Post-WJC/U23 Development: Norway

Continuing in my series of posts (see here and here) we move on to Norway.  This presents some problems, graphically, since as you might imagine there are many, many more Norwegians who’ve skied well at WJCs or U23s.  This means that if I simply recreate the graphs following my previous examples, they will likely be virtually unreadable.

So I’m going to modify things slightly (click through for larger version):

I have omitted the points for every single race, and instead only plotted points (in red) corresponding to the Norwegian athletes.  I’ve skipped the trend lines for individual Norwegian athletes as well, since there are simply too many to make sense of on a single graph.

As always, the blue trend lines represent everyone in each panel.  The red dots are races by Norwegians only.

I want to emphasize (strenuously!) how variable the Norwegian skiers are.  Look at the men’s 1-5 panel.  See how many red dots there are between 50-100, even after the age of 25?  Each one of those dots is a FIS point score by a Norwegian athlete who at one point finished in the top 5 at WJCs or U23s.  The Norwegians for sure have a ton of results that are super fast (i.e. near the bottom of each panel) but they also have plenty that aren’t so fast, even at later ages.

In case you’re interested, here’s a table with the names of the Norwegian athletes in each panel (you can sort the table by each column if you like).  As you peruse this table, I’d call your attention to the names you don’t recognize as world famous skiing stars and that not every superstar dominated at WJCs (e.g. Marit Bjoergen).

NameGenderGroup
BACH Ole-mariusMen1-5
ROENNING EldarMen1-5
NORTHUG PetterMen1-5
JOHNSRUD SUNDBY MartinMen1-5
HAFSAAS Ronny AndreMen1-5
ROETHE SjurMen1-5
ELIASSEN PetterMen1-5
DAHL John KristianMen1-5
PETTERSEN OeysteinMen1-5
OLSEN Eirik KurlandMen1-5
JESPERSEN ChrisMen1-5
HOLUND Hans ChristerMen1-5
HORNTVEDT KristianMen1-5
HOFSTAD Tore RuudMen1-5
HETLAND Tor ArneMen1-5
TRONDSEN KristerMen1-5
BJONVIKEN ToreMen1-5
PEDERSEN Eivind JuulMen1-5
JACOBSEN AstridWomen1-5
OESTBERG Ingvild FlugstadWomen1-5
ELDEN MarteWomen1-5
STEIRA Kristin StoermerWomen1-5
KRISTOFFERSEN MartheWomen1-5
JOHAUG ThereseWomen1-5
MUERER STEMLAND KristinWomen1-5
WENG HeidiWomen1-5
TOFTDAHL TuvaWomen1-5
LAUVHAUG HildeWomen1-5
SLIND Astrid OeyreWomen1-5
NILSEN Betty Ann BjerkreimWomen1-5
MONRAD-HANSEN MarteWomen1-5
SANDBAKKEN EllenWomen1-5
FREDRIKSEN Marit LilandWomen1-5
SELBAEK LailaWomen1-5
ODEGAARD UnniWomen1-5
ROALDSETH MaritWomen1-5
ENGESLAND IngvildWomen1-5
GLOMSAAS HildeWomen1-5
KROGH Finn HaagenMen1-5
SAEVES EirikMen1-5
FALLA Maiken CaspersenWomen1-5
VESTBOE ThomasMen1-5
SVARTEDAL Jens ArneMen6-10
DJUPVIK Roger AaMen6-10
GJERDALEN Tord AsleMen6-10
BJERKE Espen HaraldMen6-10
HELGESTAD DanielMen6-10
ELVESTAD GlennMen6-10
JERMSTAD FrodeMen6-10
BJOERGEN MaritWomen6-10
SKOFTERUD Vibeke WWomen6-10
NYDAL Britt IngunnWomen6-10
BJOERNAAS Kine BeateWomen6-10
WELTZIEN IngunnWomen6-10
BRAATHEN MeretheWomen6-10
VEUM AnjaWomen6-10
SCHEI RonnaugWomen6-10
NORTHUG TomasMen6-10
OESTBERG Eivind FlugstadMen6-10
KOLSTAD Jonas AustmoMen6-10
GJEDREM Hans MartinMen6-10
HAGA RagnhildWomen6-10
TANGEN CarolineWomen6-10
OEVERBY MetteWomen6-10
EILIFSEN MortenMen11-15
SKAAREN ArveMen11-15
VIKA JimmyMen11-15
JOHANSEN Haakon LoeMen11-15
SKINSTAD Petter SolengMen11-15
ZIESLER JacobMen11-15
MARKSET Kjell ChristianMen11-15
URDAHL IngridWomen11-15
CHRISTIANSEN ErlingMen11-15
HATLEVIK BarbroWomen11-15
SOLBJOERG OeysteinMen16-20
SKJAERLI BrynjarMen16-20
NILSEN Inger Liv BjerkreimWomen16-20
GJEITNES Kari VikhagenWomen16-20
OEYE JorunnWomen16-20
NARUM IngridWomen16-20
KJERSTADMO EvaWomen16-20
HARSEM Kathrine RolstedWomen16-20
STORENG MariWomen16-20
ROGN Geir EndreMen16-20

Related posts:

  1. Another Look At Skier Variability
  2. Post-WJC/U23 Development: Canada
  3. Post-WJC/U23 Development: Germany
  4. Post-WJC/U23 Development: Italy
  5. What Does It Take To Win A Medal?

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