25 interesting facts about sports and athletes

25 interesting facts about sports and athletes

25 interesting facts about sports and athletes

25 interesting facts about sports and athletes

1. Sport is not only a healthy lifestyle, but also sports exploits and achievements.

2. Sport does not stand still, but moves forward with progress. New sports appear, hero athletes, records - both personal and team.

3. Active sports have a positive effect on the sexual health of men and women.

4. Sports - the best prevention of depression, diabetes and stroke.

5. For the elderly, the most useful sports are tennis, badminton, swimming, cycling.

6. Boxing was legalized as a sport only in 1900.

7. The white powder that gymnasts smear their hands with is a magnesia powder. It removes the slightest traces of moisture from the hands, which can lead to a fall from the projectile, and makes it easier to slip, making it easier for gymnasts to spin on the bars or the crossbar.

8. According to the standards of the International Olympic Committee, the water temperature in the Olympic pools should be between 27 and 28 degrees Celsius.

9. The mass of the ball for playing table tennis is 2.5 grams.

10. The only country that participated in all the World Cups is Brazil.

11. On the Olympic fields for field hockey a blue coating. Fields for field hockey are covered with artificial grass. The blue color was first used at the London Olympics in 2012, since the blue coating contrasts best with the yellow ball, which is convenient for spectators, referees and athletes themselves. At the 2008 Beijing Games and earlier, athletes played on the green field with a white ball.

12. The fastest goal in the NHL was scored already in the third second of the game. According to research conducted by the Detroit Free Press, 68 percent of professional hockey players lost at least one tooth on ice.

13. In order for synchronized swimmers to hear the music they perform, special speakers are built into the pool underwater. French synchronist Margot Chretien says: “The sound, of course, is not like in the headphones, but everything is audible normally.”

14. The youngest hockey player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals and 100 or more points for the season and the youngest player recognized as the “Most Useful League Player” at the age of 19 was Wayne Gretzky in the 1979–1980 season.

15. Many people wonder: how is the distance the athlete jumped in length measured? He flops all over, so from what point does the countdown go? It turns out that the touchdown point closest to the push bar is considered to be the landing point. Therefore, jumpers try to stretch their arms and legs forward - so as not to accidentally strike a limb on the sand until the final landing, because in any case only the first touch will be counted.

16. The most matches for the Russian national football team were played by Viktor Onopko: 109 games from 1992 to 2004.

17. The five Olympic rings symbolize the unity of the five continents, although not one of them is a symbol of any particular continent. The colors of the rings - blue, red, yellow, green, black - were chosen as the most common on the flags of the states of the world.

18. Some swimmers put on two rubber hats at once so that the second hat presses the gum from the swimming goggles, because of this they sit denser and do not risk slipping.

19. In the distant 1932, the hundred-meter race was conquered by an athlete from Poland - Stanislava Valasevich. Then she set a world record. And only in 1980 after her death, at autopsy, it was discovered that Stanislava Valasevich was a man. This was revealed by the genitals, although the chromosome set in this person was both female and male.

20. The Vatican national football team held only one international match in its history - with the Monaco national team, which ended in a draw with a score 0:0.

21. After hitting a professional volleyball player, the ball can fly at a speed of up to 130 km/h.

22.A with the help of a hockey player’s strike, the puck can reach speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour.

23. One footballer was killed for his own goal at the World Cup. This is the defender of the Colombian football team Andres Escobar. At the 1994 World Cup in a match against the United States, he scored an own goal. After losing this meeting, the Colombians were unable to leave the group and flew home. A few days later Escobar was shot when he was in his car. Each shot the killer accompanied by a cry: “Goal!”.

24. Alexander Medved, a Soviet athlete, won ten world freestyle wrestling championships - most of all.

25. The fastest person recognized is Usain Bolt from Jamaica. In 2009, he set world records: he ran a hundred meters in 9.58 seconds, and a distance of two hundred meters in 19.19 seconds.

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