Originally Posted by Kyshenko Team
I like how 99% of people just agree with the TS, just because they have nothing to say))
we can argue as much as we want, but give me a brake man. How many times you seen "WR" or "OR" in London this year? almsot at any other competition. Runners from Jamaica along made me happy watching Olympics. In any era there always will be some one who will be bit slightly better, slightly faster etc. comparing that long jumper to all sports is straight silly.
In boxing there were greats in the past who'd beat todays champs, but at the same time we have boxers who'd whoop past boxers as well.
Give it another 100 years, once 3rd world countries will have opportunities to compete in all sports the picture will change again.
So I disagree with your post ts, Today's athletes ARE better and will be better with science developing etc
Actually I don't believe a record was set in any of the men's field athletic events. Also I used 3 Olympic disciplines as examples not just 1 long jumper. I could have used the men's throwing events as examples too, cos I think they all have long standing records, but I didn't want to confuse things with debates about javelin specifications or East German drug scandals.