Sports & Hobbies
N°1: what are the sports including in Triathlon?
- Swimming, cycling, running
- Volleyball, tennis, running
- Football, basketball, hockey
- Golf, horse –riding, archery
Triathlon is a demanding sport that tests an athlete’s skill and speed at swimming, cycling and running. A triathlon is a continuous, non-stop race that starts with the swim (usually in open water), which is followed by a bike leg and then a run.
N°2: Who is Beatrice Vio?
- An actress
- A singer
- An athlete
- A politician
Beatrice, also known like Bebe Vio, is an Italian athlete, a wheelchair fencer who won the 2014 and 2016 European champion, the 2015 and 2017 World champion, and the 2016 Paralympic champion. It is not only Beatrice’s record that draws people’s attention, but also her fervent passion that inspire young people with a disability to follow their passion and dreams.
N°3: where should have been play the Olympic game of 2020?
The Olympic game would have been in Tokyo, from 24 July to 9 August 2020; but it was postponed for the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the games will be in the 2021 the logo “Tokyo 2020” will be maintained for a marketing and branding reason.
N°4: How many world cup Italy won?
Italy won 4 world cup titles, being one of the most important team in the international football scene.
It won in 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006 and played in other two final matches.
N°5: Which Italian athlete won the gold medal in swimming?
- Tania Cagnotto
- Federica Pellegrini
- Eleonora Lo Bianco
- Flavia Pennetta
Federica Pellegrini is a freestyle specialist, and was the first female to break the 4:00 barrier in the 400m freestyles; she won her first silver medal at just 16 years old, making her the youngest Italian athlete in history to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games and at 2008 she won gold in the 400m freestyle.
N°6: How many rings are there in the Olympic Game?
There are five interlocked rings in Olympic colorful of blue, yellow, black, green, red on a white background. These five rings represent the five participating continents at the Games: Africa, Asia, America, Australia and Europe united by Olympus.
N°7: Who is Alessandro Del Piero?
- A Blues’ singer
- A football player
- An Italian actor
- A basketball player
He played for 20 years with his Number 10 for the same club, becoming an idol for entire generations.
N°8: Who did the word record doing 100mt in 9.58 seconds?
- Usain Bolt
- Fiona May
- Pietro Mennea
- Maurice Greene
Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter who won gold medals in the 100-metre and 200-metre races in an unprecedented three straight Olympic Games and is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all times. At the 2009 world championships, Bolt shattered his 100-metre record, winning the event final in 9.58 seconds.
N°9: How many players are there in a water polo team?
There are seven explicit starting positions in water polo. There are many more positions that players might place themselves in due to offensive strategy, however. The main seven positions are as follows: goalkeeper, left wing, left driver, point, right driver, right wing, and a center forward in the middle.
N°10: How long do the Olympic Games?
- 16 days
- A month
- 10 days
- A week
The Olympic Games last for 16 days. During these exciting days, 300 events take place in 35 different sports. The Olympics aren’t just sporting events though; throughout the competition various ceremonies take place; these ceremonies are meant to inspire athletes, promote national pride, and celebrate tradition and history.
N°11: Who won more Word cups?
The national team of Brazil has won the most soccer World Cup titles of all time with five, winning the tournament in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and, most recently, in 2002.
N°12: How often Olympic Games are held?
- Every 5 years
- Every 2 years
- Every 4 years
- Every 7 years
The original Olympics were held at Olympia every four years and since then; the gap of four years is a huge amount of time for athletes and fans to be part of the event. Even today the Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Olympics every two years in the four-year period.
N°13: The Cypriot athlete Kyriakos Ioannou excelled at the World Athletics Championships that took place in Berlin. In which sport did he participate?
- High jump
- Long jump
He took the second place/silver medal.
N°14: Who won the first medal for Cyprus at the Olympic Games in 2012, in the men’s laser sailing event?
- Kyriakos Ioannou
- Pavlos Kontides
- Eleni Artymata
- Antonis Nikolaidis
Cyprus earned its first Olympic medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London when Pavlos Kontides earned a silver medal in the men’s laser sailing event.
N°15: When did the Olympic Games take place in Cyprus?
The Olympic games have never taken place in Cyprus. In 1980, Cyprus made its debut in both the Summer and Winter Games.
N°16: Who was the first team that enter the Champions League group stage?
- Anorthosis Famagusta
The first club that achieved to enter the Champions League group stage was F.C. Anorthosis Famagusta facing and beating Olympiakos Piraeus in qualification round, 2008.
N°17: Which Cypriot tennis player achieved the highest ATP singles rank for Cyprus?
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Marcos Bagdatis
- Petros Crysochos
- Fotios Kalias
Marcos Baghdatis reached the final of the Australian Open and the semi-finals of Wimbledon, achieving his highest ATP singles rank of World No. 8 in August 2006.
N°18: Which basketball team won the 3rd place in the FIBA EuroCup?
The greatest European achievement among local clubs in basketball was EKA AEL’s third place in the FIBA EuroCup.
N°19: Which Cypriot athlete won the first gold medal at the Paralympic Games?
- Karolina Pelentritou
- Antonis Aresti
- Alexandra Dimoglou
- Anthi Karagianni
Karolina Pelendritou is a visually impaired swimmer from Cyprus. In 2004, in Athens, Karolina Pelentritou won the gold medal in swimming. This gold medal was the first Olympic medal ever awarded to an athlete from Cyprus.
N°20: Which athlete was appointed as ‘Ambassador Against Discrimination’ (Stop Discrimination) for the European Union?
- Karolina Pelentritou
- Antonis Aresti
- Alexandra Dimoglou
- Anthi Karagianni
Karolina Pelendritou is a visually impaired swimmer from Cyprus. Pelendritou has faced her own struggle for equality on behalf of athletes with disabilities in Cyprus. She held the position as an ambassador for three years.
N°21: Which football team has achieved qualifications for the quarter finals in Champion League?
UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious tournament for European football clubs. Has existed since season 1992-1993 (since season 1955-1956 if its predecessor European Cup is counted).
N°22: Which is the most famous sport in Cyprus?
Football, the most popular spectator and participator sport on the island, was introduced to Cyprus early in the 20th century by the British and became popular while played at the island’s schools.
N°23: According to the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) what is the official reason that this global multi-sports event is called the Paralympic Games?
- They were originally for athletes suffering from paraplegia.
- They run alongside or parallel to the Olympic Games.
- The athletes are paragons of their sports.
- They are attended by a large number of paramedics.
The name derives from the Greek “para” (“beside” or “alongside”) and thus refers to a competition held in parallel with the Olympic Games. No relation with paralysis or paraplegia is intended, however, the word Paralympic was originally a portmanteau combining ‘paraplegic’ and ‘Olympic’.
N°24: What was the ranking of Cyprus in the games of the Small States of Europe, in 2019?
N°25: Who won the first modern-day Olympic marathon in 1986?
- Yiannis Kouros
- Spyridon Louis
- Charilaos Vasilakos
- Stylianos Kyriakides
Spyridon Louis (12 January 1873 – 26 March 1940), commonly known as Spyros Louis (Σπύρος Λούης), was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics. Following his victory, he was celebrated as a national hero. A former soldier, Louis was encouraged to try out for the Olympics by his former commanding officer. After progressing through qualifying, he went on to win the inaugural Olympic marathon after placing first from seventeen competitors
N°26: Which one of the following board games that has its origins in Turkey is very popular in Greece?
Backgammon or Tavli in Greek is one of the most common and popular forms of leisurely board game playing in Greece mostly associated with drinking coffee in a traditional café (kafeneio in Greek) by the older generation and in cafeterias by youngsters.
The history of backgammon can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to its origins in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). The world’s oldest set of dice (made from human bone) were discovered in that part of the world. Modern Iraqis continue to enjoy playing the game.
N°27: Kynisca or Cynisca, the first woman to win the ancient Olympic games was…?
- a Spartan princess
- a slave
- a warrior
- none of the above
Cynisca or Kyniska (born c. 440 BC) was a Spartan princess. In 396 BC, she became the first woman in history to win at the ancient Olympic Games. She was the daughter of the Eurypontid king of Sparta, Archidamus II, and Eupoleia. Her name means ‘female puppy’ in Ancient Greek. She was named after her grandfather Zeuxidamus, who was called Cyniscos. She is said to have been a tomboy, an expert equestrian and very wealthy, the perfect qualifications for a successful trainer. She was exceedingly ambitious to succeed at the Olympic Games and the first woman to breed horses and win an Olympic victory, according to Pausanias
N°28: Which Greek athlete or athletes has won the most gold medals in modern-day Olympic games?
- Pyrros Dimas
- Konstantinos Tsiklitiras
- a and b
- none of the above
Pyrros Dimas born 13 October 1971 is a former weightlifter. He is currently the technical director for USA Weightlifting, having taken that position in June 2017. Dimas is the most decorated Greek athlete in the Olympics and is widely considered as one of the greatest weightlifters of all time, having been three times Olympic Gold Medalist (in his fourth Olympiad, a knee injury notwithstanding, he won the bronze medal), and three times World Champion.
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras has won four Olympic medals in athletics and ties Pyrros Dimas for the Greek athlete with the most Olympic medals won in total however, only one was gold.
N°29: What is the modern pentathlon?
- is an annual winter competition
- is a sport that comprise five different events
- is an annual cycling rally
- is part of the artistic gymnastics
The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that comprises five different events; fencing (one-touch épée), freestyle swimming (200 m), equestrian show jumping (15 jumps), and a final combined event of pistol shooting and cross country running (3200 m). This last event is now referred to as the laser-run, since it alternates four legs of laser pistol shooting followed by an 800 m run (for 3200 m in total). The event is inspired by the traditional pentathlon held during the ancient Olympics; as the original events were patterned on the skills needed by an ideal Greek soldier of the era, the modern pentathlon is similarly patterned on events representing the skills needed by cavalry behind enemy lines. The sport has been a core sport of the Olympic Games since 1912.
N°30: What is the distance covered in the Μarathon race?
- 42,195 kilometers
- 40,195 kilometers
- 32,195 kilometers
- 10,00 kilometers
The Marathon Road is an endurance race covering an official distance of 42,195 kilometers, which is included in the modern Olympic sports. The race is named after the historical route of the Athenian soldier Phidippides who after the battle of Marathon (490 BC) ran from the battlefield to Athens to convey the victorious news with the word “we won”. The marathon can be completed by running or with a run/walk strategy. There are also wheelchair divisions.
The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 800 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes, as larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.
N°31: When was the last time the Olympics were organized in Greece?
The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004 (Greek: ΑθΗΝΑ 2004, Athena 2004), was an international multi-sport event held from 13 to 29 August 2004 in Athens, Greece. The Games saw 10,625 athletes compete, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance, and also saw the return of the Olympic Games to the city where they began. Having previously hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896, Athens became one of only four cities to have hosted the Summer Olympic Games on two separate occasions at the time (together with Paris, London and Los Angeles).
N°32: Tsitsipas Stefanos is a Greek:
- football player
- basketball player
- tennis player
- ping pong player
Stefanos Tsitsipas was born in 1998, he is a Greek professional tennis player. He is the youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the ATP and has a career-high ranking of No. 5 in the world, making him the highest-ranked Greek player in history. Tsitsipas is the reigning champion at the ATP Finals, and is the youngest winner of the year-end championships in eighteen years. He has won five singles titles and reached ten finals on the ATP Tour.
N°33: Which were the first messages Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Greek Basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo received during his school life?
- “You are not Greek, you are African because you are black”
- “You are not African, you are Greek because you were born and raised in Greece”
- Both a and b
- “You look like Brazilian-Portuguese to us”
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a famous NBA basketball player. He is one of the five sons of Charles and Veronica Adetokunbo moved from Lagos to Greece in 1991 in hopes of a better future for themselves and their family after struggling to find employment. Charles Adetokunbo worked as a handyman and wife Veronica as a babysitter in their struggle to make ends meet for their family, which was the only black one in the area, according to The New York Times. The Adetokunbos had four more sons, all born in Greece, including Giannis on Dec. 6, 1994. (Antetokounmpo became Giannis’ surname after it was spelled that way on his Greek passport instead of his birth name of Adetokunbo). His last name, which in the Yoruba tribe is spelled Adetokunbo, means ‘the crown has returned from overseas’.
N°34: The ancient Olympic Games included…
- tennis and running
- football and running
- running and pankration
- long jump and basketball
The ancient Olympic Games were initially a one-day event until 684 BC, when they were extended to three days. The ancient Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration and equestrian events. Running contests included: the stade race, which was the pre-eminent test of speed, covering the Olympia track from one end to the other (200m foot race), the diaulos (two stades – 400m foot race), dolichos (ranging between 7 and 24 stades). Pankration was one of the most popular combat sports in ancient Greece. It combined two other popular sports of antiquity, wrestling and boxing, but kicking was allowed as well.
N°35: Greek Beach Volleyball Athlete Vasiliki Karadassiou has won:
- 1st place Grand Slam World Championship FIVB twice, 4 European Championships CEV, the Championship in 5 European Open Circuits CEV and 74 sports awards.
- 3rd place in the National Championship.
- 1st place in the Olympic Games.
- The title of best hitter of FIVB (Federation National De Volleyball).
Vasiliki Karadassiou is a Greek Beach Volleyball Athlete having won 1st place Grand Slam World Championship FIVB twice, 4 European Championships CEV, the championship in 5 European Open Circuits CEV and 74 sports awards. She has won multiple titles such as Best Setter of FIVB and Beach Volleyball European Queen. She has studied Psychology and Sport Journalism, she is married and has one child.
N°36: Dancing is one of mankind’s most popular hobbies worldwide and a main element of culture at the same time keeping people united in diversity. Which of the following quotes refers to the importance of dance and physical activity?
- Many cities of men he saw and learned their minds. (Homer, c. 800-750 BC, Ancient Greek Poet- Odyssey I)
- There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. (Socrates, 469-399 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher)
- A huge tree can tower from a tiny seed. (Aeschylus, 525-465 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian)
- Three things support the perfection of a man: character, learning and practice. (Plato, 427-347 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher)
Greece is one of the few countries in the world where folk dances are as alive today as they were in ancient times. Dance has always played an important role in the life of a Greek. It is an expression of human feelings and everyday life. Dance was regarded as one of the highest forms of art. Plato agreed with his mentor Socrates that every educated man should know how to dance gracefully by which he meant the manly exercises that kept the body strong and supple and ready to do its duty on the battlefield. The Pyrrhic, or weapon dance (a form of mock combat) taken from Crete and perfected in Sparta, was the ideal. Almost every dance has a story to tell. Dancing didn’t always have the form it has now but it was more of rhythmic movements accompanied by lyre and poems reciting. From the early stages of the circle dance, there emerged the orchestra (dancing place), derived from the ancient Greek word for dance, orchesis. It was from this orchestra that the amphitheater developed as a place where people gathered to be entertained. When the element of participation changed to performance, there gradually developed a tradition of tragedy, or tragodia (goat song). (The dance, of all the arts, is the one that most influences the soul. Dancing is divine in its nature and is the gift of the gods. Plato.)
N°37: Which Austrian city hosted the Winter Olympics twice?
The city of Innsbruck hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976.
N°38: Who is the father of alpine skiing?
- Mathias Zdrasky
- Fridtjof Nansen
- Arnold Lunn
- Hannes Schneider
Mathias Zdarsky was an Austrian ski pioneer considered one of the founders of alpine skiing. He wrote the first handbook of skiing in 1897, invented the first ski bindings worthy of mention, and organized the first slalom race in 1905. Whether it’s alpine or downhill – skiing has been the most popular sport in Austria for more than 100 years.
N°39: When did alpine skiing became an official Winter Olympics competitive discipline?
Alpine skiing has been contested at every Winter Olympics since 1936.
N°40: In which year did Austria and Switzerland co-hosted the European Football Championship?
Football is a popular team sport in Austria, the national team came 4th in the 1934 World Cup Finals and 3rd in 1954. The country also co-hosted the 2008 European Championships with Switzerland.
N°41: Which country has won most medals in alpine skiing?
Austrian athletes have won a total of 86 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, and another 218 at the Winter Olympic Games. Austria has won more medals in alpine skiing than any other nation in the world.Austria has won more medals in alpine skiing than any other nation in the world.
N°42: Where is the oldest amusement park in the world?
- Paris (France)
- Tarragona (Spain)
- Vienna (Austria)
- Rust (Germany)
Vienna is home to one of the world’s oldest amusement parks, the Prater. The Wurstelprater, an amusement park that is often simply called “Prater”, lies in one corner of the Wiener Prater and includes the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel. In 1560 the area was a hunting ground, but in order to handle poachers, in 1766, the area – the Prater, was declared to be free for public enjoyment allowing the establishment of coffee-houses and cafes.
N°43: Who was the first skier to win gold medals in all three alpine skill event – downhill, slalom and gian slalom?
- Henri Oreiller
- Bernhard Russi
- Toni Sailer
- Leonhard Stock
Toni Sailer, an Austrian alpine racer, was the first skier to win gold medals in all three alpine skiing events, the downhill, slalom, and giant slalom at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
N°44: When did the first Viennese Opera ball take place?
The first ball in the opera house took place in 1877 as a soirée. The following balls were masquerade balls or costume parties. The first ball to be named “Opera Ball” was held in 1935 under the honorary patronage of the Federal Chancellor, but was suspended during World War II. It was revived after the war; it has been held annually ever since.
N°45: Where does the Vinnese Ball take place?
- Belvedere Palace
- Hofburg Palace and the Opera house
- Albertina museum
The Viennese Ball takes place in the Hofburg Palace, (from where the ‘Habsburgs’ once reigned over the Austro Hungarian Empire) and also in concert halls and in the famous Opera House
N°46: Who is Wilhelm Steinitz?
- A tennis player
- A skier
- A mountain climber
- A chess player
Wilhelm Steinitz is the first official world chess champion and he was from Austria. He won over Adolf Anderssen in 1866.
N°47: Who is the only driver in F1 to have been a champion for both Ferrari and McLaren?
- Michael Schumacher
- Ayrton Senna
- Niki Lauda
- Mika Hakkinen
Andreas Nikolaus Lauda was an Austrian Formula One driver and aviation entrepreneur. He was a three-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984, and is the only driver in F1 history to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport’s two most successful constructors. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time.
N°48: How many ski lifts are there in the largest ski area in Austria?
Ski Arlberg in Voralberg, Austria, is the largest connected ski area in Austria and is home to no less than 305 km of slopes and 88 ski lifts. It is one of the largest ski areas in the world.
N°49: How many Portuguese football players have won the Golden Ball (“Ballon d’Or”) award?
- 1 (one)
- 0 (zero)
- 3 (three)
- 5 (five)
There have been three football players that have won the annual football award of FIFA. The first one was attributed to Eusébio in 1965 (at that time, he was playing in Benfica). The second person to receive this prize was Luís Figo in 2000, playing on behalf of Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo was the third Portuguese player to win the Ballon d’Or. The first time was in 2008 and he has been awarded 5 times since then.
N°50: What is the most popular sport in Portugal?
Football is the most popular sport in Portugal and has been for many decades. It has a long and storied history in the country since 1875 with the establishment of local clubs dedicated to the practice of the sport. Portugal’s top domestic league was founded in 1934 and the most known teams in Portugal are SL Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP, SC Braga and Vitória SC (Guimarães).
N°51: The biggest wave ever surfed was in Portugal.
On the 8th of November 2017, the Brazilian Surfer Rodrigo Koxa caught a 24 meters long wave in Praia do Norte off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. The region is one of the most famous in the world for expert surfers. Science attributes the formation of this monstrous wave to wind activity and the unusually steep sea bottom, which amplifies the usual ocean waves.
N°52: Who was the first-ever Portuguese long-distance male runner to win the Olympic Games?
- Ricardo Ribas
- Dionísio Castro
- Carlos Lopes
- Jaime Mendes
Carlos Lopes is a Portuguese former long-distance runner. He won the marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, becoming Portugal’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist and setting an Olympic record for the event. In 1985, Lopes set the marathon world record at 2:07:12 at the Rotterdam Marathon.
N°53: Who was the first sportswoman from Portugal to win Olympic gold?
- Manuela Machado
- Fátima Silva
- Dulce Félix
- Rosa Mota
Rosa Mota is a Portuguese former marathon runner, one of her country’s foremost athletes, being the first Portuguese woman to win Olympic gold. She was the first woman to win multiple Olympic marathon medals as well as being the only woman to be the reigning European, World, and Olympic champion at the same time.
N°54: What is the traditional dancing hobby in Portugal?
- Hip Hop dancing
- Folk dancing
- Ballroom dancing
Traditional Portuguese folk dances, also called Ranchos Folclóricos are an integral part of Portuguese culture and Portuguese traditions and celebrations. Typically slower-paced than those of their Spanish neighbors, the dances reflect the courtship and marriage customs of their native regions. Well-known dances include: fandango, vira, corridinho, chula and malhão. To dance well, time, practice, stamina and instruction are needed.
N°55: Needlework is one of the most know traditional hobbies in Portugal.
Portugal’s traditional needlework and fiber arts began in nunneries and as cottage industries. The fine linens, rugs, lacework provided a livelihood for many families and grew to be celebrated for craftsmanship. Portuguese textiles are well known over the world, for example: crocheting (laces), rug making, knitting, embroidery (craft of decorating materials using a needle) and weaving (blankets).
N°56: Who was the first Portuguese to participate in the Motorcycling World Championship?
- Tiago Monteiro
- Rui Silva
- Miguel Oliveira
- Nicha Cabral
Miguel Oliveira is a Portuguese professional motorcycle racer. At the 2015 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix, Miguel Oliveira achieved the first World Championship victory for a Portuguese rider. He started racing in the national championship at nine years old.
N°57: Who was the first Portuguese sprinter to achieve an Olympic Medal in the 100 meters category?
- Francis Obikwelu
- Arnaldo Abrantes
- Luís Cunha
- Rui Silva
Francis Obikwelu is a retired Nigerian-born Portuguese sprinter, who specialized in 100 meters and 200 meters. He was the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the 100 meters. In the same race, he set the European record in the event at 9.86 seconds and still holds it. Obikwelu moved to Lisbon when he was 16 years-old and became a Portuguese citizen in 2001.
N°58: In 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, a Portuguese athlete won the Gold Medal in the Men’s Triple Jump category. Who was him?
- Gaspar Araújo
- Nelson Évora
- Carlos Calado
- Tiago Pereira
Nelson Évora is an Ivory Coast-born Portuguese track and field athlete who specializes in the triple jump. His family moved to Portugal when he was five years old. He became a triple jump world champion in 2007, won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing with a 17.67 meters jump and the triple jump gold European Championships in 2018.
N°59: Who is the Portuguese athlete with most Olympic medals?
- Fernanda Ribeiro
- Francis Obikwelu
- Carlos Lopes
- Rosa Mota
Fernanda Ribeiro is a Portuguese long-distance runner. The pinnacle of her career was at the 1996 Summer Olympics when she won the women’s 10000 meters gold medal, establishing a new Olympic record. Her victory gave Portugal its third Olympic gold medal. She has the record for most athletic medals won in Portugal, having participated in five summer Olympics (Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, and Athens 2004) and many more European and World Championships.
N°60: Who is the futsal player that has received the Best Player of the World Award most times?
- Manoel Tobias
- Javi Rodriguez
Ricardinho (original name: Ricardo Braga) is a Portuguese professional futsal player and plays as a Winger. He was named Best Player of the World in 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Ricardinho is the only player to have won the award more than four times, being the only Portuguese player to receive it.