Top 10 Sports in which body composition is important

Which sports are ranked highest when considering the importance of body composition - such as the distribution of muscle and fat, and body size such as height, lengths and girths? This list is based on the ratings of the factors of success considered most important by visitors to this website.

Body composition can be considered important in sports where you have an advantage of being tall (e.g. basketball) or small (jockeys), heavy (sumo wrestling) or light (gymnastics). On this list there are some surprising sports ranked high, though there is no doubt that body composition is one of the most important factors for jockeys and divers.

The ratings are still being recorded (this list from Nov 2016), so the list order may change over time. Although over 50 of the world's major sports have been analyzed, there may be others that were not included and could also be ranked highly too. You can add your own rating for sports.

Ranking Sport Rating
1 Jockey 86
2 Diving 84
3 Rowing 75
4 Freestyle Swimming 75
5 MMA 75
6 Gymnastics 74
7 Track Cycling 73
8 Rugby 7s 73
9 Boxing 72
10 Rugby League 72
11 Road Cycling 72

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