What is the most difficult sport?

This question actually has a simple answer. And it comes from one of the most involved sports institutions in the world, ESPN.

Ranked according to 10 specific criteria such as strength, agility, endurance and nerve, the company recently published a list of 60 popular sports.

Is it Golf do you ask? Well, according to the panel of experts ranging from members of the Olympic Committee to scientists and journalists, hitting the ball with a stick comes in at number 51 to beat Cheerleading, ranked at number 52!

Here are the first 15 in the list. To view the full 60 sports along with the exact criteria calculations visit ESPN Page2. Which one do YOU think is the most difficult?


Degree of Difficulty: Sport Rankings
Boxing
1
Ice Hockey
2
Football
3
Basketball
4
Wrestling
5
Martial Arts
6
Tennis
7
Gymnastics
8
Baseball/Softball
9
Soccer
10
Skiing: Alpine
11
Water Polo
11
Rugby
13
Lacrosse
14
Rodeo: Steer Wrestling
15

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