Parkour is Official in the UK – level 3

18-01-2017 07:00

Parkour, also known as freerunning, is a relatively new sport founded by Sebastian Foucan, who showed off his skills in the James Bond movie “Casino Royale”. Parkour is running, jumping over obstacles, or climbing over buildings and walls.

It is daring, breathtaking and at times terrifying, and now it is also an official sport in the UK, making the UK the first country in the world to recognise it. This means that people can teach parkour in schools.

Some people are worried about the sport being too dangerous, but the founder says that it is as safe as any sport, comparing to rugby, wrestling, surfing or climbing – if you do not do it in the right way, you can get hurt.

Difficult words: obstacle (something in your way), daring (fearless, unafraid).

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