Another online publication has ranked Jamaican star sprinter, Usain Bolt, in the topten of the most dominant figures in the history of sport. Goal.com analmost eight year online publication, specifically aimed at football lovingfans has come out in support of Lionel Messi being the greatest football everand has included the Jamaican as one of the best.
They went a step further and ranked ten other men in various sporting disciplineswho they think measure up to Messi’s fame and dominance. The release asked“What other sportsmen have enjoyed comparable spells of dominance over their respective disciplines? Below, we have compiled an admittedly subjective top10 list of the most dominant figures in the history of sport.”
The piece on Bolt which has a picture of him after his exploits in Berlin says “The fastest man in history, Bolt currently holds the world records for both the 100 and 200 metres; records he did not just break, but absolutely obliterated ...on a cakewalk. Indeed, the reigning World and Olympic champion has recorded times that few thought humanly possible. What's even more frightening is thatthere still seems to be even more to come from the 25-year-old Jamaican. Justlike Messi, really!”
Other great athletes the site listed were: Muhammad Ali – Boxing; Wayne Gretzky – IceHockey; Roger Federer – tennis; Michael Jordan – basketball; Jonah Lomu –Rugby; Michael Phelps – Swimming; Michael Schumacher – Formula One; Sachin Tendulkar – Cricket; and Tiger Woods – Golf.
Bolt,who has the World and Olympic Records in the 100 and 200 metres plans to defend his titles at the Summer Olympic Games in London, which begins on July 27. The records are 9.58 and 19.19 seconds respectively.