Although the activity was created out of a necessity that in case an aircraft is damaged during a flight, passengers are forced to jump using a parachute. Historically, the jumpers used skydiving gears, particularly parachutes, primarily to save their lives in the event of the plane crash.
Later, parachuting became popular and was introduced in the form of an adventurous hobby. Today, thrill-seekers interested in parachute games compete in skydiving that eventually got recognition and turned out to be an international game contest.
Similarly, the International Olympic Committee recognized and used skydiving as a game of sport. Other International Committee on Games and Sports sponsor skydiving competitions worldwide.
Participants from all over the globe competed in skydiving events such as canopy piloting, formation skydiving, freestyle stunts, and landing accuracy events. Similar to other sports competitions, gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for the first, second and third placer, respectively in these skydiving games. Likewise, skydiving has been counted in for extreme sports.
If you decide to find thrill with this extreme sport, do not take any chances with safety. Make sure the equipment you are about to use is safely checked out, specifically the parachute by a certified rigger.
It is important to know that your equipment must be on top-condition duly certified by riggers who are trained to spot any kind of wear or defect. There are instances that you settled for used skydiving equipment and it is safe that you have to make sure your parachute is packed by a certified rigger to ensure that it will open safely.