Tag Archives: Greatest Sportsmen

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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1950: Viktor Barna, Don Bradman, Leonidas and Birger Ruud

My choices to enter the World Sports Hall of Fame in 1950 are: Viktor Barna (Hungary/Great Britain – Table Tennis) – one of the finest players ever.  He won a record fifteen world titles including five singles titles.  The first … 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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The Greatest Backstroke Swimmers of All-Time: Roland Matthes and Krisztina Egerszegi

I have chosen who I think are the top five men and top five women backstroke swimmers in history. MEN The top two are clear of the others but choosing between them as number one was quite difficult.  I just … Continue reading

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The Greatest of All-Time at Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge

Quite My choice of the all-time greats in the winter sliding sports. BOBSLEIGH This list refers to the driver or pilot of the bob and includes performances at both two and four man bob. Men 1. Eugenio Monti (Italy) – … Continue reading

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Greatest Achievements in “Sports” from the years 1000 to 1699

The second in my occasional series trying to decide who were the greatest sports people of their time.  The years from 1000 to 1700 saw very little organised sport where great individuals can be identified.  Most of my choices aren’t … Continue reading

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The Greatest Sports Stars Of Different Eras: Part One – From Ancient Times to 1000 AD

Since I started this blog I have included regular posts with a short history of the major sports events from different periods.  I have also given annual “awards” for the best sportsman and woman of the year and team of … Continue reading

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