Top Ranked Speed Sports

Which sports are rated highest for the fitness component of speed? This top 10 list is based on the ratings of the factors of success considered most important by visitors to this website. There are many interpretations of speed - the speed of the game (ice hockey), movement speed (fencing, clay target shooting), and running speed (tennis, rugby). In any case, you need the fast twitch muscle fibers to compete in these sports.



Badminton and Tennis are considered the top speed sports based on our online ratings. 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. The ranking list of speed sports and power sports by the expert panel from ESPN may provides an alternative (and possibly more reliable) list.

Ranking Sport Rating
1 Badminton 87.2
2 Tennis 86.7
3 Boxing 85.9
4 Field Hockey 84.9
5 Ice Hockey 83.7
6 Rugby 7s 83.6
7 Ultimate 83.5
8 Fencing 83.4
9 Basketball 83.2
10 American Football 83.1


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