SPORTS

Bowling

Bowling is an indoor sport that consists of knocking down a set of wooden pins by throwing a heavy ball.

This discipline is very popular and is practiced in more than 90 countries around the world.

In the picture, a male player is tilting holding a bowling ball. He is throwing it.

History of this sport

The earliest known forms of bowling date back to ancient Egypt, with wall drawings depicting bowling found in an Egyptian royal tomb dated to 5200 BC.

A similar game developed among Roman legionnaires in the Roman Empire of throwing stone objects as close as possible to other stone objects, which eventually evolved into Italian boccia, or outdoor bowling.

At the Pan American Games, bowling had its first appearance at Caracas, 1983 in Venezuela, although it was only as a demonstration. At the 1991 Games in Havana, Cuba, it was officially included in the Pan American sports calendar.

The medal table is led by the United States, a delegation that holds 23 gold medals.

In the picture, a male player is tilting holding a bowling ball. He is throwing it.

How do you compete?

The ball is spherical and has three holes, so that it can be taken with little force. The weight of this ball is usually between 4.08 and 7.25 kg and its diameter is 218.3 mm.

The bowling lane is 19.20 m long by 1.06 m wide and an approach area that is at least 4.60 m.

To compete you need a minimum of two players, and each of them will try to knock down as many pins as possible.

Para competir se necesita un mínimo de dos jugadores, y cada uno de ellos intentará derribar el mayor número de pinos posibles.

This sport has undergone many changes over time, which makes it one of the most demanding in terms of intellectual preparation, since they must measure launch angles, spin and speed.

Quiz

How many games does a bowling game consist of?

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