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Roller Sports

10-08-2010 15:00 BJT

Roller Sports came from the ice skating. In 1863, New Yorker James Plimpton solved the problem of controlling skates, he used a rubber cushion to anchor the axles. Plimpton's design is considered the basis for the modern roller skate. From then on, roller sports have been wildly spreading all over the world. It’s the first time that roller sports became a competition sport in Asian Games in Guangzhou Asian Games, 2010.

Roller sports include speed skating and artistic skating in Asian Games. The two categories are very popular. Speed skating is spectacular, fast and easy, only a road or a street and a pair of roller skates are needed. Artistic skating is a widely practiced sport which demands a careful balance of strength, precision and artistry.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: GAGOC

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