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- Jul 6, 2019
The South Koreans dominate archery. The Russians dominated ice hockey. New Zealand dominate Rugby Union.Good post. I mean, Sprinters, who are mostly of Sub Saharan descent has already been mentioned, the same could be said of Olympic swimmers, who are mostly of European descent.
Lots of examples of this, and its always a mix of genetics, resources, culture, and relative lack of competition.
Genetics will always be a factor, but never the sole factor, and genetics is not limited to race. There is as much variation within races as between them. (mainly because race is a garbage categorisation).
No one group or ethnicity dominates men's soccer on an individual player level. This is because its one of the most universal sport, supports a wide(Ish) section of people, and doesn't require much resources but provides good returns.
Europe has dominated it over the past 20 years or so on a collective level however, winning all world cups and having most of the best club teams. This is down to finances. Not race or genes.
The American women dominate women's football however. Again, not because they are genetically superior, but because they have a culture that promotes football that other countries lacked, and more money involved.
You can have perfect genes, but if you don't have the right environment then you won't succeed, never mind dominate. Hard to be a golfer if you've never seen golf, can't afford clubs, and don't live near a course for example.