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World Slalom Series Statistics 2007-2012

We present for your attention a unique statistical review of the World Slalom Series first six years. WSS is a grand project created by World Slalom Skaters Association (WSSA): from 2007 to 2012 there were 347 competitions (426 battles and classics in total) in 32 countries where more than 4500 sportsmen from 55 countries took part. During that period freestyle slalom on inline skates developed into the world acknowledged sport under the wing of FIRS. There were World Championships and all kinds of smaller events in all regions of the planet – Europe, Asia, both Americas, Africa and Australia. We're going to look back at that glorious and difficult time by means of the WSSA Rankings statistical analysis. The best way to learn history is through mathematics.

The official WSSA Rankings are openly published on WSS site. Though the Series started in 2007, the first Rankings were issued in January 2008 as a result of collected primary data.

Laffargue's photo

1. Common statistics:

Competitions and organizing countries

Numbers and scoring method

Country codes

2. Disciplines data

Men Freestyle Slalom

Women Freestyle Slalom

Men Speed Slalom

Women Speed Slalom

3. More detailed year-by-year reviews:

2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012

The picture shows Sébastien Laffargue: WSSA Vice President; Europe, America & Africa Countries Development Superviser; World Slalom Series Manager & Coordinator. He's also the man who invented and developed freestyle slalom battles, chief engineer of slalom skates "Seba", very successful sportsman  in freestyle and speed slalom, high jumps, downhill, speedskating. The list of his awards and merits in Roller Sports is almost endless.

XLSX-file with tables and charts. Due to large amount of data yearly statistics is split into separate files and can be found in according articles.