Is 'atleta' used for masculine and feminine?
Sí, según spanishdict.com (Yes, according to spanishdict.com)
I believe this is the same for "Poeta", and "Artista".
love the cat (I LOVE cats!!!!!!!)
But in this case atleta can be both.
Because atleto is not a Spanish word.
I had to look that up. You're right! The word is atleta for male and female.