Last night, after two days of intense competition, the Olympic Heptathlon finally finished. Team GB’s Jess Ennis secured gold despite the scoring system that is weighted against her, as we showed a few weeks ago. In the wake of this, we’re going to have a look at what would have happened using the scoring system that we proposed as an alternative at this Games. Would the results have been the same? Would it have been fairer?
Firstly, the official results for the Heptathlon are here for those who want to view them as we go along. Secondly, I recommend you read the first post before we continue; this post may not make much sense without that background.