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A parabola is a set of points in the shape of a curve that is evenly distributed on each side of the vertex.

Parabolas are involved in almost any sport. Here is an example in Rugby:


Probably the sport that uses the most parabolas is Basketball. When you shoot the ball, it usually uses a parabola to arc into the hoop. Parabolas are usually seen in free throws or foul shots. Here is an example:


Here is an example in the X-Games:
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Angry Birds (which by all means is a sport) uses parabolas when you fling a bird at a pig. Here is an example:
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