disciplines, shooting an arrow, throwing a javelin, clearing a high jump, putting a golf ball, dismounting a pommel horse, doing the Iron Cross on the rings, diving, trampoline, shooting a free pistol, perform a triple axel for example
now lets go back to the issue. my premise (and that of many leading coaches-I am master level coach in one discipline, and certified in two sports) is that competitions that involve reacting to and anticipating an opponent while disciplines do not-for example, how I shoot a rifle is not affected objectively by how the guy 30 meters to my left is shooting. Yes, he might beat me if he scores better but he cannot prevent me from shooting a ten, nor can i block his rifle shot
Knowing a few now grown women who were cheerleaders in their younger years, I'd say the majority of cheerleaders are without a question athletes but cheerleading is not a sport. My wife's sister was as close as you can get to being a pro in cheerleading. Her body is pretty solidly built and she could outrun most guys that I personally know. Regardless though she herself has said that it's not a sport. I saw someone saying cheerleading is about looking cute but they have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. How many backflips can you do? How much weight can you lift? These are all things cheerleaders work on. It's not just about looking cute and screaming really loud.
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Competitive cheerleading is definately a sport that required more athletic ability than some sports out there like bowling and arguably baseball...
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