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An athlete is a person possessing above average physical skills (strength, agility, and endurance) and thus seen suitable for physical activities, in particular, contests. An ancient Greek word for "contest" was athlos, and those competing in the games were called athletes.
The word can also, although less often, refer to a mental, instead of physical, competitor or possessors of skills.
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