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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
Heike Drechsler  GER  153  1981-2002
Stanislawa Walasiewicz  POL  117  1929-1946
Brittney Reese  USA  106  2007-2021
Fanny Blankers-Koen  NED  84  1937-1953
Jackie Joyner-Kersee  USA  83  1985-1997
Tatyana Kotova  RUS  73  1997-2010
Galina Chistyakova  URS  63  1984-1990
Maurren Higa Maggi  BRA  62  1999-2012
Fiona May  ITA  62  1988-2001
10  Inessa Kravets  UKR  61  1988-2003
10  Aleksandra Chudina  URS  61  1947-1955
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Brittney Reese  USA  34   
Jackie Joyner-Kersee  USA  32   
Heike Drechsler  GER  29   
Fiona May  ITA  23   
Viorica Viscopoleanu  ROU  20   
Tatyana Lebedeva  RUS  19   
Elzbieta Krzesinska  POL  19   
Malaika Mihambo  GER  17   
Ivana Španovic  SRB  15   
Tatyana Kotova  RUS  15   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Heike Drechsler  GER  44   
Brittney Reese  USA  43   
Fiona May  ITA  37   
Tatyana Kotova  RUS  35   
Jackie Joyner-Kersee  USA  31   
Tianna Bartoletta  USA  28   
Ivana Vuleta  SRB  28   
Niurka Montalvo  ESP  27   
Lyudmila Galkina  RUS  26   
10  Malaika Mihambo  GER  25   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Heike Drechsler  GER  53   
Fiona May  ITA  21   
Diana Yorgova  BUL  20   
Viorica Viscopoleanu  ROU  20   
Éloyse Lesueur  FRA  20   
Ivana Španovic  SRB  19   
Valentina Lituyeva  URS  19   
Naide Gomes  POR  18   
Helga Hoffmann  FRG  18   
Malaika Mihambo  GER  18