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Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:26 am

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Jerry Bookin-Weiner wrote:
Unfortunately, the AA standards in the Men's Weight Throw are very outdated. They have not been changed since we adopted the WMA standard weights which happened in 2001. Prior to that date men threw the 35# weight until they were 70 and then switched to the 20# weight in USATF competitions. The standards are based on that assumption. The same is true of the M60-69 superweight, which was changed from the 56# weight to the 44# weight three or four years ago. The AA standards need to catch up.


Shall I just do the statistical analysis and write a proposal? The proposal would be an argument for a methodology, parameter estimates, and AA standards. You can then critique the numbers below the surface instead of quibbling over opinions.

Of course, the simplest stopgap approach is just to pro-rate the changed weights of the implements!



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