Top Ten Sports That Deserve More Respect

Some sports get too much credit, when much harder sports don't get any. They are grueling, and most of all, fun to watch.

The Top Ten Sports That Deserve More Respect

1 Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

Wrestling is a very tricky sport. I went to two days of wrestling practice with my brother. At the end of both of them, I was physically exhausted and felt like I was going to vomit. You wouldn't believe how much work is put into the sport, and that they do even more than just practice. Also, my brother is a wrestler, and he can agree that the sport is treated so poorly by the school, someone needs to do something about it. - Turkeyasylum

2 Cross-Country Running

Probably the most challenging sport!

Hey, you. Get up and run 6 miles with the XC team. That's pretty much what every practice is, sometimes you run even more than that. In an XC meet, you run 3.125 miles (a 5K run), nonstop. It's harder than what anyone thinks. - Turkeyasylum

3 Hockey

It may be the big sport in Canada, but here in the United States, practically nobody watches it. It's one of the world's hardest sports, and the most dangerous one. - Turkeyasylum

I actually tend to love hockey. - OhioStateBuckeyes

4 Track and Field
5 Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

My friend did 4 hours of gymnastics everyday, 6 days a week, for 10 years. She is pure muscle, definitely deserves more respect! - keycha1n

6 Pole Vault
7 LaCrosse Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.
8 American Football

In foreign countries, it doesn't get any respect, but in America here, it gets WAY too much. - Turkeyasylum

Because it is just a worse version of well-known football. LOL

9 Mixed Martial Arts Mixed martial arts is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.
10 Competitive Dance

The Contenders

11 Competitive Cheer

Never seen a sport so stereotyped and misunderstood. Incredibly dangerous and physically draining. - keycha1n

12 Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.
13 Horseback Riding Horseback riding (or Equestrian) is one of the most intense sports known to man. Not only because it's physically challenging, but it takes more than athleticism. Horseback riding takes commitment, time, patience, and most importantly building a bond with your horse. If you don't have a good relationship more.
14 Figure Skating Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance.
15 Field Hockey
16 Sepak Takraw
17 Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.
18 Judo
19 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.
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