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I play soccer, volleyball, and swim. I've personally never done bull riding. If bull-riding is a sport, (which it really shouldn't be included with soccer, football (like motor cross and NASCAR), you're not doing anything the object is) even though I don't do the sport, I can easily agree that bull-riding would have to be the most dangerous sport on the planet. "Eight seconds isn't a long time! " Say that when your riding a two ton bull. It's a pretty stupid sport (in my opinion), but it's the worst. You have no sort of protection, just your clothes. No one to catch you if you fall, cheer leaders. Now add crazy rampaging bull to that. Don't get you face stomp on.
More people die in bull riding than cheering. Really think this logically, even if you don't play the sport.
Cheer leading the " MOST DANGEROUS SPORT IN THE WORLD? " No, really, I don't even think it's a sport. Sure, it hard work, but your mostly just cheering for my team. Whats the point to that? You're the ...more
Cheer leading is not what would most people think. We have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to show off some impressive skills. You try competing in our shoes. I have literally broken a bone at the beginning of the routine and had to keep going threw all of the pain. It does hurt, but you gotta do it for the team. I agree that this sport should be higher ranked (bull riding), but I also believe cheer is also one of the most dangerous sports. We also have absolutely no padding. we throw some girls 30 feet in the air and you are trying to tell me it's not a sport? Try spending one day at a competitive cheer practice, then have the nerve to tell me it's not a sport.
I searched this up. THIS IS FOR ALL U PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO SAY THAT MORE PEOPLE DIE OF BULL RIDING THAN HORSEBACK RIDING: I searched up how many people die of bull riding each year. Guess what it said? 3. IT SAID THREE! So I have no idea what this one person is saying about how "only 20 people die from horseback riding each year and 4,368 or so people die from bull riding" he said only 20 people die of horseback riding each year? Try 200. And this guy acted like it was no big deal that "20 people out of the billions of people in the earth die from horseback riding" that is a quote from this dumb dude. He or she is obviously a very stupid person. Because there could only be an average of 5 people dying each year from horseback riding, and it would still be the same. It would still be a family loosing a loved one. SO don't U STUPID PEOPLE DARE TELL ME THAT ITS NO BIG DEAL! And if this dude is reading this, I want him to know that he over exaggerated when he said that like 4,368 people ...more
Per capita and overall... BY FAR the most dangerous. I did this for years and lost 2 friends with an additional 2 friends in a wheel chairs for life. Most of the guys I know have lost teeth and have had multiple concussions. I had to quit and moved onto mixed martial arts because I could not physically continue bull riding. If you consider X-games a sport, that also needs to be considered. Cheerleading is a joke, and soccer is what we do until puberty happens. I guess if you want a sport that consists of crying all the time... Soccer could only be second to basketball. Baseball is barely a sport because a position player could almost take a nap... If Prince Fielder is a major athlete in your sport... I'm just saying. He reminds me of golf's John Daly. Oh! And! Golf is NOT a sport. It is somewhere between darts and bowling.
I bull ride pretty much every other weekend at private place where we buck bulls to get them ready for rodeos. You get on a bull that weighs anywhere to 1500 to 2000 lbs and risk your life every time you just sit in the chute. As soon as the gate opens you have a heart beat to make your next move with the bull you don't have time to plan out move by move in a locker room or on a bench like most sports. If you mess up your on the ground if you break something you have to cowboy up and still get up and run your butt off to the nearest fence so you don't get run over or attacked by the bull. If that isn't the most dangerous sport out there then id like to see a cheer leader get on a bull and last for the 8 seconds id be surprised if they could last 4 seconds.
I have only done around 5 sports in my life. I have never broken a bone from gymnastics nor horse riding but gymnasts I have hurt my ankle badly from it but was able to go back the next week But I quit gymnastics to be able to ride more. a few months ago I was dragged around the arena and a few cm away from the hooves. My friends say it isn't dangerous. Us equestrians pick between nether riding at all or risking our lives. we choose risking our lives. A horse can flip over a jump with you and kill you my friend was riding a horse who slipped sideways and broke her leg but she didn't quit. It takes time and patience team work to be able to do something that you love.
It annoys me so much when people say horse riding is not a sport. There many different types of horse riding. Barrel racing, ranch, bronco riding, dressage, jumping. etc.
you are riding and depending upon an animal that is over a thousand pounds or more heavier than you. And there has to be a bond between you and your horse because it's your life on the line. Even the most experienced equestrian will have sustained injuries in their life that is horse related.
Us, equestrians risk our lives basically everyday working with these 1200 pound animals. And our sport isn’t just what happens in the arena it’s also about all the blood, sweat, and tears we put into taking care of our horses outside of our horse shows. We put years of effort, work, and practice into our sport just so we can win a ribbon or trophy. But not to mention our sport can be fatal! If we miss judge a distance or if we hit a barrel or I our horse simply trips it’s can literally kill us or our horse. I think it’s fair to say being a equestrian or the sport of horse riding is one of he most dangerous sports along with many other rodeo events such as bull riding!
There are so many fatal riding accidents that it is near impossible to keep count. Working around on with any living, thinking animal immediately presents obvious risks. Jade South, Jessica Forsyth and Emma Jonathan are just some names of promising young riders who have lost their lives doing the thing they loved most in the last 3 years. The first two names were girls of 14 years.
It should be horse riding! People are risking there lives! If you can't see that then your just a very stupid person! There are more deaths from horse riding each year compared to other sports!
" you play football? That's cute"
You fall every day. Your coaches make you do conditioning until tears are streaming down your cheeks and you are still going, especially in higher levels. For goodness sake you run full speed at a stationary object just to flip over it! And then what you might get a medal? Gymnastics is the definition of dedication and hard work and danger getting back up again. You football players try a backflip with no pads to cushion you as you land on your head and knees and chest over and over again
The only reason people say that cheerleading is the most "dangerous" is because most cheerleaders are preppy, pretty, snotty girls that guys like to watch... Yeah well that should make it a wimpy sport, because most cheerleaders do cheer for looks and popularity and not to say they are in a grueling sport. I was a level 10/open gymnast when I stopped and picked up my dream as a full time coach, and I live in pain still from the intense means a gymnast must go through. I have watched my friends be rolled out on stretchers and had so man surgeries there families went into debt with the cost of gymnastics. At the same time compared to the difficulty level of gymnastics we have a low number of injuries only because we are literally trained how to fall, we workout and condition so much that we are so strong and used to pain half the time we don't even tell anyone about the constant pain we suffer. I broke my ankle once and I was forced to go to a doctor they told me I would be out for ...more
We aren't at all "preppy and snobby" and cheer is not up higher on the list because guys like to watch it. It's up there because we put our lives at risk. We throw girls 30 feet into the air and catch them. If you think that cheer is not even dangerous then you can try it yourself. Go ahead and hold someone up in the air while she hits different motions or you can try to be the one being up in the air standing on somebody's hand. Have you ever seen a girl rip a hole through her lip because he got hit in the face with her flyers head. And then continue to perform with a smile on. Have you ever seen someone break a bone and continue to hold her flyer in the air like there is nothing wrong. Probably not. Because we are cheerleaders. We are very tough. Sure gymnastics is hard. I used to be a gymnast. But seeing it from both sides I definitely know that cheer is harder and more dangerous.
I really think gymnastics should be a bit higher on this list... I mean, have you ever seen some one black out because they did a front tuck fell back and blew out their elbow? It's crazy. And then there is this one girl at my gym who was doing a double back into the pit but misjudged the distance and landed on her back and smacked her head on the side of the pit so hard that she couldn't remember what day it was for almost a week! and one time her little sister did a clear-hip hand on low bar and helicoptered off and landed on her arm. She ended up fracturing her elbow. There was also this one time that a girl did a squat on and missed one of her feet so she fell forward and landed so hard that she broke her collar bone. So I'm not just saying it should be higher on the list because I am a gymnast and want to be seen as super tough, I am saying this because it genuinely is a super dangerous sport and as my coach says ~If you aren't going to try hard and focus please leave. I don't ...more
I was in gymnastics for 9 years and had many minor injuries, but also had some serious ones. Such a difficult sport, and super dangerous. When I was 14, I fractured my wrist so badly that they thought they were going to have to amputate it from my elbow down. Luckily, I managed to go through 3 emergency surgeries and come out of my 4 day hospital stay with my arm! I know a lady who had to have both knee caps replaced, due to all the damage from gymnastics over the years. I have weak wrists and knees now, but I'd do it all over again if I could! I recommend this sport for males and females. It teaches you discipline, balance, flexibility, coordination, team work, etc. It is demanding, but well worth it.
Here's to the people who say cheerleading isn't a sport and that cheerleaders aren't athletes. The very definition of sport is, and I quote, "an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. We practice just as much as you do. Every day of the week, 2 hours. We condition, We run, We do ab workouts and pushups and planks. No, we don't lift weights, we lift our athletes-and we hold them 10-15 feet in the air until our arms shake. Until our legs quiver. Don't doubt the flyers either. We have more muscle than you seem to think. The amount of balance, leg muscle, and core tightness it takes to stay in the air is unbelievable to someone who has never done it before. We run full speed at nothing, then flip in the air, twist, and land on our feet. We jump. We jump high-without a trampoline. Concentrating on pointed toes, extended legs, tight arms, jump height, facials, and smiling Ever based a basket toss? You get blood blisters on your hands. ...more
This is seriously perfect. My guy friend tried telling me today that cheerleading is not a sport. I really took offense to it. Yeah he plays football so he doesn't exactly see how hard we work. But the nerve that he had to say that made me sick. I told him that it is the most dangerous contact sport and he still continues to tell me that it is not a sport. All of these people dissing cheerleading need to take a step in our shoes if they really say that cheerleading is not a sport.
Absolutely perfect, a couple of the boys were upset because they had a bruise of their knee and their leg"gave out" and that is why they lost the soccer game. If your leg gives out you have to keep the flyer up. This is coming from a person who was in a boot and out of cheer for 7 weeks for a sprained ankle that is how bad you can get hurt in cheer from 2.5 minutes. Anyways, they argued with me in school in a class we were putting tabs in the Bible and they had a bruise the size of a quarter and they were saying crap about it. So, we looked it up and they said cheer was placed 7th because that was the order the pics showed up. We clicked on this and soccer wasn't even on here but the pictures at the top of the page had soccer first well that was because soccer was the most looked at haha. Whoever wrote this is amazing! thanks SOOO MUCH!
Every single time we (cheerleaders) throw a girl in the air everyone of us are taking a risk of getting killed! One wrong move could make her land on our heads and break our necks! One tiny mistake in cheerleading can leave many injuries! The reason it's so dangerous is because it's 5 different girls working together to accomplish one task and when one thing goes wrong all of them are at risk!
No one is going to kill there self cheerleading is not that dangerous. Gymnastics and bull riding r so much more dangerous!
Cheer leading is one the most dangerous sports out there. For me being a cheer leader in my high school I can be a first hand witness that if you do not catch a girl if fallen she can get a broken neck or worse possible death if not taken care of. Once I was at cheer camp and a flyer went up in a stunt and right as they came down she had a seizure. The reason was because the day before she fell from a stunt and hit her head.
Football is a very dangerous sport I definitely don't think it's the most dangerous but I'm glad that people know how many risks there are.
I played football for around 11 years and this sport is more dangerous than cheerleading. Seriously, at the games the cheer leaders just sit behind us and start signing their cheers and doing what ever they do while there is a game going on. There's halftime when you go out on the field and do the pyramid or whatever, but most of the football guys and team are focused in what their coach is saying about what the heck is going on in the game. If you think doing planks and abs are really that bad, that's a breeze compared to what we do. Try being coached by an ex US Army Ranger, and doing the drills, such as Oklahoma and King of the Pitt. I've seen my fare share of team mates getting hurt, bloody noses and scratches from these drills, and even in the game. I recall a couple time an ambulance would have to come onto the field during a game and help a team-mate or player out. Seriously these injuries the players get put them in the hospital for a good week, concussions are usually the ...more
I'm a cheerleader and this is actually really offensive. First of all you have no idea what you are talking about. Second we do stunts that you wouldn't even know what to do. And I suggest you try doing what we do for a change and maybe you will have more respect for us cheerleaders. The cheers we learn are for you guys out there on the field. If you don't like them go ahead and say something because most of us work hard for what we do. And the girls that do their makeup for the game are ridiculous I agree with that part but I don't understand why you would put that on all of the cheerleaders in the world. And you have to remember there are other sports in this world. Why dis on cheerleaders when they are the ones keeping the boys motivated or at least trying? If anyone disses on all cheerleaders please check yourself you know we aren't all that way.
I just want everyone to understand that I am a football player and have rode horses before. I think that horse back riding and football are complete different sports. They are both hard but they require different skills. Football is more of a team sport your up against another team and you do not have to control a animal that’s more powerful than you. Horse back riding is independent it’s up to you to control that horse. Training for football is a lot of weight training your tying to get very strong, but in horse back riding you have to stay in shape and you have to work on staying the same weight so you can ride. These two sports are both dangerous and hard and require very different skills.
Football is one of those sports were every game someone is injured and can't come back for a few weeks! We put our careers at risk every day. One wrong move and you could have an injury that impacts you for the rest of your life. Also concussions from football affect you the rest of your life, a concussion you get in high school can come back 15-20 years later and kill you. That's why we have so much protection, how many other sports can you play with a broken arm and not really even notice it until you get back to the locker room. We play with broken toes, broken fingers, screwed up knees and shoulders, and many other injuries and not even come out of the game. Coaches constantly scream in your face and you can't get your feelings hurt, you just understand they're trying to help you. Cheerleading is not a sport more dangerous than football.
Being a hockey player myself. This has to be one of the most dangerous sports out there. Yeah we have all that padding but that still doesn't prevent everything. All but one of my teammates has been hurt and she is a first year. They are not just like head injuries either there is a wide variety from major concussions to broken feet. This is also really strenuous on your body and all your muscles. Not to mention getting blasted into the boards at least 10 times a game. Take that and compare it to soccer. Falling at the lightest touch is not going to solve all of your problems. Hockey players have to suck it up kost of the time, myself included. You know how hard it is just to skate to the bench if you have a concussion. It is hard. They don't even stop the game. Another thing is pucks to the face. They HURT! I speak from experience it sucks. 80mph pick hit me right in the chin and shattered my face mask. 10 stitches in my face. It was not good. Hockey is by far one of the most ...more
Come on! WAY more dangerous than soccer! I see only 3 players in a soccer game get knocked down. In hockey, EVERY player gets knocked on their ass at least 3 times per game from what I've seen! I can't even name one NHL player that STILL has all their teeth except for the first year players.. Did I mention you are allowed to fight? AND it's full contact. Face first into glass walls, I'm not even 20 and I lost a tooth ALREADY. Worst impact was ending in a 3 week coma. I slammed another player into the wall, BROKE the glass and his whole face was covered in BLOOD! (it was nasty) slamming a guy on grass is nothing.. You wanna talk about pain, how about HEAD FIRST ON ICE! Let's talk about more pain, how bout a 110mph puck in the face.. Never happened to me... Well not yet but I've seen it plenty of times.. Not pretty! Which is harder? Running or skating? Obviously skating! To play hockey, you need to skate just as well as you can walk and run. Anyone can run backwards. Try skating ...more
Alright I've been playing hockey 3 years (now midget) each year was to hospital at least once, broken bone, fracture, sprains, I'm lucky! Coulda had some bad concussions, throat slit by a blade, its rough and some people go out to hurt people, on ice, its hard look what happened just the other week habs vs bruins, chara, that happens more than that, that was just serious, never know what can happen, horseback is dangerous too I do it, not as dangerous, but soccer? Come on seriously? Put some hockey players on the ice with just shin pads you see what happens then! We've broke the glass 3 times this year with pucks, a midget team! They're hard rubber and go fast.. Maybe not number 1, but past soccer? I think so
What? Hockey number 8!?! First off the occasional concussion doesn't make a sport dangerous. I've had a friend have his wrist broken by a foam ball just because it hit his arm at a very vulnerable position. Anything can happen. In hockey, you are constantly being railed into the boards or slashed at. Just because we use probably the most padding than any other sport doesn't mean we're relatively close to safe. The opposite applies to soccer and other sports: Just because you don't have much padding, doesn't mean it's more dangerous. Injuries occur constantly in hockey. Players have had bruises, broken bones, severe concussions, throats being slit by blades, and even the tips of hockey sticks stabbing players. What's more is that we're allowed to brawl with each other. HOW IS THAT NOT DANGEROUS!? People say that they can die playing whatever sport. People have died playing hockey, it's not just an extreme possibility. I mean come on, we're on ice. Fall the wrong way and you're going ...more
All I'm gonna say is that boxers do train for hours and hours days on end and its super brutal. And I do belive this should be higher than horseback riding or football. Because just like horseback riding one punch could put you in the hospital and you can most likely die like if you throw a right hook it exposes a vital organ and if someone punches that hard enough your done no other sport is like boxing. I mean I do see why bull riding is up there I mean you can get thrown so far you get paralyzed or something but I think boxing should be either 2 or 3. And sure I've never done horseback or cheerleading before but I have done boxing and football and trust me when I say boxing is harder than football. So yes please vote for boxing because we need to get our point across by saying that we aren't just a bunch of little kids punching each other in the face. We are a bunch of fit dudes beating the hell out of each other. And that people should recognise just how much we put into our sport
Boxing is brutal. Much more dangerous than the other sports on here. Don't get me wrong, I ain't ripping on any of the other sports on here, football, hockey, etc are all still rough, but think about boxing. The pure science behind everything in that sport is brutal.
Boxing is 50% hitting and 50% not getting hit. When you play football, your goal is to run the ball down to the field and score a touchdown. When you play hockey, your goal is to slap the puck into the net. When you play baseball, your goal to to hit the ball outside the field. When you play basketball, your goal is to shoot the ball into the net. When you box, your goal is to physically and intentionally hurt your opponent. You also have to be quick and be able to have the energy to move around just to not get hit. You play football. You play tennis. You play volleyball. You don't "play" boxing. When somebody hits you in the face with the intention to knock you out, break your nose, or give you a black ...more
One mistake in article... Dude damage is most with smaller gloves because force is distributed in less area ultimately causing more damage
Unlike most sports that require pads, boxing and MMA are pretty much raw fighting with just gloves and shorts. Unlike other sports where causing someone injury isn't always intentional, boxing and MMA are sports where people are really trying to hurt their opponent. I think purposely trying to hurt someone is worse than doing it on accident. Motocross, bull riding, and horse riding are things that I do not consider to be sports only because they require little to no actual physical activity. Cheerleaders don't wear pads either, so they can have that, bug most of the injuries caused are unintentional. That's why I think boxing and MMA are the most dangerous sports.
Horse back riding is a sport! I have fallen of countless times, onto jumps, into the rock solid ground, or even into the fence! I have personally been at a show when a rider fell off from making 1 small mistake and she got stepped on! How bout you try it before you underestimate equestrians! And I don't mean going to the fair and riding a pony, I mean galloping at a jump and getting over it without hitting the rail, or falling of. And there is protective gear, some riders just choose not to wear it! In Dover they sell protective vests. And if it wasn't a sport why would they have it in the Olympics? I don't see boxing in the Olympics...
Boxing is dangerous you people say it's just babies hitting each other in the face. REALLY YOUR PUTTING STUFF SUCH AS CHEERLEADING IS MORE DANGEROOUS? Let me ask you one question. Have you ever been hit by a 12 pound mallet in the face going 20mph? I don't think so and that is the average punch by a pro boxer. Imagine getting hit my 500 of those! YOU THINK BOXERS ARE WEAKLINGS? And the training for boxing is brutal. Running 5 miles a day, hitting a 150 pound bag for an hour... If you think boxing is a children's sport imagine fighting Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Nikolai Valuev... You'll probably be dead before round 1 is over. 9 out of 10 pro boxers have concussions that decrease the life expectancy for people like them. Sure you other sports hurts so bad to fall on the ground. Imagine breaking a few ribs, your nose, bruised eyes, severe brain trauma, even death. Sure falling 15 feet, getting rammed by 250 lbs imagine 1000 pounds of force to your face! If you ...more
I come from a small province in New Zealand with less than 100 000 people living in It. In the last year 2 people died and 1 was paralyzed playing rugby just in my province. That's not including the countless broken bones, concussions and other injuries. In rugby if you run strait at someone and have a head knock you're gonna have a bad time. If you are in the middle of a ruck and the other team starts stomping with cleats you are gonna have a bad time. If you are in a maul and it collapses on you, you're gonna have a bad time. Rugby is bad if you want to be safe. This list pisses me off because people vote for their favorite sport, not the most dangerous one. My favorite sport is cricket and that pretty dangerous but not as bad as rugby. So don't vote for sports like soccer. Vote rugby because its bad.
(Ex South African here) I played Rugby many years and started playing American Football just this last year. I never realised it before but if you think helmet and pads make it easier you have no idea. That helmet becomes a weapon and it can really kill getting hit by it. The shoulder pads really aren't as softening as I thought they would be.
Additionally tackling in the air is permitted, so is shoulder barging. Heck you can get hit to kingdom come even if you're on the other side of the field as the ball... And you most likely won't see it coming either.
Now Rugby is a great sport and it is tough but unless you've played both like myself you can't talk about the pads.
I come from a small province in New Zealand with less than 100 000 people living in It. In the last year 2 people died and 1 was paralysed playing rugby just in my province. That's not including the countless broken bones, concussions and other injuries. In rugby if you run strait at someone and have a head knock you're gonna have a bad time. If you are in the middle of a ruck and the other team starts stomping with cleats you are gonna have a bad time. If you are in a maul and it collapses on you, you're gonna have a bad time. Rugby is bad if you want to be safe. This list pisses me off because people vote for their favourite sport, not the most dangerous one. My favourite sport is cricket and that pretty dangerous but not as bad as rugby. So don't vote for sports like soccer. Vote rugby because its bad.
Rugby is definitely more dangerous than football and cheerleading. Rugby you have no padding and you are always tackling people. I also definitely think it is more dangerous than cheerleading because they say they play when they are injured well ya rugby players do to. I have seen one girl play with a concussion and a broken nose, then that same game she sprained a her ankle. That's dangerous and I am pretty sure if you make a mistake in rugby it would put you in danger just as much as it would in cheerleading or any other sport. So anyway RUGBY IS definitely THE MOST DANGEROUS SPORT IN THE WORLD.
This is 100% the most dangerous sport. You can go up to about 80mph and If you make one slight wrong move it isn't gonna end good at all. This SPORT involves a steady strong mind set. Due to the lack of knowledge people have on this sport that's why its number 9 when really it should be number 1. You need to be in tip top shape physically and mentally. If you do this sport you have to except the fact you are gonna get broken bones and concussions. A lot goes on inside of a motocross riders head, the track is get really rough and dangerous. You have to think about me thing well your also thinking about another. I do motocross myself, I'm a 13 year old girl, and it is a long rough but amazing road. Motocross is a SPORT and by far THE MOST DANGEROUS SPORT.
Motocross is the most physically demanding sport there is, you're not only working to adjust your body but also a machine with the power of say 50 horses! If that doesn't bother you then try launching your self at a stationary object at over 50 miles per hour and see how you feel afterward. Motocross is the only sport where you are required to wear a full body suit of armor and helmet to be able to take part. Not too many other sports require this kind of protection just to participate, and involve powerful machinery.
It's the hardest sport to do cause of the tracks themselves. Several of the competitors died due 1 fatal error by slipping then falling down taking 7 others along with him. I jumped high over the crash then crashed into the border of the track sustaining fractured bones in the arms due to the walls and left leg by the dirt bike's weight. There were about 30 people in the race and over half got into the crash though I was the 8th person to crash, I don't remember anything after the crash but I was told that 19 people crashed and 5 people died and most were injured but not sure whoever was critically injured. 11 people were in the back and they were stopped before they reached the crash. Those people saw the whole thing after they stopped but they didn't see how it happened, just what it looked like when 19 of us were on the ground moaning, screaming, or knocked out. The race was canceled but 5 people who died were awarded the winnings for nearing the end and they were excellent in the ...more
I do Moto Cross and YES you will get injured at some point. Not only are you jumping 50 to 100 feet in the air going 35 to 40 mph, But other Moto Crossers are just as competitive as you are, and they kick, punch, and run into your bike. Don't believe me? I was in the lead, A good 50 yards ahead of everyone, But my rival Larry White comes bursting through the Crossers, Charging toward me. I don't know how he was going the speed he was, But he was flying. I hit a jump going 50 feet into the air and Larry jumping over me, Kicks me in my chin underneath my helmet. I fall FIFTY FEET out of the air landing on my back, No sooner than two seconds later my bike falls onto my chest, Breaking five of my ribs bruising my kidneys from the fall. So yeah, By far the most dangerous, And trust me I've played soccer, football, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, And I've bull rode (which is second.)
Cheering I understand. But it's not more dangerous than BULL RIDING! Nor is it more dangerous than Lacrosse... Or Wrestling. Wrestling should definitely be in the top 5 at least! I've been a wrestler for years now and I KNOW how dangerous it is. Hell, I've had 7 practices so far this season (I'm writing this comment 2 weeks into season) and I have already re-injured my busted shoulder and my left leg is almost immobilized from landing on someones arm 50 times in ONE PRACTICE... It hurts. And I'm no softy. To the other posters, fear is inevitable. You must conquer it in order to be a successful anything. I believe that this article is biased... But so is every comment on it. Honestly, a cheerleader probably wrote it BUT... I'm a wrestler - just voicing my opinions. Every sport has it's risk - but there is no way that cheerleading is the MOST dangerous sport. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that wrestling is. I'm just stating my opinion.
P. S. - Lacrosse is probably #1 or ...more
My brother has wrestled ever since he was 4 years old, he is 11 now, and he has had MANY injuries; he had to get a staple in the back of his head because he was head thrown into a table. He has also popped his elbow out of place when someone was arm barring/chicken winging him. I have wrestled for 4 1/2 to 5 years and even though I am a girl wrestler. I have popped my knee out of place, gotten a few bloody noses, black eyes, and been thrown so hard I couldn't breathe. Wrestling is a tough sport for anyone to do, a wrestler has to remember all the moves they have learned and know when to do them. They also have to be able to persevere through the 3 matches they have whether or not they are winning because there is always a chance. I believe that wrestling should be in THE TOP 3 but that's my opinion.
I've wrestled almost my entire life, since I was about 5 years old. I have never seen so many injures in my life. The willpower you have to have and endurance to win over your opponent is incredible the only sports I would rank above wrestling would be gymnastics and motocross and I know this first hand also since I was eight years old I've been riding dirt bikes and I've had countless injures but both of my sisters compete as full throttle gymnasts and they are hard core these girls bust there asses to do one more flip, or whatever they're doing so step down cheerleading your not the most dangerous sport
Wrestling should be number one I've played many sports baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, football, and hockey. But in wrestling you get way more injures. I've wrestled for 4 years, baseball 9 years, basketball 5, lacrosse 6, soccer 5, football 4, and hockey for 3 years. Wrestling has became my favorite sport even though is still love football, lacrosse, and baseball the sports I still play currently. I think wrestling is the toughest it's practices are a hundred times harder and I've been injured more in wrestling than any other sport in my life. I've torn my ACL, sprained my knee, broke my hand, had 2 concussions, MRSA which is worst than staph infection, sprained and broken fingers, twisted ankles, and a broken nose, all in wrestling.
Lacrosse is a very dangerous sport. I have seen people get checked and break 6 bones at once and that was a legal hit. I have been pinned to the boards lifted in the air and held there when I had the ball. I shot and scored after cause I kicked the guy in the stomach lacrosse is one of the most dangerous sports.
Every lacrosse game, your nearly guaranteed to have at least one serious injury. In our last game, we had to stop 12 seconds early when one of the kids on the other team got sandwiched... Hard. Concussion. Dislocated shoulder. The whole shebang. We called in the ambulance and the kid didn't remember half of it the next day. The best part: it was a completely legal hit. Today. Our goalie got knocked unconscious by a hit. A guy got hit in the throat with a cross check (have you ever been hit in the throat by a guy sprinting at you? All we could do watch watch him squirm on the ground, struggling for air. ), and one of the guys on the other team took a shot on goal and hit our teammate straight in the head. That knocked him out for a little bit there too.
Cheerleading number 1?! Laugh out loud! Base jumping and caving should be number 1 and 2 no question. Lacrosse is probably where it should be at number 3. Our coach tore his rotator cuff playing college lax (which is pretty bad... It ruined his career permanently). 2 friends have broken their legs playing lacrosse in ground ball scuffles just this last season, and our goalie ended up coughing up blood after a taking hard hit. Personally, I haven't had it too bad, but I have taken a 90 mph solid rubber ball to the... Well balls. I was on the sidelines moaning and puking for a good hour. Also I've temporarily lost feeling in my arms after being checked, I've been knocked out, and taken some VERY uncomfortable checks to the stomach. In 2004 a player for Cornell was killed after being hit by a shot.
Lacrosse is extremely dangerous. My teams goalie got hit in the head 4 times in one game by a head on shot. After a game, I went to a restaurant and got sympathetic looks by the waitresses because of the number of bruises already forming. Plus, we play hard. If you're not ready for it, a metal stick can crush you and pin you to the ground. In one tournament, I got struck blocking a shot (I'm a defender) in the head. I stayed on cause my team needed me. Also, the championship of that tournament, 3 of our players had to come off the field: one with a ball to the skull, one with a broken wrist and fingers, and me with a sprained ankle. Flips and tucks are cool, but we are athletes. We risk our lives every game and practice. So tighten your bows and go cartwheel or something. I am a woman. You are girls.
Someone explain how falling off a horse, getting tackled by a big buff guy, doing a flip two meters from the ground, doing an acrobatic move like a handstand on gymnastics floor, AND fighting a big bruiser is more dangerous than jumping between buildings over +10 stories high (plus doing acrobatics in solid concrete like a rolling front flip or a wall flip). If you don't think parkour is dangerous, you're pretty (by pretty I mean THE DEFINITION OF) stupid. I barely started training for parkour/free running like a few weeks ago (plus I watch a lot of professional parkour videos) and I already know I'm bound to fall on my back or bleed worse than that time my scooter's breaks failed, making that the worse bleeding of my life so far. If you knew what it feels like to climb really thin fences with little to no support to step on or jumping between quite big gaps, parkour would be number one. Please, tell me of a hobby that's more dangerous than doing stunts that if messed up the slightest ...more
Parkour is the MOST dangerous sport. Not only does it include flipping and jumping parkour happens to be on concrete. Any other sport the most height you could get was your height plus half. If you make the wrong move at the wrong time you are done for! Cheerleading there is no death involved just snapping bones or the worst injury is being paralyzed. When your up a 2 story building and you jump off and your head hits the concrete 1st its over. Horse back riding is NOT the most number 1 dangerous sport! Why are so many people voting for it?! A horse can break your bone BUT can't kill you! I think the problem is because people don't know about parkour.
Parkour/freerunning is not a sport, it is an art, and a discipline, so it shouldn't even be on the list, it should be above the list. I don't think horse back riding is not an art, it doesn't even match the definition of a discipline. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I hate parkour or anything, I love it, I train every day but, it shouldn't even be on the list for the reason I mentioned earlier and because its awesome that the list doesn't even deserve to have parkour on it.
Plus I like to see a Horse-back rider flip off a 10 foot wall or ump and stick on a bar for more than 10 seconds. I'd like to see Footballers and hockey players standing gainer on flat ground.
I, myself am a Traceur. And I was extremely surprised that parkour is this far down! Come on people! The whole point of parkour... The reason people do parkour, is not to get from point A to point B the fastest (although that's the aim) the reason people do it is for the adrenaline. Knowing that one wrong footing or placing your hand 1 inch off, could kill you. Cheerleading? Are you serious? The only reason it's number 1 is because there are so many girls that do it! I would love to see a cheerleader cat to the edge of a 3 story high building or jump off 2 stories onto concrete (Not having a bunch of people there to catch you) and tell me it's not dangerous! I'm not saying it's the MOST dangerous sport... But under cheerleading. No. It's common sense. Go look up and watch some PK before you vote... Really people!
Literally getting paid to break people's bones and have your bones broken. However, I feel like there isn't as high of a likelihood of death as some other sport because of how controlled everything is.
I clearly have no idea why cheerleading is the 3rd dangerous sport. But in my experience, every time this sport takes place someone ends up breaking a bone or knocked out. Apparently breaking bones or getting a concussion isn't as dangerous as lifting 110 pounds girls 4 inches above you with not one but 2 peoples. For god sake, even sparring is more dangerous than cheerleading. Have you recieved a spinning back kick with the heel to your face?
Let's take a tiny little horse riding jockey and even a light weight MMA fighter. The MMA fighter is going to have enough strengh to hold on and control a horse. The jockey wouldn't have any hope of winning! There fragile compared to any MMA fighter and would get smashed! MMA fyighters can take a hit and would have more than three times as much of a chance of survival of falling off the horse than any jockey. MMA fighters can kill with their bare hands! First let's take any MMA fight and see if they can ride a horse on a track without falling off. Then, let's take any jockey against any MMA fighter in a full fledged match and see how long the jockey can last! Jockeys can't beat MMA fighters!
I did a lots of sports (mostly martial arts) in my life (I am 38 now) and now I practice some MMA. It is incredibly dangerous! Not only the punches, the locks and chokes (these mostly makes little damage - face, muscle or bone injurie) but the other techniques are extremely brutal too. A suplex throw can cripple or even kill you, a single elbow punch or knee kick can break your facial bones or even damage your brain. On training the most important thing is wearing protectors, but on competitions there will be injuries, it is too bad but necessary.
BASE jumping is much more dangerous than any other sport on this list. How is cheerleading on this list? First of all, it isn't even a sport, and second of all, much more people have died from BASE jumping than from cheerleading. Actually, much more people have died from BASE jumping than from almost any sport.
MUCH MUCH harder than it looks, easily #1, you must get a jump, and then steering is super hard to control, but if you don't steer well you will run into the edge of the cliff and die.
You must open the pursuit at the right angle, time and place if you want to stay alive, then, you must control your para-suit so that you land in the right spot.
The landing is also very dangerous as well, you could get seriously injured.
Famed base jumpers like Steve Sutton died only one year ago from a miscalculation in his wingsuit, striking an alpine ridge at 150mph approx; his body was so severely damaged DNA tests needed to be executed to determine it was his body.
More people than you think have met their demise through a base jump, it's an incredibly dangerous sport and profession. Anyone is susceptible.
BASE jumping should be first on the list because you have a much better chance to die then any other sport on here. This guy died testing out a parachute. I personally think it's more dangerous than skydiving because you can run into the edge of a cliff easier.
This is ridiculous! How is cheerleading ahead of this! People die from climbing! It is much more dangerous! Trust me, I'm a climber myself.
Rick climbing is easily one of the most dangerous sports out there. When your on belay, your relying on your equipment and abilities to stay alive, along with other people, especially your belayer, who literally has your life in their hands. If a piece of equipment breaks, or a rope snaps, your dead. Free soloing is even more dangerous, without any equipment to break your fall. Many companies such as Cliff don't even sponsor many free climbers any more, though many have amazing skills such as Alex Honnold. If you do a rate out of 1/3 between climbing and other sports measuring how dangerous they are, climbing will be sure to surpass the other sports by far. I love climbing and am extremely passionate about it, but it is extremely risky.
Easily the most dangerous sport on this list- free climbing should be at number one. Bouldering in the climbing gym has lead to finger injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and (most of all) foot injuries. That, however, is probably the safest category in this extremely variable sport. Even in the gym, lead climbing has lead to permanent paralysis and broken bones in many places (I.e. the arm or leg). With the next clip right at your chest and the previous one six feet down, you are looking at a fall that could give easily give you whiplash. These circumstances, however, don't even come close to outdoor free climbing. On a multipitch route, you are relying on your skills and equipment to keep you alive. Bolts may not be drilled in correctly, carabiners may be poorly designed, rockfall and/or lose holds may be extremely common. All of these instances could lead to death. Not only is this sport one of the most physically demanding, it is also one of the most mentally challenging. You ...more
Free climbing should easily be #1, most people won't climb a tree to the top let alone a vertical rock. Angles 90 degrees or more, no ropes... Thousands of feet up. How is horseback riding anything compared to this.. You see this should be judged off of the consequence of making a mistake. You make a mistake horseback riding or cheerleading then yes you can get hurt I'm not saying there is no danger, but you make a mistake free climbing and your paralyzed from the neck down, consider yourself lucky.
I agree free climbing is difficult, but with horseback riding you are not in total control. You can also get paralyzed if you have a bad enough fall. You have to remember that when riding horses, the horse has a mind of its own!
It's extremely rare for a parachute to just "not open" and is usually the result of careless packing when it happens. And you also have a reserve that has to be packed by an FAA certified rigger. Not to mention your AAD that automatically fires if you become incapacitated. Non-jumpers don't realize that almost everyone that is killed or injured skydiving does so underneath a fully open and functional parachute. People don't die from equipment malfunction; people die when they get careless, complacent, or cocky and do something stupid underneath their canopy.
Check out group tracking. Two people head to head at 100 mph+
Myself and two friends in wingsuits did a head to head with vertical distance between us just to see reaction time needed to spot and veer. No chance. From spot to passing each other was a couple of seconds. Seriously deadly.
Out of 3,000,000 made last year there were 31 fatalities. That is 1 per 100,000 jumps 60 percent of those were under a perfectly good canopy but made low dangerous turns or collided with another jumper. a couple were suspected suicide. So actually it is relatively safe. If your parachute malfunctions your second chute can deploy extremely fast. This is why we train.
I would've voted for equestrian because I am an equestrian and I know that if we fall off we could die. But, yeah, sky divers win my vote because if that parachute ain't opening your pretty much dead.
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. Yes sports like motocross are dangerous but in moto people aren't trying to hurt you. For every rugby game you play there is a guarantee that you will be sore, and if your lucky you won't be injured. Imagine running at full speed and then having another person running full speed tackling you from the side, the impact on your spine and ribs is brutal, knocks the reach out of you and makes you feel like throwing up, but you have to keep running and keep tackling, rugby is not for the weak and it is dangerous no doubt. Not as dangerous as skydiving but certainly more dangerous than soccer and cheer leading and moto!
Rugby is more dangerous than most of the sports on this list think of the impact when a player tackles another player and American football is rugby for wimps who have to wear so much safety gear I mean come on man up! If you want to know just how dangerous rugby is most players come off the pitch with scars, bruises and bleeding and when they bleed they get back up and carry on like a man, and since I play rugby as a full back and I'm only 15 you must be built for the game and even if you have a lot of body mass then you more than welcome to play the game because it's a game of which people of all sizes, height, weight and speed play against each other.
Scrums can be pretty dangerous if they fall apart. I was second row in the scrum. Once the scrum fell apart, my left arm got jammed between two people and was forced up while the rest of my body continued downwards. Very nearly broke my arm that day. Also had a scare when after a hard tackle I felt my neck pop and could have sworn right there I had broken my neck. Luckily that was not the case, but it still cost me the rest of the game. I have seen someone's leg broken during a game before. The thing is, this game can be safer if North American players learn to love the sport of Rugby for the GAME and not the HITTING. Communicate with your team, work together, and if you're going to hit, hit smart.
What's this stupid theory about NFL players running harder because they have pads? Laugh out loud. Obviously a theory made up by people who have never seen a State of Origin, or any Rugby League for that matter.
It relies on the premise that Rugby League players aren't already running and tackling as hard as they can, when they clearly are.
Also, Rugby League is designed in a way that players run head on with each other every player, not all different angles across the field. They line up, sprint at each other, collide, get back up and do it again.
For 80 minutes non stop, non of this stop start change teams crap. It's about endurance as well skill and power, and fatigue also causes injury.
Okay, first of all we have to set some boundaries here. What defines dangerous? And what defines sport? Do we conclude that it's the number of deaths tolled that defines it dangerous, or the number of injuries? It would be almost impossible to account the number of injuries in any sport, so lets go with fatalities. Now horseback riding is a hobby, where as horseback racing is a sport. Yet both have had numerous fatalities. Horseback racing has had 26 documented deaths that happened during a race. Boxing has had 57 documented deaths during or shortly after a bout do to the punishment received in the match. As someone pointed out below, there has been over 290 deaths while climbing Mount Everest. And that's just one of the nine 8,000 meter mountains that gets climbed on a regular basis. Now add in some of the smaller peaks that has taken lives and we're probably looking at over a thousand fatalities due to mountain climbing... and yet, if I had to choose a sport / hobby / living that I ...more
If we consider life or death issues, Mountaineering is up there. Close to 300 people have died attempting to climb the Everest alone. Well over a thousand deaths for 8-thousanders climbs, and plenty of deaths in smaller climbs as well.
As a percentage of people attempting the climb, fatality rates in mountaineering are far far higher than they are in any of the sports listed in the top ten.
And if we compare the seriousness of injuries, one should remember that a broken bone or a trauma of some kind occurring during a climb is made far far worse by the lack of access to medical services. If you break a body part while cheerleading, you get rescued within seconds and minutes later you are in the emergency room.
Cheerleading is tough, it's very challenging and fortunately, it's not even close to being one of the most dangerous sports.
How is this not at #1 or close to that. Ok cheerleaders see you on the mountain. Lets really put you to the test. So basically to start out you save up a few thousand even to start. Then you fly 5000 miles or so to your destination. Then you take a never ending hike up the mountains and through all the villages with 30 pounds on your back the entire way. Finally you make it to the mountain out of breath and sweaty but cold. As time goes on air becomes more and more of a need until your taking 20 steps with one breath. You can't even enjoy yourself once you get to the top because you have to rush back down due to the lack of oxygen. This may sound like it's a two or three day trip. Try two or three weeks. Or even months depending on weather. You stick to your competitions, we will stick to our goals to survive.
I have to agree that Bull Riding, Horseback Riding, and Gymnastics are all very dangerous, but this is the only sport where, if you fail, you are GUARANTEED to die. I mean, I could probably get off a gymnastics mat with a broken bone or two, but a fall off a mountain? Nuh-uh. I don't think so.
Just saying, I might not have a very good perspective. I do swimming, and the worst thing that can happen there is that you hit your head agains a wall, whack your hand against a lane line, getting kicked in the ace, or get a cut. I've been doing swimming since I was four and I have never boroken a bone. So, just saying. If you wanta safe but difficult sport, swimming all the way
Of course it's a sport; it's in the sports pages, not real estate pages. The brainless "not a sport" claim is actually to purport that it's not an athletic endeavor. And it is a brainless claim, to say that maintaining forceful yet precise and lightning-fast control of the car for over an hour when g-forces are peeling the muscles off your bones at all times and the engine is roasting you, doesn't take superb fitness. Anyway, the American College of Sports Medicine studied this argument and put it to bed, saying that top race drivers are in fact "elite athletes."
I know lots of people consider motorsports not a real sport, because you are just turning a wheel or ride a bike. The physical aspect is more hidden than in other sports but it's definitely there. These guys have to be super fit in order to endure a race. For example a Formula 1 race takes up to two hours, two hours where you have to perform at the absolute limit. I mean they have to hold their bodies up to 6g. Normal people wouldn't last two laps around a circuit. And the mental part? Would you head straight for a wall with over 300 kph? Most people are afraid to go over 200. But that's car racing, motorbike racing is at least in my opinion even more dangerous. They have a little bit of protection against the tarmac but have you ever seen a high side? They are flying through the air with over 100 kph and land on solid ground. The sole reason the injury rates aren't that high are the limited spots in a race. In the average season about 24 riders take part, and at least 2 or so will ...more
Racing gets my vote, but only because of what it once was, not for what it currently is. No other sport that I can think of would have to include burning to death as a realistic risk of competition. However, it is way safer now than it was in the 70's and earlier, especially at the higher levels of the sport.
Racing should be #1 on this list. Heaps of legendary people have died doing what they love. In racing small injuries are uncommon, but if someone gets hurt, you know it is really bad. Also your always on the edge, one small mistake and most times your gone. It just has a very dangerous nature.
Whoever thinks Freediving isn't dangerous, think again! Holding your breath for 5 minutes while swimming downwards to 70+ meters on one breath of air in shark infested waters! For starters an average human will pass out after 3 minutes of no oxygen in the brain. 70 meters deep is e very long way down and requires as much mental strength as physical strength to get down there. "Horses are an unpredictable animal" Do you know what else is an unpredictable animal that is much more dangerous than a horse: sharks. Have a think, what would you rather; be 50 meters underwater with a great white swimming up to you? Or racing a horse?
My dad is a free diver and he loves the sport. It takes a lot of training and patience my dad has taken courses in Florida and trains at least 4 times a week. The farthest he drove down was 190 feet a lot of people aren't aware of this sport. Not so long ago one of my dad's friends had a blackout when he was diving and died it is extremely important that you never go free diving alone always had a buddy with you
Many dangerous element including limited air, extreme underwater depths, currents, poisonous snakes, sharks, getting stuck, blackouts, disorientation, if spear fishing then we encounter excited sharks, barracuda, other predators and entanglement. Did I mention all on one breath?
There are only about 5, 000 free divers around the world. It's a unique sport. An estimated 100 people die from free diving every year. This is compared to an estimated 20 deaths per year from horses, which is a far more popular sport.
With free diving, you are working against yourself.
Wow, Luge is after walking? This is one of the most dangerous sports ever! If you flip over have fun scraping your face off, and god knows what else. You go incredibly fast and you have little hand holds to grab onto, if you slip there goes your fingers! If you do flip and go sailing through the air, no one knows if you'll land without busting your head wide open or worse death! How is walking more dangerous?!?!
People die like in 2010 Olympics
So many people die in luge
Cliff diving is quite dangerous if you know how to land but at the same time its quite fun;I've been cliff diving before and it was amazing. People should just be aware of their surroundings... Rocks, shallow waters you get the point
Diving in General is dangerous if you do it wrong you can get seriously hurt!
Jumping from a high cliff can give you a thrill... Or a heart attack.
There is a lot of dangers
Anything could happen to you when surfing, it could be a normal day and you go for a wave and fall and this time you hit your head on a rock or sandbar. It is unpredictable, just the slightest shift in the wind can decide whether you'll make out the way you went in. Your board could pop up and hit you, you can cut your face, foot, leg, etc. You can get held under water and drown. And then of course there is the fact that are sharks and other fish in the water that could mistake you for a meal. Surfing is so unpredictable which makes it such dangerous sport.
I've seen numerous amounts of surf injuries including seeing sharks, stingrays, jellyfish etc. Surfing can't be compared with all those you call dangerous sports. You can also get hit by the rocks or the reef and those are fatal or really painful injuries. Surfing those huge waves like mavericks is super dangerous because you got the reef the rocks the cold water the sharks and the wipeout so that's probably the most dangerous or one of the most dangerous sports in this list
I recently watched the film, Soul Surfer, on my DVD player. The film had a professional championship surfer, Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), who had her right arm cut off by a massive tiger shark but that didn't stop her from achieving her dream of becoming a surfer girl. Inspired by a true story, Soul Surfer is based off the book of the same name by Bethany Hamilton (published by Gallery Books but produced by MTV Books, a sublabel of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International). You could find this book in the childrens section at Barnes & Noble.
I have AN UNREAL AMOUNT of respect for surfers. As an equestrian I was very happy that riding was number one, but I think it very well ties with surfing. I am petrified of the ocean and I could never have the guts to do what you guys do. Sharks, coral, the fact that your field is literally trying to kill you, yeah, I think surfing should be AT LEAST in the top five, and I've never even been surfing.
Baseball is physical. And for all the people out there that say "All you have to is hit a ball", you're wrong. Don't judge it until you play it. I'm a catcher which is the toughest position. My parents told me that it'd be too risky for my size. I thought I'd be fine. If a had a penny for every time I got hit by a ball in the dirt, taken a foul tip, or even ran over, I'd be rich. And don't even talk about lacrosse. I mean I thought it was pretty cool until people started blabbing about how dangerous it is. I do admit it is dangerous, but that's what you get for trying to play a Native American sport. Why you toughen up and play an American American sport.
Should be at least top 10. How many players get hurt on outfield collisions, running into the wall in the outfield, getting hit with the ball or bat or broken pieces of the bat, get injured sliding/diving to a base. Even the fans are getting injured and killed from home runs, out of the park foul balls, broken pieces of the bat flying in to the crowd etc.
Thank you I play base ball and you could get killed if someone hit a line drive and hit you if your a pitcher or any position last year I got hit by a pitcher and he throws at least over 50 miles per hour stupid cheer leaders that's not even dangerous why is baseball way down here stupid volley ball that's not even dangerous thank you for reading this good bye again tell me that this is a very dangerous sport and it is so volley ball and cheer leading is so stupid and I play base ball I am a girl!
Should be top 10, so many people get hurt and have have to get surgeries that can put you in a no sport break for days-months-years-even put you out of the sport for good.
Definitely dangerous! I was in a tournament where they rushed a girl to the hospital because she had a broken nose and a serious concussion. My uncle sent a guy to the hospital with a broken spine. I was in practice being guarded by a teammate and turning around to shoot a backhand I whacked her so hard in the face that she lost a tooth and unlike other sports when a teammate gets hurt you have to rush to help them to make sure they don't sink to the bottom of the pool and drown. And most of all unlike in other sports the referee can't see whats happening under water, so while the ref will protect all the wrestlers and football players and soccer players, we're getting kicked, jabbed, pinched, scratched, clawed, and drowned.
Um I'm sorry but water polo is seriously tough. We not only have to strong legs from treading and lunging forward but strong core muscles mixed with a strong arm to throw the ball across a 25 yard-long pool. In the rules of water polo anything is legal as long as it doesn't impede the motion of the ball, so many of us sustain injuries from punches kicks elbows. My best friend received 10 stitches in her chin from being elbowed in the face. Another friend of mine broke both orbital bones and nose from getting kicked in the face during a turnover. I'd like to see a football player, wrestler, or soccer player try to survive one conditioning and leg workout, because those things are not easy.
I have been playing water polo for a year and a half, and I have never seen a more vicious sport. I have tried a lot of the sports that are above this, and there is no way they are more dangerous than it. How many other sports are there where people are actively TRYING to drown you?
No offense to anyone, but at the moment dance is above this, and that is ridiculous. How many people end up with ripped costumes and bloody noses? How many people breathe in water and end up nearly coughing up a lung, just to continue playing?
Watching high level water polo is exhilarating, but even out of the pool it's kind of terrifying how physical it is. So many people get injured during games just to keep playing!
What the.. This list is a popularity contest. Just because the few elite, super humans that play water polo are too busy training, some other athletes on the internet are just saying their sport is harder! Like honestly its 9:18 PM right now and the only reason I'm here is because I just got out of my 4 hour practice and I don't want to do homework.
Please, any of you people in other sports would die drowning in your bathtub. You guys practice your sport by jogging every day and lifting weights. You can't do that for water polo, because other than swimming, it's a sport on a different terrain. We are the few, the proud, the water polo players.