Sports Quiz of the Year 2017

The questions are in groups of ten starting with very easy ones about the most well-known winners. The next group of ten questions is a little harder and the third even more difficult until the final group of ten which will really test the knowledge of the biggest sports fan. If you get 6 or more out of 10 correct in a group you should be ready to attempt the next group. The first ten are so easy that I decide to add a supplementary question to test you further which vary in difficulty but are probably around level 3 or 4. There is a geographical mix of questions but a good number are about British sport.

QUESTIONS
Level 1
1 Which European golfer won the Masters at Augusta in his 74th Major? Which player did he beat in a play-off?
2 Which tennis player won the women’s singles at the Australian Open, her 23rd singles title in Grand Slams? Whose record for most grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era did she beat?
3 Which British cyclist won the Tour de France for the fourth time? Which other Grand Tour did he win?
4 Which football team won the UEFA Champions League? How many times have they won the European Cup or Champions League?
5 Which athlete made his final championship appearance at the World Championships in London and came third in the 100m? Who was the winner of that race?
6 Which team won the women’s rugby union World Cup? Who did they beat in the final?
7 Which country won the women’s cricket World Cup? Who were the defeated team in that final?
8 Which Formula One driver won his fourth world title? Who was runner-up in the championship?
9 Who defeated Conor MacGregor in the most hyped boxing fight of the year? How many professional fights has the winner of this bout won?
10 Which British diver won a gold and a silver medal at the world championships? In which events did he win medals?

Level 2 (British Sport)
11 Which England cricket all-rounder wasn’t picked for the tour of Australia following an incident outside a nightclub in Bristol?
12 Which British skater won three world titles at the world short-track championships?
13 Which British swimmer retained his world 50m breaststroke title and broke the World Record?
14 Which British football team set a record of 69 consecutive league matches undefeated?
15 England won the 6 Nations rugby union title but were denied a Grand Slam when they lost to which country?
16 Which British woman was the first for nearly forty years to reach the semi-finals of the singles at Wimbledon?
17 Who did Anthony Joshua defeat to win the world WBA and IBO heavyweight titles?
18 In which combat sport did Bianca Walkden win her second world championship gold medal?
19 Which British woman won three world titles (at 100m,400m and 800m) at the world Para athletics championships?
20 In which two events did Great Britain win gold medals at the World Athletics Championships?
Level 3
21 Which American Football quarterback helped the New England Patriots to make the biggest ever Superbowl comeback to win their fifth title?
22 Which baseball team won their first World Series championship?
23 Which team won the NBA championship, losing just one match out of seventeen in the play-offs?
24 Which rugby union club team retained the European Cup?
25 Which player won his third world snooker title?
26 Which player won his second world PDC darts championship?
27 England lost in the semi-finals of the women’s European Championships to which nation, the hosts and eventual winners?
28 Which country won five of the ten golds at the world amateur boxing championships?
29 One For Arthur was the first horse since 1979 to be trained in Scotland to win which famous horse race?
30 Which English team won the rugby league world club challenge?
Level 4
31 Which country won the African Cup of Nations football tournament?
32 Which ice-hockey team became the first to retain the Stanley Cup since 1995?
33 Which gymnast became the first Briton to win an all-round title at the European championships?
34 Which unseeded player won the women’s singles at the French Open?
35 Which county won the English County cricket Championship just a year after being promoted to the top division?
36 Who won the Moto GP world championship for the fourth time?
37 England won two youth football world cups. In which age groups were these?
38 Man Utd won the Europa League by defeating which club in the final?
39 Who was Jamie Murray’s partner when he won the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title?
40 Which team did England defeat in the rugby league world cup semi final?

LEVEL 6
41 Which rugby league team finished top of the English League but were defeated in the Grand Final of the Super League play-offs?
42 At the world swimming championships Adam Peaty won gold but Britain also won two other gold medals. Name the swimmer who won the 50m butterfly or the relay event that Britain won.
43 Kristina Cook and Oliver Townend were two of the British team that won European Championship gold medals in which sport?
44 Which country took gold in both men and women’s curling world championships?
45 Which country won both men’s and women’s EuroHockey championships?
46 Which player did Roger Federer defeat in the Wimbledon final to win his record eighth title?
47 Which Irish horse trainer set a new world record for the most winners in one season in Group One flat races?
48 Why was this trainer not too upset when his horse came second in the Melbourne Cup?
49 Which British man won the Big Air freestyle skiing gold medal at the Winter X Games?
50 A team representing which country won the America’s Cup in sailing?

LEVEL 7
51 Which nation topped the medals table at the world fencing championships with four golds?
52 Which country,the host nation, won the world men’s handball title for a record sixth time?
53 Which country defeated China in the final of Badminton’s Sudirman Cup to become the first team since 2003 to beat the Chinese in this competition?
54 Which driver won his fifth successive world rally championship?
55 Which nation topped the medals table at the world wrestling championships including four golds from the eight women’s events?
56 Which country won their first ever men’s European Basketball title?
57 Laura Ludwig & Kira Walkenhorst won the world championship in which sport?
58 Which country won the women’s Lacrosse World Cup for the third successive time?
59 Which English player won the Golden Boot at the women’s European football Championships?
60 Which British kayaker won the world K1 200m title?
LEVEL 8
61 Which Canadian couple won their third world ice dance championships title?
62 Two British women won gold medals at the world cycling track championships. Can you name either?
63 Which South American nation won the women’s team title at the world archery champs?
64 Name either the Dutch man or woman who won the all-round titles at the world long track speed-skating championship?
65 Which Austrian won the men’s giant slalom and slalom titles at the world skiing championships?
66 Which two nations contested the final of the World Baseball Classic?
67 Which Latvian won his fifth world skeleton bob world championship?
68 Which Norwegian woman, who holds the record for most world titles, won four golds at the cross-country skiing world championships?
69 Nour El Sherbini was one of three women from which country to make the semi-finals of the women’s world Open squash championships?

LEVEL 9
70 Which Korean woman won the Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year and the US Open golf title?
71 Which American male swimmer won seven golds at the world championships?
72 World triathlon series champion Flora Duffy is from which country?
73 Britain’s Mallory Franklin won two world titles including individual gold in which sport?
74 Which Welsh driver became the first British driver to win his home round of the World Rally championship for seventeen years?
75 The world trampoline championships also included other non-Olympic gymnastics events. In which event did Great Britain win the men’s team gold?
76 Who won his tenth world judo title when winning the heavyweight gold at the world champs?
77 The winners of each of the five individual gold medals at the world rhythmic gymnastics championships are related in what way?
78 Which Australian won his first world speedway championship title?
79 Which team won their eleventh Australian Rules football Premiership title, it was their first one since 1980?
80 Which country won their first ever gold medal in Modern Pentathlon when taking the men’s team title at the world championships?

LEVEL 10
81 Swedish sportswoman Tove Alexandersson won three golds at the world championships in which sport?
82 Which golfer scored 62, which set a new major championship record. at Birkdale in the third round of the Open?
83 Which multi-event competition, for sports not included in the Olympics was held in Wrocław in 2017 and will be in 2021 held in Birmingham?
84 Sohrab Moradi who set world records at clean and jerk and overall in winning gold at the world weightlifting championships is from which country?
85 Which American, the first woman to medal in six consecutive Olympics at any sport, won a gold medal in the team skeet at the world championships?
86 Which player retained his world table tennis men’s singles title?
87 Which German woman won five gold medals at the world biathlon championships, including three of the four individual events?
88 Which German man won gold medals in all four events at the world championships in Nordic Combined?
89 Which Russian won four golds in synchronized swimming at the world championships?
90 Which Czech rower won his fifth world title in the Single Sculls event?

ANSWERS
1 Sergio Garcia who beat Justin Rose in a play-off
2 Serena Williams beat Steffi Graf’s total
3 Chris Frome who also won the Vuelta a Espana
4 Real Madrid have won the European Cup or Champions League twelve times
5 Usain Bolt came third. Justin Gatlin won the race
6 New Zealand beat England
7 England beat India
8 Lewis Hamilton won the title ahead of Sebastian Vettel
9 Floyd Mayweather has won all fifty of his professional fights
10 Tom Daley won two medals at the world championships gold in 10m and silver in the mixed synchro springboard.
11 Ben Stokes
12 Elise Christie
13 Adam Peaty
14 Celtic
15 Ireland
16 Johanna Konta
17 Wladimir Klitschko
18 Taekwondo
19 Hannah Cockroft
20 The 10000m (Mo Farah) and the men’s 4x100m relay
21 Tom Brady
22 The Houston Astros
23 Golden State Warriors
24 Saracens
25 Mark Selby
26 Michael van Gerwen
27 The Netherlands
28 Cuba
29 The Grand National
30 Wigan Warriors
31 Cameroon
32 Pittsburgh Penguins
33 Ellie Downie
34 Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia
35 Essex
36 Marc Marquez
37 Under 20s and Under 17s
38 Ajax (the score was 2-0)
39 Martina Hingis
40 Tonga

41 Castleford
42 Ben Proud in the 50m butterfly, the mens 4x200m freestyle relay
43 Three Day event
44 Canada
45 The Netherlands
46 Marin Cilic
47 Aidan O’Brien
48 The winner was trained by his son
49 James Woods
50 New Zealand
51 Italy
52 France
53 South Korea
54 Sebastien Ogier
55 Japan
56 Slovenia
57 Beach Volleyball
58 USA
59 Jodie Taylor
60 Liam Heath
61 Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
62 Elinor Barker (points race) and Kate Archibald (Omnium)
63 Colombia
64 Sven Kramer and Ireen Wust
65 Marcel Hirscher
66 USA beat Puerto Rico
67 Martins Dukurs
68 Marit Bjørgen
69 Egypt
70 Park Sung-hyun
71 Caeleb Dressel
72 Bermuda
73 Canoe Slalom
74 Elfyn Evans
75 Tumbling
76 Teddy Riner
77 They are twin sisters (Dina and Arina Averina)
78 Jason Doyle
79 Richmond
80 Egypt
81 Orienteering
82 Branden Grace
83 The World Games
84 Iran
85 Kim Rhode
86 Ma Long
87 Laura Dahlmeier
88 Johannes Rydzek
89 Svetlana Kolesnichenko
90 Ondřej Synek

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