Who is the greatest athlete ever from your country?

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  1. HunterSdVa29

    HunterSdVa29 Respect, tho Platinum Member

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    Carl Lewis was both the fastest man alive and the furthest leaper for quite some time, simultaneously.

    Steroids or not, you don't get much more 'athlete' than that
     
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    I think TS means it more in the sense of "sportsperson"
     
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    therealdope Steel Belt

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    He also grew 4" after 18 and needed braces in his 20s.

    Before the faster track surfaces came in for the 1991 world championships he had more sub 20sec 200s than all other runners combined.
     
  4. Zingerburger

    Zingerburger Gunni Nelson = King Yellow Card

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    In the United States I'd say Michael Jordan.

    My family is Croatian and for the longest time it was Davor Šuker but I feel Luka Modrić has surpassed him
     
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    Ben Johnson was faster than him. The real fastest man alive for that era.
     
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    Never forget his famous quote..
    I spent all my money on cars and birds (women) and booze.. The rest I squandered
     
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    But no one has ever jumped further than Carl Lewis. He is the only person to have jumped 30 feet -- even though the official at the toe board claimed a foot fault. How far is 30feet? He almost jumped out of the pit.

     
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    I'm more along the lines of Sid the Kid is Canadian and Michael Jordan is American.
     
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    Absolutely robbed of that 100 average by Bodyline... and he scored a fair few runs in that series too!
     

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