Friday’s answers

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 Australasia), 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, first quintuple  gold medalists and first female triple gold medalist?

Points for answers:

Alwyn got 3 2/3, it was Fergusson.

Andrei got 2 1/2 with a nod for 1908 and a bonus for extra information.

Gravedodger got 1 and enough fractions to make another point.

Grant got 2 1/2.

Adam got 1.

I think that means the electronic coffee sponge goes to Alwyn.

Tough questions and also difficult to mark with all these fractions.

I got the answers from Wikipedia, I’m open to challenges if any of you have another source with different answers.

Answers follow the break:

1. Muhammad Ali.

2. Harry Kerr, in 1908, Clarence Hadfield D’Arcy (1920),  Malcolm Champion (1912), Ted Morgan (1928).

3. Win.

4. Yvette Williams, Vicky Latta.

5. Peter Snell, Ian Fergusson, Barbara Kendall.

3 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Alwyn says:

    I have just checked your answers to Q5 via google.
    Ferguson got 4 gold and a silver, not 5 gold.
    Kendall got 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, not 3 gold.
    Actually I had forgotten that Ferguson got a silver as well as his gold medals.
    I will however enjoy the coffee sponge.

  2. Gravedodger says:

    Sirens gone Ele
    Vicky Latta never won Gold, only 1 silver 1 bronze in Equestrian
    No New Zealander has won 5 gold , Ferg 4 plus a silver
    Barbara Kendal has only 1 gold, 1 silver and a bronze from five olympics.
    Of course the mens rowing eight at Munchen won 9 golds but only 1 counts.
    That rates very big with me with Athol Earl’s dad dieing enroute to see his ‘boy’ go for gold. Sadly he didn’t make it
    Great North Canterbury Name though

    My translation came courtesy professor of language Saltwater Creek University.

    Not my best result the hours are causing major brain fade so consider your marks awarded generous.
    Cheers M

  3. homepaddock says:

    Alwyn and GD – you are right, I got the question wrong. It asked for gold, the answer I was for all medals.

    Memo to self, read more carefully. The list of medal milestones according to Wikipedia (link in post above):

    First medal (by a New Zealander): Harry Kerr (1908, for Australasia)
    First Gold medal (by a New Zealander): Malcolm Champion (1912, for Australasia)
    First medal (for New Zealand): Clarence Hadfield D’Arcy (1920)
    First Gold medal (for New Zealand): Ted Morgan (1928)
    First female medallist: Yvette Williams (1952)
    First female Gold medallist: Yvette Williams (1952)
    First double medallist: Peter Snell (1960, 1964)
    First double Gold medallist: Peter Snell (1960, 1964)
    First double Gold medallist at a single Games: Peter Snell (1964)
    First triple medallist: Peter Snell (1960, 1964)
    First triple Gold medallist: Peter Snell (1960, 1964)
    First triple medallist at a single Games: Ian Ferguson (1984)
    First triple Gold medallist at a single Games: Ian Ferguson (1984)
    First quadruple medallists: Ian Ferguson & Paul McDonald (1984, 1988)
    First quadruple Gold medallist: Ian Ferguson (1984, 1988)
    First quintuple medallist: Ian Ferguson & Paul McDonald (1984, 1988)
    First female double medallist: Vicky Latta (1992, 1996)
    First female triple medallist: Barbara Kendall (1992, 1996, 2000)
    First female double Gold medallists: Caroline & Georgina Evers-Swindell (2004, 2008)

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