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The most dangerous sports in the world

Extreme sports are a wonderful and fascinating world. However, we are talking about activities in which, inevitably, their practitioners put their lives at risk, or risk becoming disabled for life. Nevertheless, daring and the thirst for adrenaline motivate many people to engage in these sports. Today we will review some of the most dangerous sports in the world.

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Base Jumping:

This sport is a form of skydiving and consists of jumping in free fall from a fixed object (it can be a skyscraper, an antenna or a mountain) equipped, normally, with a single parachute and a special suit that allows you to glide during the jump. It is the most extreme and dangerous sport. Its death rate is 1 in 2,300 jumps. It is estimated that in the last 30 years about 170 people have lost their lives performing base jumping.

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Free solo climbing:

It is an extreme form of climbing. The climbers climb alone without ropes, harnesses or other protective equipment. Therefore, those who practice this sport depend solely on their strength and ability not to fall. Normally, this type of climbing is usually done on terrain known to the athlete. The mortality rate is 1 death per 27,000 climbs.

Cave diving:

This practice derived from scuba diving consists of the exploration of deep underwater caverns. A very dangerous activity because factors such as darkness, pressure, hypothermia attacks or lack of oxygen would force the diver to travel long distances to find the surface.

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Tow-in surfing:

A rather risky surfing modality. Surfers must face waves over 8 meters high, in extreme weather conditions, such as storms or blizzards. The greatest risk lies in the fact that, if things go wrong, surfers can end up submerged up to 10 meters deep, where they are trapped by underwater currents, making it difficult for them to return to the surface.

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Street Luge:

An urban sport with considerable risk. It consists of lying on a kind of vehicle that is like a combination of a skateboard and a luge. Equipped with a helmet and a special suit, the athlete reaches speeds of up to 180 km/h. The driver has at his disposal a device to steer the vehicle, but it has no brakes. A bump in the road or a wrong move can trigger a tragic accident. This risky sport requires great skill, expertise and coolness.

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