Sport Quiz: The 12 Spoty Finalists

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Sport Quiz: The 12 Spoty Finalists

The Sports Personality Of The Year shortlist has been announced. How well do you know the 12 finalists?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nicola Adams – Nicola flew into the public's viewpoint with a battering performance in the ring, but it wasn't her first time on our telly boxes. Which of the following shows did a young Nicola NOT appear in as an extra?
    • A. 

      Coronation Street

    • B. 

      Eastenders

    • C. 

      The Bill

  • 2. 
    Ben Ainslie – The sailor has announced his retirement from Olympic sailing as he focuses on his America's Cup dream. How many Olympic gold medals does he take into retirement with him?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 3. 
    Jess Ennis – We're big fans of Ms Ennis here at Sport after spending a bit of time with her pre-Olympics, but even she didn't expect the kind of success she managed in front of the home crowd, cruising to gold in the heptathlon and breaking all sorts of records. How many of her seven events did she win?
    • A. 

      All 7

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      3

  • 4. 
    Mo Farah – The golden boy of the Olympic Games, and our favourite for the SPOTY award - even if all sense tells us Bradley is going to win it. Farah romped to two glorious wins in the Olympic Stadium, but which came first?
    • A. 

      5,000m

    • B. 

      10,000m

  • 5. 
    Katherine Grainger – The rowing star's gold was arguably the story of the Games after she came so close on so many occasions. How many consecutive Olympic silvers did she pick up before that elusive gold?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 6. 
    Chris Hoy – The cereal fan picked up yet more golds in London this summer, but did you know cycling wasn't his only love growing up? (if you didn't, this question could be tough). Which sport saw him finish second in the British Junior Championship back in 1993?
    • A. 

      Curling

    • B. 

      Rowing

    • C. 

      Archery

    • D. 

      Caber tossing

  • 7. 
    Rory McIlroy – Another year, another major for the Northern Irishman. Still, in Ian Poulter's absence from the list - and thus from this quiz - we're focusing on the Ryder Cup. How many points did Rory win from his five matches?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      5

  • 8. 
    Andy Murray – He only went and won a flippin' Grand Slam event. What a legend. We've always backed him (honest...!). Anyway, Muzza has been haunted by three big names during his time in tennis, but which of them does he have a winning record against?
    • A. 

      Djokovic

    • B. 

      Federer

    • C. 

      Nadal

    • D. 

      None of them

  • 9. 
    Ellie Simmonds – Ellie added to her ludicrous medal haul in the London Paralympics with another four, and two of them were gold which means she got two gold postboxes. One's in Aldridge, where she was born. Where is the other?
    • A. 

      Swansea

    • B. 

      Cardiff

    • C. 

      Bridgend

    • D. 

      Llanelli

  • 10. 
    Sarah Storey – Onto our favourite multi sport paralympian now (at least after Jody Cundy's sweary outburst forced us to mute our TVs in front of the kids). Storey may have torn up the track and the road with a quartet of golds, but she went on Celebrity Mastermind earlier this year and didn't do quite so well. What was her specialist subject?
    • A. 

      Bikes

    • B. 

      Sex & The City

    • C. 

      The X Factor

    • D. 

      Gold medallists

  • 11. 
    David Weir – The 'Weirwolf' was one of the faces of the Paralympics in London, but is the following fact true or false? "Weir currently holds the British record at all track distances up to 5,000m, as well as on the road at 10km, half marathon and marathon"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Bradley Wiggins – Finalement (he won the Tour de France, see?), Mr Wiggins has had the year of his life, and is surely the front runner for the award in a year when cycling needs it the most. Still, the Olympics is the focus for us, and Bradley is now Great Britain's joint most successful Olympian of all time. How many medals does he have?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      10