Hello everyone. I hope you all are doing well. We all are familiar with the injuries and accidents that players and athletes have to face. The tougher the sport is, the more are the chances of injuries. Today you will come across TOP 7 TOUGHEST SPORTS IN OLYMPICS that will make your mind totally burst and make you think about it.
TOP 7 TOUGHEST SPORTS IN OLYMPICS
Boxing is one of the combat toughest sport played all over the world.Every year both amateur and professional boxers die in a match, or as a result of injuries.
Knocking a person may cause a serious permanent brain damage.Players are unknown by the force, required to knock their opponent out. That’s why some force may likely kill a person. It may also lead to long-term brain-damage, and to illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease.
2.Ice hockey: one of the toughest sport in olympics
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually fielding six players at a time.
Players moves at a speed of approximately 20–30 mph (30– 50 km/h). Compared to athletes who play other sports, ice hockey players are at higher risk of overuse injuries. Head scalp, and face are the most frequent types for injury. A shallow cut to the head might results in a loss of a large amount of blood loss.
Wrestling is a most popular physically demanding sport that requires endurance, speed and strength. It is a combat sport featured with cool techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.
The most common injuries include knees, shoulder and elbow sprains, head injuries ,skin infection,fractures and dislocation. Athletes sometimes with back-to-back matches in a day, can increase the risk of injury, as the body becomes fatigue and must be given rest completely.
4.Taekwondo: Toughest martial art-sports in olympics
Taekwondo is another combat toughest sport and probably the most popular martial art in the world.The sport featured with head-height kicks, jumping spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques which makes it very unique.
Fast turning kicks in taekwondo adopts stances similar to karate. Speed and agility are the defining characteristics of Taekwondo. The most common locations of injury are head(20%), foot(17%), and thigh(9%).
Players with coloured belts had a higher incidence of swelling or injuries while receiving a kick. Back belts suffers the most injuries, occurs in the form of joint irritation. Defensive kick (45%) is the most used and the reason for injuries, followed by an offensive kick (35%).
All sports have some or what unbelievable moves which make an eye or focus on the world. But Gymnastics is different. The sport features you with exercises like balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance.
Gymnastics contributes to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest, and abdominal muscle groups.
More Skillful moves, the more it is dangerous for the newbies to perform it. Gymnastics is one of the most dangerous sport and has a very high injury rate often seen in athletes. They are at a particular risk of foot and wrist injuries. Strength training can help to prevent those injuries.
6.Water Polo :one of the Toughest water-sports in olympics
If this game seems easy for you, I must say, do not dare to think. Water polo is one of the worst nightmare sport in the world.
There are four quarters where two teams have to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team’s goal. The most common injuries are eye irritation,shoulder, hip, and knee injuries, scratches on the body,facial injuries, hypothermia, sunburn, warts (a skin growth caused by a viral infection).
Make sure you are a professional in this sport or else you will end up with nothing.
BMX ( bicycle motocross or bike motocross), is a cycle sport performed on BMX bikes. Biker’s unbelievable stunt adds a thrill to this sport.
Undoubtedly, the sport has made its way to toughest spot. Reaching higher speed puts bikers in a difficult situation where any slip could end up hurting them badly.
However, this can not make a BMX rider away from this sport. The 2020 Olympic will feature the BMX freestyle for the first time.(DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC OLYMPICS ARE PUSHED FORWARD).
So that was all for today. At last, Sport Is All About The Spirit Of Doing Consistency, Whatever The Risks Or Situations You Have To Face. Any dangerous sport to share? Comment below. Do comment me which sport has made you feel uneasy? Do let me know your queries. Share this with your family and friends.