Top 10 Skill Sports

Which sports are rated highest for skill - the specific skill set and technique required to be successful? This list is based on the ratings of the factors of success considered most important by visitors to this website. Sailing and weight lifting were considered the sports requiring the most skill.

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 Sailing 96
2 Weight Lifting 94
3 Lawn Bowls 92
4 Waterpolo 91
5 Fencing 90
6 Wrestling 90
7 Diving 90
8 Bowling 90
9 Tenpin Bowling 90
10 Golf 90
11 Orienteering 90

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