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How the Winners are Calculated

For the analysis on the Head 2 Head battles we use the power of numbers, provided by visitor ratings of the aspects of athleticism and success for both the sport and the athlete.

Comparing two Sports is based purely on comparing the sports in terms of each of the factors, and seeing which comes out on top more often. As there are 12 factors, there can be a draw!

For Comparing two Sports People, first the sport is rated for the factors that are important for success in the particular sport. Once this is known, we then rate these factors for the athletes. Combining these two results, we can compare the athletes on each factor, then use a weighting based on what factors are more important for the sport to determine the overall winner.

Sports Factors of Success

The rating is based on scores the following 12 factors of success (see details of how these 12 factors of success were determined).

  1. Body Composition — refers primarily to the distribution of muscle and fat in the body. Body size such as height, lengths and girths are also grouped under this component.
  2. Aerobic Endurance — also known as cardiovascular fitness and stamina, is the ability to exercise continuously for extended periods without tiring.
  3. Muscle Strength and Power — strength is the ability to carry out work against a resistance, and power is the ability to exert this maximal force in as short a time as possible, as in accelerating, jumping and throwing implements.
  4. Speed / Quickness — the ability to move quickly across the ground or move limbs rapidly to grab or throw.
  5. Flexibility — the capacity of a joint to move through its full range of motion, which is important for execution of the techniques of sports.
  6. Agility — the ability to quickly change body position or direction of the body.
  7. Balance and Coordination — the ability to stay upright or stay in control of body movement is an important component of many sports skills.
  8. Reaction Time — the ability to respond quickly to a stimulus.
  9. Analytic and Tactical Ability— the ability of the mental system to evaluate and react to strategic situations (tactical ability).
  10. Motivation and Self Confidence — a motivated and focused athlete, with a level of belief in themselves, often seen as arrogance in athletes.
  11. Coping with Pressure — the ability to stay focused and perform up to expectations while under increasing pressure, and under changing conditions.
  12. Skill and Technique — the specific skill set and technique required to be successful in a particular sport.

You can help by adding your rating for the sport factors of success, which are then used in the analysis of player match ups.

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