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Gender Inequality and Women's Gymnastics – Redux
Click the image to enlarge it. My first post about gender inequality went awry, but no matter! In writing the original post, I thought of an even more interesting question about gender inequality and women's gymnastics. When it comes to women's gymnastics, ...
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Do Height and Weight Matter in Women's Gymnastics?
At one point, some people believed that gymnastics was governed by two maxims: The shorter, the better The lighter, the better These silly notions led to all sorts of problems in the sport. (You can read Little Girls in Pretty Boxes to get a glimpse into so...
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What is the strongest predictor of all-around rank?
It's time to look at another controversial subject among gymnastics fans. It goes something like this: "The gymnast who performs the most difficulty will win the all-around competition." In other words, gymnastics fans tend to believe that D-scores are stro...
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Why I'm Confused by UCLA's Crowdfunding Campaign
Watch the video for yourself … This level of fluff might fly with wealthy donors in L.a. L.a. Land, but we, the gymternet, are smarter than this. When thing don't add up, we notice, and we respond. Let's break this down…  A few key sentences from the video ...
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SamGate
Should Sam Mikulak have been allowed to remount the bars? Watch the judge at the 0:49 mark. I'm going with "no." When Oliver Hegi's grip ripped last year , he was not given extra time.
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More Difficulty = Better Execution Scores?
Let's face it. We are gym fans. In case you missed it, fan is short for fanatic, and as fanatics, we, gymnastics fans, aren't the most logical people. We tend to select one routine or one example, and we craft an entire theory around that one data point. Re...
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The Strong Connection between Gender Equality and a Powerful Women's Gymnastics Team
r 2 = 0.206, p < 0.01* Want to have a great women's gymnastics team? Fix your gender inequality.  Kuang Keng Kuek Ser of Public Radio International looked at a similar correlation between FIFA points and gender inequality. You can see the chart here: Curiou...
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Which event is the strongest predictor of all-around rankings?
Gymternet, my apologies. I'm on a myth busting tirade. In my previous post , we looked at whether D-scores were strong predictors of final all-around rankings. Now, I want to look at which event is the strongest predictor of the final all-around rankings. O...
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More Difficulty = Better Execution Score? - The 2014 AA Edition
Let's face it, gym fans. We're human. We like to find examples and then make sweeping generalizations. The relationship between difficulty scores and execution scores is no exception. Many gymnastics fans feel that judges are more lenient on difficult routi...
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Sexy Data Dump
During the World Championships, I made many, many charts for GymCastic , and they need to live somewhere. So, why not my blog? Click on the images to make them larger. 1. A breakdown of the execution scores during the men's all-around. 2. A breakdown of the...
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2014 Men's World Team Finals: When Difficulty Edges Out Execution
At the 2004 Olympics, Marian Dragulescu performed his eponymous vault . He completed it nearly flawlessly and earned a 9.900, a ginormous score at the time. For his second vault, Dragulescu did a Kaz 1.5. But he went over the lines, put both hands to the ma...
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MAG: What's Your Country's Worst Event?
When Coach Rick asks you a question, you answer him. That's the first rule of gymternet etiquette. So, when he asked me this… …I put together some sexy data for him. As you look at the charts below, please keep in mind the following: If you click on the ima...
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