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Posted - 18 March 2017 09:53
Yes. Loads of room for improvement.

Feel sorry for those at the top
Posted - 18 March 2017 09:54
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Low handicap increases chance of winning competitions too
Posted - 18 March 2017 10:17
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Are all the hours alone in your bedroom playing Super Mario Kart finally paying off for you?
🐝 buzz
Posted - 18 March 2017 12:27
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Glad you clarified whether it was top 93 or bottom 93.
Posted - 18 March 2017 13:28
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It's all well and good, although I'm not sure what Hyoo does with gloryholes counts as a sport.
Posted - 18 March 2017 13:30
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camel racing?
Posted - 18 March 2017 14:16
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Surely depends what you want? If you want to make your living from it, no, because you aren't yet good enough to do that.

If you want the satisfaction of being good at your chosen hobby, yes.

Probably depends a bit on the sport too. Lots and lots of people swim regularly for fitness, so any competitive swimmer might crack top 15% and, as a niche spectator sport, pros will make up a vanishingly small of the whole. Top 7% would probably be a half decent club level swimmer, swimming twice a week.

By contrast, there aren't vast numbers of rugby clubs out there, but those who do play tend to take it quite seriously and there's a fairly sizeable professional game. Being top 7% at rugby would probably mean being semi-pro standard, training must days.
Posted - 18 March 2017 14:28
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re swimming i saw a 60+ david wilkie in an interview say he was banned from the local pool "for swimming too fast"
Posted - 18 March 2017 15:42
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It just means you're a far baby, doesn't it?
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 18 March 2017 21:17
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It's squash isn't it? One of the hyoo bots used to post about that when they forgot they were into cycling.
Posted - 18 March 2017 21:21
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Say 75m tennis players. So that's about five million better than you?

Posted - 19 March 2017 10:18
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Pretty pointless without telling us the sport so we can judge how seriously the 'thousands of amateurs' might be taking it and how level the playing field is for you.

If you are top 3% in a sport where the majority of the other players are roughly your age and fitness and spent about as much time playing it as you do that is very good.

Not so much if it's top 3% times in local fun runs or top 3% of people who play chess...or if you're 25 and playing in a squash league or at a golf club full of desperate 50 year old bankers clinging to their youth,,,
Posted - 19 March 2017 13:52
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the richest man in the world?
Posted - 19 March 2017 15:03
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[pedant]Being 'in the 93.4th percentile' is meaningless.

In a distribution there are 100 percentiles. One could be in the 93rd or the 94th, not the 93.4th.

Presumably OP meant being in the 934 permillile. [/pedant]