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Here’s the thing, Larisa Latynina was the greatest olympian of all time before Michael Phelps broke that record. Vera Caslavska won seven Olympic gold medals, Aliya only won one. Hate to burst your bubble but, Aliya Mustafina is not a legend.
Number of medals =/= Greatest
Actually it does. Nadia Comaneci is one of the greatest because she was the first to score an Olympic perfect ten. What did Aliya do?
No, it doesn’t. Because not all sports have the same # of opportunities to win medals. Is Michael Phelps “greater” than Usain Bolt because he has more medals? No, because in swimming they do the same race using different methods (breast stroke, butterfly, etc) In track, that would be like having a 100m race hopping on one foot, backwards, etc thus creating more opportunities to win medals. The maximum amount of medals Usain Bolt can win in a single Olympics is 4. Michael has double the chances to win. So, # of medals doesn’t equate to being the “greatest” at all. Larisa was never the “greatest Olympian of all time” & neither is Michael.
Nellie Kim scored the second perfect 10, right after Nadia in the same competition, does that make her “2nd greatest” ? In fact if vault had been done first, then according to you, Nellie Kim would be one of the greatest solely because of the 1st 10. Nadia was a wonderful gymnast and that’s what matters most. And Aliya is a wonderful gymnast and literally had no competition at her peak & that’s what matters most. Has nothing to do with # of medals or “firsts”. Mary Lou was the first American to become Olympic AA champ and Kim Zmeskal was the first American to become world champ yet you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who could convince the majority that either are “greater” than Shannon Miller.
Do you not understand what “greatest Olympian of All Time” means? It means they have the highest amount of medals. That does make them the greatest because they put so much blood, sweat, and tears getting those medals. Michael Phelps was in four Olympics,trained everyday, was considered the greatest before he ever earned that title last year. Yes, Michael is better than Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt is great, he’s the fastest man on land. That’s great, but Michael is better. Please, don’t try arguing swimming with me, ‘cause I get very defensive about swimmers.
I didn’t say Nadia was the greatest. I said she was one of the greatest, Nellie Kim’s perfect score was great. But, Nadia won the first and thats historic. I never said Aliya wasn’t a great gymnast but she hasn’t done anything memorable that in 50 years people will remember who she is.
Do you not understand what “greatest Olympian of All Time” means? It means they have the highest amount of medals
Says who? Where is this written in stone? “Greatness” is subjective period. Michael can be the “greatest” swimmer all he wants, but he’s not the “greatest” overall athlete.
That does make them the greatest because they put so much blood, sweat, and tears getting those medals.
And other athletes in different sports don’t? Like I said swimmers have more opportunities to win more medals, a comparison of “greatness” isn’t even possible when the playing field isn’t equal.
Yes, Michael is better than Usain Bolt.
No, he’s not and you can’t prove nor argue that at all. I, for one, can say that Michael Phelps has lost more times in his career than Usain has though and that’s what makes the latter “greater”. You have no argument whatsoever.
Aliya’s performance at the 2010 worlds wasn’t memorable? Her being the first Russian to win UB at the Olympics since Khorkina wasn’t memorable? Her comeback alone is memorable. You don’t measure a gymnast’s career by “memorable moments” and even if you did, Aliya would still shine.