Are these "athletes"?

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    Follow up to: are these "sports"?

    golfers
    pool players
    table tennis
    race car drivers
    rodeo/horse racers
    the people that race those fast boats w/ oars (don't know name)
    bowlers
    outdoorsmen (hunting/fishing)

    me thinks
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    kinda
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    no
    and no
     
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    Golf= yes. You walk an 18 holes for 4 days in a row.
    Pool = No. ITs a hobby.
    Table tennis = Yes. You see the pros go at it?
    Race Car= Kinda. It takes alot of eneregy to drive for 3 hours at 200mph.
    Rodeo = Yes. You go ride a bull, or tackle a calf.
    Rowers=Yes incredible upper body strength needed.
    Bowlers = No
    Outdoorsmen = No.
     
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    Considering the definition of athlete is one who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina and all below are sports:

    golfers = yes
    pool players = possibly, agility?
    table tennis = yes
    race car drivers = yes
    rodeo/horse racers = yes
    the people that race those fast boats w/ oars (don't know name) = yes
    bowlers = yes
    outdoorsmen (hunting/fishing) = yes if they do it for sport, not for eating
     
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    yes
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    golfers - yes, because it does take some athletic skill to hit a golf ball the right way
    pool players - no
    table tennis - not unless you're Forrest Gump
    race car drivers - I wouldn't call them athletes but I've got a lot of respect for their abilities
    rodeo - hell yes
    crew - yes, these people have to work out a lot to get good
    bowlers - hell no. Have you been to a bowling alley lately?
    outdoorsmen - not athletes, but again, respect from me
     
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    I got ya but take note, you won't see any fat bastards with a winston hanging out of their mouth winning.
     
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    If you are 18 or younger, none of these make you an athlete.

    If you are 35 or over, you are trying out for the olympics. :D
     
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    Maybe daly, lol.
     

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