25 Interests and Sports Facts Part 2 Sports and Sports (Part 2)

25 Interests and Sports Facts Part 2 Sports and Sports (Part 2)

25 Interests and Sports Facts Part 2 Sports and Sports (Part 2)

25 Interests and Sports Facts Part 2 Sports and Sports (Part 2)

1. Modern pentathlon is a sport dating back to 19th century military training. In fact, it recreates the situations that an officer had to face, delivering a message to the commander through the ranks of the enemy. It includes horse racing, shooting, fencing, swimming and running.

2. Fernando Alonso, a Formula 1 driver, got into a map for three years.

3. Once a football player played in number 0 shirt. When the Scottish football club "Aberdeen" signed Moroccan Hisham Zeruali, the fans immediately gave him a nickname by the first letters of the name "Zero". That is why Zeruali began to play in a shirt at number 0, which had never happened before. The following season, the football federations of Scotland and England imposed a ban on playing with this number.

4. March 20, 1976 was remembered for the unusual match of Aston Villa against Leicester City. Then Chris Nicholl, the player of the first team, scored two goals into the opponent’s goal and his own. With a score of 2: 2 the match ended.

5. In ancient Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, all participants set their records without clothes, naked.

6. One famous football player was named after the American president. Cristiano Ronaldo is not a name and a surname, but a double name. Moreover, the name of Ronaldo is quite rare for Portugal, and the boy got it because his father was a fan of Ronald Reagan, the then president of the United States.

7. The highest basketball player in the world is center Sun Minmin (China). His height is 236 centimeters, weight - 152 kilograms.

8. American football did not become an Olympic sport because it is popular mainly in the USA. Therefore, the IOC reasoned that it does not make sense to include in the Olympic program a sport that is interesting only to residents of one country.

9. Haile Gebreselassie, the Olympic champion in running 10 thousand meters from Ethiopia, has a special manner of running. He presses his left hand to the body, more than his right, and bends it unusually. The athlete explains this posture during the competition that in childhood he had to run 10 kilometers to school in the morning and evening back, holding books in his left hand.

10. Most often won the Champions League, including the Champions Cup Real (Madrid) - 9 times.

11. Judo can be used for self-defense. Judo is a real martial art that arose in Japan in the 16th century and modernized in the 19th century by the master Jigoro Kano. It became an Olympic sport only in 1964.

12. Do winners of olympiads receive additional cash prizes? It depends on which country they represent. Brazilian athletes will teach, in terms of, about 30 thousand US dollars for "gold", 15 thousand for "silver" and a little less than 10 thousand for "bronze".

13. In Argentina, each medal costs about 20 thousand dollars, in Russia - about 60 thousand. But in Italy, premium for an athlete can reach 185 thousand dollars. And in the United States, only gold medalists are awarded, giving each a relatively modest amount of $ 25 thousand.

14. At the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, during a team gymnastics competition, Japanese Sun Fujimoto broke his knee. Without saying a word, he continued his horse and ring performances, landing perfectly on both legs in the finals, and only after that fell down, writhing in pain. Thanks to his estimates, Japan bypassed the Soviet gymnasts and took first place.

15. A copy of the cup is awarded to the Stanley Cup winners and the original is kept in the Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame.

16. The tradition of lighting the bowl with the Olympic flame for the entire duration of the Games is an ancient Greek tradition - many people know about it. Few, however, are aware that the ancient Greek Olympic flame was not just a torch, but an altar on which sacrifices were made to the gods. Fortunately, this part of the tradition has not reached us.

17. Freestyle swimming means exactly what the name says: an athlete is allowed to swim in any style, at least dog-style. Restrictions apply only to the combined relay: here, an athlete, who is free-style, is allowed to swim as he pleases, but not the breaststroke, not butterfly and not on his back. However, the vast majority of athletes consider this or that kind of rabbit to be free-style.

18. The most popular sport in cinema is boxing.

19. The youngest athlete who managed to win the national championship is a resident of Jamaica, his name is Jay Foster. This event happened in 1958. At that time he was only 8 years old.

20. Norwegian biathlete Magnar Solberg practiced shooting in the summer, lying on an anthill. As planned by the trainer, this exercise was to teach the athlete to concentrate on the target and not be distracted by external factors and fatigue. Solberg, who had not even won medals at world championships before, became the Olympic champion of 1968 in Grenoble and repeated his success four years later in Sapporo.

21. ​​Many have noticed that all gymnasts are small in stature. There are many explanations for this. One of them says that this is not the fault of natural data, but the training regimen. At the ends of bones, a person has cartilage pads, the so-called “growth plates”. If these pads are constantly subjected to excessive loads, they become thinner and bone growth slows down. Since gymnastics at the level of sports of the highest achievements is a matter that is very traumatic for the musculoskeletal system, these very “growth plates” wear out very quickly, and growth practically stops.

22. Why is the score so strange in tennis - 15, 30, 40, game? Initially, the score system was related to the position of the hands on the clock, which counted points in quarters - 15 minutes, 30, 45 and, finally, 60. However, later, in France of the 19th century, the number 45 was replaced by 40 with the development of tennis, presumably it was easier to bill. Several attempts were made to change the number system to a simpler one - from 1 to 4 - but they were not successful.

23. In the first ten moves in chess, 170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play.

24. Niels Bohr, a famous physicist, was the goalkeeper of the Danish national team.

25. Contrary to the well-known error, in judo there are not 10, but 12 dan. True, not one person was awarded the eleventh dan, and the twelfth was awarded only to one person - the founder of judo Dhigaro Kano.

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