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Chinese World Cup Performance

I got another friendly homework assignment from The Devon Kershaw Show today. This one was pretty simple, though, as Jason was just wondering about the performance of Chinese skiers on the World Cup (or similar level events). This was prompted by Chunxue Chi finishing 28th in today’s 10k freestyle race in Oestersund.

Jason was curious whether this was one of the best performances by a Chinese skier on the circuit, and the answer is: kind of.

The Chinese women have had a handful of roughly equivalent distance performances, but not recently. In general they’ve had more success with their male sprinters. In this particular case, though, Chunxue Chi finished 24th just a few weeks ago in Nove Mesto. Still, it hasn’t been very common to see the Chinese women scoring points in distance events.