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The method I use to identify the 10 all time best athletes is a very simple.
From the Top 10 lists in the yearly statistics (Men 1891-2004, Women 1921-2004), the athlete
in the first position receives 10 points, the athlete in the second position receives 9 points
and so on down to the tenth position.
Athlete with the most points is the best.
The same method is applied to Olympic Games, World Championships, and European Championships.
The athlete in the first place receives 10 points, the athlete in the second place
receives 9 points and so on down to the tenth place.
Top 10 Yearly Statistics
Points Years
Adolfo Consolini  ITA  150  1938-1960
Virgilijus Alekna  LTU  130  1994-2014
Lars Riedel  GER  116  1990-2006
Alfred Oerter  USA  115  1956-1983
Armas Taipale  FIN  105  1909-1924
Jay Silvester  USA  101  1958-1976
Ludvik Danek  TCH  98  1962-1978
Jürgen Schult  GER  97  1983-2000
Fortune Gordien  USA  96  1943-1960
10  Rink Babka  USA  92  1956-1968
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Virgilijus Alekna  LTU  41   
Alfred Oerter  USA  40   
Martin Sheridan  USA  30   
Ludvik Danek  TCH  27   
Jürgen Schult  GER  27   
Jay Silvester  USA  25   
Mac Wilkins  USA  25   
Piotr Malachowski  POL  24   
Adolfo Consolini  ITA  24   
Gerd Kanter  EST  24   
Fortune Gordien  USA  24   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Lars Riedel  GER  65   
Virgilijus Alekna  LTU  64   
Jürgen Schult  GER  52   
Gerd Kanter  EST  51   
Robert Harting  GER  44   
Piotr Malachowski  POL  34   
Daniel Ståhl  SWE  32   
Michael Möllenbeck  GER  27   
Vasiliy Kaptyukh  BLR  25   
10  Dmitriy Shevchenko  RUS  23   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Gerd Kanter  EST  48   
Adolfo Consolini  ITA  41   
Robert Harting  GER  34   
Lothar Milde  GDR  33   
Virgilijus Alekna  LTU  33   
Piotr Malachowski  POL  32   
Ludvik Danek  TCH  32   
Jürgen Schult  GER  31   
Mario Pestano  ESP  30   
10  Guiseppe Tosi  ITA  27