This got me thinking, is there any comprehensive information on this? I found an interesting article on a British news website:
'Top marathon runners tend to be lean and light, star swimmers are gangly things with huge feet and gold medal weightlifters are solid blocks of muscle with short arms and legs. So does your physique - and indeed the way your body works - fit you for a particular sport, or does your body develop a certain way because of your chosen sport?
"It's about 55:45, genes to environment," says Mike Rennie, professor of clinical physiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School in Derby who cites the case of identical twins from Germany, one of whom was an endurance athlete, the other a power sportsman, "They look quite different, despite being identical twins." '
The key thing here is (as everyone already knew Im sure) 'weightlifters are solid blocks of muscle with short arms and legs'. For me this isn't good as my femurs are as long as my torso. However the article suggests it's 55:45, genes to environment, so there is hope for anyone. Of course all out obsessive, intense, and long-term commitment will always yield results.