Greatest Sportsman Ever

Discussion in 'SMB' started by scotch, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Yes. But, he did win 5 golds in 5 Olympics.
  2. Lance Armstrong or Donald Trump, the true sign of a champion win at all costs
  3. Lambchops

    Lambchops Striker

    Could have been piping off the coach to get picked and the best rower at the time was his partner
  4. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    Not for me. Sportsman has to include athletic ability at an incredible level.

    I'm not bothered if others think Tiger is best.
  5. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    Daley Thompson in his pomp was some athlete. Unbeaten in the decathlon for nearly a decade.
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  6. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    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.
  7. 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.
  8. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    I know. I wasn't suggesting he was the best. His achievements were great but he's only really well known here.
  9. Patch

    Patch Winger

    The modern Triatholon although I expect golf will be replaced by Candy Crush.
  10. Kubicki26

    Kubicki26 Central Defender

    Neil Ruddock
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  11. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    Phil "The Power" Taylor
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  12. 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
  13. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    Loads of people play darts. Many more than play golf.
  14. ErichZann

    ErichZann Striker

  15. But winning a major golf tournament is a about 50 times harder!
  16. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

  17. Scotty

    Scotty Winger

    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)
  18. DurhamRedStripe

    DurhamRedStripe Central Defender

    Sugar Ray Robinson.
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  19. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    She had the world record for a good while as well (2005-2017) TBH.
  20. Ben Johnson. Did the 100m in 5secs. Class.

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