Which Athletes Should Be on the 2014 TIME 100?

While TIME’s editors will choose the TIME 100 our annual list of the most influential people in the world we want readers to have a say too. Cast your vote here for the athletes you think have changed the world this past year, for better or worse. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 22, and the winner of our reader poll will be announced April 23. This year’s official TIME 100 list will be announced April 24.

Click here to vote in other categories: World, U.S. Politics, Business & Tech, Culture & Fashion, Movies & TV, Music and Media. See the poll results in real time here.

  • Jason Collins

    Gay athletes in major professional sports now have someone’s lead to follow thanks to Collins, who came out publicly in 2013 and recently signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

  • Lydia Ko

    The 16-year-old professional golfer from New Zealand is edging out competition during a time when many teens are learning to drive.

  • Li Na

    Considered one of the best tennis players in the world, Li has dominated the courts from Australia to France.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    The Real Madrid star led Portugal to a place in the World Cup and earned FIFA’s award for World Player of the Year.

  • Michael Sam

    The University of Missouri defensive lineman spoke publicly about being gay, putting himself on a path to potentially become the first openly gay NFL player.

  • Richard Sherman

    You may remember the Seattle Seahawks cornerback for one very boisterous interview he gave this year. Others know the Stanford grad as one of the best defensive players in football and as a teammate who encouraged friends in Compton, Calif., to graduate from high school.

  • Serena Williams

    Currently ranked No. 1 in women’s singles tennis, the athlete won two Grand Slams last year and is poised to bring home more titles in 2014.

    Which world figures should be on the TIME 100? Vote now.

    Click here to vote in other categories: U.S. Politics, Business & Tech, Culture & Fashion, Movies & TV, Music, and Media. See the poll results in real time here.

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