Pauls Sports Quiz 5

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1. Who were the first two World Heavyweight Boxing Champions in the late 19th century?

2. Super Flyweight is a weight division in professional boxing (sometimes referred to as Junior Bantamweight). 
    What is the maximum weight a boxer can be and still be classified in this division? Plus or minus 1kg (Plus or minus 2 lb)

3. Since the Open era in tennis, which six men have reached the singles final of the US Open the most times? One point for each correct answer.

4. Which biennial sporting event was postponed in 2001 following the September 11th terrorist attack on New York?

5. Where were the US Open tennis championships held between 1924 and 1977?

6. The name of which Olympic host city translated means 'Northern Capital'?

7. Which male tennis player lost a four US Open singles finals in 1976, 78, 80 and 81?

8. In September 2010, former steelworker Philippe Croizon swam the English Channel, completing the challenge in just less than 14 hours. The record at that time stood at 6 hours, 57 minutes and 50 seconds, so why was Croizon's crossing so amazing?

9. Due to superstition, what didn't Bjorn Borg do at Wimbledon?

10. The first official international cricket match was held in 1844 between two countries not known for their cricketing history or prowess. Can you name the two countries? One point for each correct answer.

ANSWERS

1. John L Sullivan and 'Gentleman' Jim Corbett

2. 115 lb (52.2 kg, 8.2 stone)

3. In order: Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras (8), Jimmy Connors (7), Andre Agassi (6), Roger Federer (6) and John McEnroe (5) (as of 2011)

4. The Ryder cup

5. Forest Hills (The West Side Tennis Club)

6. Beijing (Peking)

7. Bjorn Borg

8. He is a quadruple amputee

9. Shave

10. Canada and the USA

 

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