Quiz of the month – Athletics




When does a runner target to achieve top speed in a 400m dash or sprint:

  1. In the last 50m of the race
  2. In the first 200m
  3. In the middle 150m
  4. All through the race

In a relay race event which has a team of four, what does each athlete pass to their successor at the end of each leg of the race:

  1. Pass
  2. Shuttle
  3. Baton
  4. Relay

In a high jump event, which of the below styles is used by all world class jumpers in international and Olympics competition:

  1. The straddle
  2. The flop
  3. The leap
  4. The bow

In the pole vault, what is the material used to make the flexible pole used by athletes nowadays to clear the high crossbar:

  1. Bamboo
  2. Metal
  3. Fibreglass
  4. Plastic


Quiz answers will be published in our January edition

What are the three phases of the sequence in which a jumper covers the greatest distance possible in the triple jump event:

  1. Step, hop and land
  2. Hop, skip and step
  3. Jump, skip and hop
  4. Hop, step and jump

 In the Discus Throw event, what is the diameter of the circle in which an athlete holds the discuss, whirls around and propels the discus outward:

  1. 0.5m
  2. 1.5m
  3. 2.5m
  4. 5m

How many times can an athlete in the hammer throw event whirl the body around to build momentum before releasing the hammer?

  1. Four times
  2. Ten times
  3. Three times
  4. Five times

As per the the main rule for the race walking event, the heel of the forward foot must touch the track before:

  1. The thumb of the forward hand stretches forward
  2. The knee of the forward foot bends slightly
  3. The toe of the trailing foot leaves the ground
  4. The head moves ahead of the forward foot
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