Sports require us to push the limits of our bodies to reach new heights of physical existence. They decimate lives as much as diseases! What is the most dangerous sport of all existent? There is no exact answer as we are all afraid of different things and different sports. Everyone thinks that their sport is the most dangerous in the world. Today we have compiled a list of 10 of the most dangerous sports in the world.
Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a contact team sport that originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. In rugby, people are intentionally trying to get you down, plus you have no protection. People on the ground getting stepped on by a 180-pound man with cleats doesn’t feel good. For every rugby game, you play there is a guarantee that you will be sore, and if you are lucky you won’t be injured. Rugby has a very high injury rate, players are mostly injured in scrums. In the past few years, about 150 players in Britain have been paralyzed by playing the game.
Gymnastics is one of the most dangerous sports that includes exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. Gymnastics is very dangerous it is an amazing sport and just by doing it day by day you risk your life just in gym.It takes a lot of concentration to do a complicated tumbling pass with the slightest impression in the back of your mind knowing that yes I could kill myself doing this and yes I will regret it when I fall on my neck/back halfway in the middle of a full twist and maybe have a slight concussion.
8 –Muay Thai
Muay Thai or literally Thai boxing is a combat sport in Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.This discipline is known as the “art of eight limbs” as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins.If you have ever seen a Muay Thai fight in the ring, you know how brutal -and bloody- it can get.
7 –Downhill Biking
Downhill biking is a sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. Broken bones, concussions, internal bleeding, organ damage, and even a case of quadriplegia were some of the more serious injuries. Putting it into perspective with stats from skiing illustrates the risks. Downhill skiing has a ratio of about 1 injury per 1,000 skiers. Downhill cyclists suffer 1 injury per 10 cyclists.
6 –Free Climbing
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Free climbing is a form of rock climbing in which the climber may use climbing equipment such as ropes and other means of climbing protection, but only to protect against injury during falls and not to assist progress. There have been hundreds of solo fatalities worldwide, although no specific statistics are kept. The fact of the matter is that free solo climbing, that is climbing without a rope, safety gear, or a partner, is extremely dangerous. The consequences of a mistake and a fall are usually fatal.
The word parkour derives from Parcours du combattant (obstacle course), the classic obstacle course method of military training proposed by Georges Hébert. Parkour is running, swinging, jumping, and climbing from point A to point B in the quickest way possible. Parkour can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken. Most Parkour injuries occur when the traceur is careless or attempts something beyond their capabilities. Just a little misbalance and you will be falling from a building that is probably more than 100m high.
4 –Bull Riding
Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider.Rodeo is one of the most dangerous sports in the world and riding an angry, bucking, 900-kilogram bull can be deadly. At least 21 professional bull riders have died since 1989, with true numbers likely far higher as amateur bull riders are not included in these statistics.
3 – Rally Driving
Rally is a form of motorsport that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars. . Unlike circuit racers, rally drivers don’t get the chance to drive lap after lap to learn tracks and conditions. Instead, you’ll pretty much have to learn on the job. Rally driving is not just dangerous for drivers or co-driver but it is also equally or more dangerous for spectators. spectators are required for responsible behavior to secure their own safety as they are mostly not protected with barriers as on racing circuits.
2 –Base Jumping
B.A.S.E. jumping is parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff.BASE jumping is one of the most dangerous recreational activities in the world, with a fatality and injury rate 43 times higher than that of parachuting from a plane. As of 14 October 2017, the BASE Fatality List records 328 deaths from BASE jumping since April 1981.
1 –Isle of Man TT
The Isle of Man TT or Tourist Trophy races takes the top spot among the most dangerous sports in the world. It is an annual motorcycle sport event run on the Isle of Man in May/June of most years since its inaugural race in 1907 and is often called one of the most dangerous racing events in the world. Two lives were claimed during the 2018 Isle of Man TT, Bringing bringing the total number of fatalities to 256. which sport do you think is the most dangerous, Tell us in the comment section.