Nhat V. Meyer/Associated Press; Jim Rogash, via Getty Images; Chang W. Lee/The New York Times From left, Kerri Walsh, Christian Cantwell and Gabby Douglas, United States Olympians.
Do you have the body of a British Olympic cyclist? Or are you built more like a Russian shot-putter?
To find out, don’t miss the British Broadcasting Corporation’s fun new interactive graphic that compares your height and weight with those of the members of Team Great Britain as well as the bodies of 10 percent of the athletes from all the other Olympic teams in London this month. The data set also includes the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest Olympic competitors.
That means if you’re 5-foot-7 and 140 pounds, you’ve got the body size of the Italian fencer Irene Vecchi. If you’re 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, you may look like the Ukrainian discus thrower Natalya Fokina-Semenova. And at 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, you might have the body of the Brazilian diver Hugo Parisi.
Obviously, a couch potato and an Olympic swimmer of the same height and weight would have very different body shapes. That said, it’s a fun graphic and interesting to see the wide variation in Olympic bodies.