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British Recordbreakers Quiz - UK Sport


  1. Which British Olympian has the most Olympic medals with eight?
  2. In 1963, in cycling who became the first woman to break the hour barrier for the 25-mile time trial?
  3. Who is the current UK men's 400m record holder with a time of 44.36 seconds?
  4. Which male footballer has scored most hat-tricks for England with six?
  5. Which sportswoman with 13 world records to her name was the youngest person to be given an MBE?

  6. Who is Britiain's most-capped international rugby player?
  7. Who holds the men's UK record for the mile?
  8. Which footballer has made the highest number of appearances in the Premier League?
  9. Who is the only person to have won BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award three times?
  10. Name the first footballer to have appeared in 100 international matches for England?
  11. Which British runner held the Women's World Marathon Record with a time of 2:15:25 for 16 years?
  12. In August 1982, four British atheletes broke the world record for the men's 4 × 800 m relay, which still remains the British record in 2020 - can you name the four?
  13. Only two English football teams have gone a full league campaign in the top division without losing - can you name both?
  14. Which English cricketer is both the leading run-scorer and century-maker in first-class cricket?
  15. Which horse back in 1990 recorded the fastest ever time for winning the Grand National?
  16. In modern times, which English golfer has won the most golf majors?
  17. Adam Peaty became the first man to swim under how many seconds for the 50 metre breaststroke?
  18. With a time of 7.3 seconds, Colin Jackson (as of 2020) still holds the indoor world record for which event? We need the event and distance!
  19. Who was the first female gymnast from the UK to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games?
  20. With fourteen gold medals, who is the most successful female British Paralympian of all time?
  21. As of 2020, which British athlete's 1995 world record as yet to be beaten?
  22. In 2005, who broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe?


  1. Sir Bradley Wiggins (cycling)
  2. Beryl Burton
  3. Iwan Thomas
  4. Jimmy Greaves
  5. Ellie Simmonds (swimmer and Paralympic champion)
  6. Alun Wyn-Jones
  7. Steve Cram
  8. Gareth Barry
  9. Andy Murray
  10. Billy Wright
  11. Paula Radcliffe (held the world record from 2003 to 2019)
  12. Peter Elliott, Garry Cook, Steve Cram and Sebastian Coe
  13. Arsenal (2003/4) and Preston North End (1988/89)
  14. Sir Jack Hobbs
  15. Mr Frisk
  16. Nick Faldo
  17. 26 seconds
  18. 60m hurdles (60 m indoor hurdles)
  19. Beth Tweddle
  20. Dame Sarah Storey
  21. Jonathan Edwards (triple jump)
  22. Ellen MacArthur