Special Sub-Topic: Unusual Moments In Australian Sport
|Which 2 drivers won the controversial 1992 Tooheys 1000 race at Bathurst?|
Mark Skaife / Jim Richards. Skaife/Richards were declared the winners even though their car had been involved in a major accident on the lap the race was red flagged, rendering their car almost un-drivable. The officials took the result on the last completed lap.
|Which Australian batsman made the record books in 1979 when given out for handling the ball whilst he was at the non-strikers end?|
Andrew Hilditch. Andrew Hilditch picked up a throw from mid-on and passed it the Pakistan's Safraz Narwaz who appealed and was awarded the dismissal.
|Who was the first Australian to win a Winter Olympics Gold medal?|
Steven Bradbury. All four of Bradbury's competitors in the Men's short track 1000 metres Speed Skating final (Apolo Ohno, Ahn Hyun-Soo, Li Jiajun and Mathieu Turcotte) crashed out at the final corner. Bradbury was just left to skate over the line to take the Gold Medal.
|At the 1998 Winter Olympics Australia won its first ever individual medal. Who was the athlete who won bronze?|
Zali Steggall. Zali Steggall won the first individual medal in 1998 with a bronze in slalom skiing.
|The Melbourne Storm won its first NRL Premiership in 1999 when awarded a penalty try in the final minutes. Who was the team they defeated?|
St. George Illawarra Dragons. Down 0-14 at half time the Storm came back to trail 14-18 with 4 minutes to go in the match. Whilst trying to catch a cross kick in the in-goal area, Craig Smith (Melbourne) was flattened by the Dragons player Jamie Ainscough. The penalty try was awarded and the Storm went on to win 20-18.
|Which rugby league team's supporters set fire to the grandstand at their home ground after winning the Grand Final?|
Parramatta. After the 1981 Grand Final win over Newtown, Parramatta supporters went about destroying Cumberland Oval. The grandstand and scoreboard were burnt down and other parts of the ground wrecked and looted.
|In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics track cyclist Shane Kelly was hotly favoured to win a Gold medal. What happened that crushed his chances?|
Foot slipped from the pedal at start-line. Unfortunately Shane Kelly's foot slipped from the pedal at the starting line of the 1km time trial, wrecking his chance for a Gold Medal.
|Who was the female Australian Olympian disqualified minutes from the finish of the 20km walk at the 2000 Olympic Games?|
Jane Saville. With approximatly 200 metres left in the race Jane Saville was disqualified for 'lifting' (classed as running).
|What was the name of the Australian yacht that sunk while competing in the 1995 America's Cup?|
OneAustralia. During the opening rounds of racing against Team New Zealand the Australian boat "OneAustralia" split in half and sank.
|At the 2000 Sydney Olympics a crowd favorite was the swimmer from Equatorial Guinea, Eric "the eel" Moussambani. What time did he swim from the 100m freestyle?|
112.72 seconds. The event was won by Pieter van den Hoogenband who broke the World Record with a time of 47.84 seconds. Moussambani splashed in, taking almost double that time for his 112.72 seconds (slower than the 200m world record of 1m 44.06s held by Ian Thorpe).
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