After 2 DNFs in the second run at Zagreb by US skiers, I started to wonder, do our skiers DNF more frequently than other countries' skiers, or is it just my imagination? Here are the stats through four men's slalom races this season (from a total of 404 first and second runs combined):
US DNF rate: 8 of 35 - 23%
Other countries' DNF rate: 58 of 369 - 16%
(For those who care, a chi-square test gives a test statistic of 1.45, which is not statistically significant)
So, is this just bad luck, or are our younger skiers trying to emulate Bode and Ted's style, but are unable to do it?