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    Here's My Ranking Of 11 Olympic Sports From "Anyone Can Do It" To "Are These People Superhuman"

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    The Summer Olympics are finally here! It got delayed last year from all the madness going on in the world, but we pulled ourselves together and are getting back into the swing of things one step at a time.


    The Olympics are always fun to watch, but the thought of actually attempting to do what these athletes do is exhausting. However, once you begin watching the games, you can't help but notice that there are some games that the average person could maybe compete in. On the other hand, there's definitely some sports that can only be pulled off by those who are superhuman. So, I decided to choose 11 different sports to see which ones make the amateur cut!


    Let's get started!

    1. Tug of war


    We've all played tug of war at least once in our lives, whether it was at a summer camp or on a daily basis with our pets. It gets tiring after a while, but it's a staple among most people.

    2. Archery

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    If I could get my hands on a bow and arrow, you would totally see me with my hair braided to the side while I imagined I was Katniss Everdeen shooting an apple in a pig's mouths. Archery is a pretty laidback sport, even though it takes a steady hand, breath, and aim. It's still fun to practice and release your inner mockingjay. 

    3. Fencing

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    Fencing is one of my personal favorites, and I even took a couple classes in college (I just went, so I could say, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die," but got kicked out for saying it too many times). Anyways, it's a great sport and a lot of fun, but takes great agility and hand eye coordination (which is another reason I got kicked out of the class).

    4. Swimming


    Okay listen, I'm no Phelps and probably never will be, but swimming is a great workout, even if you just frolic around the pool like a little tadpole. 

    5. Rowing


    This sport will take your arm workout to a whole new level! It works your core and arms when you're going at it full-force, but it's also a fun activity to do with some friends and family out on a lake.

    6. Tennis


    Now we're starting to get into the more difficult sports!! Between running all over the court and using every ounce of your energy to smack the living day lights out of a tiny yellow ball, tennis easily lands on the "yeah, not for me" side of this scale.

    7. Volleyball


    Volleyball can get violent and, if you mess up in the slightest, you'll never hear the end of it! A civilian might just see this as an intense game of "don't let the balloon touch the floor" (which it is), but it also includes scraped knees, cut up elbows, and a high chance of getting your nose bashed in. I'll sit on the bench, thanks.

    8. Skateboarding


    Even if you want to put the obstacles aside, just trying to stand on the board is challenging enough for me. During the first and only time I got on a skate board, I looked like a baby bird trying to fly and tried so hard not to fall straight on my face. I will leave it to the professionals...and animals...and children.

    9. Track and field


    This may be a little too high on the list for some of you, but I'm not running unless someone is chasing me or there's a sale at Macy's on Black Friday. Other than that, I don't run and asking me to jump while running is just laughable.

    10. Water Polo


    Water polo is swimming and soccer mixed together, but on steroids. These players have no issue with trying to drown you if need be. There's no way in hell you'll catch me playing this because I like to breath air that's not filled with water. But, I will sit in the audience rooting for blood.

    11. And finally, Gymnastics


    I'm sorry you want me to do what?!?! I'm always amazed by these athletes' flexibility and agility, but there's no way I could pull something like that off, even if my life depended on it! This lands at top of my "hell no" list because there's no way I could attempt this without breaking every bone in my body.

    I have to give a hand to all of the athletes out there that always put their best foot forward and never give up! I’m enjoying watching you all go for the gold comfortably from my couch with a bag of chips! Go, sports, go!


    Let me know what you think of my list and where you would place your favorite sports in the comments below!!

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