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Not only can you charge waves up to twenty feet but if that wave crashes on you you can easily drown or get cut on a reef many bodyboarders and surfers have died from that type of injury plus the risk of other dangerous marine life

82Road Racing

Real road racing. That's racing motorcycles at speeds of over 200mph on temporarily closed public roads. No run off, gravel traps or safety nets.

Look at all of the deaths at Watkins Glen and Le Mans Road Racing IS one of the most dangerous sports in the world.

Road racing is quite dangerous in the 1955 le mans a car flew into the grandstands and killed 80 people

I can't believe where road racing come on this list.

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83Freestyle Scootering

Much more dangerous than doggy style. The skid marks are not uniform leading to many injuries depending on the types of furniture.

I cen feestyle the way to grandmas and she was disapointed in the scooter cause of the choice of indonesion styling

84Road Cycling

A criterium, a style of Road Racing going around a square city block is much more dangerous than dance. You have over 20 people at minimum moving around at 25 MPH and you are close enough to the other racers that you can touch them. If one person puts the brakes on to hard, the whole group is on the concrete. How is that less dangerous than dance?

Have you ever had a car try to run you over? Then giant trucks fly past you just a few feet beside you. Tons of steel versus a rider? Cheerleading is that dangerous?

Wet road and big groups make cycling very dangerous and you will crash at one point in time with out doubt

Just watch some cycling crashes... Then you will see how dangerous it is!

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85Track and Field

In Track and Field, there can be many injuries and casualties. While running you can pull muscles, tendons, ligaments and many other things. The most common injury for running is shin splints. Some shin splints can take five months or more. I've seen many people tripping on hurdles and breaking their legs or arms. On the other hand, for field events, you can die from pole vaulting, and javelin. Ashton Eaton's wife nearly kill Ashton while practicing with a javelin.

How the heck is netball a noncontact sport in front of track and field the only reason you get hurt in netball is because you get into a randon fight with someone in track and field you actually throw a sharp disc (discus) and spear (javelin) and if someone steps on your foot with spikes have fun getting surgery in your arteries!

I've gotten 2 ankle surgerys because of doing track and field. And I still love it. Sure a lot of people think all you do is run but you do way more than that. You learn how to be a team and how to push your self. So many kids pull muscles, break bones, tear legament, or other serious injuries.

Once I was going over the jump things and I smashed my face and had to get 40 stitches on my head

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86AFL Football

One time I was going to kick the soccer ball into the goals but a couple of afl players came up to me pined me down and shat on me so yeah very dangerous sport.

Almost every match, someone is injured. You only have to look back at the last match played. Swans vs kangas drew Petrie vs rowan...

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87Yacht Racing

I once was just minding my own business, racing my awesome boat, when my wallet slipped out and fell into the water! I lost like.4% of my net worth! Very dangerous, stay away from this sport!

My buddy said his buddy died bro

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You can be killed easy I have a friend how got a bloody nose from falling at 16 miles per hour

My the waterskiis and he busts his but doing it all day everyday and he had some pretty bad falls. He broke his neck and he has no cartilage in his knee because of this sport

89Snowmobile Racing

This is not a sport and only teens that are high do this

Wow. I put this way before cheerleading

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90Alpine Skiing

Alpine Skiing must be one of most dangerous sports, skiiers can reach up to 160khm one little mistake at that speed...

91Sumo Wrestling

This is a sport of fat people in diapers pushing each other until one falls out of the wring so this is not dangerous

One time I went to japan to look at fat people, what instead I found 2 sweaty Mexican men fighting each other in someones backyard.

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It's obvious why this is a dangerous sport I mean if something happens to you're wings you may fall and die but it's still fun.

Soaring the ridge, landing in a 50ft tree and falling off...

Thermalling 5000ft high, performing acrobatic maneuvers, get tangled in the lines and fall to the ground like a stone, if not lucky enough to pull a reserve...

93Trap Shooting

Trap shooting is not dangerous at all. All the people emphasize is gun safety. On the trap line there is no way that the gun will be pointed in an unsafe direction nor dangerous to any human being. It will be pointed down range and only one shell goes in the gun at a time so no accidental mis fires

Its not that dangerous unless if your drunk

94Motorcycle Racing

This sport should be in the top 10 motocross is the hardest sport going have fun hoping on a 450cc see how you go I have seen good motocross rider go from motorbike to a wheelchair from one little mistake you only need one little mistake to crash and when you crash on a heavy motorbike you aunt going to stand up with no injury the ground is solid and go have a look how fast motocross riders are going and you got to be fit to even hold on to a motorbike this sport is a scary sport

You guys need to put this sport on top 20 go look up motocross crashes and how they train and you will re think were this sport should be in the top 20 or this page is a little bit fake please take your time to look in motocross and how hard and scary this sport is top 94 that's ball.

You almost loose your life about 10 times a race and once you crash you go down hard you at least break a bone if your unlucky your neck

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95Speed Skating

I think this should be higher on the list because I used to speed skate and I know that you can fall and break arm or break a leg or crack your head open and things like that

Skating in circles with giant razor sharp blades strapped to your feet

96Roller Skating

In my opinion, skating should be in the top 20 of this list. I have shattered my knee, dislocated my shoulder, and received serious gashes and lost a lot of blood a few times, which is nothing compared to what many other people have been through. While skating downhill earlier today, a wheel popped off of one of my skates and I almost lost my balance a few times down. When you are going that fast with no protective gear, falling over could easily result in broken bones, especially if you hit the asphalt wrong.

I've been skating for a few years now and have had a broken toe broken angle and even was busted open this sport should be in the top 15 if not in the top TEN because if your doing the smallest grind still so much stiff could go wrong even if you do a tiny jump and land a wrong way you could have serious injuries its so under rated just because you see 5-8 year old girls the stuff older people do on skate is mad I'm shocked that this is even under top fifty and when this gets to ten or fifteen this list will at least a little more fixed up

This sport really should be in the top ten. Now, I can see how there are more dangerous sports around(ex. : sky diving). But one of the main reasons skaters don't usually get too serious of injuries is because they train. The first step in the sport is learning to balance and not fall! Falling is like a trick; if you land it right, you won't have much trouble getting back up. - rollerskaterpro

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90th! Really? Hurling should be in the top ten, at least in the top 20. It is the fastest field game in the world and so dangerous. I have got hit in the shin God knows how many times and it hurts like hell. I know someone who lost their eye and smashed their jaw playing hurling. The only protective gear is a helmet and only lately have they reinforced that. I got concussion playing hurling I don't know how many times I have got whacked in the face. I love it though. It is my life!

Well like the fact that the only protection you have from a ball or a 3 foot long stick often with a metal band on the end I'm sure this should be above lacrosse because the games are similar in ways but hurling is way more dangerous...

Much like Shinty (#58), witht the same historic background but Irish instead of Scottish. Full contact with little or no protective gear. It's a lot like field hockey, but the ball is played in the air. Swinging a club at a ball in the air, often smashing someone in the face or across the arm. You think hockey players don't have teeth, go check these guys out.

God this should be so much higher!

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Hurdling yourself from a 33 foot concrete platform, on to unforgiving hard water, at nearly 60 mph when you hit the water. During the approach you think about not hitting your head or any body part on the concrete, or nearly killing yourself by landing wrong. Twisting, flipping, piking, tucking, extremely tight and solid through the air, falling to the ground in seconds. One wrong move, you could be dead. Not a very popular sport. But I dive. It's a combination of pain, gymnastics, guts, and water. ( and of course the training)

I personally think diving is way more dangerous than most of these sports people hit their heads on the diving boards get concussions or even die a friend of mine recently landed on the board and broke his arm I think diving should be in at least top 20 or even 10

I think that diving is much harder than a lot of these sports but people don't cre because "it's just jumping off a platform". Why don't all of you try to jump off a ten meter platform and you are facing a serious risk off hitting your head, landing on a frikin belly flop (if it hurts from the edge of the pool multiply that times 100) and on just a small sound could distract you and make your jump have an extra mega belly flop. Just try it, you'll see.

Belly flops hurt - Unknownguy

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That, is so true. You could die if you fall on the ice not to mention on the rock while you are sweeping. Oh my gosh people are being so stupid with their votes I just can't believe it. Curling is simply DANGEROUS!

I don't even see the point in this sport there is nothing dangerous about this at all I would say sport but to be honest... Its not even that its more of a hobby

How could that happen "yeah you could die from ripping your face off from the stone! " It won't happen - Unknownguy

I was curling on the equator and I tripped on it and fell into denmark were I was bitten by a mountainous white snow lion

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When was the last time you saw a shark on the quidditch pitch? Oh, that's right, NEVER

If you fall off your broomstick you are dead

This made me believe that hogwarts is real

This isn't even a SPORT people get lives

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