CSTAT helps with new statistical model for scaling weightlifting performance
"Weightlifters, coaches, National Federations and, most significantly, competition organisers can take advantage of a new all-weights scoring method that has been devised by scientists and statisticians." The working group consisted of academics, athletes, coaches and National Federation officials led by Dr. Huebner, director of CSTAT. https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1140309/weightlifting-q-points-method
The resulting Q points were developed with:
- Data from the Olympics, World and Continental Championships, for the years 2017 through 2021.
- Quantile regression models for the 0.5, 0.75, and 0.9 quantiles.
- Systematic evaluation of fractional polynomials for body weight in the quantile regression models. Goodness-of-fit selection.
- Penalized splines to compare scaled performances of medalists across body weight.