Rio Olympics, 2016, saw two of the legends of the Olympics bid adieu on a high. Michael Phelps – the king of the pool, and Usain Bolt- the fastest runner on earth. Both have had illustrious careers to boast. Amazing consistency, high work ethics, brilliant gold medal and win ratios, multiple events- both tick all the boxes.
They both easily enter the list of the greatest Olympians of all time without any filters or specific conditions applied to the search term. A record of 23 golds or a triple-triple is something that is unmatched and unparalleled. There is no debate on whether they are the greatest in their respective fields or not. But is it worth debating that who among the two is greater?
The debate will seem inapt. They are kings of two different fields. But there are still some points that can be considered while debating on who is the greatest Olympian.