Gällivare: US Women
Not much to say, really, about the US women this past weekend. The relays aren’t really something I tackle from a data perspective, so I’ll just focus on the distance results form Saturday.
It was a strong day, that sounds like it could have been stronger for the US women, absent some falls. I went back and grabbed the US and Canadian results in the first WC distance race for the past 20 years or so and graphed them below:
I included the Canadians here for context, and the performance measure on the y axis is simply finishing place. I’ve marked the top 30 with a red line. An absence of dots means that we simply didn’t enter many (or any) skiers in the first WC distance race that year. The variations in that regard are also interesting.