10 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time


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10 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

Postby Guest » Wed May 14, 2003 8:38 pm

Greatest by event is a great category but let's get more specific...Here are my 10 Greatest Male Athletes of all-time
1. CARL LEWIS
2. PAAVO NURMI
3. AL OERTER
4. MICHAEL JOHNSON
5. SERGEY BUBKA
6. EMIL ZATOPEK
7. EDWIN MOSES
8. DALEY THOMPSON
9. HAILE GEBRESILASIE
10. BOB MATHIAS
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Re: 10 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

Postby Guest » Wed May 14, 2003 8:39 pm

I forgot one...JESSE OWENS
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Re: 10 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

Postby Guest » Wed May 14, 2003 9:14 pm

You forgot two: Valeriy Brumel (proving of course, only that a Top 10 in this area has to have at least 20 names!)
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Re: 10 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

Postby Guest » Wed May 14, 2003 9:53 pm

You mean Lasse Viren and his four golds in two OG's don't make it?

Hard to put a list together with just ten names.
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Re: 10 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

Postby luv2run » Wed May 14, 2003 11:49 pm

Jim Thorpe?
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Re: 10 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

Postby Guest » Thu May 15, 2003 2:14 am

Flo Jo?
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Re: 10 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

Postby jsquire » Thu May 15, 2003 4:37 am

This brings up a point I see every year in the AOY voting.

How do you compare athletes that compete in just one event to those who compete in several events? Lewis dominated both the 100 and the long jump, but not as completely as Moses dominated the 400H. I think it's pretty hard to decide which was "better".

How often has the AOY been an athlete that competed in only one event? I think it's 14 times in 43 years.
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Re: 10 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

Postby Guest » Thu May 15, 2003 5:15 pm

Juantorena.

The 400/800 double is rare, exceedingly difficult, and therefore a measure of raw athleticism.
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