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This former Indian cricketer from Maharashtra was a right-arm fast
bowler, who also bowled off-breaks and was a useful batsman.
He played more first-class cricket in England than in India. His Ranji career
spanned one Trophy match for Bombay in 1951/52, one for Madhya
Pradesh in 1954/55 and four for Saurashtra in 1962/63. After an early
retirement from cricket, he became a prominent golf player.
His father was a club cricketer, president of the Bombay Cricket Association
and Vice President of the BCCI.
In 1942, while studying in Wilson college, he was arrested in connection
with the Quit India movement.
Who is this cricketer? (Wankhede regulars will recognize his
surname, which will suffice for points)
Margaret Ives Abbott was the first
American woman to ever win an
Olympic gold medal, in the 1900
edition. The event which she won
was so poorly organized that she
did not realize she’d participated in
the Olympics, and spent her whole
life thinking she’d won a little
tournament in Paris.
Name the sport, which is making a
comeback in the 2016 Rio de
Which famous sporting
nickname derives from the
Italian for ‘Baby’? (Points
only for nickname)
Bambino – for George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth
The Acorn Stakes, the Coaching Club
American Oaks and the Alabama Stakes
are horse races held annually in the
U.S.A, that are open only to fillies.
What evocative name is given to the three
of them as a set, as they are the most
prestigious of such races?
American ‘Triple Tiara’ of Thoroughbred Racing
If the cricketers Anthony
Allom, Paul Dunkels and Will
Jefferson were amongst the
contenders to this ‘lofty’
record, who currently holds it?
Mohammad Irfan – Tallest ever cricketer
Heather McKay (in pic), is considered by
many to be the greatest female player in
the history of this game, and possibly
also Australia's greatest ever
sportswoman. (She also played field
hockey in spare time well enough to be
voted All-Australia in the sport twice)
She lost only two matches in her entire
career, and was unbeaten in competitive
matches from 1962 to 1981, when she
retired from active sport.
Which sport did she dominate thus?
This tennis tournament held in June every year in the
Netherlands is one of the few grass court tournaments played
around the world, and derives its name from its principal
sponsor. Name the tournament.
50 metre rifle three positions, as the name suggests, is
an Olympic shooting sport where shots need to be
fired by the shooter in three separate positions.
Two of the positions are kneeling and standing.
The third is a position where the shooter lies flat with
the chest down and back up. The word derives from a
Latin word which means ‘bent forward, inclined to’.
What is the term?
In October 2004, during qualification for the
UK Championship, Jamie Burnett became the
first snooker player to record what unique and
historic achievement in tournament play?
He commented: "I didn’t really know how to
react afterwards. At first I thought it was no big
deal, but then I realised I’d made history.”
Break of greater than 147 (He recorded a break of 148)
William Henry Ferguson (1880 – 1957) is one of the best
known cricket scorers. For 52 years from 1905 until his
death, Ferguson acted as the scorer and baggageman for
Australia, England, West Indies, South Africa and New
Zealand in 43 tours and 208 Test matches.
He is often credited with many revolutionary innovations
in scoring. One such graphical innovation, is seen very
commonly by cricket fans on television.
A common way to distinguish
between the winter sports of Luge
and Skeleton is based on the
configuration of the riders. What is
Luge – Feet first ; Skeleton – Head first
Id the sportsperson (play video). What is the nickname
given to the national football team?
Ellyse Perry; The ‘Matildas’ after ‘Waltzing Matilda’
Id this hockey legend. He wears a jersey number of 14
as a tribute to which other sporting great from his
Teun de Nooijer; as a tribute to Johan Cryuff
QUESTION 16 **
This basketballer was nicknamed X by his friends
because he had to bend his head while walking
When he bought a sprawling estate in the ultra-elite
Bel-air neighbourhood in California, he named it Y as a
nod to his nickname X.
X and Y?
X: Big Dipper (Nickname of Wilt Chamberlain)
Y: Ursa Major
This condition, which is most common among boxers, wrestlers, mixed
martial artists and forwards in rugby union, occurs when the external
portion of the ear suffers repeated blows, resulting in blood clots.
As a result, the outer ear becomes permanently swollen and
deformed, resembling a _____________.
What is the common name of this condition? (________________ ear)
Sussex’s Arthur Watson (1925), West
Indies’ Learie Constantine (1928)
and Carl Hooper (1992) and
Middlesex’s Jim Smith (1939) are
believed to be the only four to have
done what at the St. Lawrence cricket
Hit a six over the tree in the ground
What happens after the 0:42 mark in
Courier jumped into the Yarra.
(Need Yarra for full points)
He was one of the star footballers of
the 1900s, losing his best years to
the First World War. He had stints
with Newcastle, Stoke and Arsenal
FC and still holds the record for
being Arsenal’s oldest ever outfield
player (41). He also managed Stoke
for a brief while.
His Great Grandson shot to global
fame on ‘Super Saturday’ at the
London Olympics. Identify him or his
grandson. (Second name will do)
GREG RUTHERFORD, the Olympic Long Jump champion
is his great - grandson
The William Hill Sports Book of the Year is an
annual British sports literary award sponsored
by bookmakers William Hill. The award is
dedicated to rewarding excellence in sports
writing and was first awarded in 1989.
If Lance Armstrong won the 2000 award for "It's
not about the Bike", which former US Postal
Services rider won the 2012 award for his book
“The Secret Race”, an expose on doping in
This Australian athlete was one of the few
Olympic Champions from 2012 to make an
appearance at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
She was initially declared the winner in the
women's 100m but was later disqualified when
the English team complained about a false start.
She was also a controversial inclusion in the
Australian 4x400 relay team despite not having
trained for the event. After running the anchor
leg, she vomited and collapsed on the track as
she wasn't used to running longer distances.
SALLY PAERSON ( 110 M World Champion)
Due to changes in design regulations in
2012,many F1 teams modified their front
wing designs to the ones shown in the image
below. What derisive nickname did fans and
teams bestow on this design?
This brand was founded by 17-year-old
Jacob Golomb in 1910. An avid
swimmer, he was dissatisfied with
swimsuits of the time that barely lasted a
season, and began making suits that he
guaranteed would last for a full year.
In 1917, a Jack Dempsey approached the
company for custom equipment and the
rest was history. Brand?
After playing for FC Barcelona and Akasvayu
Girona, this basketball player (X) was drafted to
the NBA by the LA Lakers as a second round
draft pick in 2007.
However he never played for them as his rights
were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a
package that brought his brother (Y) to LA. This
is probably the only recorded instance of a
player being traded for his brother.
Id X and Y for full points.
Beyonce’s Superbowl half-time
started with a speech by this
“Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is!”
“Excellence must be pursued – it must be wooed with all of
one’s might and every effort that we have. Each day there
is a new encounter.
Each week there is a new challenge. In all of the display
and in all of the noise and all of the glamour and all of the
color and all of the excitement and all of the rings and all
of the money, these are the things that only linger in the
But the spirit – the will to excel; the will to win, these are
the things that endure.”
After failing to qualify for the 2012 Olympics, this 26 year old Arjuna
award winner decided to put his swimming career on hold and try
his hand at Golf. Identify this Bangalore lad, whose uncle is
Bollywood actor Boman Irani.
After moving from Walsall to Swansea on a free transfer
in 2003, he made an immediate impact at the club -The
Swans lost just five of their final 19 games and avoided
relegation from the Football League.
He took over as manager in 2007 and helped Swansea
climb from the fourth tier to the Championship. He is
credited with introducing the patient passing game
which has become the Swans' hallmark in recent years.
He left for greener pastures in 2009 and was promptly
dubbed “El Judas” by the fans
He currently manages a side in the English Premier
This Bollywood director participated at
the 1982 Asian Games in the swimming
competition, which helped him bag the
rights for this upcoming movie.
The subject of the movie lost both his
parents in the partition and the title of the
movie comes from the last words spoken
by his dying father.
Id the Director and the Movie.