Post-WJC/U23 Development: Germany

JoranJuly 30, 2010

Another installment looking at how athletes have faired following WJC/U23 racing.

This time we’re looking at Germany, a country that gained some notoriety over the last 10-15 years for a dramatic turnaround in athlete development.  At least, that’s what I remember the conventional wisdom being.

We’ll start with just the basic graph (click through for larger version):

The red lines represent trends averaged across all German skiers in each panel.  As we’ve learned by now, though, these averages can mask a lot of variation between each individual athlete:

There are many athletes that had success at WJC/U23s and went on to have great success in other international racing, but others did not.  Note that the impressive looking career in the men’s 16-20 panel belongs to Tobias Angerer, who never cracked the top 15 at WJCs or U23s but went on to have considerable international success.  However, it is certainly fair to say that Angerer has peaked later than many other athletes.

There are quite a few different skiers here, so obviously I haven’t attempted to label each red line with a name.  Instead, here’s another table that tells you which German skier is in which panel.  You’ll have to use your noodle to deduce who goes with which line (if it’s even possible to tell in some cases; sorry).

Name Gender Group
TEICHMANN Axel Men 1-5
KATZ Andreas Men 1-5
FILBRICH Jens Men 1-5
MARSCHALL Philipp Men 1-5
GOERING Franz Men 1-5
SEIFFERT Stefan Men 1-5
BOCHERT Kay Men 1-5
SCHLOTT Sebastian Men 1-5
SPANUTH Ron Men 1-5
KUENZEL-NYSTAD Claudia Women 1-5
SIEGEL Monique Women 1-5
HENKEL Manuela Women 1-5
KRELLNER Anja Women 1-5
ROTH Ramona Women 1-5
BING Thomas Men 1-5
DOTZLER Hannes Men 1-5
ULLMANN Steve Men 1-5
ANGER Lucia Women 1-5
RUF Marion Women 1-5
DITTRICH Antje Women 1-5
BOCHERT Kay Women 1-5
ULLMANN Steve Women 1-5
SEIFERT Benjamin Men 6-10
BECK Matthias Men 6-10
KIRCHNER Stefan Men 6-10
HEUN Daniel Men 6-10
LANG Toni Men 6-10
BOEHLER Stefanie Women 6-10
HERMANN Denise Women 6-10
MAEMPEL Antje Women 6-10
KLAUS Isabel Women 6-10
KUEHNE Andy Men 6-10
SCHNURRER Manuel Men 6-10
SCHWOERER Tobias Men 6-10
BACHMANN Nadine Women 6-10
WUNDERLE Stefanie Women 6-10
ENDERS Marcus Men 6-10
LANG Toni Women 6-10
BECK Matthias Women 6-10
KIRCHNER Stefan Women 6-10
KLESSEN Dirk Men 11-15
FESSEL Nicole Women 11-15
WILHELM Kati Women 11-15
GRIMM Dirk Men 11-15
EICHHORN Theresa Women 11-15
SWIEDER Julia Women 11-15
WEEGER Katrin Women 11-15
KLEINE Verena Women 11-15
ANGERER Tobias Men 16-20
ZELLER Katrin Women 16-20
WICK Thomas Men 16-20
FROHS Joern Men 16-20
KAEMPF Mandy Women 16-20

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