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Quiz about Find the British Sportsman
Quiz about Find the British Sportsman

Find the British Sportsman Trivia Quiz


With some pictorial clues as well as verbal, can you pick the right sportsman from the options listed? This covers a mix of British sportsmen from various sports. There's only one way to find out!

A photo quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
359,905
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
842
Last 3 plays: Guest 109 (6/10), Guest 58 (4/10), Guest 77 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. All these men won World Cup medals playing for England. Which of them was the only one allowed (legally) to use his hands? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Gail Emms won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004 in partnership with which man? Hint


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Question 3 of 10
3. All of these cricketers were in the victorious Ashes team of 2010-11. Which of them was picked primarily for his prowess with the item pictured? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. All four of these men were medal winners at the 2012 Olympics in London, but which one was the expert on the apparatus in the picture? Hint


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Question 5 of 10
5. All these men know how to hit a ball across a net, but which of them made his name in the 1960s and 1970s in the sport depicted in the photo? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. These four players have all won major golf tournaments in the USA. Which of them was the first to win the coveted green jacket, when he won at Augusta in 1988? Hint


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Question 7 of 10
7. All four of these men have been world champions in their sport, but only one of them would have been helped, rather than hindered, by the equipment pictured. Which one? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. These four football players were all regular first team players for Manchester United, but only one of them was also able to play for the English national team. Which one? Hint


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Question 9 of 10
9. Britain's long wait for a grand slam champion came to an end when Andy Murray won the US Open in 2012. Which player raised the UK's hopes briefly in 1997 when he reached the final of the same tournament, before losing to Pat Rafter? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Winning at your home Grand Prix is especially sweet for a Formula One driver. Which double world champion was the first to win his home GP on five occasions? Hint


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1. All these men won World Cup medals playing for England. Which of them was the only one allowed (legally) to use his hands?

Answer: Ben Cohen

Bobby Charlton, Jackie Charlton and George Cohen were all members of England's successful FIFA World Cup team in 1966. George's nephew, Ben, played for England as a winger when they won the rugby union World Cup in 2003. Ben Cohen played in nearly every match in England's campaign, and played the whole of the final, including extra time. England won 20-17, with Jonny Wilkinson's dropped goal clinching the match. Cohen retired from rugby in 2011.

The ball in the photo is the one used in the Magners League (now called the Pro12) for teams from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Italy.
2. Gail Emms won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004 in partnership with which man?

Answer: Nathan Robertson

Gail and Nathan formed a productive doubles partnership in badminton, which saw them win the gold medal at the 2006 World Championships, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2004 European Championships. Nathan also had success in men's doubles, before retiring from the sport in 2012. Gail Emms retired four years earlier, in 2008.

All the men named were medal winners at the Athens Olympics. William Fox-Pitt won silver in team eventing and Amir Khan also won silver in lightweight boxing. Steve Williams was a member of the coxless four gold medal team in rowing, with Matthew Pinsent, Ed Coode and James Cracknell.

The photo is of a shuttlecock, as we in the UK call it, although I understand it is also known as a bird, or birdie, elsewhere in the world.
3. All of these cricketers were in the victorious Ashes team of 2010-11. Which of them was picked primarily for his prowess with the item pictured?

Answer: James Anderson

The series was played in Australia, and the home team would normally be expected to have the advantage. England's opening batsman, Alastair Cook, had an outstanding series, making three centuries in the five matches, including 235 not out in the first match of the series, which was drawn. England won three of the four remaining tests, inflicting innings defeats on their opponents in all of them. Andrew Strauss was the captain and Cook's partner as an opener and Bell was also picked as a batsman.

Anderson finished the series as the top wicket taker on either side with a total of twenty-four wickets. In May 2013 he became only the fourth English bowler to take over three hundred test wickets, with only Ian Botham, Bob Willis and Fred Trueman ahead of him at the time.

The picture shows a cricket ball, which has much work done on it during the course of a match with the plan being to keep one side shiny which helps the bowler to make it move around and deceive the batter.
4. All four of these men were medal winners at the 2012 Olympics in London, but which one was the expert on the apparatus in the picture?

Answer: Louis Smith

Louis Smith is the only gymnast in the list. He was born in Cambridgeshire and took an interest in gymnastics from a young age. Smith's best apparatus is the pommel horse and all his individual medals have come in this discipline. He won a bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics and went one better in his home country in 2012 on the pommel horse and added a team bronze medal. Smith also won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He competed in, and won, the 2012 series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' in partnership with Flavia Cacace.

Of the others, Jason Kenny won gold in the cycling team sprint and Tom Daley won a diving bronze medal in the 10 metre platform event. Jonathan Brownlee won a bronze medal in the triathlon with his older brother, Alistair, taking the gold.

The photo shows some rather ancient looking gym equipment.
5. All these men know how to hit a ball across a net, but which of them made his name in the 1960s and 1970s in the sport depicted in the photo?

Answer: Chester Barnes

Barnes was born in London and given the first name of George, although he was always known as Chester, even within his own family. According to his autobiography, his father heard a radio programme featuring the comedian Charlie Chester and gave his son the nickname. His initial sporting interest was cricket, but he decided against pursuing the option having been on the receiving end of some fast bowling. Barnes turned his interests to table tennis and his natural ability was developed by many of the best players and coaches of the time. In 1964 he became the top ranked UK player at the age of only sixteen and his somewhat controversial career took off. He was viewed as a subversive player, and did not respond well to what he saw as the die-hards in the governing body.

Sangster, Taylor and Cox all made their mark on the rather larger tennis court.

The photo shows the type of equipment most of us are familiar with and found in youth clubs around the country.
6. These four players have all won major golf tournaments in the USA. Which of them was the first to win the coveted green jacket, when he won at Augusta in 1988?

Answer: Sandy Lyle

The green jacket refers to the Masters Tournament, which has been held at the Augusta National Golf Club every year, making it the only tournament to be played at the same venue. Tony Jacklin never won the event, although he did win the U.S. Open in 1970 having already won the Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in 1969.

Lyle began a short period of British dominance at the Masters, with a one stroke victory over Mark Calcavecchia. It was his second, and final, major victory following his win at the Open in 1985. Nick Faldo then took the green jacket in 1989 and 1990, with Ian Woosnam winning in 1991. Faldo garnered a third win in 1996, the final British win of the twentieth century.

The photo shows a flower bed at Augusta, planted in the shape of the tournament's logo.
7. All four of these men have been world champions in their sport, but only one of them would have been helped, rather than hindered, by the equipment pictured. Which one?

Answer: John Conteh

Conteh became the world light-heavyweight champion boxer in 1974 and held the title until 1977. He did not lose in the ring, but had the title taken from him when he failed to defend it, as required by the World Boxing Council. Conteh made three unsuccessful attempts to regain his crown before retiring in 1980.

The Welshman Ray Reardon was a six time world champion in snooker, in the 1970s, and David Bryant was world champion three times in bowls. Eric Bristow won the darts world championship five times, in 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985 and 1986. The boxing gloves pictured would have severely hampered all three of them in their chosen sports.
8. These four football players were all regular first team players for Manchester United, but only one of them was also able to play for the English national team. Which one?

Answer: Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes is the only Englishman amongst those four. He began his senior career with Manchester United in 1993 and played until 2011, when he retired. He returned to play in early 2012 before retiring again in May 2013 having played for Manchester United throughout his career, including at youth level. Scholes also played for England on sixty-six occasions between 1997 and 2004, scoring fourteen goals as a midfielder.

Ryan Giggs was another player who spent his entire senior career at the club, although he did have two years at their bitter rivals, Manchester City, as a youth player. His senior career began in 1990 and he was still playing at the highest level in 2013, despite being close to his fortieth birthday. Giggs played for Wales at international level. Darren Fletcher played for Scotland and Roy Keane for the Republic of Ireland. The photo shows Old Trafford, Manchester United's home ground.
9. Britain's long wait for a grand slam champion came to an end when Andy Murray won the US Open in 2012. Which player raised the UK's hopes briefly in 1997 when he reached the final of the same tournament, before losing to Pat Rafter?

Answer: Greg Rusedski

This was by some distance Rusedski's best tournament, with his next best being Wimbledon, where he reached the quarter finals, also in 1997. Pete Sampras, who was the defending champion, had lost to Petr Korda in the fourth round. Rafter, from Australia, won the first two sets, 6-3, 6-2, before Greg pulled one back, winning the third 6-4. He then went down 7-5 in the fourth set and Rafter claimed the title.

Henman never progressed beyond the semi-finals at any grand slam, reaching this stage at Wimbledon on four occasions and the French and US Open once each. Lloyd lost his only final to Vitas Gerulaitis at the 1977 Australian Open and Andrew Castle's best was to reach the third round in the US Open in 1987.
10. Winning at your home Grand Prix is especially sweet for a Formula One driver. Which double world champion was the first to win his home GP on five occasions?

Answer: Jim Clark

Frequently cited as one of the best drivers ever, the Scottish born Jim Clark won the British Grand Prix in 1962, 1963 , 1964, 1965 and 1967. The 1962 race was held on the Aintree track, the last time it was held there and the 1964 race at Brands Hatch, with the other three at the circuit shown in the picture, Silverstone. Clark would probably have added to this tally, but died following a crash on the Hockenheim circuit in Germany. The race in which he died was a Formula Two race, the step down from Formula One. Clark was Formula One world champion in both 1963 and 1965. The second driver to match Clark's record of five British GP wins was Frenchman Alain Prost, who recorded his wins in the 1980s and 1990s.

Of the other drivers, Mansell won the British Grand Prix four times, in 1986, 1987, 1991 and 1992, the final year also seeing him win his only world championship. Moss and Coulthard both won the British Grand Prix twice - in 1955 and 1957 for Moss and 1999 and 2000 for Coulthard - but neither ever became world champion. The picture shows the Silverstone circuit as it was from 1952 until 1973.
Source: Author rossian

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