Is Brad the greatest?

An eight Olympic medal, and fifth gold arguably makes Sir Brad the most successful British Olympian ever. I’m not about to argue here with how his greatness compare with athletes from other sports. But in pure medal terms, here’s how he stacks up:

Gold    Silver   Bronze

Wiggins     5           1                2

Hoy             6           1                0

Redgrave   5            0               1

Kenny         4           1               0

Ainslee       4           1               0

Grainger     1           5               0

Pinsent        4         0               0


On the basis of 3 points for gold, two for silver and one for bronze, that gives Brad 19 points, Chris 19, Redgrave 16, Kenny, rower Grainger  and sailer Ainslie 13 points.

Of course two more Kenny golds would put him in a three way tie for first.







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