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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
Lashinda Demus  USA  71  2002-2015
Yuliya Pechonkina  RUS  69  1999-2009
Kim Batten  USA  68  1990-2001
Deon Hemmings  JAM  66  1992-2002
Sandra Farmer-Patrick  USA  58  1986-1996
Zuzana Hejnová  CZE  54  2007-2019
Sally Gunnell  GBR  53  1988-1997
Dalilah Muhammad  USA  52  2013-2021
Shamier Little  USA  50  2014-2021
10  Tetiana Tereschuk-Antipova  UKR  49  1994-2007
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Deon Hemmings  JAM  23   
Dalilah Muhammad  USA  19   
Zuzana Hejnová  CZE  19   
Ionela Tirlea-Manolache  ROU  18   
Tatyana Ledovskaya  EUN  16   
Sally Gunnell  GBR  16   
Sheena Tosta  USA  16   
Debbie Flintoff-King  AUS  15   
Tatyana Tereshchuk-Antipova  UKR  14   
10  Sandra Farmer-Patrick  USA  12   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Zuzana Hejnová  CZE  37   
Lashinda Demus  USA  36   
Yuliya Pechonkina  RUS  36   
Dalilah Muhammad  USA  36   
Deon Hemmings  JAM  34   
Kim Batten  USA  31   
Nezha Bidouane  MAR  29   
Tonja Buford-Bailey  USA  27   
Tetiana Tereschuk-Antipova  UKR  27   
10  Sandra Glover  USA  26   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Tatyana Tereshchuk-Antipova  UKR  22   
Ionela Tirlea  ROU  20   
Irina Davydova  RUS  18   
Léa Sprunger  SUI  18   
Anne Louise Skoglund  SWE  17   
Silvia Rieger  GER  17   
Denisa Rosolová  CZE  16   
Heike Meissner  GER  16   
Sally Gunnell  GBR  15   
Yevgeniya Isakova  RUS  15