He bacame a professional athlete at the age of 20.
در 20 سالگی یک ورزشکار حرفه ای شد.
ath‧lete /ˈæθliːt/ noun [countable]
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: athleta, from Greek athletes, from athlon 'prize, competition']
1. someone who competes in sports competitions, especially running, jumping, and throwing:
a professional athlete
2. someone who is good at sports and who often does sports:
I was a natural athlete as a kid.
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition
athlete / ˈæθ.liːt / noun [ C ]
B1 a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events:
He became a professional athlete at the age of 16.
She has the build of an athlete.
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ath·lete [athlete athletes] [ˈæθliːt] [ˈæθliːt] noun
1. a person who competes in sports
• Olympic athletes
2. (BrE) a person who competes in sports such as running and jumping
3. a person who is good at sports and physical exercise
• She is a natural athlete.
late Middle English: from Latin athleta, from Greek athlētēs, from athlein ‘compete for a prize’, from athlon ‘prize’.
• She has the build and strength of a natural athlete.
• The athletes are training hard for the Olympics.
• athletes playing pro football
• one of the greatest athletes of all time
• It's clear that he's a natural athlete.
• Several Olympic athletes were accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs.
• She's a superbly gifted all-round athlete.
ˌathlete's ˈfoot [athlete's foot] noun uncountable
an infectious skin disease that affects the feet, especially between the toes
a) A participant in a group of sporting activities which includes track and field , road running, cross country running and racewalking .
b) A person who actively participates in physical sports, possibly highly skilled in sports. (Known in British English as a "sportsperson".)