If comic book superheroes came to a sports field near you
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.
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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.
So Thor, if he weren’t too busy saving earth from certain destruction, would have been a champion hammer thrower for Norway.