1500m SPEED SKATING, AN ARTICLE BY: REAGAN STONE
About Speed Skating
In the olympics, women and men compete (separately) to skate a certain distance across the ice in the fastest amount of time. Speed skating is a majorly competitive form of ice skating. In the 1500m speed skating event, competitors try to race 1500 meters in the fastest time.
Annette Gerritsen Olympic Speed Skater from the Netherlands
Anni Friesinger an Olympic German 1500m Speed Skater
Jeremy Wotherspoon a Canadian Mens Speed Skater
WOMEN VS. MEN
Will Men Always be Psychically Stronger than Women?
Dating all the way back to 1960, women have been competing in Speed Skating along side men. Men have statistically had faster finish times than women have. However, as time advances, women are catching up to men immensely. Women's finishing times have decreased by 31.69 seconds from 1960-2014. Men's times have decreased by 25.4 seconds. Although men are still reigning in their position for fastest finish time, women are improving at a faster rate than men.
Data Images (Click on Photos to View)
Data Points with Lines of Best Fit
According to the intersection point, in year 2061 (if the pattern continues,) men and women will be at an equal speed of skating. Their finishing time (according to the y intersection point) will be 77 seconds.
Data (Pink= girls, Boys= Blue)
X and Y Variables
Our X variable is the # of years the data is dependent on. The Y variable is the seconds it takes to travel the 1500m.