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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
Sabine Braun  GER  102  1983-2002
Jackie Joyner-Kersee  USA  100  1983-1998
Nadyezhda Tkachenko  URS  77  1971-1980
Aleksandra Chudina  URS  75  1949-1957
Burglinde Pollak  GDR  74  1969-1981
Galina Bystrova  URS  71  1952-1969
Jane Frederick  USA  71  1974-1987
Irina Press  URS  70  1957-1966
Valentina Tikhomirova  URS  65  1963-1973
10  Jessica Ennis-Hill  GBR  63  2006-2016
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Jackie Joyner-Kersee  USA  29   
Sabine Braun  GER  23   
Burglinde Pollak  GDR  21   
Nafissatou Thiam  BEL  20   
Jessica Ennis-Hill  GBR  19   
Denise Lewis  GBR  18   
Natalya Sazanovich  BLR  17   
Urszula Wlodarczyk  POL  17   
Mary Peters  GBR  17   
10  Christine Laser  GDR  16   
10  Nadyezhda Tkachenko  URS  16   
10  Tatyana Chernova  RUS  16   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Sabine Braun  GER  36   
Jessica Ennis-Hill  GBR  36   
Eunice Barber  FRA  35   
Carolina Klüft  SWE  30   
Nafissatou Thiam  BEL  29   
Denise Lewis  GBR  28   
Katarina Johnson-Thompson  GBR  25   
Natalya Sazanovich  BLR  23   
Urszula Wlodarczyk  POL  22   
10  Jennifer Oeser  GER  21   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Sabine Braun  GER  34   
Burglinde Pollak  GDR  29   
Antoinette Nana Djimou  FRA  29   
Valentina Tikhomirova  URS  23   
Nadyezhda Tkachenko  URS  20   
Carolina Klüft  SWE  20   
Galina Bystrova  URS  20   
Heide Rosendahl  FRG  19   
Nafissatou Thiam  BEL  18   
10  Anke Behmer  GDR  17   
10  Urszula Wlodarczyk  POL  17