Roberto Clemente, a Puerto Rican baseball player, is my favourite sports star and his most amazing sporting achievement was actually off the pitch. Roberto Clemente died in 1972 when the plane that he was in crashed on the way to help out earthquake victims in Nicaragua. In my opinion, for a sports star, being good at sports is always trumped by being a good sport. This why Clemente is my sporting idol. He is selfless, a quality that is rarely seen in famous sporting stars nowadays.
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