NF Roundup Blog, Dec. 28-Jan. 1
Monday, December 28, 2020 - 15:30 By United World Wrestling Press
This week, Inside the Games published a story about the greatness of four-time Olympic champion Kaori ICHO (JPN). The writer of the story, Dan Palmer, makes the case for Icho being the greatest Olympian of all time.
Palmer argues that Olympic greats in multi-event sports should not be the only Olympic athletes considered in the greatest of all time debate.
"My argument is we should not always think of swimming and other Olympic sports with several events, such as athletics, gymnastics and cycling, when it comes to debating who is the greatest of all time," wrote Palmer.
"The Japanese wrestler is, by my reckoning, the only Olympic athlete to have won four gold medals in an individual discipline where she had absolutely no margin for error at all, and no consolation prize of another event to compete in."