are virgins good at? That sounds like a joke but it was a serious question. I
couldn’t think of any sport and going back to ancient Rome did not help either.
It just provided more jokes. Even the unforthcoming Cancer gave me a clue or two
to start me off.
solution was to try to find something significant and try to relate it back to
rephrased the question to ask in what sports do Virgo athletes get significantly
This was not
much better. At the Olympic Sport level, only Baseball is even borderline
significant and, although there are plenty of jokes about virgins and bases,
there is no real connection between Baseball and young maidens. For a start,
Olympic Baseball is a male only sport.
well to be dry at the Sport/Discipline level, I then turned to individual
competitions to see if there were any competitions with significances that could
sensibly be grouped together. The two highest significances were both Men’s
Alpine Skiing events. They were the Super Giant Slalom and the Downhill Skiing
events. These competitions are linked because several athletes have obtained
Olympic medals in both of them and, even on their own, have a probability
significance of 1 in 2,500. However, by including the Men’s Alpine Skiing
Combined competition which also has Olympic skiers in common with them (Kjetil
André Aamodt of Norway has even won medals in all three competitions), and also
the Men’s Moguls competition, this probability can be increased to beyond 1 in
Men’s Downhill, Combined,
Super Giant Slalom & Moguls Alpine skiing Competitions
The next most significant
probability after the two skiing competitions is the Men’s 400 m. hurdles,
followed not too far behind by the Men’s 110 m. hurdles. Adding in the Men’s
200m. hurdles, which was run in 1900 and 1904 only, the significance came out at
a probability more than 1 in 5,000.
Considering that male Virgo
athletes were so good at short distance hurdles, it was also reasonable to look
at the Men’s Athletics sprint events. It came as no surprise to find out that
Virgos were significantly better than expected by chance here also.
Combining these sprint
competitions with the Men’s hurdles gives the following chart.
All Men’s Hurdles and Sprint Competitions
The probability has now risen to 1 in
In my opinion, to be a really successful
athlete in downhill skiing, sprinting or baseball, an athlete must have super
fast reflexes. And, if two athletes are similarly matched in all other
departments then the one with the faster reflexes is probably going to beat the
Combining all the above sports gives the
following chart with a chance probability of over 1 in 20,000,000.
All Men’s Hurdles, Sprints,
Baseball & Downhill, Combined, Moguls & Super Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
Virgo is easily one of the most
significant signs for finding related competitions in which medallists score
better than chance. By that standard it is a success. However, their super-quick
reflex attributes that makes them so successful in so many competitions is not
recorded as an attribute of Virgo. Further research seems to be required here.