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Thread: Who is your greatest athlete of all time ,any sports?????

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    Who is your greatest athlete of all time ,any sports?????

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    Difficult choices
    One of the best Boxer ,Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammed Ali
    Trilla in Manila ,Rumble in the Jungle ,
    The rope a dope style and multi conquest of Champion titles certainly puts him on top of the A list athletes if not the best
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    Valentino Rossi

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    My vote goes to Bo Jackson. He excelled in two sports. Bo knows baseball and Bo knows football. He was also into track and field back in college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by november View Post
    My vote goes to Bo Jackson. He excelled in two sports. Bo knows baseball and Bo knows football. He was also into track and field back in college.
    i agree...Bo jackson was a super athelete

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    Jim Thorpe

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    William Shatner...

    Oh sorry, wrong thread.

    I've done a search and as funny as it appeared, I saw Micheal Jordan more often than any others being the best athelete in the world. Biased? I would say yes.

    I'm not a sport fan like many of you out here, but to me the greatest athlete would be someone that can "excel" just not in one discipline, but in many. Disciplines where the strenght and endurance of the body would be challenged.

    I think that anybody performing in decathlon would fit the "best athelete" description. People like Dan O"Brien or Roman Sebrle, that have been on the top for 5 or 6 years each deserve to be mentionned. Any athletes that would have been 2nd in that discipline for anytime longer than them would also get my vote.


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    Hello great athletes fan
    What about Usain Bolt the fastest man in the world ! Two Olympic Gold medals in the 100 meters run Master discipline at the Summer Olympics.
    The Lightning. BOLT is definitely on top of the A list for accomplisments and never seen results before ?
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    For sure not the greatest athlete , but a guy who was something else : Wayne Gretzky.
    This athlete, has the most goals, assists and points in the history of the NHL.
    Imagine, only counting his assists, he'd still be the leading pointers of the NHL.
    This is what i call an athlete who dominated his sport.

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    1. Gordie Howe
    2. Archie Moore
    3. Sugar Ray Robinson
    4. Roger Federer

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    Gents,

    Quote Originally Posted by McFly View Post
    William Shatner...

    Oh sorry, wrong thread.
    HILARIOUS!!! Almost as funny as some outsider telling Canadians he knows better than them who their most famous person is.

    Quote Originally Posted by BookerL View Post
    What about Usain Bolt the fastest man in the world !

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    Too one-dimensional, too populist, too hyped. Many have been awesome in their sport, but because they focused on that sport. Speed is just one gift. Dominating one sport is being a specialist. The greatest athlete should have mufti-dimensional gifts and excel in as many ways as possible...power, speed, agility, etc, proven in various skills like a decathlete, pentathlete, triathlete. Jim Thorpe didn't have any training advantages, no training science, no super nutrition regimen. Yet he was a pro-baseball player, pro-football player, won the Olympic pentathlon, won the Olympic decathlon, and excelled at basketball, lacrosse, swimming, ice hockey, archery, boxing, tennis.

    Does anyone know another person who could measure up to all that...without modern trainers?

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    I knew someone would see the light...
    Right on Merlot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlot View Post
    Gents,
    Too one-dimensional, too populist, too hyped. Many have been awesome in their sport, but because they focused on that sport. Speed is just one gift. Dominating one sport is being a specialist. The greatest athlete should have mufti-dimensional gifts and excel in as many ways as possible...power, speed, agility, etc, proven in various skills like a decathlete, pentathlete, triathlete. Jim Thorpe didn't have any training advantages, no training science, no super nutrition regimen. Yet he was a pro-baseball player, pro-football player, won the Olympic pentathlon, won the Olympic decathlon, and excelled at basketball, lacrosse, swimming, ice hockey, archery, boxing, tennis.



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    Hi all
    And Merlot
    High level athletes are unidimentional that is why they succeed in sports they do not excel in anything else .
    There is no Warren Buffet ,neither Bill Gates or any financial wiz or other types !
    They excel in sports they are athletes ,some athletes traine's 8 hours a day to be in the elite of there sport sometimes more it doesn't provide time for many other things !
    Many athletes have performed at a high level what are highest accomplishment the A list contains many A list athletes
    Roy Graisie MMA was excellent combatant in the early days of UFC
    Defeating oponents sometimes more then twice is weight ,other athetes have impressive sports prowess and are valid candidates for A list greatest athletes list
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    Hi all
    What about gymnast Nadia Comaneci ,who stuned the world in the Montreal Olympic games by being the first one ever to obtain perfect notes ,simply memorable !
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    Quote Originally Posted by BookerL View Post
    Hi all
    What about gymnast Nadia Comaneci ,who stuned the world in the Montreal Olympic games by being the first one ever to obtain perfect notes ,simply memorable !
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    I've met her once, very kind person.

    Although, I have to say that being memorable is one thing. But being the greatest athlete, is something totally different.

    I adhere to my previous post about what the greatest athelete would be. And according to Merlot's clarifications about Jiim Thorpe, he (Jim) would definitely fall into that definition.



    ...William Shatner following not too far behind.

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    Kim Jong II. He shot an amazing 38-under-par with a record 11 holes-in-one in his first ever 18 hole round. Honorable mention to Vladmir Putin who recently scored 6 goals playing against pros who are half his age.

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