Simone Biles

ESPN The Magazine released its 20 most dominant athletes of 2018 list on Tuesday, and it sparked a ton of reactions on social media.

US Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, took the top spot, with Kenyan long distance runner Eliud Kipchoge taking the No. 2 spot, MMA star Daniel Cormier landing the No. 3 spot, Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn coming in at No. 4 and US Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky rounding out the top five.



Here’s a full list of the top 20, and an explanation from ESPN about how the athletes (yes, a horse is apparently considered an athlete here) were ranked.

Biles landing the top spot generated a ton of positive responses on Twitter.



Though, some of the other stuff on the list didn’t quite generate the same type of positive response. Especially the part about … you know, the horse.






Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.