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Gold! Trivia Quiz


Use the picture clues to help you work out the names of Olympic gold medal winners. See you at the finish line!

A photo quiz by VegemiteKid. Estimated time: 2 mins.
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Author
VegemiteKid
Time
2 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
401,369
Updated
Jul 30 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
604
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which Morris won five gold medals in shooting in 1920-1924? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which Australian swimmer won four Olympic gold medals, three of them in 1956 as a 17-year-old? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What was the surname of the bright spark from Jamaica who won eight Olympic gold medals during his career? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which Albert climbed a mountain in the Antwerp Olympics to take home gold in both the 800m and 1500m races? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Puzzle me this - which skiier won Olympic gold in the downhill event in Sochi 2014? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which Irish swimmer bagged three gold and one bronze in the 1996 Olympic summer games? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Fifteen gold medals at summer and winter Paralympics! Which Swiss wheelchair athlete holds this amazing record? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In the same year this athlete was awarded the Order of Lenin (1960) who also won one gold medal in shotput in the Rome Olympic games? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which member of the Chinese volleyball team helped them to a gold-medal win in the 1984 summer Olympics? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which champ floated across the snow to win four medals in the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which Morris won five gold medals in shooting in 1920-1924?

Answer: Fisher

Fisher, inducted into the United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame in 2009, was both a sporting shooter and an instructor in the U.S Navy. He was a member of the team that represented the USA in 1920 Olympics where he won three gold medals, and again in 1924, when he garnered two further gold.

The picture is of a fisherman.
2. Which Australian swimmer won four Olympic gold medals, three of them in 1956 as a 17-year-old?

Answer: Murray Rose

Iain Murray Rose was born in the UK, but came to Australia during his first year due to the breakout of war. He achieved four gold medals during his career, as well as a silver and a bronze. He also enjoyed success as a competitor in the Commonwealth Games. The Redleaf Pool, frequented by Murray Rose, was renamed Murray Rose Pool in his honour in 2012, the same year of his death.

The picture is of a golden rose.
3. What was the surname of the bright spark from Jamaica who won eight Olympic gold medals during his career?

Answer: Bolt

A prodigious and unique talent, Usain Bolt won the Olympic 'Triple Triple', three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games (2008, 2012 and 2016). He has been awarded the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year on four occasions, and has held and broken many records during his career. He posed in his signature 'lightning' bolt "To Di World" (to the world) after each win, harking back to his childhood's involvement in dancehall music.

The picture is of bolts, and a few nuts!
4. Which Albert climbed a mountain in the Antwerp Olympics to take home gold in both the 800m and 1500m races?

Answer: Albert Hill

Contemporary Paavo Nurmi, the "Flying Finn" won three gold medals at the Antwerp games, but Albert Hill's haul was not to be sneezed at. Apart from the two gold medals, he also achieved silver in in the 3000m team race. Hill didn't continue competing; once he completed his Olympic campaign, he went back to being a railway ticket collector. He did, however, maintain an interest in running, coaching Sydney Wooderson, who broke the mile world record in 1937.

All lit up with the sun, the picture of the hill provides a clue to the answer.
5. Puzzle me this - which skiier won Olympic gold in the downhill event in Sochi 2014?

Answer: Tina Maze

Hailing from Slovenia, Tina Maze achieved two gold at Sochi in 2014, bettering her two silver from Vancouver four years before. Her gold in the downhill event was a tie. She was also extremely successful in successive World Championships. Her World Cup debut was in 1999, and she retired from alpine competition in 2017. Her career blossomed when she changed coaches to work with Andrea Massi in 2008.

The picture is a maze. Can you find your way to the middle?
6. Which Irish swimmer bagged three gold and one bronze in the 1996 Olympic summer games?

Answer: Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith achieved four medals in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, at that time becoming Ireland's most decorated Olympian. She also set series of records in the Irish swimming scene. Her career was marred, however, by allegations of doping, for which she was never found guilty; however, she was later found guilty of urine tampering and the ban for that effectively ended her swimming career.

The picture is a blacksmith.
7. Fifteen gold medals at summer and winter Paralympics! Which Swiss wheelchair athlete holds this amazing record?

Answer: Heinz Frei

Heinz Frei was an avid cross-country runner who snapped his spinal cord when he missed his footing and landed on a rock ledge during training. He returned to competitive sport two years later in a wheelchair; he quickly gained a deserved reputation for being a fierce competitor. He has won 11 gold medals at four summer and five winter Games. His motto is "Never give up in a race or in life."

The golden fries pictured give a hint to Heinz's surname.
8. In the same year this athlete was awarded the Order of Lenin (1960) who also won one gold medal in shotput in the Rome Olympic games?

Answer: Tamara Press

Born in the second largest city in the Ukraine, Tamara Press grew up in Samarkand and represented the Soviet Union in the Olympic Games. Her strengths were in discus and shot put, winning three gold and one silver medals at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics. Her feats garnered the Order of Lenin award in 1960, the Order of the Badge of Honour in 1964 and Order of Friendship in 1997.

The pressed flowers provide a suggestion to the correct answer.
9. Which member of the Chinese volleyball team helped them to a gold-medal win in the 1984 summer Olympics?

Answer: Yang Xilan

Playing in all five matches of the 1988 summer Olympics, Yang Xilan won gold in Los Angeles, and followed it up with bronze in Seoul. Her position was setter. She was born in the Municipality of Tianjin.

The picture is the Ying and Yang symbol.
10. Which champ floated across the snow to win four medals in the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics?

Answer: Gunde Svan

Gunde Svan won gold in both the 15km cross-country skiing and the 4 x 10km relay in the 1984 Winter Olympics, and in the 1988 games, he took gold in the 50km event as well as the 4 x 10km relay. During his career he also bagged numerous other medals and his record of winning races puts him among the most successful champions of all times.

Well, Svan - swan; it's close! Hope you guessed it from this clue!
Source: Author VegemiteKid

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