Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Ireland's WOC versus the peer nationsNow that the World Champs is over, I looked at how Ireland did against each of the peer nations. I used my usual list of nations (USA, BEL, CAN, IRL, PN, NZL and POR) and calculated a win-loss record for the Irish runners.
Overall, Irish runners' won-loss record was 39-48. That's a winning percentage of 45.
To put that into context, in 2009 Portugal's winning percentage was 60. The other year's where I have winning percentages are all for the US and are:
2005 24 percent
2006 26 percent
2007 51 percent
2008 32 percent
You can break down the win-loss records by discipline or compare Ireland's men and women. If you look at the win-loss record against each individual nation, you can get an overall ranking of the peer nations. If you have a bunch of time, you could look at the winning percent for Ireland at previous World Championships.
A few things caught my eye as I was looking at Ireland's results:
The men and women had similar winning percentages (47 for the men and 41 for the women).
Back to okansas.blogspot.com. posted by Michael | 4:46 PM
I'm sure Ireland did a whole lot better in Norway than in France. But Norway was the first good year in a long while.Post a Comment