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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
Nina Dumbadze  URS  182  1937-1957
Nina Ponomaryova  URS  120  1949-1964
Natalya Sadova  RUS  118  1994-2010
Sandra Perkovic  CRO  101  2009-2021
Faina Melnik  URS  101  1969-1981
Paula Mollenhauer  GER  99  1928-1947
Tamara Press  URS  98  1956-1966
Gisela Mauermayer  GER  90  1932-1942
Franka Dietzsch  GER  89  1987-2009
10  Ilke Wyludda  GER  83  1986-2000
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Lia Manoliu  ROU  31   
Ellina Zvereva  BLR  29   
Nina Ponomaryova  URS  28   
Sandra Perkovic  CRO  27   
Natalya Sadova  RUS  26   
Jadwiga Wajs  POL  24   
Irina Yatchenko  BLR  20   
Evelin Jahl  GDR  20   
Olga Connolly  USA  19   
Lillian Copeland  USA  19   
Tamara Press  URS  19   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Natalya Sadova  RUS  49   
Sandra Perkovic  CRO  46   
Nicoleta Grasu  ROU  44   
Franka Dietzsch  GER  43   
Nadine Müller  GER  37   
Yarelys Barrios  CUB  34   
Denia Caballero  CUB  28   
Yaimé Pérez  CUB  28   
Ellina Zvereva  BLR  28   
10  Martina Hellmann  GDR  27   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Sandra Perkovic  CRO  50   
Nicoleta Grasu  ROU  32   
Nadine Müller  GER  28   
Ellina Zvereva  BLR  26   
Faina Melnik-Veleva  URS  26   
Ilke Wyludda  GER  25   
Natalya Sadova  RUS  25   
Shanice Craft  GER  24   
Stepanka Mertova  TCH  22   
Liesel Westermann  FRG  22