Animal Olympic Stars: Faster, higher, further!

These animals could compete in an Olympics and would even easily win in various disciplines! In the series of pictures we show six extremely sporty creatures from the animal kingdom.

Puma: Jumps up to 5.50 meters high — Image: Shutterstock / creativex

Puma: Jumps up to 5.50 meters high — Image: Shutterstock / creativex

What humans can do, animals can do for a long time! In numerous athletics disciplines at the Olympic Games, the animals would not only win gold medals, but also break a number of world records. A real power pack is the gorilla. When lifting weights, the monkey would lift a whopping 900 kilograms in the air. The strongest person weighs a pitiful 260 kilograms.

Blue Marlin and Cheetah: Olympic Sprinters

In the 100-meter sprint, on the other hand, Usain Bolt would only see the dust trail from the cheetah: the big cat tears off the hundred meters after just three seconds, Bolt needs almost ten seconds for it. Swimming at the Olympics would be dominated by the blue marlin, at 120 km/h compared to the mere four to seven kilometers per hour of the best and fastest swimmers.

Gabelbock manages 10,000 meters in 12:30 minutes

The cougar would snatch the gold medal and world record in the high jump by some margin. The lithe wild cat manages to jump 5.50 meters in the air. The human jumpers only come to 2.45 meters. Also impressive: the prongs. The distance run over 10,000 meters would be over after 12:30 minutes. The Ethiopian record holder Haile Gebrselassie needs over 26 minutes.

Snow leopard: The long jumper among the animals

Last but not least, the snow leopard would be one of the stars at an animal Olympics, because nobody can fool the noble animal in the long jump. A total of 14 meters are recorded, while top human athletes only get 8.95 meters.

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