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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
Fanny Blankers-Koen  NED  108  1940-1954
Gail Devers  USA  101  1988-2004
Pamela Ryan-Kilborn  AUS  98  1960-1972
Karin Balzer  GDR  82  1958-1972
Grazyna Rabsztyn  POL  80  1971-1982
Gisela Birkemeyer  GDR  73  1953-1961
Yordanka Donkova  BUL  69  1982-1994
Irina Press  URS  66  1959-1967
Brigitte Foster-Hylton  JAM  65  2000-2012
Ginka Zagorcheva  BUL  65  1979-1990
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Shirley Strickland  AUS  28   
Karin Balzer  GDR  24   
Pamela Ryan  AUS  24   
Johanna Klier  GDR  19   
Sally Pearson  AUS  19   
Dawn Harper  USA  19   
Yordanka Donkova  BUL  18   
Gisela Birkemeyer  GDR  17   
Irina Press  URS  17   
10  Melissa Morrison  USA  16   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Gail Devers  USA  48   
Sally Pearson  AUS  35   
Delloreen Ennis-London  JAM  29   
Lyudmila Narozhilenko-Engquist  SWE  28   
Dawn Harper-Nelson  USA  28   
Brigitte Foster-Hylton  JAM  27   
Olga Shishigina  KAZ  24   
Danielle Williams  JAM  23   
Svetla Dimitrova  BUL  22   
Perdita Felicien  CAN  22   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Karin Balzer  GDR  39   
Yordanka Donkova  BUL  27   
Cindy Roleder  GER  26   
Svetla Dimitrova  BUL  23   
Tatyana Anisimova  URS  21   
Teresa Nowak  POL  21   
Fanny Blankers-Koen  NED  20   
Nevin Yanit  TUR  20   
Annelie Ehrhardt  GDR  19   
10  Tiffany Porter  GBR  18   
10  Derval O'rourke  IRL  18