Post-WJC/U23 Development: Italy

Yet another in a continuing series.  This time, Italy.  First up is the original form of the graph where each panel contains athletes grouped by their best performance at WJCs or U23s (1-5, 6-10, etc.):

As before, the blue lines are trends for the entire population in each panel, the red lines are the trends only for the Italian skiers in each panel.  The women’s 16-20 panel is omitted, as there is only one skier there with only ~3 seasons of results.

As we’ve seen before, the general trends lines can mask a lot of variation:

This time I’ve only plotted the points for the Italian skiers (red) but the blue trend lines remain the same.  Fast skiers (1-5 panels) ski slowly sometimes.  But this is still lumping multiple athletes together, so let’s look at the paths for each individual skier:

This really drives home the level of variation between individual skiers, I hope.

Related posts:

  1. How Well Prepared Are World Cup Rookies? (Part 1b: Distance)
  2. Performance vs Age Redux: Grover’s Graph
  3. Post-WJC/U23 Development: Canada
  4. Post-WJC/U23 Development: Germany
  5. Skiing Performance and Age

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