We have compared performances at three break points of the races:
- % necessary to win.
- % is necessary to get a medal.
- % is necessary to get into the final.
Be aware that these are not absolute values, what we are really doing is establishing how hard it is to break these points compared with the best performances of the race. Having this in mind, if the best performances are relatively poor performances, it will affect the rest. But we consider that using a 100% made across classes should compensate 'anomalies' on best performances.
Said that, winning on M1K in Tokyo was harder than the previous games or the average ICF races, and quite the opposite for the bronze medal. Getting into final was a little easier, but harder than it was in Rio.
WK1 and MC1 in Tokyo presented a very similar race compared to the ICF average, and quite in line with Rio 2016.
WC1 was new on the Olympic program and data is showing that getting into medals required a significantly better performance than on the ICF average. Break point for getting into the final was as demanding as it is in a regular World Cup.