The toughest event at the Olympics is said to be the decathlon which requires competitors to test their skills in 10 different events. The winner is declared the greatest athlete on the planet. So what do those who are entered in the event think are other comparable sports? American Ashton Eaton, who won gold in the decathlon at 2012 London, says tennis is next!
“I personally believe tennis is the next most athletic sport next to the decathlon,” Eaton said. “Just because of certain things required. Those matches are three or four hours long. There’s the technical aspect, the agility, the mind-body awareness. Not to mention the game itself is a little bit like a chess match.”
And as we saw, tennis was a huge hit at the Olympics this year.
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