Quote from: ShaunPrior to the Worlds, but well after selection, one of the lifters likely to score points has a performance affecting injury and is much less likely to earn points. This is an unreasonable assumption. One could suffer an injury and recover in time to have a fantastic performance. And, the fitness test Mike says the BOD is considering could easily force a slightly injured lifter to go heavier than they should and make them worse.That is not unreasonable at all, in fact, that exact scenario happened in 2006. The lifter did not recover and had a below mediocre performance and scored no points, while an in shape lifter capable of scoring points stayed home.
Prior to the Worlds, but well after selection, one of the lifters likely to score points has a performance affecting injury and is much less likely to earn points.
There was no guarantee the other lifter would have scored points and no guarantees on the matter in the future. You can't predict future performance or we could simulate weightlifting meets on a computer. Any attempt to do so will be subjective and will inevitably screw lifters based on opinion and arbitrary and counterproductive bureaucracy. You can't measure injuries or heart. Its just the wrong approach.
Of course there is no guarantee.
What if he lost a leg? What if he had a heart attack two weeks out?"
You can measure injuries and the heart.
So, how do the "centralized controlling bureaucrats regulate" this so as to insure that the "common interest" is achieved?
That is not true. Stroke volume, end systolic volume, ejection fraction, heart rate, etc., can all be measured objectively.
By your reasoning, you would admire the lifter attempting to lift with one leg.
You might not be so happy if the team points lost cost us that additional Olympic slot, and it would have been yours.
I think our goals are different, I'm seeking input that would be useful. I get the feeling you're just enjoying the argument.
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