Swimming is a universal sport that is not only suitable for professionals, but also useful to all people. Competitions in this discipline involve overcoming various swimming distances in the least amount of time. Today, most tournaments are held in pools, but there are also swimming in open water. Its feature is speed sailing in water bodies that meet certain requirements.
FINA organizes international open water swimming tournaments. This International Swimming Federation was founded in June 1908 in London. Today its headquarters is located in Lausanne (Switzerland), and the organization itself includes more than 200 national federations of representative countries. In Europe, the European Swimming League (LEN) is coordinating the development of this discipline. Similar structures operate in each confederation. In Russia, the All-Russian Swimming Federation is engaged in popularizing open water swimming at a professional level. Continue reading
Long jumps are a special kind of technical category of the athletics program, which refers to horizontal jumps. They require athletes to maximize jumping ability, mastery of their own body, developed muscular system, excellent coordination and sprinting qualities. Today, this sport is included in the program of the Olympic Games, where men and women can participate on equal terms.
For long jumps, an important point is the initial speed of running and pushing away. World-class male athletes can push off the board at speeds of up to 9.8 m / s. In women, this indicator is obviously lower, but only with general calculations. When repelled, the athlete’s ideal angle of flight to the horizon is 20 degrees. The center of mass heights should be in a relative normal position when walking 50-70 cm. Traditionally, athletes gain the highest speed in the last 3-4 steps of their run. Continue reading
Golf is known as a game for high society. In fact, this is a very popular sport, which is in demand among different segments of the population. The essence of the game is to hit the ball first in special holes with the help of club clubs. At the same time, the competitors try to cover the distance for the minimum number of strokes.
Today, this sport is played even in space. The first astronaut to strike the ball first with a club on the lunar surface in 1971 was American Alan Shepard. During the first strike, he missed, but on the second attempt he hit the ball, which, due to the specific attraction of the satellite, flew several kilometers. However, many experts believe that there was no such expedition called Apollo 14, so it is entirely possible that this is all fiction. Continue reading