Quiz on sporting feats

Joy Bhattacharjya | Updated on March 01, 2019 Published on February 28, 2019

On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by scoring a staggering 100 points in a single game. This quiz celebrates major sporting achievements.

Game changers

1 While India has had some high scoring hockey games in the Olympics, their 24-1 rout of the US in 1932 is easily the record. Who top scored for India in that match with 10 goals?

2 Leg-spinner Karn Sharma made his debut against the West Indies in November 2013, and went for 64 runs in his nine overs without taking a wicket. But for what reason is that match chiefly remembered?

3 Phil Jackson is the most successful coach in NBA history with 11 Championships with the Bulls and Lakers. But he has a total of 13 championship rings. With which team did he pick up his two rings as a player?

4 In 1930, this legendary golfer became the first and so far the only person to have won all four major golf championships in a single year. He was so confident of achieving his feat that he made a bet with the bookmakers at 50-1 odds and collected over $60,000 after winning. Identify him.

5 Who was the first badminton player to win the All-England Badminton Championships eight times in a row?

6 French tennis stars Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet, ____ ______ and Jacques Brugnon were together known as the Four Musketeers. They led France to six straight Davis Cup wins and won 43 Grand Slam Singles and Doubles titles between them! Fill in the blanks with the name of the legendary tennis player.

7 Two players shared the Golden Boot award at the 1994 football World Cup. One of them was Hristo Stoichkov. Who was the other?

8 From modest beginnings in a shoe factory during WWII, this athlete emerged as the star of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics winning the 5,000m, the 10,000m and the marathon. Identify the legendary Olympian, who married an Olympic champion javelin thrower.

9 Whose record of 267 goals did Sohail Abbas outstrip to become the greatest goal-scorer in the history of hockey ?

10 In 1990, who became the youngest-ever Women’s Singles Winner of the French Open at the age of 16 years and six months, beating World No. 1 Steffi Graf in the final?


1 Roop Singh. His brother, Dhyan Chand got eight

2 Rohit Sharma scored 264 runs in an ODI innings. India won by 153 runs

3 The New York Knicks, in 1970 and 1973

4 Bobby Jones

5 Rudy Hartono

6Jean René Lacoste, also remembered for creating the iconic Lacoste brand of sportswear

7 Oleg Salenko of Russia, who also created a record by scoring five goals in a single match against Cameroon

8 Emil Zátopek

9 Paul Litjens of the Netherlands, known for his legendary penalty corners

10 Monica Seles


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Published on February 28, 2019
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