Top 5 Toughest Sports in The World

Sports is an exhilarating activity to the spectators, but it involves a great deal of pain, endurance, and consistency for the athletes seeking to achieve success in their specific games. Not only do the toughest sports need physical strength and balance to an athlete’s speed and deportment, they also require a high degree of mental strength and physical stamina. 

Here are the 5 toughest sports that entail extraordinary levels of alacrity and fitness on the part of the athletes.  

1. Boxing 

Boxing is a sport that involves two rivals fighting in a ring aiming to win points by successfully hurling punches at each other. Highly dicey and demanding, this is unquestionably the world’s toughest sport, with a high chance of lethal injuries. Several ace boxers who have ruled the sports have had to encounter severe diseases years after retirement. Despite the risk, fighters receive enormous amounts of praise and accolades, as they take part in the game for the fans’ entertainment.


2. Freestyle Wrestling 

This type of sport is different from the typical WWE wrestling; rather, it involves two adversaries aiming to hit each other on an octagonal mat with a ring inside. It is a physically challenging sport that requires a plenty amount of strength, and entails a high risk of internal injury. 

Freestyle Wrestling

3. Horseback Riding 

Unlike other sports, horseback riding is all about team effort. This sport features an animal which is not tame; you can neither give out any instructions nor can you communicate with him. Another type of sport that requires rigorous amounts of strength and courage, horseback riding involves jockeys riding horses and steeplechasing with horses. The jockey must get acquainted with their horse and build a sense of coordination with it, which would come in handy during competitive events. 

Horseback Riding

4. Water polo

Somewhat similar to American football, water polo is a sport played in the water of a deep pool of at least 1.8 meters. A tough sport, water polo involves two teams looking to score goals with a floating water ball by tossing it into each other’s nets. It also combines swimming along with catching and shooting with a single hand; in fact, water polo comprises both football and swimming, hence the name.   

Water polo

5. Bull Riding 

Not only is bull riding one of the most demanding sports, but it is also quite dangerous. It is not meant for the weak or the faint-hearted; only the brave take part in this dicey sport. The risk this sport represents can be literally staring death in the eyeball. In this deathly sport, riders are required to stay atop on crazy wild bulls, which seek to knock off the rider. Trying to keep your balance for eight seconds on a wild animal that is nothing but your adversary is more than challenging, but that’s the beauty of bull riding. It’s scary, entertaining, and bloody. The eight-second length that the riders are meant to stay on the back of wild bulls has been dubbed the most dangerous eight seconds in the world of sports.

Bull Riding

Author bio

The article is written by Zainab Fatima, a prominent writer and editor, who regularly contributes to well-known publications, both online and print, of the world. She also has a deep interest in fashion designing and has expertise in a range of wedding mehndi designs.