Post-WJC/U23 Development: Germany

Another installment looking at how athletes have faired following WJC/U23 racing.

This time we’re looking at Germany, a country that gained some notoriety over the last 10-15 years for a dramatic turnaround in athlete development.  At least, that’s what I remember the conventional wisdom being.

We’ll start with just the basic graph (click through for larger version):

The red lines represent trends averaged across all German skiers in each panel.  As we’ve learned by now, though, these averages can mask a lot of variation between each individual athlete:

There are many athletes that had success at WJC/U23s and went on to have great success in other international racing, but others did not.  Note that the impressive looking career in the men’s 16-20 panel belongs to Tobias Angerer, who never cracked the top 15 at WJCs or U23s but went on to have considerable international success.  However, it is certainly fair to say that Angerer has peaked later than many other athletes.

There are quite a few different skiers here, so obviously I haven’t attempted to label each red line with a name.  Instead, here’s another table that tells you which German skier is in which panel.  You’ll have to use your noodle to deduce who goes with which line (if it’s even possible to tell in some cases; sorry).

NameGenderGroup
TEICHMANN AxelMen1-5
SOMMERFELDT ReneMen1-5
KATZ AndreasMen1-5
FILBRICH JensMen1-5
TSCHARNKE TimMen1-5
MARSCHALL PhilippMen1-5
GOERING FranzMen1-5
SEIFFERT StefanMen1-5
BOCHERT KayMen1-5
REISSHAUER ReneMen1-5
SCHLOTT SebastianMen1-5
SPANUTH RonMen1-5
KUENZEL-NYSTAD ClaudiaWomen1-5
SACHENBACHER-STEHLE EviWomen1-5
SIEGEL MoniqueWomen1-5
HENKEL ManuelaWomen1-5
KRELLNER AnjaWomen1-5
ROTH RamonaWomen1-5
BING ThomasMen1-5
DOTZLER HannesMen1-5
ULLMANN SteveMen1-5
ANGER LuciaWomen1-5
RUF MarionWomen1-5
DITTRICH AntjeWomen1-5
BOCHERT KayWomen1-5
ULLMANN SteveWomen1-5
SEIFERT BenjaminMen6-10
BECK MatthiasMen6-10
KIRCHNER StefanMen6-10
HEUN DanielMen6-10
LANG ToniMen6-10
BOEHLER StefanieWomen6-10
HERMANN DeniseWomen6-10
MAEMPEL AntjeWomen6-10
KLAUS IsabelWomen6-10
KUEHNE AndyMen6-10
SCHNURRER ManuelMen6-10
SCHWOERER TobiasMen6-10
BACHMANN NadineWomen6-10
WUNDERLE StefanieWomen6-10
ENDERS MarcusMen6-10
LANG ToniWomen6-10
BECK MatthiasWomen6-10
KIRCHNER StefanWomen6-10
KLESSEN DirkMen11-15
FESSEL NicoleWomen11-15
WILHELM KatiWomen11-15
GRIMM DirkMen11-15
EICHHORN TheresaWomen11-15
SWIEDER JuliaWomen11-15
WEEGER KatrinWomen11-15
KLEINE VerenaWomen11-15
ANGERER TobiasMen16-20
ZELLER KatrinWomen16-20
WICK ThomasMen16-20
FROHS JoernMen16-20
KAEMPF MandyWomen16-20

Related posts:

  1. Gadflies & Punching Bags
  2. How Well Prepared Are World Cup Rookies? (Part 1a: Distance)
  3. Post-WJC/U23 Development: Canada
  4. Skiing Performance and Age
  5. Variability In World Cup Ski Racers

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