Top 8 Most Dangerous Sports

by Amelia Grant about a year ago in culture

Sports as games, competitions, and workouts are the best way to support the body and soul in a good form, sharpen durability, and improve self-discipline.

Top 8 Most Dangerous Sports

Also, it can be a wonderful source of entertainment and improve the mood—not only for athletes, but also for fans.

There are a lot of sports: For halls and open air, team and single, and in which endurance or speed is necessary. Some of them help to relax and relieve tension, and some are complicated and need serious preparations. All sports are linked with risk and can be dangerous. It often happens that athletes play with death.

Do you know which sports are the most dangerous? Let's get acquainted with them closer.

1. BASE Jumping

BASE (Buildings, Antenna, Span, Earth) jumping is an abbreviation for objects from which athletes jump using a parachute. Unlike simple parachute planning, BASE jumpers don’t have time for maneuvers, as they jump from the tops of buildings, antenna ends, high cliffs, and cornices. It looks really exciting, but is very dangerous.

2. Heli-Skiing

Heli-skiing is a downhill helicopter. Jumping from the hovering helicopter over a snowy slope of the aircraft, you can conquer the most inaccessible tracks. Often helicopters that lift skiers into the mountains are booked a year in advance.

Fans of adrenaline enjoy jumping on the snow that neither the man’s foot nor the skis have ever touched. They ignore the dangers of an avalanche, weather changes, difficulties of the descent, or the actual jump.

3. Diving

Diving means a depth dive with an autonomous breathing device. With the help of it, divers can be under the water for a long time and in inaccessible to other underwater corners. It looks great, but a lot of dangers will follow you.

Rising from the depth too fast can lead to decompression and seriously damage the spine, brain, ears, and cause pulmonary insufficiency. Also, there is a big chance to break the device, and undergo shark attacks or other unfriendly animals of the marine fauna.

4. Diving in Caves

The most unusual kind of diving is cave diving in a hybrid of common diving and speleology—where scientists dive into caves which are fully or partially filled with water.

Besides specially modified breathing devices, they use a lot of other equipment, depending on the needs and conditions of the dive. It’s especially dangerous when lighting fails and you lose your partner. But worst of all, your breathing device is broken, there will be no time to look for an entrance.

5. Rodeo on Bulls

Rodeo is a traditional sport where the rider jumps on a bull’s spine and tries to hold onto it as long as possible. This entertainment is popular for the "true macho." Such kind of amusement causes severe injuries, bruises, fractures, and tremors which even the best podiatrists and traumatologist will have a hard time treating.

6. Alpinism

Alpinism is the leader in all extreme sports. Here, every second can be critical for the climber: Landslides, slippery stones, the ability to break or fall into a crack. Also, it presents a serious risk of death. It’s simple to lose to the mountain, and changeable weather or avalanches will not play in your favor.

7. Rafting

Rafting is a very dangerous water sport. Enthusiasts go down the rough mountain rivers, rapids, raging streams, and other dangerous water channels. The unpredictability of the environment during every moment can cause a lot of troubles.

8. Boxing

Boxing is a contact sport where the only goal is to hit and punch the other opponent. Because of this, it’s no surprise that boxing is not an injury-free sport. According to statistics, around 90 percent of boxers will suffer from some type of brain damage over the duration of their career. This results in boxers being more prone to diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s later in their lives. The proper protective gear should always be used to minimize the chance of injury.

Amelia Grant
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