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GK Quiz on Olympics Boxing

Tulika Tandon

Take the following GK Quiz based on the sport of Boxing contested in Olympics 2020 held in Tokyo and the previous games as well. 

  1. In which year was boxing introduced in the Olympic Games?
  1. 1901
  2. 1900
  3. 1903
  4. 1904

Ans. d

Explanation: Olympics introduced boxing in the year 1904 and it has been played and contested ever since then. 

  1. In which year was boxing not included in the Olympic Games?
  1. 1908
  2. 1912
  3. 1916
  4. 1920

Ans. b

Explanation: Boxing has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since its introduction, except for the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, because Swedish law banned the sport at the time. 

  1. Choose the correct statement about the Boxing in Olympics

i) Till 2008 boxing was only a male event at Olympics

ii) Since 2012 women's boxing became a part of the games

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Boxing in Olympics for women has been introduced in the year 2012. Till 2008 it was only contested in the male category. 

  1. Who was the first athlete of India to represent in the Olympics?
  1. Sohrab Bhoot
  2. AHA Fyzee
  3. Norman Pritchard
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a lone athlete, Norman Pritchard. 

5. Which country has the highest number of gold medals till now in boxing in the Olympics?

  1. USA
  2. Britain
  3. Japan
  4. China 

Ans. c

Explanation: Japan has the highest number of gold medals till now with 15 medals beating China at 14.

6. Mary Kom won the _____ medal at London Olympics

  1. Gold 
  2. Silver
  3. Bronze
  4. None 

Ans. c

Explanation: Mary Kom won the bronze medal in London Olympics in 2012 in boxing (women's)

7. Which sport is Yogeshwar Dutt related to?

  1. Wrestling
  2. Boxing
  3. Shooting
  4. Badminton

Ans. a

Explanation: Yogeshwar Dutt is related to wrestling and has also won a bronze medal in the London Olympics. 

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