Discussion in 'SMB' started by scotch, Apr 14, 2019 at 10:51 PM.
Yes. But, he did win 5 golds in 5 Olympics.
Lance Armstrong or Donald Trump, the true sign of a champion win at all costs
Could have been piping off the coach to get picked and the best rower at the time was his partner
Not for me. Sportsman has to include athletic ability at an incredible level.
I'm not bothered if others think Tiger is best.
Daley Thompson in his pomp was some athlete. Unbeaten in the decathlon for nearly a decade.
In an extremely minor sport.
Ask your average punter round the world who he was and they wouldn't have a clue.
So was Kaitlyn Jenner.
Each to their own I guess, so fair enough.
For me its about taking your sport to a level never seen before, and if a sportsman in the future takes his or her sport to something never seen before they have the right to be considered the greatest sportsman imo.
I know. I wasn't suggesting he was the best. His achievements were great but he's only really well known here.
The modern Triatholon although I expect golf will be replaced by Candy Crush.
Phil "The Power" Taylor
Well yeah at the time very difficult to surpass that.
Only problem was for a lot of it he was playing nobody, the depth in talent simply was not there
You could argue when both at their peak Van Gerwen better.
But will never have as good career as Taylor as competition a lot higher now
Loads of people play darts. Many more than play golf.
But winning a major golf tournament is a about 50 times harder!
a world best (rather than a WR - as she was paced by men) and lets just say 'never caught' (she had suspicious blood values found after her records were hacked)
Sugar Ray Robinson.
She had the world record for a good while as well (2005-2017) TBH.
Ben Johnson. Did the 100m in 5secs. Class.
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