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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 […]

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Post-WJC/U23 Development: Canada

In a short piece on FasterSkier the other day, I showed a graph that examined the FIS points vs. age trends of skiers broken down by their success at WJCs or U23s.  In it, I highlighted only the American athletes, apart from the general trends for all skiers. I thought that I’d continue with a […]

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Performance vs Age Redux: Grover’s Graph

[Note: This article first appeared here.] Chris Grover recently mentioned a graph, “Every athlete who is being nominated to the U.S. Ski Team this year has something in common.  They are on the path to winning a medal. This medal could from the World Cup, World Championship or Olympic Winter Games, but they are on […]

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Skiing Performance and Age

[Note: This article first appeared here.] The Italian legend Maurilio De Zolt and  Norwegian great Hilde Pedersen are excellent examples of elite cross country ski racers who continued to excel at the international level into their 40’s.  While continuing to compete on the World Cup circuit at that age may not be common, cross country […]

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