Discussion in 'Sports' started by Ray, Jul 21, 2014.
Now that the secret is out, the Chinese will feed their athletes Aluminium!
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They have good game.
They make excellent fast bowlers too in cricket.
Fast bowling legend Michael Holding for example :
Facing such pace and bounce in olden cricketing days without helmets would have surely required a certain courage regardless of the quality of batsmen!
Not just DNA but many factors including atmosphere,diet,practice,opportunities etc. India was known for Wrestling long ago and now slowly picking up again.
I saw a program about this subject and one of the factors was the longer legs of Africans which helps them excel in certain sports specially athletics.
Studies showed that DNA can be changed as well to some extent.For example a person doing decades of weightlifting can make some changes in his DNA which would be passed in his next generation.
May be in future they will do genetic sequencing & mapping to tell you which sports you are most suited for. Nature is only half the part, the nurture is the remaining other half part. If you get the nature (genetics) right, then nurture won't be that difficult to make one into a better athlete. Only a matter of time that this kind of screening will start in the near future.
Its called epigenetics (not a real genetic change). And it is inheritable to a certain extent.
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