What Are The Causes of Choking in Competition? What does it really mean to choke in sports? It's often a dirty five letter word for athletes. Something they never want to experience. The term “choke” comes from the concept that you feel like you can’t breath – or someone is strangling you – when under pressure; a lack of oxygen. But choking has a wider meaning to me. Choking … [Read more...] about What is Choking in Sports?