Do athletes use both hands?

01 April 2014

Question

“I heard yesterday on Pointless that a relatively large number of sportsmen and women who played their sport left-handed are actually right-handed in other aspects of their life. Is this true?”

Answer

Chris M. - There are probably what we call mixed handers and about 10% of the population writes with their left hand but about 20% throws with their left hand. And that means there's about 10% who are left-handed throwers and right-handed writers and probably, they're over represented in sport.

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