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Table 2 Spearman’s correlation coefficient between final ranking and section rankings as well as total race velocity and section velocities

From: Swimming turn performance: the distinguishing factor in 1500 m world championship freestyle races?

Final ranking Section ranking Total race velocity Section velocity [m.s−1]
Start Swim Turn Start Swim Turn
Short-course world championships
25 m pool length –Hangzhou 2018
 1. Place 5 2 1.a 1.77 2.62 1.64 2.00a
 2. Place 8 1 4.b 1.76 2.45 1.65 1.96b
 3. Place 3 6 2.a 1.75 2.75 1.61 1.99a
 4. Place 4 5 3.a 1.74 2.81 1.61 1.97a
 5. Place 6 4 6.b 1.74 2.67 1.63 1.92b
 6. Place 1 3 8.b 1.73 2.59 1.63 1.90b
 7. Place 7 7 5 1.71 2.58 1.59 1.93
 8. Place 2 8 7 1.68 2.78 1.56 1.90
 r-value − 0.36 0.74 0.81 r-value − 0.20 0.80 0.81
 p-value 0.385 0.037 0.015 p-value 0.629 0.017 0.015
Long-course world championships
50 m pool length – Gwangju 2019
 1. Place 2 2 1.a 1.71 2.76 1.64 2.04a
 2. Place 4 3 2.a 1.71 2.70 1.64 2.03a
 3. Place 7 1 4.b 1.71 2.53 1.65 1.99b
 4. Place 3 4 5 1.70 2.72 1.63 1.99
 5. Place 1 5 3 1.69 2.86 1.62 2.03
 6. Place 6 6 6 1.68 2.55 1.62 1.96
 7. Place 8 7 7 1.66 2.49 1.61 1.90
 8. Place 5 8 8 1.63 2.67 1.58 1.84
 r-value 0.43 0.93 0.93 r-value 0.32 0.98 0.83
 p-value 0.289  < 0.001  < 0.001 p-value 0.444  < 0.001 0.011
  1. aincreased final ranking due to turn performance
  2. bdecreased final ranking due to turn performance