News By/Courtesy: G Kusuma | 16 Feb 2021 8:02am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extreme sports, also prominently known as action or adventure sports
  • sporting activities that involve a degree of risk
  • The risks involved in these sports include physical injury whether permanent or temporary and sometimes it can even cause death

Extreme sports, also prominently known as action or adventure sports are a category of sporting activities that involve a degree of risk, the height or speed, or pace that cause the threat to life making it risky sports. Sports involve displaying a particular skill, if the skill so to be displayed has to be more cognitive then it can be called action sports, generally, such sports don't form a part of any curriculum. The sports under this category are considered mostly to be challenges due to their conditions such as uncontrollable wind, climate, weather, or any other similar situations. A few examples of these sports are Surfing, Rallying, Parkour, Cross country riding, Gliding, Water Skiing, Air racing, wingsuit, Mountain Biking, free-flying, snow jumping, etc, the danger involved alongside these forms of sports and the unpredictability is what makes them extreme. This difference of sports from its other version called extreme dates back to the 1950s. The risks involved in these sports include physical injury whether permanent or temporary and sometimes it can even cause death, apart from this people also consider that this sought of adventure sports can cause mental health issues due to the high adrenaline release. Contending that most of the outcomes of the sports are stunt-based and drastic they are not the same or equal to conventional or traditional sports. The reason for such kind of sports being very popular is the thrill; it contains the force to drive individuals to take up the ride in quest of something new. One of such sporting activities is Extreme Ironing; Phil Shaw first pressed his clothing while climbing in 1997 and since then this sport has found its place among other parts of the globe. Extreme Ironing World Championships was held in Germany in the year 2002 and it is a form of sport where people search for remote places or locations to iron their clothes. The extreme sports rose to fame to the X Games and Snowboarding, mountain biking became a part of the Olympics by the 1990s. The sports have been enjoyed by all but the safety being the priority the morality of such sports can be questioned, the measures are taken to ensure the protection of the persons undertaking such sport is very important, which if are not effective can even cause death- hence though all such sports have occupied prominence but their reliability can be possible only if one can completely shield the risk. 

 

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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 16 Feb 2021 21:48pm IST


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