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  • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

    Here is my top 5.

    1. 11
    2. 7
    3. 185
    4. 28
    5. 202

    The highest placement I got was with my #9 who placed 5th. My #3 was Shura Chudina, #5 Dana Zátopková.

    Reason for not voting for some regulars on this board was that I somehow assumed you should have followed the athlete's career, in retrospect an invalid consideration.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley

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    • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

      Alright, who were some of the greats that got no votes?

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      • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

        Originally posted by DrJay
        Alright, who were some of the greats that got no votes?
        Wes Santee
        Rafer Johnson
        Wyomia Tyus
        Gerd Kanter
        Maurice Greene
        Johnny Gray
        David Rudisha
        Greg Foster
        Harald Schmidt
        Craig Virgin
        Lynn Jennings
        Raylene Boyle
        Tiina Lillak
        David Hemery
        Eric Liddell
        Filbert Bayi
        Valeri Borzov
        Viktor Saneyev

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        • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

          Originally posted by DrJay
          Alright, who were some of the greats that got no votes?
          I didn't participate (came into this late) but I was surprised to see that Kevin Young isn't on the list. I haven't looked very closely yet, but how many other world record holders didn't make the list?

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          • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

            Originally posted by Grasshopper
            how many other world record holders didn't make the list?
            Randy Barnes
            Qu Yunxia
            Gulnara Samitova-Galkina
            Yuliya Pechonkina
            Stefka Kostadinova
            Galina Chistyakova
            Inessa Kravets
            Natalya Lisovskaya
            Gabriele Reinsch
            Betty Heidler

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            • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No2

              Originally posted by mump boy
              It's been informative, educational and extremely stressful.

              There will be another one of these next year with a little more organisation :P
              No need to stress - collecting and counting this sort of data is pretty easy and no need for special software or skills.

              Get people to submit structured data in something like a delimited text file, which anybody on any computer can easily produce. Then paste the data into a spreadsheet and convert text to columns. You now have data that a simple pivot table can use to count unique names (=votes) and sum the inividual rankings(=points) and sort in order.

              Ten minutes, go to whoa! You might have to do some initial checking on misspellings, name changes, reversal of Asian names etc but all quite simple.

              This is the lowest effort and lowest requirement for technical skills for both sender and receiver - anybody with spreadsheet skills can show you how.

              You can then spend more time planning the teasing releases rather than trying to get the count right.

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              • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

                Really pleased Mutola finished inside the top-15. I knew she's very respected but I didn't expect her to reach double figures in votes.

                And a big thanks for organising the thread, Mump! It's been a great history lesson and I'll look forward to the next one.
                http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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                • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No2

                  [quote=El Toro]
                  Originally posted by "mump boy":1uebhbad
                  It's been informative, educational and extremely stressful.

                  There will be another one of these next year with a little more organisation :P
                  No need to stress - collecting and counting this sort of data is pretty easy and no need for special software or skills.

                  Get people to submit structured data in something like a delimited text file, which anybody on any computer can easily produce. Then paste the data into a spreadsheet and convert text to columns. You now have data that a simple pivot table can use to count unique names (=votes) and sum the inividual rankings(=points) and sort in order.

                  Ten minutes, go to whoa! You might have to do some initial checking on misspellings, name changes, reversal of Asian names etc but all quite simple.

                  This is the lowest effort and lowest requirement for technical skills for both sender and receiver - anybody with spreadsheet skills can show you how.

                  You can then spend more time planning the teasing releases rather than trying to get the count right. [/quote:1uebhbad]

                  you lost me at 'delimited text file' :?
                  i deserve extra credit

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                  • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

                    Originally posted by Daisy
                    Originally posted by DrJay
                    Alright, who were some of the greats that got no votes?
                    Tiina Lillak
                    Lillak had 1 vote, 13 points, but her name is misspelled: Tina Lilaak

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                    • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

                      OK, all athletes listed by event group (some of them are listed multiple times!) I apologise if I misclassified somebody, I'm not that familiar with all the athletes mentioned...

                      I also took the opportunity to meddle with the spellings - any remaining tyops are solely my fault and not to be blamed on mump, Daisy, Pego or any other compiler

                      Sprints - Athletes: 106 - Votes: 277 - Points: 3060 - Vpa: 2.61 - Ppa: 28.87 - Ppv: 11.05

                      3rd - Michael Johnson - 14/156
                      4th - Usain Bolt - 14/124
                      6th - Carl Lewis - 13/186
                      7th - Evelyn Ashford - 13/149
                      8th - Cathy Freeman - 11/148
                      9th - Merlene Ottey - 11/146
                      19th - Heike Drechsler - 9/82
                      25th - Jesse Owens - 7/98
                      29th - Irena Szewi?ska - 7/79
                      30th - Florence Griffith-Joyner - 7/78
                      32nd - Gail Devers - 7/67
                      44th - Marita Koch - 5/88
                      45th - Tommie Smith - 5/85
                      51st - Alberto Juantorena - 5/41
                      55th - Bobby Morrow - 4/67
                      56th - Marlies Göhr - 4/60
                      57th - Bob Hayes - 4/58
                      58th - Fanny Blankers-Koen - 4/56
                      66th - Allyson Felix - 4/44
                      68th - Irina Privalova - 4/40
                      =69th - Marie-José Pérec - 4/39
                      73rd - Wilma Rudolph - 4/16
                      74th - Glenn Davis - 3/55
                      76th - Frankie Fredericks - 3/47
                      =77th - Gwen Torrence - 3/44
                      80th - Kathy Cook - 3/40
                      86th - Jeremy Wariner - 3/35
                      =91st - Tyson Gay - 3/30
                      =98th - Calvin Smith - 3/25
                      105th - Linford Christie - 3/10
                      109th - Sonia Lannaman - 2/40
                      111th - Dave Sime - 2/31
                      =114th - Veronica Campbell-Brown - 2/28
                      =117th - Bert Cameron - 2/27
                      =117th - P. T. Usha - 2/27
                      =124th - Charlie Greene - 2/23
                      =128th - Harrison Dillard - 2/21
                      =128th - Jarmila Kratochvílová - 2/21
                      =128th - Larry James - 2/21
                      =133rd - Ato Boldon - 2/20
                      =144th - Christine Arron - 2/17
                      =152nd - Kim Collins - 2/13
                      154th - Jearl Miles - 2/12
                      =155th - Christophe Lemaitre - 2/11
                      =155th - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce - 2/11
                      158th - Ulis Williams - 2/10
                      163rd - Livio Berruti - 2/4
                      =164th - Shirley Strickland - 1/20
                      =169th - Grit Breuer - 1/19
                      =169th - Mal Whitfield - 1/19
                      =176th - Lillian Board - 1/18
                      =176th - Olga Kotlyarova - 1/18
                      =176th - Steve Williams - 1/18
                      =190th - Christine Ohuruogu - 1/16
                      =190th - Falilat Ogunkoya - 1/16
                      =190th - Ollie Matson - 1/16
                      =190th - Sanya Richards-Ross - 1/16
                      =209th - Jeff Williams - 1/14
                      =209th - Lee Evans - 1/14
                      =209th - Maksim Dyldin - 1/14
                      =218th - Harry Jerome - 1/13
                      =223rd - Chandra Sturrup - 1/12
                      =223rd - Butch Reynolds - 1/12
                      =223rd - Henry Carr - 1/12
                      =223rd - Otis Davis - 1/12
                      =236th - Alvin Kraenzlein - 1/11
                      =251st - Mike Marsh - 1/10
                      =259th - Inger Miller - 1/9
                      =259th - Paul Drayton - 1/9
                      =259th - Katrin Krabbe - 1/9
                      =272nd - Adolph Plummer - 1/8
                      =272nd - Ann Packer - 1/8
                      =272nd - Asafa Powell - 1/8
                      =272nd - Betty Cuthbert - 1/8
                      =272nd - Eva Glesková - 1/8
                      =272nd - Dwain Chambers - 1/8
                      =272nd - Ionela Târlea - 1/8
                      =272nd - George Rhoden - 1/8
                      =272nd - Kriss Akabusi - 1/8
                      =272nd - Lon Myers - 1/8
                      =272nd - Natasha Kaiser-Brown - 1/8
                      =295th - Donovan Bailey - 1/7
                      =295th - Herb McKenley - 1/7
                      =295th - John Smith - 1/7
                      =295th - Justin Gatlin - 1/7
                      =295th - Heide Rosendahl - 1/7
                      =295th - Percy Williams - 1/7
                      =295th - Kevin Little - 1/7
                      =312th - Arthur Wint - 1/6
                      =312th - John Carlos - 1/6
                      =312th - Shawn Crawford - 1/6
                      =312th - Sunder Nix - 1/6
                      =332nd - Phil Brown - 1/5
                      =332nd - Lorraine Fenton - 1/5
                      =332nd - Jutta Heine - 1/5
                      =347th - Lauryn Williams - 1/4
                      =365th - Leamon King - 1/3
                      =365th - Armin Hary - 1/3
                      =365th - Francis Obikwelu - 1/3
                      =365th - Quincy Watts - 1/3
                      =365th - Walter Dix - 1/3
                      =379th - Bärbel Wöckel - 1/2
                      =379th - Chi Cheng - 1/2
                      =379th - Mark Richardson - 1/2
                      =393rd - Norwood Ewell - 1/1
                      =393rd - Larry Myricks - 1/1

                      Middle-distance - Athletes: 70 - Votes: 181 - Points: 1904 - Vpa: 2.59 - Ppa: 27.20 - Ppv: 10.52

                      13th - Maria Mutola - 10/120
                      15th - Steve Ovett - 9/117
                      16th - Seb Coe - 9/108
                      17th - Jim Ryun - 9/106
                      18th - Peter Snell - 9/91
                      20th - Ana Quirot - 8/107
                      =26th - Kelly Holmes - 7/82
                      =26th - Paavo Nurmi - 7/82
                      28th - Bernard Lagat - 7/81
                      31st - Herb Elliott - 7/72
                      33rd - Wilson Kipketer - 7/66
                      43rd - Mary Slaney - 6/45
                      51st - Alberto Juantorena - 5/41
                      60th - Don Quarrie - 4/51
                      67th - Saïd Aouita - 4/43
                      90th - Doina Melinte - 3/31
                      =96th - Hicham El Guerrouj - 3/26
                      112th - Svetlana Masterkova - 2/30
                      113th - Steve Scott - 2/29
                      =114th - Jim Beatty - 2/28
                      =124th - Joaquim Cruz - 2/23
                      =124th - John Walker - 2/23
                      =128th - Jarmila Kratochvílová - 2/21
                      =133rd - Marty Liquori - 2/20
                      =136th - Eamonn Coghlan - 2/19
                      =136th - Steve Cram - 2/19
                      =144th - Roger Bannister - 2/17
                      =147th - Caster Semenya - 2/16
                      154th - Jearl Miles - 2/12
                      =159th - Tatyana Samolenko - 2/9
                      162nd - Sonia O'Sullivan - 2/6
                      =164th - Gabriela Szabó - 1/20
                      =169th - Carla Sacramento - 1/19
                      =169th - Mal Whitfield - 1/19
                      =176th - Lillian Board - 1/18
                      =176th - Olga Kotlyarova - 1/18
                      =176th - Tina Paulino - 1/18
                      =185th - Letitia Vriesde - 1/17
                      =190th - Mehdi Baala - 1/16
                      =202nd - Audun Boysen - 1/15
                      =202nd - Wim Slijkhuis - 1/15
                      =209th - Jozef Plachý - 1/14
                      =223rd - Suzy Favor-Hamilton - 1/12
                      =223rd - Walter George - 1/12
                      =236th - Ellen van Langen - 1/11
                      =236th - Hasna Benhassi - 1/11
                      =251st - Carrie Tollefson - 1/10
                      =259th - Andrew Wheating - 1/9
                      =272nd - Ann Packer - 1/8
                      =272nd - Dave WOttle - 1/8
                      =272nd - Jenny Barringer - 1/8
                      =272nd - Lon Myers - 1/8
                      =272nd - Rick Wohlhuter - 1/8
                      =272nd - Quenton Cassidy - 1/8
                      =312th - Arthur Wint - 1/6
                      =312th - John Landy - 1/6
                      =312th - Jordan Hasay - 1/6
                      =312th - Rui Silva - 1/6
                      =332nd - Mike Boit - 1/5
                      =347th - Agnes Samaria - 1/4
                      =347th - Paul Ereng - 1/4
                      =347th - Tom Courtney - 1/4
                      =347th - Sydney Maree - 1/4
                      =347th - Browning Ross - 1/4
                      =365th - Lopez Lomong - 1/3
                      =365th - Marcus O'Sullivan - 1/3
                      =379th - Dennis Carr - 1/2
                      =379th - Thomas Wessinghage - 1/2
                      =393rd - Charles Kilpatrick - 1/1
                      =393rd - Fermin Cacho - 1/1

                      Distance - Athletes: 76 - Votes: 182 - Points: 1998 - Vpa: 2.39 - Ppa: 26.29 - Ppv: 10.98

                      1st - Haile Gebrselassie - 17/214
                      10th - Paula Radcliffe - 11/138
                      11th - Emil Zátopek - 11/134
                      =23rd - Frank Shorter - 7/108
                      =23rd - Steve Prefontaine -7/108
                      =26th - Paavo Nurmi - 7/82
                      28th - Bernard Lagat - 7/81
                      34th - Abebe Bikila - 6/87
                      35th - Kip Keino - 6/74
                      43rd - Mary Slaney - 6/45
                      46th - Ron Clark - 5/62
                      50th - Henry Rono - 5/46
                      52nd - Lasse Virén - 5/39
                      53rd - Mo Farah - 5/38
                      54th - Grete Waitz - 5/32
                      59th - Joan Benoit - 4/54
                      75th - Tirunesh Dibaba - 3/48
                      =84th - Paul Tergat - 3/36
                      =94th - Gerry Lindgren - 3/28
                      =96th - Hicham El Guerrouj - 3/26
                      =133rd - Marty Liquori - 2/20
                      =136th - Eamonn Coghlan - 2/19
                      =136th - Kenenisa Bekele - 2/19
                      =136th - Billy Mills - 2/19
                      =144th - Derartu Tulu - 2/17
                      =159th - Tatyana Samolenko - 2/9
                      162nd - Sonia O'Sullivan - 2/6
                      =164th - Gabriela Szabó - 1/20
                      =164th - Brian Diemer - 1/20
                      =169th - Carla Sacramento - 1/19
                      =169th - Dieter Baumann - 1/19
                      =176th - Kim Smith - 1/18
                      =176th - Pekka Päivärinta - 1/18
                      =190th - Nick Rose - 1/16
                      =190th - Moses Kiptanui - 1/16
                      =190th - Wang Junxia - 1/16
                      =202nd - Eliud Kipchoge - 1/15
                      =202nd - Wim Slijkhuis - 1/15
                      =202nd - Vladimir Kuts - 1/15
                      =218th - Saif Saaeed Shaheen - 1/13
                      =223rd - Fernanda Ribeiro - 1/12
                      =223rd - Walter George - 1/12
                      =236th - Chris Brasher - 1/11
                      =236th - Daniel Komen - 1/11
                      =236th - Gordon Pirie - 1/11
                      =251st - Carrie Tollefson - 1/10
                      =251st - Miruts Yifter - 1/10
                      =259th - Jen Rhines - 1/9
                      =272nd - Bob Schul - 1/8
                      =272nd - Jenny Barringer - 1/8
                      =272nd - Quenton Cassidy - 1/8
                      =295th - Alain Mimoun - 1/7
                      =295th - Lidia Simon - 1/7
                      =312th - Rui Silva - 1/6
                      =332nd - Bob Kennedy - 1/5
                      =332nd - Jerome Drayton - 1/5
                      =332nd - Sohn Kee-chung - 1/5
                      =347th - Alberto Salazar - 1/4
                      =347th - Sydney Maree - 1/4
                      =347th - Murray Halberg - 1/4
                      =347th - Chris Solinsky - 1/4
                      =347th - Browning Ross - 1/4
                      =365th - Skip Shaeffer - 1/3
                      =365th - Mark Plaatjes - 1/3
                      =365th - Ted Corbitt - 1/3
                      =379th - Bob Deines - 1/2
                      =379th - Jessica Augusto - 1/2
                      =379th - Kayoko Fukushi - 1/2
                      =379th - Thomas Wessinghage - 1/2
                      =393rd - Anthony Famiglietti - 1/1
                      =393rd - Craig Mottram - 1/1
                      =393rd - Ingrid Kristiansen - 1/1
                      =393rd - Meseret Defar - 1/1
                      =393rd - Reiko Tosa - 1/1
                      =393rd - Sammy Wanjiru - 1/1
                      =393rd - Shigeru So - 1/1

                      Hurdles - Athletes: 45 - Votes: 101 - Points: 982 - Vpa: 2.24 - Ppa: 21.82 - Ppv: 9.72

                      2nd - Edwin Moses - 17/191
                      32nd - Gail Devers - 7/67
                      36th - Renaldo Nehemiah - 6/72
                      42nd - Allen Johnson - 6/54
                      49th - Liu Xiang - 5/47
                      58th - Fanny Blankers-Koen - 4/56
                      68th - Irina Privalova - 4/40
                      74th - Glenn Davis - 3/55
                      =98th - Susanna Kallur - 3/25
                      106th - Sally Pearson - 3/5
                      122nd - Stanislavs Olijars - 2/24
                      127th - Stéphane Diagana - 2/22
                      =128th - Harrison Dillard - 2/21
                      =128th - Lee Calhoun - 2/21
                      =136th - Felix Sánchez - 2/19
                      =149th - Babe Didrikson - 2/14
                      =149th - Colin Jackson - 2/14
                      =159th - Sandra Farmer-Patrick - 2/9
                      =164th - Jim Bolding - 1/20
                      =164th - Shirley Strickland - 1/20
                      =164th - Yordanka Donkova - 1/20
                      =185th - Richard Attlesey - 1/17
                      =185th - Roger Kingdom - 1/17
                      =209th - Dawn Harper - 1/14
                      =223rd - Lolo Jones - 1/12
                      =236th - Alvin Kraenzlein - 1/11
                      =236th - Dayron Robles - 1/11
                      =259th - Alan Pascoe - 1/9
                      =272nd - Kriss Akabusi - 1/8
                      =272nd - Tony Jarrett - 1/8
                      =312th - Eddie Southern - 1/6
                      =312th - Hayes Jones - 1/6
                      =312th - Llewellyn Herbert - 1/6
                      =332nd - Milt Campbell - 1/5
                      =332nd - Willie Davenport - 1/5
                      =347th - Natalya Antyukh - 1/4
                      =347th - Rod Milburn - 1/4
                      =347th - Sally Gunnell - 1/4
                      =347th - Brigitte Foster-Hylton - 1/4
                      =347th - Kim Batten - 1/4
                      =347th - Deon Hemmings - 1/4
                      =365th - Perdita Felicien - 1/3
                      =379th - Chi Cheng - 1/2
                      =393rd - Kemel Thompson - 1/1
                      =393rd - LJ van Zyl - 1/1

                      Horizontal jumps - Athletes: 42 - Votes: 110 - Points: 1211 - Vpa: 2.62 - Ppa: 28.83 - Ppv: 11.01

                      5th - Jackie Joyner-Kersee - 13/189
                      6th - Carl Lewis - 13/186
                      19th - Heike Drechsler - 9/82
                      25th - Jesse Owens - 7/98
                      29th - Irena Szewi?ska - 7/79
                      41st - Jonathan Edwards - 6/56
                      58th - Fanny Blankers-Koen - 4/56
                      71st - Ralph Boston - 4/38
                      =82nd - Tatyana Lebedeva - 3/37
                      =82nd - Fiona May - 3/37
                      =87th - Mike Powell - 3/33
                      =91st - Ivan Pedroso - 3/30
                      101st - Willie Banks - 3/18
                      110th - Igor Ter-Ovanesyan - 2/32
                      =117th - Viktor Saneyev - 2/27
                      =122nd - Mary Rand - 2/24
                      =176th - Alexandra Chudina - 1/18
                      =202nd - Funmi Jimoh - 1/15
                      =209th - Brianna Glenn - 1/14
                      =218th - Russell Adams - 1/13
                      =223rd - Françoise Mbango Etone - 1/12
                      =236th - Alvin Kraenzlein - 1/11
                      =236th - Sheila Hudson - 1/11
                      =236th - Yargelis Savigne - 1/11
                      =259th - Mike Conley - 1/9
                      =259th - Irving Saladino - 1/9
                      =272nd - Iva Prandzheva - 1/8
                      =272nd - Bob Beamon - 1/8
                      =295th - Heide Rosendahl - 1/7
                      =295th - Dwight Phillips - 1/7
                      =312th - Anisoara Stanciu - 1/6
                      =312th - Lynn Davies - 1/6
                      =312th - Phillips Idowu - 1/6
                      =312th - Niki Xanthou - 1/6
                      =365th - Christian Taylor - 1/3
                      =379th - Brittney Reese - 1/2
                      =379th - Tatyana Kotova - 1/2
                      =393rd - Adhemar Ferreira da Silva - 1/1
                      =393rd - Ashia Hansen - 1/1
                      =393rd - Joe Greene - 1/1
                      =393rd - Larry Myricks - 1/1
                      =393rd - Monica Cabbler - 1/1

                      Vertical jumps - Athletes: 49 - Votes: 84 - Points: 834 - Vpa: 1.71 - Ppa: 17.02 - Ppv: 9.93

                      22nd - Valeriy Brumel - 7/110
                      =39th - Sergei Bubka - 6/62
                      58th - Fanny Blankers-Koen - 4/56
                      =64th - Charles Austin - 4/46
                      =69th - Stacy Dragila - 4/39
                      =84th - Stefan Holm - 3/36
                      =87th - Blanka Vlaši? - 3/33
                      =93rd - Romain Mesnil - 3/29
                      =96th - Bob Seagren - 3/26
                      100th - Yelena Isinbayeva - 3/21
                      143rd - Jean Galfione - 2/18
                      =149th - Babe Didrikson - 2/14
                      =149th - Bob Richards - 2/14
                      =152nd - Dwight Stones - 2/13
                      161th - Heike Henkel - 2/8
                      =169th - Rodion Gataullin - 1/19
                      =176th - Alexandra Chudina - 1/18
                      =176th - Igor Potapovich - 1/18
                      =185th - Pat Matzdorf - 1/17
                      =190th - Thierry Vigneron - 1/16
                      =190th - Vladimir Yashchenko - 1/16
                      =209th - Ernie Shelton - 1/14
                      =209th - Gerry Moro - 1/14
                      =218th - Jim Brewer - 1/13
                      =223rd - Fabiana Murer - 1/12
                      =223rd - Joe Faust - 1/12
                      =236th - Doug Olmstead - 1/11
                      =236th - Steve Hooker - 1/11
                      =251st - Don Bragg - 1/10
                      =251st - Joe Dial - 1/10
                      =259th - Patrik Sjöberg - 1/9
                      =259th - Kylie Hutson - 1/9
                      =272nd - Chaunté Howard - 1/8
                      =272nd - Inga Babakova - 1/8
                      =272nd - Jenn Suhr - 1/8
                      =295th - Carlo Thränhardt - 1/7
                      =295th - Renaud Lavillenie - 1/7
                      =312th - Jan Johnson - 1/6
                      =312th - Lázaro Borges - 1/6
                      =312th - Rosie Ackermann - 1/6
                      =312th - W?adys?aw Kozakiewicz - 1/6
                      =332nd - Mondo Duplantis - 1/5
                      =347th - Emma George - 1/4
                      =379th - Marian Kolasa - 1/2
                      =379th - Javier Sotomayor - 1/2
                      =379th - Paul Wilson - 1/2
                      =393rd - Dick Fosbury - 1/1
                      =393rd - John Pennel - 1/1
                      =393rd - Steve Barnes - 1/1

                      Standing jumps - Athletes: 1 - Votes: 1 - Points: 1

                      =393rd - Ray Ewry - 1/1

                      Throws - Athletes: 54 - Votes: 96 - Points: 920 - Vpa: 1.78 - Ppa: 17.04 - Ppv: 9.58

                      14th - Al Oerter - 10/112
                      47th - Brian Oldfield - 5/58
                      48th - Valerie Adams - 5/50
                      61st - Virgilijus Alekna - 4/50
                      72nd - Jan Železný - 4/33
                      =77th - Andreas Thorkildsen - 3/44
                      79th - Parry O'Brien - 3/42
                      =87th - Tessa Sanderson - 3/33
                      =94th - Mac Wilkins - 3/28
                      103rd - Jacko Gill - 3/14
                      104th - Koji Murofushi - 3/12
                      =114th - Seppo Räty - 2/28
                      =120th - Adam Nelson - 2/25
                      =128th - Lance Deal - 2/21
                      =136th - Al Feuerbach - 2/19
                      =147th - Uwe Hohn - 2/16
                      =149th - Babe Didrikson - 2/14
                      =155th - Connie Price-Smith - 2/11
                      =169th - Anatoly Bondarchuk - 1/19
                      =169th - Christina Obergföll - 1/19
                      =176th - Alexandra Chudina - 1/18
                      =176th - John Godina - 1/18
                      =190th - Dana Zátopková - 1/16
                      =190th - Wolfgang Schmidt - 1/16
                      =202nd - Jonni Myyrä - 1/15
                      =209th - Helena Fibingerová - 1/14
                      =218th - Tiina Lillak - 1/13
                      =223rd - Dylan Armstrong - 1/12
                      =236th - Janis Lusis - 1/11
                      =236th - Kate Schmidt - 1/11
                      =236th - Randy Matson - 1/11
                      =251st - Johnny Kuck - 1/10
                      =251st - Olga Fikotová-Connolly - 1/10
                      =259th - Astrid Kumbernuss - 1/9
                      =259th - Harold Connolly - 1/9
                      =272nd - Jürgen Schult - 1/8
                      =295th - Ilona Slupianek - 1/7
                      =295th - Jesse Stuart - 1/7
                      =295th - Werner Günthör - 1/7
                      =295th - Robert Harting - 1/7
                      =312th - Yuriy Sedykh - 1/6
                      =332nd - Ji?í Skobla - 1/5
                      =332nd - Rutger Smith - 1/5
                      =332nd - Yarelis Barrios - 1/5
                      =332nd - Peter Blank - 1/5
                      =347th - Al Cantello - 1/4
                      =365th - Sergey Litvinov - 1/3
                      =365th - Mike Carter - 1/3
                      =379th - Tom Pukstys - 1/2
                      =393rd - Dallas Long - 1/1
                      =393rd - George Woods - 1/1
                      =393rd - Luis Delis - 1/1
                      =393rd - Trine Hattestad - 1/1
                      =393rd - Ricky Bruch - 1/1

                      Multis - Athletes: 25 - Votes: 86 - Points: 970 - Vpa: 3.44 - Ppa: 38.80 - Ppv: 11.28

                      5th - Jackie Joyner-Kersee - 13/189
                      12th - Daley Thompson - 11/129
                      21st - Jessica Ennis - 8/71
                      37th - Carolina Klüft - 6/70
                      38th - Roman Šebrle - 6/63
                      =39th - Dan O'Brien - 6/62
                      =62nd - Jim Thorpe - 4/47
                      =62nd - Mary Peters - 4/47
                      =64th - Dean Macey - 4/46
                      81st - Denise Lewis - 3/38
                      102nd - Bob Mathias - 3/16
                      =120th - Bryan Clay - 2/25
                      =122nd - Mary Rand - 2/24
                      =133rd - Ashton Eaton - 2/20
                      =136th - Erki Nool - 2/19
                      =176th - Alexandra Chudina - 1/18
                      =185th - Kelly Sotherton - 1/17
                      =202nd - Bruce Jenner - 1/15
                      =223rd - Drew Fucci - 1/12
                      =236th - Jürgen Hingsen - 1/11
                      =251st - Romain Barras - 1/10
                      =295th - Heide Rosendahl - 1/7
                      =332nd - Milt Campbell - 1/5
                      =332nd - Kip Janvrin - 1/5
                      =347th - Anke Behmer - 1/4

                      Walks - Athletes: 3 - Votes: 3 - Points: 22 - Vpa: 1.00 - Ppa: 7.33 - Ppv: 7.33

                      =259th - Robert Korzeniowski - 1/9
                      =295th - Olga Kaniskina - 1/7
                      =312th - Andrey Perlov - 1/6

                      Total athletes: 416
                      Total votes: 969**
                      Total points: 10192
                      Votes per athlete: 2.33
                      Points per athlete: 24.50

                      **I can think of several possible reasons why the total # of votes isn't be divisible by 20:

                      a) maybe not everybody submitted a full list
                      b) missing athletes like Glenn Hardin and Rafer Johnson
                      c) perhaps mump forgot to remove some votes from the deleted lists
                      d) or even some kind of screw-up on my part :wink:

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                      • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No2

                        Originally posted by mump boy
                        you lost me at 'delimited text file' :?
                        OK, so you haven't done much data collection/manipulation, so here's a simple guide to a delimited file and what you can do with it:

                        1) think of a delimiter as a separator between bits of text that can be used by spreadsheet software as an instruction to: "MAKE A NEW COLUMN HERE!" every time it comes across it.

                        2) So, a comma delimited text file (notice how it doesn't line up neatly) with the following content.....

                        Rank,FirstName,LastName,Country
                        1,mump boy,TFN News,ENG
                        2,El Toro,TFN News,AUS
                        3,Flumpy,BBC.co.uk,ENG

                        3) Can have the commas converted into columns by Excel(or other spreadsheet):

                        Code:
                        ColumnA|ColumnB    |ColumnC   |ColumnD |
                        Rank   |FirstName  |LastName  |Country |
                        1      |mump boy   |TFN News  |ENG     |
                        2      |El Toro    |TFN News  |AUS     |
                        3      |Flumpy     |BBC.co.uk |ENG     |
                        4) Once you have the data in columns, you can do the ranking very easily (another tutorial :wink: ).

                        This is a simple copy and paste and a few new things to learn. I have taught far more complex work to rank beginners, so this should be easily achievable for you with 20 minutes of effort.

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                        • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

                          far more elemental to making a DB work than any tab delimiting is to first be sure you have all the names spelled right (or equally wrong). (no offense mump)

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                          • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

                            Rafer Johnson (2 votes 18 points)
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafer_Johnson

                            Glen 'Slats' Hardin (1 vote 5 points)
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Hardin
                            i deserve extra credit

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                            • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

                              Originally posted by gh
                              far more elemental to making a DB work than any tab delimiting is to first be sure you have all the names spelled right (or equally wrong). (no offense mump)
                              Imagine how he pronounces them!

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                              • Re: T T&FN Forum Favourite Athletes: THE RESULTS No1

                                At the end of the year maybe we could vote for our favourite athletes of 2012.

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