Pole vaulting refers to the vertical technical form of athletics. In this sport, the jumper must pass over the bar with the help of a special pole, without overturning it. To date, pole vaults are included in the Olympic program and in the track and field athletics all-around among men and women. This is a very popular and recognizable discipline throughout the world.
Pole vaulting can be called the most extraordinary technical type of athletics, because to achieve the goal the athlete needs to use foreign objects. Professional jumpers must have endurance, a well-developed muscular system and undergo complete gymnastic training. Otherwise, they will not be able to claim high places in rating international tournaments. Continue reading
Equestrian sport is a general term that combines several methods of riding a horse at once. This also includes a number of official and alternative types of competitions, exercises and games using horse riding. In each particular discipline, the rider must actively interact with the horse in motion or static. The horse is driven by reins, moving weights or rider commands.
The leading body of this sport is the International Equestrian Federation (abbr. FEI). Its headquarters is in Lausanne. The organization was formed in 1921 by the national equestrian federations of Denmark, Belgium, Italy, France, Norway, Sweden, Japan and the USA. Today, it includes about 150 representative countries, including Russia. Continue reading
Cross-country is one of the most popular and interesting mountain bike disciplines. Racing in this sport takes place on rough terrain with long ascents and descents, numerous technical and high-speed sections. The cross-country track always includes natural and artificial obstacles.
Today, the discipline is classified as an extreme sports. Every year the routes of world competitions become more and more difficult, and with this the professionalism of the participants and the prestige of the tournaments increase. Cross-country does not stand still, which is why it is included in the program of the Summer Olympic Games. Continue reading