Jamaica’s king of sprint Usain Bolt just missed out on a top ten placing as he was ranked the 14th most dominant athlete of the decade, according to US digital media outlet Business Insider.
The Insider, which published an article on Wednesday, December 4, said it considered 41 amazing talents from every major sporting discipline to determine the top performers in the decade of 2010-2019.
“We didn’t use any formula. We followed a subjective method, judging domination on individual success and accolades, team success, and an intangible sense of influence and command over a sport,” the Business Insider explained.
“What was most astonishing in making this list is the sheer number of athletes who have become fixtures at the top of their sports and just how consistent the world’s best competitors have been — some of these stars on their second decade of dominance,” the article continued.
With respect to Bolt, Business Insider writer Tyler Lauretta likened the world’s fastest man to a superhero rather than an athlete.
“The title of “Fastest Man Alive” is one of the most sought-after in all of sport, elevating its holder to something closer to a superhero than merely an athlete,” Lauretta wrote.
“For three straight Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt proved to the world that no one could move through space faster, taking home golds in the 100 meters, 200, and 4×100 in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. No athlete has ever lived up to their name quite like him,” he added.
See the decade’s top 10 most dominant athletes, according to Business Insider, in descending order, below:
10. Rafael Nadal (Men’s Lawn Tennis)
9. Clayton Kershaw (Major League Baseball)
8. Simone Biles (Women’s Gymnastics)
7. Christiano Ronaldo (Men’s Football/Soccer)
6. Michael Phelps (Swimming)
5. Lionel Messi (Football)
4. Roger Federer (Lawn Tennis)
3. Tom Brady (American Football)
2. Serena Williams (Women’s Lawn Tennis)
1. Lebron James (Men’s Basketball)
What do you think, BUZZ fam? Does Usain Bolt need to be ranked higher in the list?
Share your thoughts on what you think of Business Insider‘s top 10 in the comments section!