How Well Do You Know Roland Matthes

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How Well Do You Know Roland Matthes

Roland Matthes is a German who practices the backstroke style, and that's partly what made him a champion. The others being skill, confidence, and peak physical condition. We think you'll need these exact areas covered if you want to score above average on our quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did Roland Matthes retire?
    • A. 

      As the finest medley swimmer

    • B. 

      As the most expensive freestyle swimmer

    • C. 

      As the most popular relay swimmer

    • D. 

      As the most successful backstroke swimmer

  • 2. 
    How many backstroke competition did he win between 1967 and 1974
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      All

  • 3. 
    What is the name of Roland Matthes' coach?
    • A. 

      Don Marlow

    • B. 

      Don Barrow

    • C. 

      Marlies Grohe

    • D. 

      Ian Thorpe

  • 4. 
    What was his nickname as a swimmer?
    • A. 

      Sting bee

    • B. 

      Ferrari

    • C. 

      Cadillac

    • D. 

      Rolls-Royce

  • 5. 
    How many Olympic medals did he win in 1968, 1972 and 1976?
    • A. 

      8 medals

    • B. 

      6 medals

    • C. 

      5 medals

    • D. 

      7 medals

  • 6. 
    How many European and world championship did he win in a row?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 7. 
    Which competition did he defend his world title?
    • A. 

      100 m backstroke

    • B. 

      200 m backstroke

    • C. 

      400 m backstroke

    • D. 

      300 m backstroke

  • 8. 
    Where did he win all titles for the 100 and 200m backstroke in 1974 European championship?
    • A. 

      Vienna

    • B. 

      Barcelona

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Monaco

  • 9. 
    How many times was he selected as East German Sports Personality of the year?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      7

  • 10. 
    Which year was Roland inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame?
    • A. 

      1983

    • B. 

      1982

    • C. 

      1981

    • D. 

      1980

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