There are countless water sports available but not all are outrageous enough to be included in the roster of water sports for Summer Olympics. Here are some of the water sports that you can look forward to in the next 2020 Olympic game.
Water Polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two opposing teams. It is believed to have originated in Scotland. In fact, this sport has received the royal seal of approval as the Duke of Cambridge himself is a fan and has played this sport national level for Scotland. It requires speed and strength and also teamwork and high level of fitness. The game has four quarters with eight minutes per quarter. Each team aims to score at their opponent's goal. The team with the most number of goals at the end of the game wins.
A hybrid of swimming, ballet and gymnastics, Synchronized Swimming requires each team to perform coordinated and harmonized routine of complicated movement in the water with music. It is a very demanding kind of sports that needs each players to have an advanced water skills, great strength and endurance, flexibility gracefulness, artistry and explicit timing. It also needs the members of the team to have exceptional breathing control and techniques when upside down underwater.
Diving started in the 18th and 19th centuries where it became popular in Sweden and Germany. It is a sport wherein a player has to jump into the water from a platform or springboard while doing acrobatics. It was introduced in the 1904 Olympics. By year 2000, synchronized diving became a part of the Olympic game. Unlike the original diving sport, synchronized diving consists of 2 players performing an identical and simultaneous dive.
Rowing used to be a means of transportation in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. It involves pushing a boat against the water with an oar. Rowing is one of the oldest Olympic sports, which may have started since the 1900. The races are divided into sculling, which involves using two oars and sweep oars, in which the rower holds one.