Roller skates were invented in the 18th century and since then roller skating has become a popular outdoor activity and competition./
Types of Competitions:
Road Racing: Athletes compete in long distance races on motorway tracks at high speeds.
Freestyle and Freeride: Competitors present their acrobatic skills by overcoming obstacles and performing difficult stunts.
Sprint and Distance: Short and long distance races requiring endurance and speed.
World Roller Sports Championships: An annual competition where the best athletes showcase their skills in a variety of disciplines.
X Games: This extreme festival features freestyle roller skating competitions where competitors present innovative stunts.
Speed Record: In 2016, French athlete Anthony Abel holds the record for the fastest rollerblading speed of 126 kilometres per hour.
Downhill rollerblading: Downhill rollerblading down a mountain that requires the athlete to control skills at high speeds.
Roller Marathons: Various cities around the world host roller marathons where participants skate through the streets while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Roller Hockey: This sport combines elements of hockey and roller skating to provide exciting matches.
Advances in Technology:
Electric Rollerblades: Current technology allows for the creation of electric rollerblades that can help an athlete develop additional speed.
At various times in history, there have been discussions about including roller sports in the Summer Olympics.
Roller skating is not only a sport, but a lifestyle that unites athletes from around the world in their love of speed, extreme stunts and the joy of movement.