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If comic book superheroes came to a sports field near you

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 10:25 IST
Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms and mankind’s protection

Every few months or so, a new superhero movie appears on a silver screen near you.

Each time, you watch in awe as superheroes and heroines perform impossible stunts, survive great physical threats and mammoth smack-downs, all in the name of science and saving the world you live in.

Also read: The Suicide Squad of football

When not fighting the world’s biggest threats, they are also prime examples of physical perfection and thus ‘born naturals’ on the sports field.

Here is a geeky look at what sports the most popular superheroes would excel in had they not been so busy saving the world.


#1 Thor (Thor Odinson)

Sport: Hammer Throw

In Norse mythology and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms and mankind’s protection.

Note the key word here – hammer. Have you seen the relative ease with which Thor wields his mountain-crushing hammer Mjolnir?

Although the Norse God of Thunder’s throwing routine may seem a bit unconventional for track and field purists, there exists no better hammer thrower in all the nine realms.

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So Thor, if he weren’t too busy saving earth from certain destruction, would have been a champion hammer thrower for Norway.

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Published 13 Apr 2017, 14:27 IST
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