Category Archives: All-time Greats

World Sports Hall of Fame 1951: Haydn Bunton, Janina Kurkowska, Joe Louis and Ellen Preis

My choices for the world sports Hall of Fame for 1951 are: Haydn Bunton (Australia – Australian Rules Football) – one of the greatest Aussie Rules players.  He started in Victoria with Fitzroy and won the Brownlow medal as the … Continue reading

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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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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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