Ancient Egyptian Sports And Sports

1606 WordsOct 5, 20157 Pages
Sports in Ancient Egypt included Handball, Competitive swimming, Hockey, Weightlifting, Tug of war, Javelin, Jumping, Running, Boxing, Wrestling, Rowing, Equestrian sports, Handball and swimming. Ancient Egyptian sport also included team sports. They required team work in an effort to display skill, strength and sportsmanship. Hockey Ancient Egyptians had a version of field hockey. Hockey sticks were pieces of palm tree branches with the tell-tale bend at the end. The inner core of the ball was papyrus. The method of playing hockey in Ancient Egypt is the same as the hockey we play today. Athletics Ancient Egyptians practiced field and track sports such as the high jump. Two players sat opposite to each other with legs stretched, with one player’s feet on top of the toes of the other. If the third player managed to jump over that barrier, the two sitting players placed their palms on top of their feet to heighten the barrier which the third player jumping across without touching. High jump is called goose steps in ancient Egypt. Tug of war Tug of war is also a sport people play in Ancient Egypt. In Ancient Egypt, the method of playing tug of war is the first person in the line pulls the other first person in the line. Everyone else grabs the waist of the player in front and pulls until one team pulls the other team across. Weightlifting Weightlifting is a sport Egyptians do. One method of weightlifting was the attempt to lift a heavy sack of sand with one hand. The method
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