When it comes to the Olympic games, you may wonder about the the most physically demanding Olympic sports, so here we present you with Insider Monkey’s latest list about this issue.
The Olimypic games started back in 1896, and there were only nine sports then, including cycling, athletics, fencing, swimming and gymnastics. In the 21th century, in 2020 there will be 33 sports, with five new ones. These five new sports are: karate, baseball/softball, climbing, surfing and skateboarding.
Now without a further ado, let’s check out the most physically demanding Olympic sports. Could you guess what they are?
10. Sport climbing
Here’s the first sport on our list now: sport climbing. It’s a pretty new Olympic discipline. The athletes need agility, endurance and flexibility.
If a fencer wants to be really good, then extended hours of practising is needed, with endurance and flexibility. It’s definitely exhausting a sport.
This sport needs great mental practice, strength, speed, and power. That’s why it got place on this list now.
Weightlifting needs the most power and strength of all. But as other agilities aren’t needed, such as speed, it got the seventh place on our list now.
6. Water Polo
Water polo stands on the sixth place. It requires managing the ball, game strategy, staying on the water surface and some other things. But let’s be honest, it’s cool to watch them!
5. Alpine skiing
We are half way through our list of most physically demanding Olympic sports. The fifth place is given to alpine skiing as speed needs to be controlled and good pressure on the body is also inevitable while skiing on the slope.
Wrestling demands lots of abilities, such as power, speed and strength. Telling you the truth, I would’ve put it to the second place, right after boxing. It’s really one of the most exhausting sports.
Football stands on the third place, a team sport which demands the most durability of all the Olimypic sports.
2. Ice hockey
Ice hockey is a really demanding sport, it doesn’t fit or anyone. If you want to pursue this sport, you need to be strong, durable and fast.
We are here at very first place now, at it’s given to boxing. It needs the most mental preparation, agility, strength, endurance, and speed. You wouldn’t think that how long three minutes can be, it seems extremely long when you fight a good opponent.
Well, this was our list of the most physically demanding Olympic sport. Which one do you like to watch the most, and why?