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Murderball Rocks The Paralympics!

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Ever heard of Murderball?!

No, it's not some made-up sport from a movie or something.

It's wheelchair rugby and it's one of the most brutal sports out there.

They use their wheelchairs more like battering rams to smash into each other at high speeds.

The U.S. team captain said:

"So it's like 200-pound sledgehammers coming in at full speed, 17 to 18 mph and just blowing each other up. But it's a lot of fun. It's a blast. It shakes your insides when it happens but we wouldn't be out here if we didn't love it."

Players aren't allowed to touch each other but their wheelchairs can smash into each other.

It's like a deadly game of wheelchair bumper cars and it sounds awesome!

It had the biggest turn out it's ever had at the London 2012 Paralympics.

The U.S. captain continued:

"Having 12,000 fans cheering was amazing, whether they were cheering for us or Britain you can't help but raise your intensity level. Beijing [in 2008] was a big crowd but this tops them all."

That must have been ahmayzing for them!

Go Murderballers!

[Image via AP Images.]

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