World Champion. National Champion. Professional athlete. Record-breaker. Record-holder. Obscured.
Admittedly, the last declaration feels a bit incongruous.
Obscurity. Not often a word commonly considered or needed when discussing professional sports. After all, professional competition exists to (ideally) showcase excellence within athleticism. Presumably, one has already distinguished oneself if one has reached the level of professional competition. Read the article about Kane Waselenchuk in the Huffington Post.