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Friday, August 21, 2009

Portugal and the peer nations after the relay


Today's relay was the last race for the team from Portugal at the WOC. I updated my count of peer nations wins-losses with the sprint and relay results. For the entire WOC, Portugal's record against the peer nations was 43-29.

The overall record works out to a winning percentage of 60.

I don't know about the goals for Portugal, but as an outsider it looks like they had a decent WOC. I have to think that having Tiago Romao qualify for a final is a good accomplishment. He's still a junior and as best I can tell, Portugal hasn't had a qualifier in a final since 2005.

I haven't gone back and looked at Portugal's results for prior years, but I have calculated winning percentages for the US at the world champs for 2005 through 2008. Those percentages put the Portuguese results in some context.

WOC US winning percentages:

2005 24 percent
2006 26 percent
2007 51 percent
2008 32 percent

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posted by Michael | 7:29 PM


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