The sports and games not only give us a physical and mental fitness but it also gives action, pleasure, thrill etc. Actually the games and sports had a different purpose at the earlier days than the advertising and entertainment.
Some games like archery, boxing, sword fighting and wrestling were played to train the soldiers for war fights. Eventually, it was refocused to improve the physical fitness, mental fitness, entertainment and of course for advertisement by some big companies and brands.
Nowadays, many new sports are emerged and with increase in the interest of people many bizarre kinds of sports are coming up. Some people play these games and sports as their profession and some play them purely for entertainment.
With the help of technological and industrial development many new games were developed like parachute diving, paragliding, motorcycle racing etc. Some of those games are dangerous for players sometimes it may cause death. Here, is the list of top 6 dangerous sports in the world.
Most Dangerous Sports In The World
1. Base Jumping:
Usually, we used to call this behavior as “attempted suicide”. It is absolutely a reckless and bizarre kind of sport. The word BASE is an acronym for four objects from which one can jump; it includes Building, Antenna, Spans (bridges) and Earth (cliffs).
Jumpers will jump off from any one of these objects of high altitude. Not anyone and everyone can do this, it really requires a great nerve control, strong heart and of course a good parachute.
There is no score for this game. If you are alive after jumped from the high altitude; then you are a winner. The losers get slammed back into the object they just jumped off due to wind and the expected result for this action is broken bones and sometimes death.
According to Harry Parker of the International PROBASE circuit, 5-15 people are dying every year by attempting this game. In many countries, this base jumping sport is illegal including the United States except at the organized events.
Some of the organized U.S events include ‘West Virginia Bridge Day’ (the world’s longest span bridge), the ‘Utah’s Tombstone Challenge’ (a 390 foot cliff) and ‘The Snake River BASE games, Idaho’ (450-foot Perrine Bridge).
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The highest jump recorded until, was from Malaysia especially on the 1,381 Petronas Twin Towers. The jumpers are encouraged to get their own insurance.
2. Cave Diving:
It is an extremely dangerous sport and can be fatal to one’s life. Many accidents have been reported on this sport yet. According to a recovery team based in San Marcos, more than 500 deaths have been reported from this sport since from the year 1960.
The water filled caves mostly attract the scuba divers, cavers and speleologists. If you are into this sport, you may put yourself at risk of getting in cramped spaces, suffering from the hostile animal attacks, decompression sickness and freezing to death in ice-cold and low-visibility waters.
The Florida and Mexico are the popular cave diving locations. Before embarking on a cave diving course, the cavern diving experience is required; it requires the open-sea diving experience.
3. Big Wave Surfing:
This sport may give a pleasing image to the viewers but it is potentially a dangerous game to the player. He must face at least 50 feet high waves while he is playing this game, actually this 50 feet height wave is quite enough to destroy a small village.
The wave surfing is usually performed by only the experienced surfers and the surfboard is called as “guns” or tow boards and the size of the gun is varied depend on the size of the wave and also a technique a surfer uses to reach the wave.
The surfer can enjoy the waves until a big wipe out breaks and pushes him down 20-50 feet below the surface. He must find his way up within 20 seconds before a second wave knocks him out.
The water pressure at a depth of 20-50 feet is quite enough to destroy the surfer ear drums and get him drowned. The another risk of this sport is the surfer can easily slammed against a rock and get wounded.
4. Motorcycle racing:
It is one of the most famous sports today especially among the youngsters. They are very much interested to ride heavy sports bike and performing some amazing stunts in the bikes. Despite of being a famous sport the motorcycle racing is very dangerous. It can cause lifetime injuries and deaths as well.
The professional bike racers must race on the various kinds of tracks that are definitely not easy. Sometimes, they are instructed to race on a hilly surface with rocks and stones, riding from a high slope, roads with cone-shaped caps places to create a twisting way and even providing the bikers with bugs on their windscreen.
The racers must maintain the balance at an extreme high-speed. And that’s why the motorcycle race are very danger.
The cheerleading main purpose is to entertain a people in the great show. It involves dancing, jumping, tumbling and stunting. The fascinating steps of the cheerleading may give pleasant image to the viewers, but it is highly dangerous; one wrong step like throwing the girl in the air may cause severe damage if she fells down.
The Cheerleading originated in the United States and had spread all over the globe. The risks of cheerleading were highlighted when a cheerleader named Kristi Yamaoka from Southern Illinois University, fractured her vertebra after hitting her head by falling off from a human pyramid.
It has been estimated that there are over 20,000 injuries are occurred per year and it is one of the most dangerous sport especially for women in the world.
6. Bull riding:
A wild bull and a player on its back are struggling to get control but eventually get hurled 10 feet away into the air by the bull’s big jerk and the player falls down but still trying to get up with the aggressive but still approaching. Usually it looks very scary.
The Bull riding refers to rodeo sports where the rider must be mounted on a large bull while it tries to buck off the rider. He must be mounted on the bull for a minimum of at least 8 seconds with one of his hands being fastened with a braided rope tied around the bull’s flank.
Due to that it is very dangerous and is called as “most dangerous 8 seconds in sports”. This sport may cause breaking of jaw, ribs, knee cap and sometimes leads to death.
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