The most dangerous types of Olympic sports
• The most dangerous types of Olympic sports
Forcing your body to do something that goes beyond the limits of human possibilities - the constant path to serious injury. Even the Olympic Games, which brings together the best athletes of the world, are the sad statistics. Most recently, Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan fractured his elbow, trying to take a very heavy vec and this is just one of many similar cases. Sport, of course, necessary to every man, but not the same price!
Imagine a competition in which the participants are trying to cope with the huge animal tetchy at a speed of about 50 km / h. The slightest miscalculation can cause serious injury. According to the International Equestrian Federation, in the period from 2005 to 2010 fell every five of the hundreds of competing riders.
Taekwondo can be called the most dangerous of all combat sports represented at the Games. Largely because the rules require that rivals the strongest blows to the head and torso down. During the Olympic Games in 2012, the level of injuries in taekwondo has been higher than in the fight and boxing together. At every competition injury gets about 39% of the athletes.
At the Olympic Games includes several disciplines related with the bike: the race on an indoor track, road racing, mountain biking and BMX. Each of these - more dangerous than the previous one. Highest speed, complex terrain: the risk of injury is very high.
Boxing is one of the riskiest sports at the Games. Although the risk of injury during a fight is relatively low, the athletes have to take into account the long-term effects of the ring. Blow to the jaw resulting in a concussion. Even a light missing hook to the head increases the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease.
the water Jumping
Most swimmers completed the jump gracefully, accurately controlling the position of his body in relation to the tower. But if something goes wrong, it's full. A striking example can be called the history of the strongest diver: 1979 Greg Louganis hit his head on the tower and fell into the water, breaking the head.
Maximum weight, mental and physical stress, difficult to monitor equipment. Stretch the muscles, to win a medal instead of a hernia, break a bone, get acquainted with a heart attack - sometimes it becomes absolutely incomprehensible why the Olympic Committee does not prohibit such dangerous sports.
An ordinary person just can not imagine even the mechanics of pole vault. Athletes are dispersed on the track with a flexible pole that launches them into the air for a few meters. spinal cord injury, pelvic and head - a common occurrence at the competitions.