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Athletics Quiz


Questions: track and field

  1. What is the significance of the name St Leo in the world of athletics?
  2. How many times did Paula Radcliffe win the London Marathon?
  3. In which year was the first modern Summer Olympic Games held in Athens?
  4. Which Kingdom won the 1984 and 1988 110 metre hurdles gold medals?
  5. How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win at the 1936 Olympic Games?




  6. As of 2020, Wayde van Niekerk holds the world record in which event?
  7. Which event is the last but one (or penultimate) event of the decathlon?
  8. If the women's 400 metres hurdle height is 2 feet 6 inches, how high is the men's hurdle for the same distance event?
  9. Who is the only track athlete to win gold medals in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games?
  10. Who was the first black British woman to become an Olympic champion?
  11. Harry Coppell successfully defended his title at the 2020 British Athletics Championships with a British record in which event?
  12. Who achieved fame in 1984, at the age of 17, by unofficially breaking the 5000 metres world record?
  13. Whose mile time recorded at the Bislett Stadium in 1985 is still the British and European record?
  14. In which athletics throwing event is the woman's world record further than the men's?
  15. As of 2020, Ashia Hansen's British record still stands in which event?
  16. Who was the first British athlete to run under 20 seconds for the 200 metres? This athlete, as of 2020, still holds the UK record for the event.
  17. Who won a total of 16 Paralympic medals, including 11 golds, held over 30 world records and won the London Marathon six times?
  18. Who was both the 800 and 1500 metres Olympic Champion at the 2004 Athen's Summer Olympics?
  19. What did Australian John Landy achieve on 21 June 1954, at an international meet at Turku, Finland?
  20. Who won men's gold in both the 100 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2018 European Championships?

Answers:

  1. It's the middle name of Usain Bolt
  2. 3 times
  3. 1896
  4. Roger Kingdom (American athelete)
  5. Four (100 m, 200 m, 4x100 m relay, and long jump)
  6. Men's 400 metres
  7. Javelin
  8. 3 feet
  9. Carl Lewis (long jump: 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996)
  10. Tessa Sanderson (gold at the 1984 Games)
  11. Pole vault
  12. Zola Budd
  13. Steve Cram's




  14. Discus (however, the men's discus is 2kg and the women's 1kg)
  15. Triple jump
  16. John Regis
  17. Tanni Grey-Thompson
  18. Kelly Holmes
  19. The second man (after Roger Bannister) to achieve a sub-4-minute mile
  20. Zharnel Hughes (Great Britain)