Top 10 Most Dangerous Sports In The World
10. MOTORCYCLE RACING
Motorcycle racing (also called moto racing and bike racing) is the motorcycle sport of racing motorcycles. Major genres include motorcycle road racing and off-road racing, both either on circuits or open courses, and track racing. Other categories include hill climbs, drag racing and land speed record trials. Motorcycle racing is considered the most dangerous sport. In its 107 years of existence, 240 riders have died taking part, 48 of them since 2001.
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring. Knocking a person unconscious or even causing a concussion may cause permanent brain damage. There is no clear division between the force required to knock a person out and the force likely to kill a person. Since 1980, more than 200 amateur boxers, professional boxers and Toughman fighters have died due to ring or training injuries.
Climbing is the activity of using one’s hands, feet, or any other part of the body to ascend a steep object, involves climbing up and down the highest of natural rocks, i.e. mountains. The climber can receive different physical injuries like twisted ankles, sprained muscles, torn ligaments, broken bones, back injury, concussion, or frostbite. Weather changes can be lethal, one can lose path easily, and deaths are quite common.
7. BASE JUMPING
BASE jumping is parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff. Surreptitious BASE jumps are often made from tall buildings and antenna towers. BASE jumping is currently regarded by many as a fringe extreme sport or stunt. Due to the lower altitudes of the jumps, BASE jumping is significantly more dangerous than skydiving from a plane. In some jurisdictions or locations, BASE jumping is prohibited or illegal.
Cycling is also considred the most dangerous sport in world. Acute physical trauma includes injuries to the head and extremities resulting from falls and collisions. Most cycle deaths result from a collision with a car or heavy goods vehicle, both motorist and cyclist having been found responsible for collisions. Of a study of 518 cyclists, a large majority reported at least one overuse injury, with over one third requiring medical treatment. The most common injury sites were the neck (48.8%) and the knees (41.7%), as well as the groin/buttocks (36.1%), hands (31.1%), and back (30.3%).
5. STREET LUGE
Street luge is an extreme gravity-powered activity that involves riding a street luge board down a paved road or course. Street luge is also known as land luge or road luge. Like skateboarding, street luge is often done for sport and for recreation. Riders participating in sanctioned racing events are required to wear safety equipment. Race courses are usually held on mountain roads but have been held on city streets as well.
4. BIG WAVE SURFING
Big wave surfing is a discipline within surfing in which experienced surfers paddle into or are towed onto waves which are at least 20 feet (6.2 m) high, on surf boards known as “guns” or towboards. In a big wave wipeout, a breaking wave can push surfers down 20 to 50 feet (6.2 m to 15.5 m) below the surface. the water pressure at a depth of 20 to 50 feet can be strong enough to rupture one’s eardrums. Strong currents and water action at those depths can also slam a surfer into a reef or the ocean floor, which can result in severe injuries or even death.
3. AUTO RACING
Auto Racing is a sport involving the racing of automobiles for competition. Driving cars at over 150mph, accidents are almost guaranteed. Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing, many individuals, including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators, have been killed in crashes related to the sport, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Widely considered to be the worst accident amongst them is the 1955 crash at Le Mans that killed driver Pierre Levegh and approximately 80 spectators with over 100 being injured in total.
Rugby football is one of many versions of football played at English public schools in the 19th century. Distinctive features common to both rugby codes include the oval ball and throwing the ball forward is not allowed, so that players can gain ground only by running with the ball or by kicking it. Since 2001, collisions and rough tackles in rugby have led to the deaths of over a dozen professional players.
1. 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 attempts to buck off the rider. The rider must stay on top of the bucking bull while holding onto the bull rope with one hand for eight seconds and not touching the bull or himself with his free hand. In 1989 after a bull gored and punctured the heart of cowboy Lane Frost, it was made required to wear a protective vest, most usually wear one made of high impact foam that allows the shock to disperse over a wide area, thereby reducing pain and injury.
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