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IN Sports ON 22 Nov, 2016
Olympics is the world's streak of sporting perfection. Basketball, Badminton, and Swimming have been stapled at the Olympics for decades, besides that, here is the list of some oddest sports that have actually taken place at the modern Olympics.
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This sport features a female swimmer synchronizing with herself. All they need to do is, just try holding their breath for as long as they do. And, then try dancing upside down in a pool of water with their legs sticking out.
Or in simple words, a lonely water ballet. This doesn't end here; they also need to do it in unison with their teammates in music and make it look good?
Seems like a 'pool dancing competition.' Right?
You just can't take off your eyes from this technique. Here, competitors try to outrace one another, without actually running. And, to ensure athletes do not run, race walkers wiggle their hips for maximum speed, while keeping one leg on the ground all the time.
And the result? A distinguishing sashay that elicits many a chuckle.
Trampoline is a part of gymnastics and is a lot more dangerous than you think. In this sport, gymnasts take to the trampoline, somersaulting and flipping as stern-faced, while judges keep score.
Seems like an activity we all try to do in our backyards when we were 10. Though, this one is quite critical and requires precise technique and perfect body control.
The exercise that made you feel like a sissy in your physical education class is also there is Olympics. And, just like a gym class, climbers are clocked to see how swiftly they can shimmy up a braided rope.
This sport is similar to fencing. You just need to replace the saber with a cane. Yes, that walking stick type of thing. That's all! Now, you know a French Martial Art, La Canne.
As odd as this sport may seem, the obstacles that swimmers had to overcome are even more unusual. The swimmer has to scramble over a pole and a row of vessels before swimming under another row of boats.
Well, before knowing this, I thought that water quality itself would be the biggest obstacle.
Yes, the same sport we use to play at our picnics. In this competitive sport, teams need to strive and strain to pull a rope past a certain point.
No doubt, it's our all time favorite game and it would be good to watch it too.
You may also call it as, a game of most variable disciplines.
This sport consists of four different competitions with five various disciplines: fencing, 200m freestyle swimming, show horse jumping, and a final joined event of pistol shooting and a 3200m country run.
No doubt, the competitor must be an all-rounder in sports.