who will be the unlimate winner? women or men?
what is spped skating?
Speed skating, is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other in traveling a certain distance on skates. Lake Placid had hosted its first major speed skating competition in 1919, with the Eastern Outdoor Championships, won by local skater Charlie Jewtraw, who went on to become Olympic Champion in the 500 m at the inaugural Winter Olympics in 1924. Since then, many records had been set on the ice of the town’s Mirror Lake. For the 1932 Games, a $150,000 stadium was built with a capacity of 5,000. A hockey rink was placed in the centre of the track, and matches were played between and during skating races. It was only at the Lake Placid Games in 1932 that women were authorized to compete in speed skating, which was then only a demonstration sport. It was not until the 1960 Games in Squaw Valley that women’s speed skating was officially included in the Olympic program.
this picture is showing all of the data I used. in chronological order from the lowest date to the highest. it also shows the speed of the skaters in seconds. L2 is men and L3 is women.
American speed-skater Chris Witty celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 1000 meters.
This picture shows a scatter plot of where the men and women's data and speed lies on a graph compared to the date. The + is women data and the squares represent the men's data.
this picture shows the equations of linear regression for both men and women. Y1 is the linear regression for the me. while Y2 is the linear regression for the women. these equations shows the lines of best fit for both genders.
First-place finisher Shani Davis celebrates on the podium following the men's 1,000 meters
This is the point at which male and female competitors have the same speed. at this point the female competitors have started out decreasing more than the males competitors at a steadier rate, the male competitors have been decreasing at a faster rate. At present, the female competitors are outperforming their male counterparts; but according to the trends, that will change at the intersection point.