Welcome to the second Episode of Sportskeeda: Just Quiz It where we will try to test your sports knowledge to the maximal. Here are this week’s
X was a German born British neurologist. He was the Jewish doctor who had fled Nazi Germany just before the start of World War II and in 1939 settled with his family in London. After passing some godly years in England, in 1943 he was asked by British government to establish the National Spinal Injuries Centre at the Ministry of Pensions Hospital at Stoke Mandeville in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and was appointed as director of the UK’s first specialist unit for treating spinal injuries.
The Unit was intended to treat and rehabilitate soldiers and civilians with spinal cord injuries during the World War II. As part of his treatment for the injured veterans, he promoted different methods of rehabilitation, including sport. He believed that the sports could help build physical strength and self-respect.
In 1948 the reflection of his idea brought him organise an archery demonstration at the hospital lawn. For this demonstration, sixteen patients (fourteen men and two women) from Stoke Mandeville and the Star and Garter Home for Injured War Veterans at Richmond in Surrey competed against each other for a Challenge Shield.
Following the success of the event, X decided to make an annual spectacle of the Grand Festival of the sports event. The gaming therapy over the passage of time has become internationally acclaimed and the sport event has transmuted into the modern connect of Y where X is deemed as the fore-father and founder of Y.
Identify X and Y.
Devon and Somerset Wanderers: C. B. K. Beachcroft (captain), Arthur Birkett, Alfred Bowerman, George Buckley, Francis Burchell, Frederick Christian, Harry Corner, Frederick Cuming, William Donne, Alfred Powlesland, John Symes, Montagu Toller.
Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques: William Anderson, William Attrill, J. Braid, W. Browning, Robert Horne, Timothée Jordan, Arthur MacEvoy, Douglas Robinson, F. Roques, A. J. Schneidau, Henry Terry, Philip Tomalin (captain)
Two-team line up of a sport event is still informally proving themselves as the genial quote of a rolling history.
Name the event along why it has an importance to be reckoned?
He was born on June 23, 1875 in Alipore, Calcutta. He studied at Saint Xaviers College, Calcutta, and is credited with the first hat-trick in an open football tournament in India, for Saint Xavier’s against Sovabazar in July 1897. He won the Bengal province 100 yards sprint title for seven consecutive years from 1894 to 1900 and set a meet record in 1898-99. He also won the 440 yards (¼ mile) run and the 120 yards hurdles. But his greatest athletic feat was in the 100-yards run on grass in Calcutta on February 18, 1899. He had taken 9.8 seconds which equaled the world’s “best on record” set by a number of American sprinters.
His home club was The Bengal Presidency AC. These apart, he also served as Secretary of the Indian Football Association (IFA) from 1900 to 1902. But later, under the mentorship of Sir Charles Wyndham he decided to pay serious attention to his new-found talent of acting.
He became a silent film actor under a different screen name. He acted in sum total of 26 plays and 27 movies, having made his big screen debut in silent movies with After Dark in 1915. He acted alongside Hollywood legends like Ronald Colman in films like Beau Geste (1926), Clara Bow’s father in Dancing Mothers (1926) and Tonight at Twelve (1929). He also appeared in several Broadway shows.
Identify this multifarious talent honcho.
Years Winners Runners-Up
1893 Royal Irish Rifles W.D.R.A.
1894 Royal Irish Rifles Rifle Brigade
1895 Royal Welsh Fusilers Shropshire LI
1896 Calcutta FC Shropshire LI
1897 Dalhousie 31st Field Battery
1898 Glouchester 42nd Highlanders
1899 South Lancashire Barrackpore Artillery
1900 Calcutta FC Dalhousie
1901 Royal Irish Rifles Black Watch
1902 93rd Highlanders Dalhousie
1903 Calcutta FC K.O.S.B.
1904 Calcutta FC King's Own Royal
1905 Dalhousie Calcutta FC
1906 Calcutta FC Highland Light Infantry
1907 Highland Light Infantry Calcutta FC
1908 Gordon Highlanders Calcutta Customs
1909 Gordon Highlanders Calcutta Customs
1910 Gordon Highlanders Calcutta FC
1911 Winners(???) Runners-up(???)
Replace the interrogative marks with the utmost proper elucidation (Both the winners and runners have to be mentioned).
It has its roots in “pounding matches” held in Ireland in 17th century; matches held across haphazardly chosen country until the loser was “pounded” into the ground by being out-lasted by the winner, or fell. It came about as a combination of field hunting and flat racing, which later became fox hunting, when the Industrial Revolution gearing up to consume forests, the British aristocracy turned from stag hunting to fox hunting, having an age-old response to ‘my horse is faster than your horse.’
In about 1621, during the reign of James I in England, two horses were used primarily as hunters in a match-race where the church spires were regarded as the starting and finishing points of the contest as these 17th century British Isles’ distinguishable landmarks were the most prominent and tallest existence to be seen on the landscape. They used to gallop across the open grazing country enclosed by hedges, stone walls, irrigated by ditches covering some 4 to 5 miles.
The first of these more recognizable types of races took place in County Cork, Ireland in 1752 between Cornelius O’Callaghan and Edmund Blake. It covered about 4½ miles from St. John’s Church at Buttevant to St. Mary’s Church in Doneraile, where Denis Blake was thought to be the winner.
Following the success of the event the first modern format game took place in 1790 in Leicestershire and in 1835 the first Cheltenham Gold Cup took place in a complete professional format. Keeping the principal format unchanged, it was given a new look with the replacement of horse with athletic runner in 1860’s University of Oxford sports.
Which sport, trying to refurbish its glory, has been portrayed here?
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NOW Lets have a look at the the answers to the questions of last week’s Episode.
1: SANTIAGO BARNABEU, a player, team captain, Director and even coach at Real Madrid before becoming its President. Real Madrid’s home ground is named after him to pay him an ultimate homage.
2.Ranji Trophy aka Ranji Trophy Ireland. The person was none other than Ranjit Singh Ji. The Irishmen introduce the trophy named after him, which is tantamount to the name of a Domestic Cricket Tournament in India.
3. Venus Rosewater Dish/ Wimbledon single woman Champion Trophy.
5. Wimbledon Championship. A part of the poem was used in voice of Roger Federar & Rafael Nadal in a promotional video of 2008 Wimbledon Championship Final. And also, the poem’s line “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same” is written on the wall of the Centre Court players’ entrance at the Wimbledon.