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Full-Court Putt by Steph Curry!

Not only is he an amazing basketball player, Steph Curry is also known for being a huge golfer.
Well, just watch this video and he'll show you that he's not only good at taking half-court basketball shots, but also....just watch the video and you'll know what I mean.
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Not surprised. He's good at everything he does haha
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Top 20 Fastest Double Centuries in Test Cricket.
Test cricket is considered to be a little slower game than ODI and T20 cricket format but for the last few decades, this format of cricket has seen significant changes, In the present environment of test cricket quite comfortably 300 to 350 runs can be scored in a single day's play. Many batsmen of the world have also scored double centuries by facing quite fewer balls in this format also, in this article, we will explain the top 20 fastest double centuries in Test cricket. Top 20 cricketers who are scored the fastest double century in Test cricket. 01. Nathan Astle 02. Ben Stokes 03. Virender Sehwag 04. Virender Sehwag 05. Brendom McCullum 06. Virender Sehwag 07. Herschelle Gibbs 08. Adam Gilchrist 09. Ross Taylor 10. Ian Botham 11. Chris Gayle 12. Virender Sehwag 13. Virender Sehwag 14. Aravinda de Silva 15. Jason Holder 16. M. S. Dhoni 17. Graham Thorpe 18. Gordon Greenidge 19. Mohammad Yousuf 20. Victor Trumper 20. Victor Trumper: Full name... Victor Thomas Trumper. Date of birth... 2 November 1877. Date of death... 28 June 1915. Born territory... Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia. Height... Na. Batting genre... Right-handed. Bowling genre... Right arm medium. Main Role in the team... As a Batsman. Victor Trumper has scored 214 runs by facing 247 balls in the first innings of the third test match which was played at Adelaide Oval, Australia, from 07 January to 13 January 2011, during the South Africa tour of Australia. In this Test match, he was played 242 minutes of batting on the crease with the help of 26 fours and zero sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match. 19. Mohammad Yousuf: Full name... Mohammad Yousef. Date of birth... 27 August 1974 . Born territory... Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Height... 1.78 m. Batting genre... Right-handed. Bowling genre... Right arm medium. Main Role in the team... As a batsman. Mohammad Yousuf has scored 204 runs by facing 243 balls in the first innings of the second test match which was played at MA Aziz Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh, from 16 January to 18 January 2002, during the Pakistan tour of Bangladesh. In this Test match, he was played 325 minutes of batting on the crease with the help of 34 fours and two sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match. 18. Gordon Greenidge: Full name... Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge. Date of birth... 01 May 1951. Born territory... Black Bess, St Peter, Barbados. Height... Na Batting genre... Right-handed. Bowling genre... Right-arm medium. Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman. Gordon Greenidge has scored 200 runs by facing 232 balls in the second innings of the second test match which was played at Lord's cricket ground, London, England, from 28 June to 03 July 1984, during the West Indies tour of England. In this Test match, he has scored a total of 214 runs from the facing of 242 balls by batting for 302 minutes on the crease with the help of 29 fours and two sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match. 17. Graham Thorpe: Full name... Graham Paul Thorpe. Date of birth... 01 August 1969. Born territory... Farnham, Surrey, England. Height... Batting genre... Left-handed. Bowling genre... Right arm medium. Main Role in the team... As a batsman Graham Paul Thorpe has scored 200 runs by facing 231 balls in the 2nd innings of the first test match which was played at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, from 13 March to 16 March 2002, during the England tour of New Zealand. 16. MS Dhoni: Full name... Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Date of birth... 07 July 1981. Born territory... Ranchi, jharkhand, India. Height... 1.75 m. Batting genre... Right-handed. Bowling genre... Na Main Role in the team...Wicket-keeper & batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 200 runs by facing 231 balls in the first innings of the first test match which was played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, India, from 22 February to 26 February 2013, during the Australia tour of India. In this Test match, he has scored a total of 224 runs from the facing of 265 balls by batting for 365 minutes on the crease with the help of 24 fours and six sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match. 15. Jason Holder: Full name... Jason Omar Holder. Date of birth... 05 November 1991. Born territory... Bridgetown, Barbados. Height...02.01 m. Batting genre... Right-handed. Bowling genre...Right-arm fast-medium. Main Role in the team...Bowler & all-rounder. Jason Omar Holder has scored 202 runs by facing 229 balls in the 2nd innings of the first test match which was played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, from 23 January to 26 January 2019, during the England tour of the West Indies. In this Test match, he was played 384 minutes of batting on the crease with the help of 23 fours and eight sixes. The brief data of his batting performance on this Test match are the following. 14. Aravinda de Silva: Full name... Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva. Date of birth... 17 October 1965. Born territory... Colombo, Sri Lanka. Height... 1.65 m. Batting genre... Right-handed. Bowling genre... Right arm off-spin. Main Role in the team... As a batsman Aravinda de Silva has scored 200 runs by facing 229 balls in the first innings of the first test match which was played at P Sara Oval, Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 21 July to 23 July 2002, during the Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka. In this Test match, he has scored a total of 206 runs from the facing of 234 balls by batting 318 minutes on the crease with the help of 28 fours and one sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match. 13. Virender Sehwag: Full name... Virender Sehwag. Date of birth... 20 October 1978. Born territory... Najafgarh, Delhi, India. Height... 1.73 m. Batting genre... Right-handed. Bowling genre... Right arm off break. Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman Virender Sehwag has scored 200 runs by facing 227 balls in the first innings of the second test match which was played at Galle International Stadium, Sri Lanka, from 31 July to 04 August 2008, during the India tour of Sri Lanka. In this Test match, he has scored a total of 201 runs from the facing of 231 balls by batting 348 minutes on the crease with the help of 22 fours and four sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match. 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Top 10 times animals stole the show on the PGA golf tour
Sometimes, animals just want to steal the spotlight, and that's just what happened many times during the PGA tour. It's time to meet the animals stealing the show at the PGA Tour! #10 Bees swarm in New Orleans Nothing like a great swarm of bees to make even the toughest golfers duck for cover. As the commentators said, "You just don't see that everyday." Very true, very true. #9 Duck wants the ball When a duck wants the ball, it's going to get the ball. Unless you have a trusty golf caddy to scatter granola to lure it away from the ball. 10 points to the golf caddy. #8 Iguana alert! At the Puerto Rican Open, a large iguana (those animals are huge) took interest in the golf ball for a few seconds and then decides it isn't worth his time. #7 Hawk vs. Microphone In the hawk's mind: if it looks like a mouse and feels like a mouse, it has to be a mouse, right? Well, unfortunately for the hawk, humans have created large furry microphones that have a very similar appearance to mice. The microphones probably don't taste quite as delicious to the hawk. #6 Alligator stroll When you play golf for a while, you get to know the animals that enjoy disrupting the game. This is one of those animals that is a regular at New Orleans games. They call him "Tripod" because he is missing part of his front leg. Here in this picture, golfer Davis Love III is trying to take a picture of Tripod with his phone. I guess there are celebrities in all species. #5 Diving turtle Apparently this turtle became bored with the golf game and decided to start doing a different sport: diving! He teeters on the ledge of this bridge and then makes a plunging dive to the stream below. Unfortunately, he made a little too much of a splash for a winning dive. #4 When a turtle's got to go, a turtle's going to go Yet, another turtle encounter made the list. This one was less than thrilled about being picked up and removed from the course, so it let a stream of pee out while it was being carried away. That's one way to show you're upset with the situation. #3 "Nope, it's my ball now." When a ball falls into enemy territory, the golfer may never get it back. This is what happened at RBC Heritage when a ball fell down towards a pond and an alligator decided it was his ball to keep. The caddy pushed the alligator back into the pond, but the ball was not returned. #2 Tiger Woods and Sammy, the Squirrel At the 2013 Presidents Cup, Lindsey Von (Tiger Woods' girlfriend at the time) decides Tiger needs a visit from Sammy, the Squirrel. Nothing like a little playful distraction on the golf course. #1 Seagull wants a souvenir ball During the 1998 Players Championship, an interested seagull decided it wanted a souvenir ball to take home. It pushes and picks up Steve Lowery's ball and then finally gets a good grip on the ball in its mouth and takes flight. Unfortunately for the seagull, the ball dropped out of his mouth right as he was passing over the pond. Better luck next time! Watch this video to see all of the moments from start to finish. To meet more animals taking over the Internet, check out the "Internet famous animals" collection!
Kris @ the 2016 NBA Celebrity All-star Game 😃🙌
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Can 'Crying Michael Jordan' get you sued?
The Crying Micheal Jordan Meme was by far one of the best things to come out of 2015. Social media kingpins relentlessly attack famous people across the globe at their weakest moments with a crying MJ meme centered around their latest blunder. It's pretty low, but I must say, it's pretty damn funny. "It just seems to have an appropriateness for so many different circumstances," said Andrew Selepak, director of the social media graduate program at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. "That face can be used for a meme for a number of different levels, whether it's sports or non-sports related. But because of the passion people have for sports, I think it has legs like few other memes that have been popular in the past." It's had an amazing amount of staying power, and like most things that have this type of power, often comes dollars. So when money gets involved, who owns the rights to this? Could a person be sued over the Crying meme? The Associated Press could pursue legal action if it believes its copyright of the image has been violated. "We own the rights in our photo, which was taken in 2009," Associated Press spokesman Paul Colford wrote in an email to ESPN.com. "We could enforce those rights depending on the use and other factors, as is the case with all AP photos." Likewise, Jordan spokesperson Estee Portnoy recently implied that the basketball icon's camp is keeping a close eye on usage of the meme. "We haven't seen anyone using it to promote their commercial interests, which is something that we're monitoring," Portnoy wrote in an email to the Chicago Tribune. So be careful about letting loose a signature Crying Micheal Jordan meme, it could cost you some dollars down the line.
Carbon Bike Wheels
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My Grumpy Dad Makes Friends In Florida, Chaos Ensues
My sister Perris plays a softball tournament every year in Florida, a place that's home to sunshine and a lot of retirees. My dad takes a little vacation around that time every year too, masked as an opportunity to watch Perris play. Yeah, we all know the score. Anyway, dad likes to play golf. So of course when you get out of the freezing cold in Ohio and into the sunshine of Florida you're going to play. You might think golf is boring, but you're sorely mistaken. What happens, however; is one of the craziest Grumpy Dad stories yet. Welcome back Grumpy Dad! We've missed you! *** I miss Philadelphia sometimes. It’s a place that defined culture shock for me. That’s for sure. I had grown up in West Michigan before working in North Texas, West Texas, Southeastern Arizona and Southern California. None of those places had prepared me for the land of cheese steaks and water ice when I moved there in 1995. For five years, I marveled at the unwavering loyalty the locals showed for their city. I don’t think I’ve ever run into anyone anywhere who told me they were from Philadelphia—unless I was in Philadelphia (or South Jersey). In other words, people from Philly live and die in Philly. They spend their lives rooting for the Eagles (pronounced ‘Iggles.’) and mispronouncing “water” by calling it “wooter.” They revere Rocky (I, II, III, IV and V); Dr. J; and every member of the Broad Street Bullies (the 1970s Flyers hockey team). They would heckle their own grandmothers if they took too long in line at the grocery store. They would gladly die for their friends. Sixteen years after leaving Eastern Pennsylvania, I drove to Clermont, Florida last month to watch my number two daughter play softball with her team from Notre Dame College. It was Monday, and the girls’ first game of the day was scheduled for 3 P. M., so I decided to play golf in the morning. I walked into the clubhouse of a course that was less than a mile from the ballpark and asked the man at the counter if he could hook me up with a group that was heading out. He told me to get down to the first tee right away because there was a threesome next up. When I arrived, I introduced myself to Phil, Joe and Steve. They were all in their late sixties, so I was the youngest by a decade. I was also the only good player, so they were happy to invite me to play a scramble. (That’s where everybody hits a tee shot and they choose the best one and everybody plays a shot from there, etc.) They said they’d never shot as well as even par as a threesome, but that with a young, big hitter, they were hopeful. I explained that I hadn’t played since November, but that I’d do my best. As often happens, I was very solid in my first outing of the year, having forgotten all the bad habits acquired over the previous season. As a group, we were two under par after eight holes. During that ninety-minute period, I had learned that all three of them were now living in central Florida, and that two of them were former detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department. Since I’d been a reporter with Channel 10 in Philly for five years while they were still working, we discovered that we had many friends and acquaintances in common. Lots of stories ensued. Steve even called a reporter from the Philadelphia Fox station that we both knew and we had a nice conversation while I waited to hit a tee shot. We hadn’t spoken since 1999. What a great time I was having with my new friends from the old neighborhood. And then it happened. There was a bit of a backup on the ninth tee. The group in front of us consisted of two men, a woman and a teenage girl who’d been getting lessons along the way from one of the men. They were slow. As we waited for the woman to hit her shot from the ladies’ tee about sixty yards in front of us, the Philly guys were bantering back and forth about something in their usual raised voices. The woman stopped her address of the ball, backed away and turned to holler, “Could you keep it down!?” No one said anything out loud to her, but we all quietly mumbled things like, “She must have rabbit ears to hear us from that far away.” And, “Who does she think she is? Michelle Wie?” After she hit her shot, and the men hit theirs, we waited until they had almost reached the green of the par four hole before hitting ours. Phil and I were riding in a cart together and we picked up his ball before driving to mine, which was going to be the one the group would play. Just then, we saw Steve and Joe driving all the way to the green. Both jumped out of their cart and walked up to one of the men from that group. “What the hell?” I exclaimed. “What are they doing?” “I have no idea,” said the former detective. We watched from 150 yards away as Steve appeared to be taking a swing at the guy. “Do you think we should go back him up?” I asked. “Nah. Steven can handle it,” Phil assured me. Steve was about 70 years old. He was only about 5’ 9” and maybe 160 pounds. He was also wearing a thick back brace and walked with a bit of a limp. “Are you sure?” I asked. “That guy looks pretty big.” “I’m sure,” said Phil, who stood 6’ 3” and weighed at least 250. A minute later, we saw Steven and Joe get back into their cart. They drove down the fairway and stopped near our cart. Each got out and grabbed a club to hit a shot. Neither said a word about what had happened on the green. Finally, I asked, “What the heck was that about up there?” Steve addressed his ball and hit it up the fairway about a hundred yards. “The son of a bitch told me to go fuck myself, so I clipped him on the chin,” said the other former detective. “You hit him?” I asked, with a bit of misplaced astonishment. “Hell yeah,” said Steve. “What was I supposed to do?” We finished the nine holes at one under par. The man from the pro shop drove out and told us that considering what had happened, it might be best if we called it a day. He gave us all a coupon for a free 18 holes. I told the guys it was great meeting them and playing with them and said we should do it again next year. They agreed. Maybe next year I’ll miss Philly again enough to be reminded of it by my new friends.
Easy Exercise Idea: Hit The Driving Range!
It's been raining in California for about two weeks now. It's great for the drought, but bad for outdoor activities. Californians love being outside, and as a native myself sometimes I'm not sure that I belong. One activity I love doing though, is hitting golf balls or playing if I have the time. Something funny that a lot of people don't know about me is, that I'm a pretty damn good golfer. I competed at the high school level, and almost played in college too. Girls didn't take me seriously at first because I didn't belong to a country club and I didn't dress or act like them. I walked around with my hat on crooked and the collar of my golf shirt popped. I was pure rock and roll, and they were pure bread. Once I hit the ball though, they changed their tune. Once I started beating them...they got even more jealous. I was on a junior tour and won a few pretty cool trophies. I went to the Ohio State tournament and shot a career low in sectionals. I love golf. I used to resent it when I was competing because of the pressure. But now I use it to clear my head. My Grumpy Dad sent my golf clubs across the country so I could finally get back to doing my thing. The rain nearly stopped me from doing it though. But for an hour I had fun. I felt that odd feeling of not belonging once I hit the range. Lots of collared shirts and stuffy glances, perfectly pleated kaki pants and expensive sun glasses. I remembered how I felt when I got on the tee in tournaments. And then I remembered that I'm a badass golfer. So I just hit the ball. Some of them were awesome, and some weren't that great. But it didn't matter. Golfing is hard. In my opinion, it is the hardest sport to play. It requires a lot of skill, concentration and brain power. But when you're just hanging with friends out in the sunshine, swinging your club and getting out your frustrations, it can be amazing, cleansing. Plus, it's great exercise, and it tones the hell out of your arms, stomach and back! So, if you're bored, head to the driving range and buy a bucket of balls. You can even rent clubs at some places too. Get your frustrations out, find your swing and go!
Trampoline High Weight Limit
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Love It Or Hate It: Live Sporting Events?
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Significant COVID-19 Impact on the Sports Nutrition in Food and Beverage Industry | Data Bridge Market Research
COVID-19 Impact on the Sports Nutrition in Food and Beverage Industry The pandemic have impacted the food industry by up surging in their consumption owing to health benefits associated with them. Extended lockdown has impacted considerably in Europe, Americas and all over world and it has been created an opportunity due to their demand because of raised awareness regarding health and increased concern for maintaining immunity and thereby well-being of health. According to published journal of MDPI Sports 2020, unpredicted pandemic impacts and risk associated with spread has forcing governments to impose a quarantine and lockdown. The demand for fitness and sports products is also facing huge impact of pandemic. Isolation and quarantine has been imposed by governments which impacted on all aspects related to the sports. For instance, The absence of planned training, organized competition, lack of communication between coach and athlete, inappropriate training conditions are impacting on health of sports persons accordingly. Thus, governments across the globe have focused on encouraging athletes to maintain their health through proper intake of healthy food supplements. Major of local and international competition, such as European Football Championship and the Olympic Games in Tokyo has postponed for a year as health of coaches and athletes is the first priority of government. Hence, governments are focusing on maintaining health of sports persons by providing them proper nutritional intake in isolation. Pandemic also impacted on consciousness regarding the health. Thus, awareness regarding physical and mental health has been increased which provides the demand to the nutritional products. Sports nutrition products are manufactured to achieve fitness goals and to fulfill nutrients which depleted during the workout. They also include energy bars, sports drinks and protein powder. Manufacturers of sports nutrition prefer vegetable proteins, meat and dairy source as raw material for sports nutritional products. Owing to this COVID-19, health conscious people and sports persons are staying at home providing demand for healthy supplements and related products for maintaining fitness has been raised. According to online shopping portal of sports and fitness products NorthAlp, it has been noticed an increase of 300% in sales of the fitness related products in India. During the lockdown, NorthAlp has witnessed raised sales of fitness related products. Another factor behind the rise in online sales of fitness goods and brands is the growing acceptance of virtual exercise workouts with certified instructors and coaches. As gyms and fitness facilities are remaining closed owing to the lockdown, consumers are now more prone towards nutritional supplements to cater general wellness. The products for nutritional products are catering demand to maintaining health. Ingredients that enhance health and immunity are gaining demand as these ingredients are essential for muscle health and well-being of health. Among all sports nutritional products, protein powder is the leading ingredient of the sports nutrition market. According to Lallemand Health Solutions, 70% of consumers are being more concerned in sports nutrition as they are effective source of probiotics as well. Further, e-commerce is playing essential role for providing sports nutrition. For instance, According to “Nutrition Business Journal's 2020 Supplement Business Report,” the demand for nutritional supplement has been grown as they are expected to grow at 61.4% in 2020. Further, online sales are expected to reach USD 10.00 million in 2023 in which online sales of nutritional supplements will acquire 19.6% of sales by 2023. According to Aerometric Sports Products Pvt. Ltd., whey protein and other sports drinks such as glucose water has provided demand for sports nutrition across the world. Globally, sports nutrition is around USD 20.00 to 25.00 billion. Owing to the pandemic, sports nutritional products manufacturers and producers are prioritizing health and safety over productivity and profitability. They are looking for specialty vegan protein as they become more aware of techniques and strategies to manage the health. The pandemic has provided an opportunity for nutritional manufacturers to show their assurance to their customers by delivering customized support, representing their reliability and consistency as suppliers and augmenting their company’s biosecurity efforts across the board. For instance, · In August 2020, Hormel’s Ingredient Solutions has launched a new website for full catalog of protein ingredients. The new website makes help to view a product’s ingredients, packaging and shelf life. Further, this allows customers to quickly request samples and explore products, more about the ingredient solutions team and speak with an expert on the team. Hence, as shift towards healthy food is increasing, the demand for sports nutrition has been impacted in better terms. INITIATIVES Outbreak of coronavirus has affected every sector in the food services industry including sports nutrition. The industry has affected as the supply and demand are badly disrupted. For instance, · In April 2020, Cargill, Incorporated has started working by following safety practices at site including additional precautions at manufacturing facility, including temperature testing and prohibiting international travelling among others. However, with the increased demand for the healthy essential products, the manufacturers are taking new initiatives for products availability. Increased demand for protein bars, supplements, and energy drinks among athletes, bodybuilders, and even weekend warriors was one of the major factors in that growth,” she adds, pointing to findings that rising disposable incomes, urbanization, and the sheer building boom in gyms and fitness centers gave further cause to be bullish on the category. · McNamara “When your account for all the categories that have been subsumed into sports nutrition,” he says, “it’s a huge market. Diversification into weight management, athletic performance, energy, and even cognitive performance has transformed it from a niche category targeting gym goers to a broader consumer base looking to fuel their active lifestyles. And that’s a good thing, it has built a strong category.” - Brian Appell, Director, Global Communications, OmniActive Health Technologies (Morristown, NJ) “An economic crisis could impact categories that consumers consider non-essential, including products that are more lifestyle-targeted and not developed to aid serious health issues. The latter is, of course, subjective and for each consumer to decide, but we expect products addressing various deficiencies, pain management, diabetes, stress, cardiovascular health, or prenatal supplements to be less affected, to name a few.” · Mike Hughes, Head of Research and Insights, FMCG Gurus “Sports nutrition is a product category that may take a short-term hit as a result of COVID-19. This is because consumers who regularly go to the gym are being forced to adjust the way that they exercise due to restrictions, whilst everyday consumers may swap better-for-you snacks for traditional, comfort-orientated snacks. Consumers will not neglect other areas of their health due to COVID-19. For instance, many are recognizing that the virus is having an impact on their mental wellbeing and resulting in issues such as weight gain, something that they want to address. This means that they will pay closer attention to product claims whilst also assessing if an increase in ingredients such as protein and vitamin D can be obtained from everyday food and drink products.” · George Kuriakose, Head of Operations, Anaha LifeCare “In India and across the world, predominantly whey protein and some form of sports drink such as glucose water has been the prevalent form of nutrition. Today as we evolve, there are different forms of nutrition that are helping the athletes perform better every day and this is the way sports nutrition will evolve.” · Vijayaraghavan Venugopal, CEO of Aeronutrix Sports Products Pvt. Ltd., “We created a pay protection program providing paid leave and benefits to any team member who was feeling unwell, quarantined due to close contact or who tested positive. The first 15 days of coronavirus-related absences are covered at 100% of base pay and if needed, subsequent days of leaves are covered at our regular short-term disability coverage pay percentages with no limit. This pay program has been instrumental in our ability to keep our team members safe. We have been proactive in communicating often to ensure they know that it is okay, and encouraged, to stay at home when feeling unwell or if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If someone doesn’t feel well, there is no financial hardship to stay home. Our efforts exceed the CDC and OSHA guidelines.” · Hormel Foods Corporation. CONCLUSION As the effects of COVID-19 are felt around the world, sports nutrition manufacturers have been significantly impacted by raised consumption and awareness regarding health. However, regulatory norms around social distancing across multiple nations, reduced social gatherings were estimated to impact the meat substitutes and vegetable protein to a high extent. However, sports nutrition manufacturers have been seeing a stable sale in their products and hence stability in demand during the coming months of the fiscal year. Sports nutrition is one of the major consumer health products demanded by health conscious people, athletes and sports person who has raised the sales of protein powder, health drinks and other healthy supplements owing to impacting wellbeing of health. There have been vast changes in the consumption pattern among pet food which are particularly “at-home” has been gaining popularity. Though, there has been a stable growth in demand for sports nutritional products, the purchasing behavior among consumers have greatly disrupted the distribution channels for these products. Also, owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been an increasing awareness among sports person, on healthy diet wherein, the demand for healthy ingredients in diet has been on a rise. Protein, vitamin and other essential ingredients in sports nutritional products is expected to grow substantially during the coming years, with the rising awareness. Thus, the impact of pandemic has been neutral for the sports nutrition industry across the globe and hence, a stable growth can be observed in the industry during coming years, with many opportunities of new products development for the manufacturers. Read more….