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Thursday, July 24, 2008
WOC batting averagesI calculated "batting averages" for qualifying for WOC finals for the US and the peer nations. "Batting average" is the number of times each nation made a final (for the period of 2003-2008) divided by the number of opportunities to make a final.
Take 2008 as an example. There were qualifying races for the sprint, middle, and long finals. Each nation could enter 3 men and 3 women in each qualifying event. So there were 18 opportunities to make a final in 2008. If a nation had one man and one woman qualify for each discipline, that'd be 6 qualifiers. So the "batting average" is 6/18 = .333
I began by looking at the US and the peer nations as a group. The peer nations are Belgium, New Zealand, Portugal, Canada, Ireland, and Japan. The batting average for the entire group is .085
New Zealand has, by a good bit, the best batting average at .265
Here are the batting averages for the other nations:
My data source was the worldofo.com WOC historic results sorted by county.
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