Pub quiz questions

  1. Which world record stood at 2.45 metres at the start of the 21st century?
    High jump

  2. Who was the first athlete to run 100 sub-four-minute miles?
    John Walker

  3. Which athletic event saw the Western Roll and Straddle mostly replaced by the Fosbury Flop
    High jump

  4. Which Olympic event involves a plant in the box prior to a drop onto the pit?
    Pole vault

  5. What is the nationality of Hicham El Guerrouj, the man who holds the record of running a mile in the fasted time of 3 minutes 43 seconds?
    Moroccan
    Record obtained 7 July 1999, still standing as of April 2012

  6. Which inappropriately named John was the first man to run 100 sub-four-minute miles?
    John Walker

  7. What Olympic event is based on what was once used as a practical means to travel round the fens of England's eastern counties?
    Pole vault

  8. Which university city witnessed Roger Bannister's first sub-four-minute-mine?
    Oxford

  9. What is the closest Olympic event to the Dutch sport of fierjjeppen?
    Pole vault

  10. Who broke the world record for the women's 100m and 200m in Seoul in July 1988?
    Florence (Flo-Jo) Griffith Joyner