Category Archives: All-time Greats

The Sports History Chronicle Sportsman of the Year 2019 is Nathan Chen. The Greatest Sportsmen of the Decade

Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya – Athletics) – ran the second fastest marathon ever in a race.  In a paced challenge ran the first sub two hour marathon. Nathan Chen (USA – Figure Skating) – world champion, won all his competitions and … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle World Team of the Year 2019 are Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron. The Greatest Teams of the Decade

  The shortlist is: The USA women’s 4×100 m medley relay swimming team (Regan Smith, Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia, Simone Manuel ) took over a second from the previous world record when winning the world championships. Olympique Lyonnais Women (France … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle Sportswoman of the Year 2019 is Brigid Kosgei. The Greatest Sportswomen of the Decade

My shortlist for world sportswoman of 2019 is: Brigid Kosgei (Kenya- Athletics) – unbeaten in eight races on the road including three half-marathons and both marathons.  She smashed the world record. Tove Alexandersson (Sweden – Orienteering) – won three golds … Continue reading

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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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