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    Quote Originally Posted by mump boy View Post
    'Many' don't consider it anything of the sort. In fact you're the first person i've ever heard say that in 20 years.

    Someone purposefully stood in front of the wind gauge on a very windy day to minimise the reading !!
    Yeah, actually many do, and they are people with a brain. No one stood in front of the anemometer, and the video of the jump proves this. There was no one within 5 feet of the device. And if it were blocked it would not have any reading at all. Instead it had a reading of +1.3. Anyone with a brain could easily understand this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zap View Post
    Yeah, actually many do, and they are people with a brain. No one stood in front of the anemometer, and the video of the jump proves this. There was no one within 5 feet of the device. And if it were blocked it would not have any reading at all. Instead it had a reading of +1.3. Anyone with a brain could easily understand this.
    So was Carl Lewis in Indianapolis...get in line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    So was Carl Lewis in Indianapolis...get in line.
    Just a thought here: How did this conversation go, from Shelly's place among the w100 immortals, to a discussion about the wind gauge for Pedroso's 8.96m jump?
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    Today? Yes. And this time, no question.

    I had already considered the question following her bronze-medal performance in Rio 2016. But now that the 2019 World Champs are over, I must concur with Ato Boldon, that there can be no reservation for consideration now.

    Here is what my G.O.A.T. top 10 for the w100 looks like today:

    (1) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce; (2) Evelyn Ashford; (3) Wyomia Tyus; (4) Merlene Ottey; (5) Gail Devers*; (6) Wilma Rudolph*; (7) Renate Stecher*; (8) Marlies Göhr; (9) Helen Stephens; (10) Fanny Blankers-Koen. [*Subject to further review; I may shift them.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zap View Post
    Yeah, actually many do, and they are people with a brain. No one stood in front of the anemometer, and the video of the jump proves this. There was no one within 5 feet of the device. And if it were blocked it would not have any reading at all. Instead it had a reading of +1.3. Anyone with a brain could easily understand this.
    The "no one" was banned for life:
    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...e-1583314.html
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    Without a doubt. Ever since she burst onto the scene in 2008, SAFP has failed to win only 3 times (by my count) in a 100/200 final. And those three times, she got 4th (100m, 2011), silver (200m, 2012) and bronze (100m, 2016). That is an amazing record and the ultimate in big-meet performance. She also has the times to back it up.

    It's not even close imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master403 View Post
    Don't let facts get in the way of a good story!
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    I think anyone who doesnt think safp is the greatest might say flo jo is because of the world records and sheer dominance even if it was short lived she really separated herself so far from everyone before and after her. I know she will always be controversial but other ppl who are have earned controversy rightfully have not approached her territory. However i still agree SAFP earned goat in the 100 after doha. I feel like achilles injuries are robbing Elaine of being a strong co claimant to that title.
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    Yup.

    Let’s also not forget the slew of times she has ran in those 100m finals. Her ‘slowest’ winning time in a global 100m finals is 10.78.... her first Olympic title. I think her average in 100m finals is around 10.75.
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    I'd probably go one step further and say she is up there with Irena Szewinska as the greatest female sprinter of all time. No 200m or 400m specialist can match her dominance, times and medals. Szewinska nudges her on her range, winning Olympic medals in the 100, 200 & 400, as well as her WRs, whilst SAFP wins on dominance in a single event. But SAFP has cemented herself as one of the best ever and easily the greatest of the current active athletes.
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