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Most dominant athletes in their sport ever

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Most dominant athletes in their respective sport of all time

Rated 23 points - posted 10 years ago by gopher in category Sports.
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Alexander Karelin Report Abuse
Greco-Roman wrestling, undefeated in international competition from 1987 until 2000
358 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 1 comment
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phil taylor in darts is the best at his sport he has been the best at it for over 25 years
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Michael Schumacher Report Abuse
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Roger Federer Report Abuse
16 Grand Slam Titles, 18 of 19 straight Grand Slam Finals, 23 straight Grand Slam Semis, 30 (and counting) Grand Slam Quarters.
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Fedor Emelianenko Report Abuse
Mixed Martial Arts
238 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 1 comment
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come to the ufc and we'll talk,he is a legend tho
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wayne gretzky Report Abuse
235 points - added 10 years ago by Teekhenry - 1 comment
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gretzkys the only player to hit the 200 point mark in a season and he did it 4 times
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Steffi Graf Report Abuse
best tennisplayer ever
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Sergey Bubka Report Abuse
pole vaulting
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Jelena Isinbajeva Report Abuse
pole vaulting
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Franz Beckenbauer Report Abuse
best Footballer ever
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Joe Montana Report Abuse
football
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Babe Ruth Report Abuse
baseball
167 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 2 comments
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Even if Ruth averaged 600 as he claimed he could have, he'd still be behind Don Bradman statistically speaking. Only Heather Mackay, the squash player comes close. Retired undefeated in 19 years and only ever lost twice in a 22 year career
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The Babe revolutionized baseball from a long, tough game into the exciting, homerun filled sport we see today. He could also pitch, and was a damn good one, posting world series wins and shutouts. And as he said, "I could've hit .600 if I had just tried for them dinky singles."
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Wilt Chamberlain Report Abuse
basketball
166 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 1 comment
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This doesn't even need an explanation.
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Michael Jordan Report Abuse
I'm shocked that Jordan hasn't been listed before now!
148 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Overhyped. Statwise he doesn't match up to Wilt. the NBA was desperate to fill the coming void of Magic and Bird retiring. He got away with murder. And I started out as a MJ fan, but it became obvious to me even.
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Tiger Woods Report Abuse
golf
108 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 1 comment
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Tiger is without a doubt the most dominant athlete of all time. In this day and age to have won all four majors consecutively is the most significant accomplishment in all of sports.
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Usain Bolt Report Abuse
So cocky but sooooooooo fast
79 points - added 8 years ago by Shaggs - 2 comments
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The greatest sprinter ever, ever.
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name a sprinter who wasn't cocky ?
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Dale Earnhardt Report Abuse
Best Ever
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kelly slater Report Abuse
he has won 10 world titles!!!!
68 points - added 8 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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has won 11 now and leading the chase for a 12th youngest and oldest world champion ever
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11 world TITLES NOW!
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Edwin Moses Report Abuse
400-meter hurdles (won 107 consecutive finals)
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Donald Bradman Report Abuse
cricket
64 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 2 comments
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Bradman is statistically the greatest sportsman ever. He averaged 99,94 when a champion averages 50. He is beyond comparison and without doubt, his record will stand forever
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His career batting average (99.94) was twice as good as somebody who is considered a champion (if you ave. 50 you are considered a champion batsman) so what was he ? A freak ! He achieved this on bowler friendly uncovered pitches and there was no such thing as helmets, chest guards, forearm guards etc
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Michael Phelps Report Abuse
Swimming
43 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 1 comment
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The ultimate swimming superstar with a hatful of global titles and world records be it individually and as part of Team USA.
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Eddy Merckx Report Abuse
cycling
37 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 2 comments
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Eddy won every major tour at least once. He won every classic at least once. He won the world championships twice. He broke the hour record. He won over FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY RACES!! He definitely deserves to be in the top 5.
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Should be at least among top three if not on top... Lance? Only in America...
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Cael Sanderson Report Abuse
College wrestling, 4 time undefeated ncaa champion for iowa state 159-0
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Sébastien Loeb Report Abuse
rally driving
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Paul Bert Elvstrøm Report Abuse
yachting, won the world championships 15 times
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Michael Johnson Report Abuse
sprinting
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Phil Taylor Report Abuse
darts, 13 time world champion
26 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 2 comments
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number one if people knew what dominance meant. darts is worldwide but as its not big in america then it seems it doesnt count in all these lists.
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random, but i love it!
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Carl Lewis Report Abuse
sprinting and long jump
24 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 1 comment
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he is an approved doper, he should not be in the list
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Jerry Rice Report Abuse
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Pele Report Abuse
soccer
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Jimmie Johnson Report Abuse
NASCAR, 5 consecutive Cup Series championships
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Jeremy McGrath Report Abuse
Motocross
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Walter Lindrum Report Abuse
billiards
16 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 1 comment
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They had to change the rules as he was unbeatable. Surely a mark of his greatness
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Shane Warne Report Abuse
cricket
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Ronnie O'Sullivan Report Abuse
Probably the most gifted snooker player ever to grace the modern game. Has won 5 World Championship titles to his name so far. He is still competing as of 2015 since winning his first ranking title in 1993, the UK Championship. Recently, he broke Stephen Hendry's record in terms of century breaks of 775. As of 18th January, he is on 777.
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As of March 13th 2019, he has won five world titles, seven UK Championships (won the 2018 version in December) seven Masters titles and has just become the first player to achieve 1,000 career century breaks. This was on March 10th in Preston where it all began for him of his incredible journey into the ultimate player he is.
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As of 19th January 2018, he has five world titles, six UK Championships (won the 2017 version in December), seven Masters and has compiled more than nine hundred career centuries to date.
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As of 27th January 2017, he has compiled over eight hundred and fifty career centuries. He won a record seventh Masters title on 22nd January.
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As of February 2016, he has compiled over 800 centuries, many of them 147s. The most recent was the 2014 UK Championship.
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Sven Kramer Report Abuse
Speed Skater
12 points - added 7 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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ad the age of 25 he already has 4 european titles and 4 world titles
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Rocky Marciano Report Abuse
boxing, the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to win every fight in his professional career
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Shaun White Report Abuse
Snowboarding Superpipe
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Kane Waselenchuk Report Abuse
By far most dominant player in his/her sport. Yes, it's racquetball. He had a 137 winning streak over 3 consecutive years. Incredible.
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Amen. Most dominant player in any sport. The man is incredible!
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John Brzenk Report Abuse
He competes in the Professional Armwrestling League, and as of 2009 is the number-one armwrestler in the world.[1] John was named by the Guinus Book of World Records as the "Greatest Armwrestler of All Time". Brzenk won four world championships in the heavyweight division through 1994, and gained the nickname of "Superman" for defeating much larger opponents.The heaviest opponent he faced weighed 660 lbs, whom he defeated. In 1995, he won the middleweight world championship.[6] He had an uncredited cameo in the 1987 Sylvester Stallone film Over the Top.
4 points - added 6 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Brzenk should be much higher on this list....he dominated his sport for 25 years!!!!!!
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Mark Spitz Report Abuse
swimming
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Jahangir Khan Report Abuse
suqash, unbeaten for 5 years
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Al Oerter Report Abuse
discus throw, the only athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event for four consecutive Olympics
4 points - added 10 years ago by gopher - 1 comment
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Not true. Carl Lewis won gold in the long jump in 4 consecutive Olympics (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996)
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Rafael Nadal Report Abuse
Wonderful tennis player
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Ty Cobb Report Abuse
360 lifetime batting average he was the greatest hitter ever
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Stephen Hendry Report Abuse
7 times world snooker champion hailing from Scotland during the 1990s. His first was in 1990 and the last was in 1999. Now retired, he commentates for the BBC.
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John Force Report Abuse
John Harold Force is an American NHRA drag racer. He is a 16-time Funny Car champion driver and an 18-time champion car owner. Force owns and drives for John Force Racing. He is one of the most dominant drag racers in the sport with 145 career victories. No one in Drag Racing is even close!
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Dan Gable Report Abuse
Freestyle Wrestling. He a surrendered ZERO points at the 1972 olympic games. That means not one escape, nothing, zero. All with an injured knee and stiches in his head.
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Ghulam Muhammad aka Gama Pehalwaan Report Abuse
Ghulam Muhammad - Gama Pehalwaan - Undefeated in 50 year career e challenged and beat the worlds best, nobody was willing to take on his challenges, some of which were completely outrageous. Google him for more info
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Ghulam Muhammad - Gama Pehalwaan - Undefeated in 50 year career
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he challenged and beat the worlds best, nobody was willing to take on his challenges, some of which were completely outrageous. Google him for more info
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Paul Anderson Report Abuse
powerlifting
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Trina Gulliver Report Abuse
Multiple world female darts champion including her 2016 win at Frimley Green, Surrey.
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Katie Ledecky Report Abuse
American swimming freestyler and world record holder.
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Bobby Fischer Report Abuse
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Judit Polgar Report Abuse
She held #1 World Female Chess ranking more than 25 years!
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Marion Tinsley Report Abuse
Checkers. over 45 year career he only lost 7 games! two of them were to Chinook Computer program. He was essentially "unbeatable". Without question, hands down, the greatest at their respective sport/game in the history of planet Earth!!!
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Daniel Dahlke Report Abuse
Dominates the game like no other.
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Otto Graham Report Abuse
Otto Graham went to a championship game every single year he played a professional sport. He was a born winner.
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Diego Maradona Report Abuse
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soccer
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Mike Tyson Report Abuse
boxing
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Ralph Boston Report Abuse
long jump
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Red Grange Report Abuse
college football
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Taihō Kōki Report Abuse
sumo, won a record 32 tournaments between 1960 and 1971
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Joe Davis Report Abuse
billards, snooker
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three-cushion billiards
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Javier Sotomayor Report Abuse
high jump
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Lance Armstrong Report Abuse
road racing cycling
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Baseball home run KIng
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