most graceful movement in all of sports

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  1. pushing_wins

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    i have watch a lot of sports.


    one hand bh gets my vote

    so smooth, fluid yet precise and powerful
     
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    Zinedine Zidane in full flow.
     
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    I tend to agree with the one-handed backhand, but it depends on who's hitting it. Roger, of course, and I'll go back to Evonne Goolagong and Guillermo Vilas. Justine Henin's, though, didn't do that much for me.

    Also...those ice skaters and gymnasts and divers have some pretty good moves.
     
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    If Martial Arts count Tai Chi wins. :)
     
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    For me its watching a excellent hitter swing the baseball bat.
     
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    for ice skater and gymnasts, their power and artistic moves are separate movements. choreographed with the music.

    boxing is speed and power.
     
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    Slow motion video of tennis players serving and pitchers throwing the baseball.
     
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    Michael Jordan - poetry in motion
    often imitated, never duplicated
     
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    Pole Dancing.

    You can see some videos of competitions in the website of the US Pole Dancing Federation.

    On a side note, is "pole" the English word with more wildly different meanings? It is great for puns.
     
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    How can anyone who's ever watched a woman on the uneven parallel bars or man on the rings (or either doing a long program figure skating routine) think someone hitting a backhand or throwing a baseball is the "most graceful movement in all of sports"? Let's not flaunt our narrowness. Cucio may be on to something with the pole dancers. We visited a Russian "gentlemen's club" in St. Martin some months ago and these tall slender Sharapova-clones moved with breathtaking grace.
     
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    Ernie Els or Freddie Couples golf swings. Beautiful.
     
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    Americans don't know how to have puns.

    It's just work, work, work........
     
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    MJ, Datsyuk, Federer, Anderson Silva
     
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    They are worth mentioning, for sure.
     
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    The one-handed backhand is right up there. I would add:
    1. The cover drive and on-side flick in cricket.
    2. Many movements in figure skating and gymnastics, of course.
    3. Moves of a really good and graceful swimmer.
    4. A jumping three-pointer in basketball.
     
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    Michael Jordan approaching the basket, first.

    Johan Cruyff change of rythim, second.

    Carl Lewis long steps, third.
     
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    Leo Messi.
     
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    A great center field catch..

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    Jordan hitting a jumper or sizing up the defender before a thunderous dunk..

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    A beautiful spiral thrown way down the field...

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    or a great throw from a shortstop in baseball..

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    Tennis players sliding on clay to get into position before hitting a shot..

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    Sasha Cohen on ice.
     
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