Biathlon Shooting Accuracy
As I pore over my biathlon data, I learn new things all the time. For instance, I really had no idea what a typical biathlete manages for shooting accuracy. For some reason, I would have guessed something in the 60-70% range. But I was way off…
I stand corrected:
This is based upon the previous three seasons of international biathlon races, both men and women. Each dot represent the prone and standing accuracy of a single athlete over that time period. Skiers with fewer than 100 shots were omitted.
Interestingly, you don’t see much difference if you split this up by gender:
I expanded my criteria for this last graph to include results from all season (~1992-present). I wonder who the people are who have shot better standing than prone? I’ll have to check that out in more detail at some point…