I was reading an article on choking and found the following stat to be fascinating.
The Guardian wrote:
Elite athletes are like the rest of us: they get anxious and it hampers their performance. In the last 30 seconds of tight basketball games, WNBA and NBA players are 5.8% and 3.1% respectively less likely to score from a free throw – an uncontested shot awarded to players who have been fouled – than at other moments in the game.
It kind of makes sense to me as women are more emotional than men so might they 'feel the big moment' a bit more than a man?