Swimming tops athletics and cycling in YouGov poll
2 July 2011
British adults would rather be a world class swimmer than athlete or cyclist according to a recent nationwide survey from YouGov.
The poll asked the question, “Imagine that you could be world-class at one particular sport. Which sport would you choose?” to more than 2800 adults in Great Britain.
And while the lucrative multi-million pound sports of football, Formula 1 and tennis came top three, swimming was voted fourth out of a selection of 33 sports.
When the answers were split into gender, swimming finished second best... only a few votes behind tennis!
Do you agree with the survey? If you could be world class at any sport, would it be swimming?
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