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Throwing like a girl

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 11, 2012

In almost every case, the perceived skill-level gender gap between males and females is overblown. One exception: Throwing. According to one researcher: “The overhand throwing gap, beginning at 4 years of age, is three times the difference of any other motor task, and it just gets bigger across age. By 18, there’s hardly any overlap in the distribution: Nearly every boy by age 15 throws better than the best girl.” About the only thing I can do better than my wife is manage a browser with 65 open tabs.

Apparently no one told Erin DiMeglio about this throwing research. She plays quarterback on her high school football team in Florida.

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