The Most Epic And Hilarious Sports Bloopers Of All Time
We love sports because it helps us get an escape from the world around us and look at something that provides a sense of belonging and a connection to a wider world.
Most sports can be super intense, as athletes give it their all to be the best of the best. Even though these men and women might seem like titans among us, they're only human, and they make mistakes.
Hilarious mistakes. In fact, for us, these mistakes in sports are often the best part of the game - and after some digging, we found the most hysterically funny sports bloopers in all of sports history. You don't want to miss this!
1. Is This A New Bird Species?
A team of over a hundred experts sat down to determine whether this woman is a fancy-looking professional bowler or a gymnast. You can give your opinion on this one, but we doubt that it will settle the debate.
We don't have to put too much pressure on ourselves for this, so let's agree on one thing: that this picture is quite painful to look at. We should only acknowledge that the woman did nail a perfect landing with a ball on her face.
2. Keep Raising Me Up
If you don't know what is happening here, then let us clear things out for you. This is synchronized swimming and it is truly an art form. But don't make the mistake of thinking that these ladies just swim around in a pool. They do gymnastics and elaborate dances in water under intense pressure.
And yes, it is quite hard to do. They do look like cute mermaids, but aren't always as graceful. But we don't really mind it because they are strong women.
3. That's A Slam - Oh Wait Wrong Sport
First of all, this is not some sort of wrestling form. This is professional ice skating, which is a lot different than what we do when we go ice skating. After all, we do less skating and more of making weird faces as we try to balance ourselves to avoid an inevitable fall.
These professional skaters know how to twist and turn effortlessly in front of a large audience and judges. But sometimes they can make mistakes as well. We can hope that it was just a minor injury.
4. Up In The Air... And Then Down
This is one of those moments when you regret your decision to make a wrong move while diving.
This guy's face looks like he has jumped from a plane without a parachute. We don't know if he was able to dive correctly or not.
5. Sucking In All The Air
Legend has it that people found it difficult to breathe in the stadium in which this sprinter was running because he had sucked in most of the air.
Jokes apart, track runners don't look like humans. It is because they have strong lungs and the capacity to run long distances. It reminds us of Usain Bolt and how effortlessly he used to beat his competitors.
6. Getting Closer Than Everyone Expected
We have to admit that figure skaters are so graceful and beautiful that they can easily leave viewers speechless with their athleticism.
But a time comes when they fail to perform well. It can be really cringe-worthy moment to see one of the pros of the game fall or trip. Here we are looking at a photo where these two skating partners are getting a bit too close.
7. A Professional Table Tennis Player or A T-Rex?
You can make fun of the facial expressions of professional table tennis players, but one thing you need to keep in mind is that they are extremely competitive.
So, they usually make some weird faces - but that should never make anyone judge their capability to play the sport. And just so you know, the sport is called ping pong by recreational players and table tennis by professional players.
8. Almost Stuck The Landing
This impressive woman is a former Russian pole-vaulter, Yelena Isinbayeva, who also happens to be a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and also the current world record holder in the event.
World Athletics (formerly known as International Amateur Athletic Federation and International Association of Athletics Federations) named her Female Athlete of the Year in 2004, 2005, 2008. She is, without any doubt, considered one of the greatest female pole-vaulters of all time. We really love this shot because it perfectly shows that even the greats and mighty fall sometimes.
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