landsurfer wrote:Cunobelin wrote:I always dislike someone being declared "the Greatest"
Yes she was an admirable woman, who achieved lots, but, is she the "Greatest"?
What about someone like Major Taylor who fought against prejudices and hardships that Burton certainly never faced.
Each athlete faces their own acheivements, challenges and problems, and has their own high and low points.
Let recognise them all as being "Great" without the need to belittle and discredit other athlete's achievements
No lets not .... She is up there in the greatest list ... with Alf Engers and John Woodburn, John Pritchard et al.
Lets identify the exceptional, the best, the standard to strive towards ..... those that will encourage others.
Jasmijn has encouraged my granddaughter ... we are not all the same .. some are exceptional .. lets celebrate that ..
Exactly the point.......the OP would have Beryl being the "Greatest" and relegating Alf Engers and John Woodburn, John Pritchard et al. to a secondary status.
That is the issue