Formerly with Portland TrailBlazers. Info
Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimmer. Most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Info
Simone Biles, Gymnast and gold-medallist Olympian, 30 championship and Olympic medals. Info
Pete Rose – Retired baseball great
Jason Kidd – NBA basketball star Info
Carl Lewis – Olympic sprinter. Hold 9 Olympic medals. Info
See this additional list of athletes with ADHD: Click here.
Also see this list of famous people with ADHD