Hypothetical crossover sports people (bad thread title)


#1

as an offshoot from the McGregor Mayweather shitshow, what sports do you reckon could move into another sport with relatively little training and be pretty good at it. I reckon you could shove a sumo wrestler into an american football offensive line and they’d be pretty ace at it


#2

Rowing <> Cycling seems to have a few who have made the switch successfully.

Ashley Jackson is now an ice hockey player: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/behind-the-lines/2017/jul/19/ashley-jackson-olympics-hockey-ice-hockey-basingstoke-bison


#3

I reckon that there are some horses who could make the switch from running to dancing or vice versa


#4

Yeah, read a while back that ol’ wiggo was going for the olympic rowing team but dunno how he’s getting on?

Primos Roglic going from Ski Jumper to cyclist is a good’un


#5

I reckon I could go from cycling to darts pretty easy. I won my leg at the pub last week. AFTER A RACE!!!

I’ll sign autographs from midday.


#6

Pendleton went from the bike to the horse didn’t she?


#7

snooker>pool


#8

there’s a reasonably strong lineage of pro cyclists coming from a downhill skiing background as well. greg lemond started as a skier. primoz roglic as well.


#9

Rebecca Romero would probably be the most successful. Olympic silver medalist in the sculls and gold medalist on the bike.


#10

That’s the summer biathlon, m9


#11

Roglic was a jumper not a downhiller, no?


#12

ah, you beat me to it!


#13

I’ve always thought that sprinters would make good Bobsleigh riders


#14

tennis > badminton


#15

Darts —> Javelin --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->


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#17

oh , you’re right. for some reason i thought he did downhill. maybe i’ve got mixed up with someone else.


#18

There’s a bit in the west wing about putting a sumo wrestler in a ice hockey goal.


#19

luge > bobsleigh


#20

I think they go downhill for a bit before the jump normally