Category Archives: All-time Greats

The Greatest Badminton Players of All-Time

  The most recent Badminton world championships have recently concluded and so I decided to look at who the best players in history are at singles. The tables show the most successful players in singles for men and women and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Breaststroke Swimmers of All-Time

Following the latest edition of the world swimming championships I thought it was time to look at the greatest swimmers at breast stroke. I am concentrating on the 100m and 200m long-course events as they are the Olympic distances. The … Continue reading

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The Greatest Decathletes and Heptathletes Of All-Time

My latest look at different athletics events and their finest ever exponents turns to the multi-events. I have listed a number of the best athletes in roughly chronological order with a table showing their achievements. The key to the table … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1948: Henry Armstrong, Dhyan Chand, Don Hutson and Tazio Nuvolari

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1948 are Henry Armstrong (USA – Boxing): – the first boxer to hold three world titles simultaneously. He won the world flyweight title in 1937 and the next year added … Continue reading

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Most Wins in the Major British and Irish National Hunt (Hurdles and Steeplechases) Horse Races

Here is a list of the most important races in the National Hunt season and the most successful horses in them. The top part lists races that are Grade One (highest standard) where weights are generally equal for all. The … Continue reading

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The Greatest Track Cyclists: Record Title Winners at World Championships and Olympics Games

It is hard to compare achievements across different events using total medals as there are more events on offer to sprinters.  I did try to do this in 2013 for the women but I won’t do it for the men. … Continue reading

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The Greatest Women Tennis Players Of All-Time and Records for Grand Slam Events

The first port of call for looking at the greatest women players is to look at the singles Grand Slam titles. Here is a table showing the players with the most titles. Rank Player Total Australian Open French Open Wimbledon … Continue reading

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