To what extent does the pathway to senior elite success build on junior elite success?
Three competition levels were considered — competing at a national championship level, competing at an international championship level, and winning international medals—and addressed three questions:
How many junior athletes reach an equivalent competition level when they are senior athletes?
How many senior athletes reached an equivalent competition level when they were junior athletes?
The answers to these questions provide an answer to Question 3:
To what extent are successful juniors and successful seniors one identical population or two disparate populations?
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