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    Agree, Tuariki
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    Agree, Tuariki
    Same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merner521 View Post
    I think Lavillenie has a case for #2. Dominated the first 7 years of the decade (2010-2016 TFN #1)
    And yet, out of the 7 years, he won just one Olympic gold and no world outdoor titles. Multiple minor medals, WI golds etc., but one major major gold isn't enough to put him in contention IMO.
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    Lavillenie is certainly the premier vaulter of the decade, and may well end up in the Top Ten of AOD, but his WC record should keep him out of the Top 5. Granted, he has an Olympic gold and silver, but his WC haul of one silver & 3 bronze, doesn't measure up to Farah, Rudisha, Taylor, or Eaton. He has the WR, which is huge, plus he has longevity (7 #1's, 2 #3's!). But all in all, I think he should end up somewhere 6-10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobguild76 View Post
    van Niekerk - 21 (1 AOY) and
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    If I had to make a list of candidate "Performance of the Decade" without a doubt, WVN WR 400m OG final has to be at the top of the list!!... off the charts electric!!!
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    Wlodarcyk is the clear AOD for the women, she has gold medals in every major championships from 2012-2018, not even considering her WRs and dominance on the all-time lists.

    If we're then looking at major medals, Perkovic is right behind her with golds in 2012, 2013, 2014 (European), 2016, 2017 and 2018 (European). She also has silver from 2015 & bronze from this year.

    Jess Ennis should be in the top group with her Olympic gold and silver, her two World Golds and her World Indoor gold. Then she has European gold from 2010 and a host of wins at Gotzis. Easily the dominant female multi eventer for most of the decade.

    Ibarguen has a great run of performances from Daegu to Doha, which includes bronze in 2011, silver in 2012, then gold in 2013, 2015 & 2016, silver in 2017 and bronze this year.

    Reese has gold in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2017, and silver in 2016.

    From a sprinting perspective, only SAFP makes the list with her 5 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze IMO. I don't Felix in the same league as SAFP at all; discount relay medals and her medal haul in the last decade is exactly the same as Schippers' with 2 x gold 2 x silver and 2 x bronze. A great achievement, but not on a par with any of the women mentioned above.
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    Wlodarcyk is super dominant but it's too soon in the history of the sport to be comparing hammer dominance to something like SAFP. The margins by which SAFP has won some of her biggest titles is unrivaled. 1 Olympic and 2 World titles won by margins of 0.20 or more.
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    How many decades will it no longer be "too soon" for the hammer to be considered though?
    Didn't Isinbayeva win AOD from T&FN after just 1 decade of the Women's pole vault?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATK View Post
    How many decades will it no longer be "too soon" for the hammer to be considered though?
    Didn't Isinbayeva win AOD from T&FN after just 1 decade of the Women's pole vault?
    Pole Vault and Hammer were both added as WC events in 1999. Steeplechase was added in 2005.
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