Quiz 048: Great Swimmers Quiz

Questions

01.) This Australian Swimmer won the 100m Free Style Event for three consecutive years in 1956, 1960 and 1964, making her one of only three swimmers in the Olympic history to have won the same event in three consecutive Olympics, the other two being Michael Phelps and Kristina Egerszegi. Name this famous swimmer?

02.) He was the first person to have been named Swimming World Swimmer of the Year four times. He an Australian who specialised in freestyle, but also competed in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian. With three gold and two silver medals. Name him?

03.) She is a Zimbabwean swimmer who is the most decorated Olympian from Africa. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens, Greece, she won three Olympic medals: a gold, a silver, and a bronze, while in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she won four medals: a gold and three silver. Name this swimmer who retired from swimming after her fifth Olympics, having won the joint-most individual medals in women’s swimming in Olympic history?

04.) American swimmer Michael Phelps went to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing looking to break Mark Spitz’s earlier record of seven gold medals. However, the quest almost ended early in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay. Which swimmer swam the anchor leg and made up a near full body length lead, helping Phelps to realize his dream of winning eight gold medals in a single Olympic game, a feat achieved by no one else?

05.)This US swimmer is one of the most decorated Olympians in history with  twelve medals, including eight gold medals, in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics. She held the world record in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle when she participated in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.Name her?

06.) He is a former Russian swimmer. Widely considered the greatest sprint swimmer in history .He won gold in the 50-metre and 100 m freestyle at the 1992 Olympics and repeated the feat at the 1996 Olympics, and is the only male in Olympic games history to defend both titles. Who is he?

07.) She is a Hungarian competitive swimmer specialized in individual medley events. She was the first swimmer (male or female) to hold world records in all five individual medley events at the same time. Who is she?

08.) He is the only swimmer in history who has managed to win both the 100–200 metre freestyle double at the Olympics and also repeat as 100 freestyle champion at the Olympics. His three Olympic Gold are the only three won by a Dutch male pool swimmer. Who is he?

09.) She is a German Olympic swimming champion most famous for being the first woman to win six gold medals at a single Olympic Games, doing so at the 1988 Seoul Olympic games. And also she was also the first woman to swim the short course 100 meter backstroke in under a minute. Name her?

10.) At the 2000 Summer Olympics, this swimmer won a gold medal in the men’s 50-meter freestyle. He stopped swimming competitively at the age of 22 in 2003 and auctioned off his 2000 Olympic gold medal on eBay to aid survivors of the 2004 tsunami, but he began to train again in 2011. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, 16 years after his first Olympic gold medal, he won the event for the second time, at the age of 35, becoming the oldest individual Olympic gold medal winner in swimming. Name this swimmer?

Answers

01.) Dawn Fraser

02.) Ian Thorpe

03.) Kirsty Coventry

04.) Jason Lezak

05.) Jenny Thompson

06.) Alexander Popov

07.) Katinka Hosszu

08.) Pieter van den Hoogenband

09.) Kristin Otto

10.) Anthony Ervin

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