The Greatest Softball Player at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Softball Player of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female Softball Player from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance.olympic poster

The best all-time performing softball player at the Olympic Games is USA player Laura Berg who won three gold medals and one silver between 1996 and 2008, a medal for every year that softball has been on the Olympic Games program. There are three other players who have all won four Olympic medals, all from Australia. See the table below to see how other athletes ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Games Softball Players

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Softball for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt). Included on this list are all players that have won at least two gold medals or three medals in total.

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Softball at the Olympic Games

rank name country Gold Silver Bronze total
medals
rating
1 Laura Berg USA 3 1 0 4 20
=2 Leah O'Brien USA 3 0 0 3 18
=2 Lisa Fernandez USA 3 0 0 3 18
=2 Lori Harrigan USA 3 0 0 3 18
=5 Crystl Bustos USA 2 1 0 3 14
=5 Stacey Nuveman USA 2 1 0 3 14
=7 Christa Lee Williams USA 2 0 0 2 12
=7 Sheila Cornell USA 2 0 0 2 12
=7 Michele Smith USA 2 0 0 2 12
=7 Dot Richardson USA 2 0 0 2 12
=11 Melanie Roche Australia 0 1 3 4 5
=11 Natalie Ward Australia 0 1 3 4 5
=11 Tanya Harding Australia 0 1 3 4 5
=14 Sandra Allen Australia 0 1 2 3 4
=14 Brooke Wilkins Australia 0 1 2 3 4
=14 Natalie Titcume Australia 0 1 2 3 4
=14 Simmone Morrow Australia 0 1 2 3 4
=14 Peta Edebone Australia 0 1 2 3 4

notes: initial data from wikipedia of Olympic gold medalists (with at least 3 gold medals, including results up to 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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