A Sport is defined as an activity which involves physical exertion and skill where an individual competes with his opponent. But can a sport which involves scoring points, competing with the opponent be analogous to literature, dance and painting? Yes, Sport is as beautiful as music and literature. Sport and Art are entwined and it is hard to separate them.
Sports and art alike enable individuals to express themselves while connecting people across barriers of culture, language & religion. While sport is all about physical activity and skill, Art is all about creativity, imagination and self- expression of oneself. Rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming can be termed as artistic sports. They include music, costume and choreography as a vital part.
Moreover, sport is also all about colour. The winners take home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals; the particular jersey colour represents the teams, coloured penalty cards are symbolic of their significance along with attractive mascots and logos adding charm to the sporting events.
The cricket, football, and volleyball teams work in synchronization to create a melody on the field. They work hard and practice untiringly to know their roles to strike a symphony and become successful as a team. The joy we share while we watch Sachin Tendulkar flick the bat gracefully as the ball reaches him is divine. We experience something beautiful and memorable. The elegance that goes into a precise stroke of a badminton or tennis player is unmatched.
The amount of time & dedication that goes into sports and art forms a piece of art by itself. Both art and athletics have a specific set of rules; the players adhere to the rules to create masterpieces while upholding their uniqueness and individuality. Sporting events are timeless stories of dramatic victories and unfortunate losses. However, the numerous twists from flawless strikes to precise catches add an overarching narrative to the story making it gorgeous.
We often times hear the plentiful benefits of sports; ranging from cognition and development to physical fitness and health. We limit sports to only physical activity and fitness. However, any kind of sport is an amalgamation of tremendous human creative skill and foresight. Sports can be considered as the most admired form of art.