Thursday’s quiz

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: “Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.”?

2. Who won New Zealand’s first Olympic medal (then competing for Autralasia), who won NZ’s first medal competing for NZ, who was the first New Zealander to win gold and who was first to win gold for NZ?

3. It’s gagner in French, vincere in Italian, ganar in Spanish and toa in Maori, what is it in English?

4. Who was New Zealand’s first female gold medalist and who was our first female double gold medalist?

5. Who was our  first triple gold medalist, our first quintuple  gold medalists and first female triple gold medalist?

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Alwyn says:

    You are making it pretty tough this week.
    1. I think that was Muhammed Ali.
    2. (a) pass
    (b) Clarence d’Arcy, a rower, in 1920
    (c) pass
    (d) Harry Morgan, a boxer, in 1928
    3. To win?
    4. (a) Yvette Williams in 1952. Long jump.
    (b) I suppose it must have been the Evers-Swindell twins.
    5. (a) Peter Snell in 1960(1) and 1964(2)
    (b) pass. The most I can think of was Ian Ferguson with 4.
    (c) pass. I don’t know of anyone who has done that.

  2. Andrei says:

    (1) Muhammad Ali

    (2) Name for the first I cannot do but it was at the 1908 London Games, a bronze for the walk I think, the rest eludes me

    (3) to win

    (4) Yvette Williams – long jump at Helsinki – of course those games belonged to Emil Zatopek the Czech runner who won three gold medals including the marathon, a distance he had never run before and an event he only entered on a whim at the last minute – the greatest Olympian ever?


  3. Gravedodger says:

    1 Cassius Clay
    2 a No name in a relay team
    b again name wont publish on murrays screen competed for Britain
    dTed Morgan. Boxing not the truck driver of same name at Waiau school c1950s
    3 Victory
    4 a Yvette Williams Helsinki
    b Evers Swindal twins now Mrs Meyer and Mrs Earl
    5 a Peter Snell
    b Ferg 4 golds and a Silver the best yet as I recall
    c Yet to happen
    Tough this week come in pdm

  4. 1] Don’t know.
    2] [a] Harry Kerr, 1908
    [b] D’arcy Clarence Hadfield, 1920
    [c] Malcolm Champion, 1912
    [d] Edward Morgan, 1928
    3] to win
    4] Yvette Williams, 1952 and bugger, didn’t try to learn first female double gold for the pub quiz. The Evers-Swindells?
    5] Bugger, bugger…

  5. adam2314 says:

    1. Pass.
    2. Pass.
    3. Win/Earn.
    4. Pass.
    5. Pass.

    I know… A complete Philistine.. Absolutely no interest at all in sport..

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