Category Archives: All-time Greats

The Greatest Hammer Throwers of All-Time: Yuriy Sedykh and Anita Włodarczyk

Another in the occasional series giving my choice as the greatest athletes in the various athletics events.  This time it is the hammer throw.  This is one of the trickier events to choose a number one.  There have been several … Continue reading

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The Greatest Biathletes of All-Time: Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Magdalena Forsberg

Biathlon is a winter sport combining cross-country skiing and shooting.  It has been included in the Winter Olympics since 190 for men and 1992 for women.  I have chosen my top five male athletes and top three women in the … Continue reading

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The Greatest 800m runners of all-time (Men): David Rudisha, Wilson Kipketer and Peter Snell

There have been many great 800m runners in history but no one runner towers over all others making it quite a difficult choice as to who is the greatest ever.  The list here is my coice of the Top Ten … Continue reading

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The Greatest Male Golfers of All-Time and Record Number of Titles in the Major Championships

A good starting point in evaluating the greatest golfers in history is to look at their records in the Major Championships.  The four are: The Masters (established 1934) Most wins Jack Nicklaus 6 (1963,65,66,72,75,86) Arnold Palmer 4 (1958,60,62,64) Tiger Woods … Continue reading

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The Greatest Triple Jumpers of All-Time: Viktor Saneyev and Tatyana Lebedeva

The triple jump (or hop, step and jump) has been an Olympic event for men since the earliest days of the modern Games. It was only included for women for the first time in 1996 and has been a recognised … Continue reading

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The Greatest Triathletes of All-Time: Javier Gomez and Paula Newby-Fraser

The main difficulty in deciding who are the greatest triathletes in history is the way that the sport has changed over the years. In the early years of the sport the most prestigious events were the very long endurance ones … Continue reading

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The Greatest Canoe Slalom Competitors of All-Time: Richard Fox, Jon Lugbill, Pavol & Peter Hochschorner and Elena Kaliská

I have chosen my top three for each of the main men’s disciplines of K-1 (Kayak), C-1 and C-2 (Canoe) and a top five for women covering all events. The first world championships were held in 1949 and they have … Continue reading

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