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    I know it's been done before but not in the new Sportsworld.

    So, who's your favourite sportsperson? Any sport, dead or alive.

    I'm gonna say Michael Schumacher with Ayrton Senna very close behind.
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think "Ok, this is the limit".
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

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    For me it would have to be Pete Sampras...

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    Michael Jordon and bobby Moore


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    ARNAUD DE ROSNAY
    He made did solo voyages on a windsurfer - and Died in 1987 crossing the strait of Formosa


    Sahara -march\april79


    Behring Crossing - august80


    Marquise - Tuamotu August80 (equipement broke)

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    La Manche - july81


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    Strait of Formosa - Nov84 - Where he Died




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    Jenna de Rosnay - his wife
    Still surfs in Hawai, and has clothing business


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    Ah but one choses the best in one's favourite sport. Then nominates them as the greatest sportsman, at least that is the temptation.

    I for one think it is so much more complex. Who is the most gifted, who was about the longest, who was the most successful, did they dominate during a period of other greats. Did they play a game of a sport, was their equipment (ooer missus) better than other people's and did that make them dominant. Were they the most popular with the fans, or the least popular but succeeded anyway.

    Why not have a wee competition / poll - nominations for the greatest sportsman then the mods choose a short list for a Poll. Can I put forward a few suggestions, in no particular order.

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    Jack Nicklaus
    Mohammed Ali
    Phil Taylor
    Michael Jordan
    Wayne Gretzky
    Stephen Hendry
    Brian Lara
    Lance Armstrong
    Fangio
    Sir Steven Redgrave
    Jesse Owens

    Apologies for wrong names or bad spelling.

    There are so many greats, who transcend their sport. It would be nice to see who the chaps here think is the greatest.

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