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Quiz about Scottish Sporting Heroes
Quiz about Scottish Sporting Heroes

Scottish Sporting Heroes Trivia Quiz

Match the Scottish sporting hero with the sport he/she participated in.

A matching quiz by Valsarna. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
8 / 10
Top 35% Quiz
Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Dick McTaggart  
Motor Racing - Formula 1
2. Jim Clark  
Football (soccer)
3. Liz McColgan  
Horse Racing
4. Kenny Dalglish  
5. Willie Carson   
Motor Racing - Indy Car
6. Dario Franchitti  
7. Sam Torrance  
8. Ian Black  
9. Stephen Hendry  
Track and field athletics
10. Jocky Wilson  

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Dick McTaggart

Answer: Boxing

Born in Dundee in 1935, Dick McTaggart won the Olympic gold medal at lightweight in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and a bronze medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics. Also at Melbourne he was awarded the Val Barker Trophy as the best boxer at the Games. He remained an amateur throughout his career.

The McTaggart Centre in Dundee was named in his honour.
2. Jim Clark

Answer: Motor Racing - Formula 1

Born in the village of Kilmany, Fife in 1936, Jim Clark was Formula 1 World Champion in 1963 and 1965. In 1965 he also won the Indianapolis 500. He was killed in 1968 in a Formula Two racing accident at Hockenheim in Germany, aged only 32.

When he was five, Jim moved with his parents to Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders and a small museum known as the Jim Clark Room dedicated to his memory was later established in the town of Duns, Berwickshire.
3. Liz McColgan

Answer: Track and field athletics

Born in Dundee in 1964, Liz McColgan (nee Lynch) is a former middle and long distance runner. She won a silver medal in the 10,000 metres at the 1988 Tokyo Olympics and was the winner of the 1991 World Athletics Championship at the same distance. Other major achievements include winning the Commonwealth Games 10,000 metres in Edinburgh (1986) and Auckland (1990) and the London Marathon in 1996.

She was BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1991.
4. Kenny Dalglish

Answer: Football (soccer)

Born in Glasgow in 1951, Kenny Dalglish played for Celtic in Scotland (1969-1977) and Liverpool in England (1977-1990) and was capped for Scotland 102 times. After retiring from playing he went on to manage both Celtic and Liverpool and also managed Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

He was awarded an MBE in 1984 and in 2011 was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Ulster for services to football and charity.
5. Willie Carson

Answer: Horse Racing

Born in Stirling in 1942, Willie Carson is a former racehorse jockey and was five times British Champion Jockey. In a career spanning from 1959 to 1996, when he retired aged 54, he rode 3,828 winners in the UK, including winning 17 British Classic races.

In 1983 he was awarded an OBE for services to horse racing.
6. Dario Franchitti

Answer: Motor Racing - Indy Car

Born in Bathgate in 1973, Dario was a four-time champion of the US Indy Car Series and a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. He retired from racing in 2013 after sustaining serious injuries in a crash in the Grand Prix of Houston.
7. Sam Torrance

Answer: Golf

Born in Largs in 1953, Sam Torrance became a professional golfer in 1970. Although he has never won any of the major championships, he was a leading player on the European Tour in the 1970s, '80s and '90s. He was a member of the European Ryder Cup team on eight occasions and in 1985 sunk the winning putt to give the European team victory.

In 2002 he was non-playing captain of the European team which won the Ryder Cup at The Belfry.
8. Ian Black

Answer: Swimming

Born in Inverness in 1941, Ian Black was a world class swimmer in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His best year was probably 1958 when he won three gold medals at the European Swimming Championsips in Budapest and a gold, silver and bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Cardiff. Also in 1958 he was the first Scot to be voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

After giving up competitive swimming he beacame a teacher and was headmaster of various schools before retiring in 2004.
9. Stephen Hendry

Answer: Snooker

Born in South Queensferry in 1969, Stephen Hendry became a professional snooker player at the age of 16. He won his first World Snooker Championship in 1990 and went on to win it a further six times during the 1990s. He recorded the maximum 147 break 11 times in competitive matches. He retired from playing in 2012 but then began commentating on snooker events instead.
10. Jocky Wilson

Answer: Darts

Born in Kirkcaldy in 1950, Jocky Wilson was twice World Profeesional Darts Champion. His first win was in 1982, beating John Lowe in the final, and his second was in 1989 when he beat his great rival Eric Bristow in the final. He retired in 1995 and died at his home in Kirkcaldy in 2012.
Source: Author Valsarna

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