Jessica Ennis wasn’t beaten by the scoring system but Laura was.

Mathematics is the last thing that should determine a winner in sports. Sports is visual. Sports is art. We want to see the winner run across the finish line and strike a pose. We want to see the winner jump and twist and defy gravity. We want to see the winner swim like a dolphin (I like dolphins) and then get of the pool majestically. We want to watch and know that what we saw was the best we would see that day and maybe ever. So it is unfortunate that we need to resort to math, statistics, and complex … Continue reading Jessica Ennis wasn’t beaten by the scoring system but Laura was.