In the 5th Test of the series at the AMP Oval, when Sir Don Bradman just needing 4 runs to make his career average 100 or more, was bowled by a second ball googly for zero. Who is the bowler ? 99.94 is not equal to 100 ! 1
Gunter's Chain is a measuring device (designed and introduced in 1620 by Edmund Gunter) used for accurate land survey by triangulation. It consists of a chain formed of 100 long wire links, with brass tags along the chain for intermediate measurement. One of its lasting legacies is as a very well known length. Of what? 3
His father was a midfielder in the bronze medal winning Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. His mother captained the Indian basketball team in the 1980 Asian basketball championship. Name the great grandson of a famous Bengali poet. 4
Leander Paes The Bengali poet is Michael Madhusudan Dutt.
Connect: Malcolm Nash, Tilak Raj, Daan van Bunge, Stuart Broad 5
Six sixes in an over Garry Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh
He won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events in which he competed at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932 he was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional. Who ? 6
In 2009 Tour de France Hutarovich finished 156th in General Classification, and became the Lanterne Rouge. Lanterne rouge means Red Lantern in French
Multi-talented sportsman Max Woosnam, an Olympic and Wimbledon champion at lawn tennis and one-time captain of the England national football team, once defeated actor and film director Charlie Chaplin in a table tennis match. What is so special about this match ? 13
He played with a butter knife instead of a racket !!
Name the Indoor version of Baseball which was invented by George Hancock in Chicago, Illinois. The first game was played using a rolled up boxing glove as a ball and a broomstick as a bat. Which game ? 15
He was killed in a crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Pix, the most recent Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel of a Formula One car. As track officials examined the wreckage of his racing car they found a furled Austrian flag. Why the flag was inside his car ? 16
A victory flag that he was going to raise in honour of Austrian Roland Ratzenberger, who had died on that track the day before.
He played cricket and was coached by cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. After being rejected by a number of American universities, he attended Sydenham College. While at the college he played on the school's rugby team and competed at the Western India Championships, winning a silver medal in boxing. He is also a former member of India's international rugby team. Who ? 20
I was named after the American Inventor Thomas Alva Edison. I co- starred with Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine in the 1981 film ‘Escape to Victory’. I am best known by my nickname which I got because of my mispronunciation of one of my favorite players. 30b 15 marks
I closed my sporting career with an exhibition match between New York Cosmos and Santos. I played first half for Cosmos and second half for Santos. My autobiography is titled MyLife and the beautiful game. 30c 10 marks
When he was 16, he began working in a Bata shoe factory in Zlin. One day, the factory sports coach, who was very strict, pointed at four boys, including him, and ordered to run in a race. He protested that he his weak and not fit to run. Coach sent him for a physical examination, and the doctor said that he was perfectly well. So he had to run, and when he got started, he wanted to win. But only came in second out of 100. That’s how he started ! 31a 30 marks
His wife Dana (born the same day as her husband) was an outstanding athlete in her own right in the javelin throw. She won the gold medal in the 1952 Summer Olympics and the silver medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics. At Olympic victory press conference, he claimed that he had inspired her, for that she replied "Really? Okay, go inspire some other girl and see if she throws a javelin fifty meters !!" 31b 20 marks
He decided at the last minute to compete in the marathon for the first time in his life. His strategy for the marathon was simple: he raced alongside Jim Peters, the British world-record holder. After a punishing first fifteen kilometers in which Peters knew he had overtaxed himself, he asked the Englishman what he thought of the race thus far. The astonished Peters told him that the pace was too slow, at which point he simply accelerated. Peters never finished. He ran an Olympic record race. 31c 15 marks
He won gold in the 5 km and 10 km runs in 1952 Helsinki Olympics before winning the Marathon gold. He famously said “If you want to win something, run the 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” Name the ‘Czech Locomotive’ ! 31d 10 marks
At the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, she became the first woman ever to share an Olympic podium with men. She is also the first woman in equestrianism to win an Olympic medal. (She won silver medals at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics in dressage.) 32b 25 marks
In 1944, at the age of 23, she was paralyzed by polio. She gradually regained use of most of her muscles, although she remained paralyzed below the knees. Name the Danish equestrian athlete. 32c 20 marks