Top Ranked Reaction Time Sports

Which sports are rated highest for reaction time - the ability to respond quickly to a stimulus? This list is based on the ratings of the factors of success considered most important by visitors to this website. Reaction time is something that is hard to train for, though a sports person can be perceived to have a better reaction time by improving their anticipation of other players and by making better choices.

Softball and fencing are examples of sports in which good reactions are important. Surprisingly softball is ranked so high with baseball further down the list.

The ratings are still being recorded (this list is from December 2019), 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 Softball 86.9
2 Fencing 86.3
3 Boxing 85.8
4 Badminton 85.3
5 Martial Arts 84.1
6 Motorsports 83.9
7 Equestrian 82.4
8 Table Tennis 82.2
9 Netball 82.0
10 Ultimate 81.8
11 Baseball 81.6
12 Wrestling 81.2
13 Cricket 80.1
14 Water Polo 79.9
15 Tennis 79.3
16 American Football 79.0
17 Ice Hockey 78.4
18 Handball 78.1
19 Motocross 78.0
20 Rugby League 77.6
21 Volleyball (Indoor) 77.4
22 Rugby Union 77.3
23 Basketball 76.6
24 Rugby 7s 76.3
25 Swimming (200m Free) 76.3
26 Australian Football 75.5
27 Surfing 75.0
28 Sailing 75.0
29 Shooting 75.0
30 Football / Soccer 74.8
31 MMA 74.7
32 Field Hockey 74.6
33 Gymnastics 73.6
34 Horse Jockey 72.5
35 Diving 72.0
36 Archery 71.7
37 Paddle Sports 68.1
38 Weightlifting 65.3
39 Road Cycling 65.2
40 Cross-Country Skiing 64.6
41 Tenpin Bowling 63.9
42 Golf 63.7
43 Long Jump 60.6
44 Triathlon 57.1
45 Rowing 56.4
46 Lawn Bowls 55.5
47 Orienteering 55.4

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