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1. In 2009, David Beckham became the most capped outfield player in English football history when he won his 109th cap. From which former West Ham United and England legend and captain did he take the record?
2. Great Britain has had a number of winners of the men's 100 metres at the Olympic Games. One was the subject of the 1981 Oscar-winning movie, "Chariots of Fire", which showed his triumph in the final of the 1924 Games in Paris. Who was this winner who was later inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame?
3. A handful of extremely gifted players have reached the magical 100 caps mark in test matches for the England cricket team. Which wicketkeeper-batsmen marked the occasion of his 100th cap with a century in the first innings against West Indies in 2000?
4. Atlanta 1996 was the centenary games of the modern Olympics. It didn't go down in history as a particularly great Olympics, especially so if you were a Brit. Which multiple Olympic champions were the only British gold winners in Atlanta?
5. British successes at Wimbledon were few and far between in the second half of the 20th century. One of the rare successes came in the ladies' singles on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first Wimbledon. Which veteran Brit claimed the title?
6. The frequently brutal sport of Rugby Union is not one that often allows for long careers, particularly not if you make your living in the front row of the scrum. But one incredibly hardy soul took all the game could throw at him over the course of 13 years to become the first England player to reach the milestone of 100 international caps in 2003. Who was this World Cup-winning prop forward?
7. As well as on the track, the 100m has proved a successful event for the UK in the Olympic swimming pool. Which breaststroker became the most famous bald man in Britain after his triumph in the 100m event at the Moscow Olympics of 1980?
8. This centurion was inducted into football's Hall of Fame in both Scotland and England, following numerous title wins in both countries. He also transferred his skills to management, guiding two different clubs to league titles in England. However, his legendary status in Scotland owes much to the fact that he was the first player to reach 100 caps for Scotland. Who was this footballing "King" who also equalled the record for most international goals scored for Scotland?
9. Having decided to take up the sport at the age of just 63, Fauja Singh became a world record holder for his age in no fewer than eight different events. In 2011, he also became, in just short of eight hours and a half, the first centenarian to complete which event?
10. Which great Scot retired from professional snooker in 2012 as a seven-time world champion and the scorer of more century breaks than any other player in history?
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