Question: Which track and field star overcame childhood polio to become one of the greatest athletes of her time?
Correct Answer Rudolph won 3 gold medals (100m, 200m and 4x100m relay) at the 1960 Olympics. Devers overcame a thyroid disorder (Graves' disease) that nearly resulted in her having both feet amputated. She went on to win the Olympic gold medal in the 100 meters in 1992 and 1996.
Question: What do African-American football players Ernie Davis, Archie Griffin, and Tony Dorsett have in common?
Correct Answer Ernie Davis was the first African American to win the prize in 1961, and Archie Griffin is the only player to have won it twice, in 1974 and 1975. Only Dorsett played for Pittsburgh. Davis played for Syracuse and Griffin played for Ohio State. Only Dorsett did lead his team to a Super Bowl title as NFC Rookie of the Year in 1977-78.
Question: Stripped of his heavyweight title in 1967 for refusing induction into the U.S. military, Muhammad Ali regained the heavyweight championship on October 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire with an eighth-round knockout of which prizefighter?
Correct Answer She went on to become the first African American to win a singles title at Wimbledon in August 1957. Arthur Ashe was the first African-American man to win the US Championship (1968) and Wimbledon (1975).
Question: Track and field star Carl Lewis won how many gold medals at the 1984 Olympic games?
Correct Answer Lewis has won nine Olympic gold medals in all: four in 1984 (100m, 200m, 4x100m, long jump), two in 1988 (100m and long jump), two in 1992 (4x100m and long jump), and one in 1996 (long jump).