Being tall has it's benefits, particularly for someone seeking to make a career in the world of sport.

Considered an advantage in many sports, some of the world's tallest people have become major stars in countries across the world thanks to their height.

So, let's take a closer look at ten sports stars - currently still active or recently retired - who have become successful in the modern era.

Rather than having ten basketball players, the rule is that only one player per sport can qualify for this list.

Know of any taller stars? Let us know in the comments' section below.

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