Answers to Olympic Gold Quiz







  1. When and where did Steve Redgrave win his first Olympic gold medal?

Los Angeles (1984)

  • 2. When Jessica Ennis won her heptathlon gold in 2012, she achieved personal bests in three of the seven events. Two of these were the javelin and the 200 metres. Which other event did she achieve a personal best in?

100 metre hurdles

  • 3. Which member of the successful British women’s hockey team in 2016 played her club hockey at St Albans and visited Skyswood, showing us her gold medal?

Hannah McLeod

  • 4. Who, in 1992, became the first British cyclist to win a cycling gold since Thomas Lance and Harry Ryan won the gold in the 1920 tandem?

Chris Boardman

  • 5. Also at the 1920 Antwerp  Olympic Games, Edwin, Ernest, George, Harry, James, John and two Fredericks also won a gold for Great Britain, but in what event?

Tug of War

  • 6. In 1992, Linford Christie won the gold for Great Britain in the 100 metres. This was twelve years after which other British athlete had won Olympic gold?

Allan Wells

  • 7. Which cyclist won three gold medals at the 2016 Olympics?

Jason Kenny

  • 8. In which sport did Jade Jones win Olympic gold in London, 2012?


  • 9. In which two events did Max Whitlock win Britain’s first ever gymnastics golds in 2016?

Floor and Pommel Horse

  1. 10. Who partnered Helen Glover in winning Britain’s very first London 2012 Olympic gold in the Women’s Coxless Pairs?

Heather Stanning

  1. 11. Which British Olympic gold medallist was the flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio?

Andy Murray

  1. 12. In which class did Ben Ainsley win his sailing gold medal at the London Olympics, 2012?