Most Dangerous Sports

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101 Rowing

I'm not sure how to put this but rowing is one of the most dangerous sports I've ever participated in along my long sporting career, with such intensity that it is unusual to not see people vomiting after a race. The blood, pain, blisters, constant muscle aches! Without doubt this sport should be much higher on this list because it... unlike other positions above this really deserves a higher position!

Rowing is actually really dangerous! I've seen people get hit really hard in the head from catching crabs, sometimes even getting knocked unconscious or pushed out of the boat. Not to mention the fact that you're putting every joule of energy you have into every single stroke, in some races for up to 10 minutes on end, kilometre after kilometre until you puke. And there's also what happens if you fall out, and you're feet get stuck. That's a really horrible way to die. Rowing should be higher up the list than this, because it really is one of the most dangerous sports out there.

Apart from you hands being ripped apart with no chance to heal due to training sessions several times a week there is also the whole falling in aspect.
If you capsize and manage not to drown, there are high chances of catching diseases from the water (the number of times I've seen a dead creature floating along the water...) and you could easily have gained injuries on your way in.
Then there are the collisions, I know several fellow rowers who have suffered from concussion after colliding with another boat and being smacked across the head with an expensive and very hard blade/oar.
Scullers can say goodbye to their right hand and I'm sure all rowers will have experienced the wonders of blisters at their best. Try not to get caught in a lightning storm though, metal attracts lightening and gues what?! Whoopty doo, were stuck in a boat covered in Metal and surrounded by water, which also attracts lightning.

Competitive cheerleading? Give me a break!

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102 Shot Put

At top level the shot is 12 pounds, if you are stupid enough to get hit it will for sure break bones or kill you depending on where it hits

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103 Reno Air Racing

I would like to hear a sport that's more dangerous. In 2008 three pilots were killed in crashes.

These are highly modified, incredibly fast planes that fly in excess of 500MPH, and fly from 15 to 40 feet off the ground. (That's how fast they fly on the course. These prop-driven airplanes are fast enough to break the speed of sound! )

From 6 to 12 planes fly in any one race at a time and they come within feet of eachother at speeds from 450 to 500 MPH's. There have been dozens of fatal crashes over the years in Reno and Mojave. (Mojave has since been discontinued because no one will insure the event. )

In 2008, one pilot crashed right after takeoff. A woman pilot died after her engine blew and she was attempting an emergency landind. And another pilot was killed when two Formula One planes collided in mid air. The second pilot survived while the other pilot, named Hubler nosed over and flew straight into the ground and disintigrated. (Also, two pylon judges ...more

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104 Badminton Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

I was once lunging for the shuttlecock and I managed to tear my scrotum. 7 stitches and an hour of surgery later I was finally back on my feet.

Is it possible to get stuck in the net?

I've been hit in the face when someone smashed it at me had to go to hospital

THIS IS 0% DANGEROUS! - wriddhak

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105 Handball

Not many outside of Europe knows about handball. Its kind of like soccer just with your hands. I have played handball for 10 years and I have gotten a concussion, my shoulder out of place twice, pulled my thumb and fractured many of my fingers. Handball is a tough sport where there is a lot of physical contact and a handball player don't wear a lot of protection just on your knees when you jump to score.

I've played it for 15 years now, and I don't know how many friends I have seen get injured in this sport! It's a game where you put passion and strength, we have no protection and we don't play on grass, so it's a lot more dangerous than dancing for instance!

Have you guys seen handball heroes they do some intense super moves.

Hand ball red card sent off penalty

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106 Scuba Diving

Drowning and creatures of the sea... Great.

I almost died during my scuba diving training after my tank valve broke and all my air was leaking. not to mention air competition. - badghostkid37

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107 Bullfighting

I think that you should have bullfighting on you list because it is a national sport and it Is very dangerous

It's very dangerous because you could get killed by the bull, and that hurts. It's also scary.

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108 Acrobatic Rock And Roll

Some years ago I have heard it's the second most dangerous sport (F1 first). There were many of really serious injuries ended by wheelchair or death as well. Only it is not so visible sport so nobody knows about this. I have been dancer and trainer for 13 years so I know what I am talking about. If female partner is falling down from 5 meters high...

I did acrobatic rock and roll when I live in Europe. Really dangerous sport that is much worse then cheerleading because one person is catching you not 4 or 5.

109 Tricking

Mad injuries.. I can't believe kiteboarding isn't even on this list. Also proximity flying should definitely be #1. We all have the brass to play soccer or ride a horse L. Nobody wants to jump off a cliff because it's insanity.

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110 CrossFit Games

Crossfit is extremely dangerous. You could get SERIOUSLY injured. I mean, WALKING? This is a WHOLE LOT more dangerous than WALKING.

Crossfit is only dangerous if you don't have good coaches I do it and I am 11

People get sore and hurt but nobody has died from it.

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111 Windsurfing

These guys do double forward flips 10m in the air and then they have to land safely with a board, mast and sail! There's also sharks.

Look up the red bull storm chase and say if that isn't dangerous.

112 Shinty

Shinty is a team sport played with sticks and a ball. Shinty is now played mainly in the Scottish Highlands, and amongst Highland migrants to the big cities of Scotland. similair to hockey but the hard ball can be played in the air like lacrosse! the players wear no protection so often end up with head injuries and the stick can be swung like a baseball bat so often causes injury! players can also physically tackle other players using shoulder barges ect! - alan.tulloch

113 Squash

Broke the two bones of my forearm by running into back glass wall in an attempt to keep the ball in play. Very easy to roll your ankle in this sport as well.

The racquet could easily hit you hard causing broken legs and arms. The court is only so small which makes getting hit more likely.

The ball could rebound, and hit you in the face.

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114 Bouldering

Bouldering should definitely be in the top 40, bouldering indoors or on natural rock both has its danger, like overstretching muscle fibres or arms and legs colliding with the tiles or rock while doing a route or dyno.

Although bouldering is relatively safe, it deserves to be above badmiton, people falland break bones, dislocate knees, not to mention the strain on your tendons can be so severe you can't hold yourself off the ground. The crash pads can only do so much to protect you.

115 Hello

I broke my vocal cords and ended up in the hospital for 2 years in a deep coma

Say hello to the wrong person and get shot

You can rip your voice box

This ain't a a "sport".

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116 Goat Tying

Once I had a particularly frisky goat who got me quite badly in the knee. He then proceeded to bite me on the buttocks one I was on the ground. Nasty stuff.

Goat tying is really hard on ankles and knees when getting off. But it is such a rush that you can't stop! I love goat tying, but truthfully I think that is why my ankles and knees hurt all the time.

I tied a goat while it ate me, I gained 109 XP the brushy tailed raccoon ate the gaot so I lived before I died of Mongolian chopping panda

117 Formula 1 Formula 1

How is a sport with cars that can catch on fire and crashes happening at very high speeds be very far behind cheerleading

Firstly, how is cheer leading a dangerous sport? Its not a sport even (no compitition) plus, in f1 loads of great drivers died like Senna. Crash at 200mph like at Monaco and you don't know what your going to hit

When you have to look for your daughters teeth at most practices for all star cheerleading, I would say it's majorly dangerous! My daughter is 11 and is thrown around like a rag doll, tumbles at top speed and during all of this she has to perform and make it look like it doesn't hurt. Competitive cheer is EXTREMELY dangerous not to mention EXPENSIVE! We travel the country to compete against the best of the best! That's why ESPN has 2 annual competitions in Orlando for the BEST! #Worlds #Summit. Look at some of the comps on you tube!

More than 79 drivers have died in this sport. It had very serious burning problems in the mid- 60's. It has a lot of dangerous tracks like Spa and Monza.

Has a point lads

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118 Ultimate Frisbee

Not dangerous at all but that moment you realize you timed it all wrong and the frisbee hits your face and ten you fall on your back. Two birds with one frisbee. - ThAtOnEIdIoT

My friend broke his foot and he now lives in a dark dark house and wears a dark dark boot

Luke marshal cried cause I called him fat faced and he listen to the halo sound track for happieness

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119 Kabbadi

Its brilliant except the fact when someone is trying to tackle you dow there maybe a few broken bones

Because when we go to raid we can,t breath when when we touch all of other player grabs the raider we don,t breath for a 30 seconds and now if all players grabs your sto0mach you could be death

I once tried to fight a vietnamese kabbadi ninja and he fell up through the roof and backflipped into the sky.that was the end of my kabbadi fighting as my vision faltered unexpectedly

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120 Hunting

One time I saw an Australian native brushy tailed raccoon and he charged at me but I shot him and I flew so far in the sky that a massive Australian native brushy tailed raccoon saw me and it charged but it blew up and I was scared of going to japan now..

Hunting is dangerous but fun you can get shot

Hunting is awesome and dangerous

Once I accidentally shot my mate the duck cause I thought he was a Scottish moose for dinner but it was. so I eight a japenese armed dog with no arms.

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