An interactive map presenting the top 100 UK athletes has been created

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A NEW interactive map has been created to showcase Britain’s top 100 athletes across all sports.

Britain has produced thousands of top athletes who have competed in the Olympics, representing the country in worldwide football and other sporting events like the commonwealth games.

The sporting achievements in Britain are impressive, that’s why a map presenting the best of the best has been created.

The study, conducted by Essential Living, has researched the top athletes in UK sporting history throughout the nation and presented it on a map to show where they are from and their achievements.

The researchers took the top five athletes from each sporting category and placed the top 100 on a map with an accompanying biography.

Paul Scholes comes in at number one as top athlete - UK news
Coming in at number one is retired Manchester United player Paul Scholes

Coming in at number one is former Manchester United football player Paul Scholes who has achieved 11 Premier League wins in his career.

Now retired, Scholes represents football, he is part owner of Salford City F.C and in October last year, he was appointed as the caretaker of Salford City, showing that his achievements in football live on.

Reserving second place on the map is Scottish Cyclist Chris Hoy who has won a whopping six Olympic Gold medals.

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Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy reserves second place for top 100 athletes in the UK

The 11-times world champion is now retired from cycling and turned to race car driving, but has an array of achievements, including being named as the most successful Olympic cyclist ever.

Hoy has also been awarded an MBE along with an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of St Andrews.

Olympic Gold medallist Henry Taylor comes in third on the list, with Lewis Hamilton who has won a total of 96 Grand Prix wins coming in fourth.