Canadian 2020 Indoor/Road Performances (as of Feb 16, 2020) by Doug Clement
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Anonymous said 1 month ago
Is it just me, or do indoor performances seem to be WAY overweighted relative to roads/outdoors?Quote comment
Dec 28th, 2019
Andrew Jones said 1 month agoQuoting: Anonymous
"Is it just me, or do indoor performances seem to be WAY overweighted relative to roads/outdoors?"
These are WA/IAAF point scores from their tables. These tables are created this way:
The scoring tables can be used to compare equivalent performances across different athletics events. Due to obvious biological differences, they aren’t intended to be used to compare men’s and women’s performances, so the system contains scoring tables for men’s and women’s events respectively.
Statistical data has been analysed every year since the last edition of the IAAF scoring tables – including performances from 2014, 2015 and 2016 – and has been used to produce this latest edition of the scoring tables.
Created in 1982 by the late Bojidar Spiriev, the scoring tables have in recent years been maintained by his son Attila.
“Scoring tables, which have a history in athletics dating back even further than the IAAF’s own creation in 1912, are an invaluable reference tool for all those who work in and closely follow our sport,” said IAAF President Sebastian Coe.
“Based upon mathematical principles, they have been regularly adapted over the course of a century and more to meet the demands of our constantly changing sport, taking into account mankind’s physical and athletic development.
“While these tables can never be a definitive measurement of the level of performance considering the differing opinions among sports statisticians concerning their basis and method of construction, they do allow us to consistently measure and compare athletes and their performances across the rich variety of event disciplines. Quote comment