Victims & Nemeses: Marit and Justyna Edition

Earlier this week I described the notion of victims and nemeses, and showed you who Petter Northug’s were for the 2009-2010 season.  You can check back at that link for a description of victims/nemeses.  The basic idea is to count up the number of times you beat someone by a narrow margin (they become a victim) or are beaten by someone by a narrow margin (they become a nemesis).

This time let’s look at two of the fastest women around today: Norwegian Marit Bjoergen and Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk.  Only this time, instead of limiting ourselves to just a single season, let’s look over their entire careers.

First Justyna’s victims and nemeses:

Justyna Kowalczyk's VictimsValue
STEIRA Kristin Stoermer10
KUITUNEN Virpi9
ROPONEN Riitta-Liisa9
BJOERGEN Marit8
SAARINEN Aino-Kaisa8
BOEHLER Stefanie7
Justyna Kowalczyk's NemesesValue
SAARINEN Aino-Kaisa11
BJOERGEN Marit10
ROPONEN Riitta-Liisa10
LONGA Marianna9
KALLA Charlotte8
KUENZEL-NYSTAD Claudia8

Marit Bjoergen actually isn’t in the lead here in either case.  Instead it’s Kristin Stoermer Steira who’s been edged out by Kowalczyk the most.  Interestingly, it’s Finnish skier Aino-Kaisa Saarinen who ends up being Justyna’s biggest nemesis, not Bjoergen, although just by a hair.

Next up Marit Bjoergen’s victims and nemeses:

Marit Bjoergen's VictimsValue
STEIRA Kristin Stoermer14
PEDERSEN Hilde G.13
SAARINEN Aino-Kaisa13
HAAG (HANSSON) Anna10
KOWALCZYK Justyna10
SACHENBACHER-STEHLE Evi10
Marit Bjoergen's NemesesValue
MAJDIC Petra10
SMIGUN-VAEHI Kristina9
KOWALCZYK Justyna8
JATSKAJA Oxana7
PALUSELLI Cristina7
SAVIALOVA Olga7

Once again Kristin Stoermer Steira gets the win in the victims category.  For some reason I wasn’t expecting Petra Majdic to pop up as Bjoergen’s top nemesis, but there she is.

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