Sports people go through extreme lengths to perform to their fullest but sometimes they end up being caught pulling hilarious facial expressions. So check out these 15 professional photography pictures
of athletes with funny faces.
Bonus Sport facts That You probably Don’t Know
1. Fishing is the biggest participant sports in the world.
2. Soccer is the most attended or watched sport in the world.
3. Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.
4. More than 100 million people hold hunting licence’s.
5. The record for the most Olympic medals ever won is held by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina. Competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964, she won 18 medals.
6. The record for the most major league Baseball career innings is held by Cy Young, with 7,356 innings.
7. Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup soccer and Formula One racing.
8. Gymnasiums were introduced in 900BC and Greek athletes practiced in the nude to the accompaniment of music. They also performed naked at the Olympic Games.
9. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.
10. Michael Schumacher is the highest paid sportsman, ahead of Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer. (Not including sponsorship endorsements.)
11. The Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.
12. About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon Championship.
13. A baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches, a cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stitches.
14. A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.
15. Basketball and rugby balls are made from synthetic material. Earlier, pigs’ bladders were used as rugby balls.
16. Golf is the only sport played on the moon – on 6 February 1971 Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.
17. Four men in the history of boxing have been knocked out in the first eleven seconds of the first round.
18. Golf was banned in England in 1457 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit of archery.
19. The Iditarod dog sled race – from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska – commemorates an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome following a diphtheria epidemic.
20. Horse racing is one of the most dangerous sports. Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year. That’s about how many baseball players have died in baseball’s entire professional history.
21. Michael Sangster, who played in the 1960s, had tennis’ fastest serve, once clocked at 154 mph.
22. Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
23. Racehorses have been known to wear out new shoes in one race.?
23. Olympic Badminton rules say that the birdie has to have exactly fourteen feathers.
24. Many Japanese golfers carry “hole-in-one” insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one’s good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an “ace.” The price for what the Japanese term an “albatross” can often reach $10,000.
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Original Article – Odee