Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tanked: The Unofficial Drinking Game for the 2015 P&G Championships

1. Slurp down a "Red-Headed Slut" every time you see Christian Gallardo on your screen.

Okay, okay, okay, I know nothing about Christian's sexual proclivities. But you have to admit you weren't expecting that opening, were you? 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gender Inequality and Women's Gymnastics – Redux

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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, does gender inequality pose a barrier to entry? Is there some kind of threshold for inequality – a point where it becomes increasingly more difficult for women to participate in major competitions?

 Let's discuss the graph above. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Do Height and Weight Matter in Women's Gymnastics?

At one point, some people believed that elite 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 some of the problems that happened in the U.S.)

And really, those notions are silly. Within the small population of elite gymnasts, a gymnast's individual height and weight do not correlate with competition rankings.