Sports

Murray wins!

Interesting facts about the match that you should know… (besides the score alone)

On Sunday, Andy made history by defeating Djokovic 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 at the All England Club – a fitting name considering Murray is the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men’s singles championship in 77 years!

  • They played for 3hrs and 9mins in 40 degrees Celsius heat – that is 104 degrees Fahrenheit!
  • He was watched by 15,000 live spectators. Sure football matches can have as many as 30,000 to 40,000 even – but that is to watch 22 players. In tennis, there are only 2…
  • This is Murray’s second Grand Slam Title since the US Open in 2012
  •  He was watched by Victoria Beckham, Wayne Rooney, and Hollywood Stars Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper. Talk about pressure…
  • Some of their rallies were as many as 30 and 32 strokes!
  • The fate of the game was already decided after the end of the second set. Why? Simple – Murray had never lost a single game once he was two sets up since he was 18 years old!

Huzzah…now you can show off to your friends about just how much you know about the match with these interesting facts!

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The Top Three Extreme Sports

NO. 1 – Volcano Boarding

The over 10,000 participants drawn to this sport since its creation in 2005 label it as the coolest sport around.

Imagine rocketing down a 1000 meter volcano on slippery ash on a wooden board with the same amount of protection you would use for cycling. (Knee pads, helmet and a jump suit)

Now imagine you are going at speeds of around Oh…just 80km/hr… Here is some proof:

You get the idea…

No. 2 – Freestyle Poweriser stills

Imagine a pogo stick with the power to launch you over high walls, somersault a meter of the ground, or jump to the roof of the next building…

These things may look boring, but they can give humans the bounding ability of kangaroos!

Video evidence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MutvUfQcmMg

No. 3 – Cliff diving

At your local pool, the diving board may be between 1 to 8 meters high, and I still remember how painful the splash can be sometimes.

If you jump from 20 feet (6 meters) above the water, you’ll hit the water at 25 mph (40 kph) — the impact is strong enough to compress your spine, break bones or give you a concussion!

Did you know that professional show divers in Acapulco, the La Quebrada Cliff Divers, sometimes jump from 148 feet (45 meters) above the water!

This dangerous sport – (paralysis and death can be sustained at worst), originated from the Hawaiian Island of Lana´i in 1770. Kahekili, the king, demanded that his men leap off high cliffs and enter the water feet first without a splash, to prove their courage and loyalty.

Centuries later, the activity has turned into a sport that certainly requires immense courage and focus…I dare not try…you?

 

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