View Full Version : Who is the greatest female sprinter from the past 20 years?

Feb 24th, 2002, 06:38 PM
I'm going for the amazing consistency of Merlene Ottey as the deciding factor. I'm thinking mainly of 100m and 200m. If I'd included 400m then Marita Koch would have won hands down.

Feb 24th, 2002, 06:43 PM
Flo-Jo came out of nowhere to dominate 1988 Olympics .... and we all know why as she's sadly died a few yrs ago.

I'd pick Ottey as well

Heike has been amazing .... but she's more of a LJ now and has been for past 10 yrs or so

Feb 24th, 2002, 06:45 PM
I voted for M. Ottey. The Jamaican has been great over so many years... she did not win so many medals at the olympics, but she's been great.

I miss Irina Privalova in your list.

Heike Drechsler? She's been a great jumper, but not so brilliant in sprint.

Feb 24th, 2002, 06:45 PM
I put in Heike because 10.81 and 21.71 are truly great times that she has recorded.
Merlene should have an Olympic 100m gold but what a surprise that the Atlanta judges gave Devers the nod.
I didn't include Privalova as she doesn't have any major titles for sprints and was clearly second fiddle to Torrence and Ottey when she was in the sprints. Now if she continues to progress at her current rate over 400m hurdles she could become the greatest ever in that event ( apart form Sally Gunnell ;-) )

Feb 24th, 2002, 06:48 PM
I also voted for Ottey. She's been consistently excellent for so many years- as has Heike.

Feb 24th, 2002, 06:50 PM
Well, most of them took performance enhancing drugs. I'd pick FloJo, if I wasn't certain that she took them.

I'll take Marion Jones.

Double Fault
Feb 24th, 2002, 08:41 PM
Merlene Ottey, though I did have a soft spot for Evelyn Ashford.

Feb 25th, 2002, 12:07 AM
For me, without a doubt it's got to be................Marion Jones!!!!

Feb 25th, 2002, 02:49 PM
Merlene Ottey.

Feb 25th, 2002, 03:22 PM
Steffi Graf! :) :) :)

Feb 25th, 2002, 03:43 PM
My vote is for Marion Jones :D :D

Feb 25th, 2002, 03:47 PM
Marion Jones :)

Feb 25th, 2002, 04:15 PM
Florence Griffith was helped by doping :p
so I think is Irina Privalova, but where the hell is she:fiery:
If she's not there i choose Zanna

Feb 25th, 2002, 04:57 PM
Marion Jones:bounce:

Feb 27th, 2002, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by nash
Steffi Graf! :) :) :)

that's true: a very good sprinter, indeed!