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2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
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13-Feb-2018, 4:15 PM

TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

dahmage said:

what did you think about this part of the article though?

Caldwell’s teammate, Mac Bohonnon, says the scoring scale is one factor dissuading women from doing triples. At the elite level, men have to do triples to be competitive. But, Bohonnon says, triples aren’t scored with a high enough degree of difficulty to make them worth the risk for women.

“It’s a more dangerous jump, it’s a more challenging jump, it’s a scarier jump,” he says, “and I think there’s no reward for women doing triples. In my eyes, they’re almost punished. They’re getting beat by easy doubles.”

The logic goes, if you can reach the podium more securely with a less challenging jump, why not just stick to a double?

There is something to that, no? If you tell the female athletes to only attempt to achieve a certain level, but tell the male athletes to attempt to achieve a higher level, that plays a part in the eventual level they achieve.

I think the end goal should be that both genders are pushed just as far, and challenged to the ability of the person, not to their genders abilities.

Warbler said:

I agree maybe the points should be higher for triples (I say that without knowing anything about the point system).

I have no problem with the scoring being the same for males and females. I have no problem with pushing both males and females to be the best they can possibly be.

Then I’m not sure exactly what your problem is.

She talks about about gender equality in the one area where the genders are not equal. She says boys aren’t the standard, when the are. I know it is not pc, but it is the truth.