110+ TOP Athletics Interview Questions and Answers [UPDATED]

If you’re preparing for Athletic job interview and whether you’re experienced or fresher & don’t know what kind of questions will be asked in Athletics interview, then go through the below 110+ Top Athletics Interview Questions and Answers to crack your job interview.

Athletics Interview Questions and Answers

  • Question: Among The Four Throws, Which One Is Not Common For Women ?

    Answer :

    Hammer throw.

  • Question: An Australian Athlete Set 17 World Records In The Mid – Sixties, But Never Won An Olympic Gold Medal. Can You Name Him ?

    Answer :

    Ron Clarke, the first man to break the 13 minutes barrier in the 3 mile race.

  • Question: Bahadur Singh Won A Gold Medal At The Age Of 41 At The 25th All India Open Athletics Meet In 1986. In Which Event Did He Win ?

    Answer :

    Shotput

  • Question: Can You Name The Deaf And Dump Athlete Who Won Arjuna Award In 1977 ?

    Answer :

    Sathish Kumar

  • Question: Gold Medals For 5,000m And 10,000m Races Were Won By The Same Athlete In The 1972 And 1976 Olympics. Who Was He ?

    Answer :

    Lassee Viren of Finland

  • Question: How Did Female Athlete Enriqueta Bassillio Light Up The 1968 Mexico Olympics Ans So Make Histroy ?

    Answer :

    First woman to light the olympic flame.

  • Question: How Many False Starts A Sprinter Is Allowed To Make Before He Is Scratched ?

    Answer :

    Two only

  • Question: How Many Gold Medals Did India Win In The First Asian Games In Athletic Events ?

    Answer :

    Ten 

  • Question: How Many Gold Medals Were Bagged By China In 2002 Asiad ?

    Answer :

    150 medals.

  • Question: How Many Indian Women Have Qualifies For An Olympic Track Event Final ?

    Answer :

    Only one, P.T. Usha ( 1984 ).

  • Question: How Many Medals Did India Get In Athletic Events Of 1998 Bangkok Asian Games ?

    Answer :

    15 medals ( 2 gold, 6 silver, 7 bronze ). 

  • Question: How Many Medals Did P.t.usha Win In The 10th Asian Games At Seoul ?

    Answer :

    Five, Four gold medals in 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles and 4 * 400m relay and one silver in 100m.

  • Question: How Many Nations Competed In The First Olympics In Athens ?

    Answer :

    Nine.

  • Question: How Many World Records Did Sebastian Coe Break In 1981 ?

    Answer :

    Six

  • Question: In Sprints, How Is A Start Commanded ?

    Answer :

    “ On your marks ” ! “ set ” !! ( estimated two second gap ) Gunfire !!!. 

  • Question: In Which Year Was P.t.usha Declared As The Best Athlete In World Railway Games ?

    Answer :

    In 1985

  • Question: In Which Year Was The All India Amateur Athletic Federation Formed ?

    Answer :

    1946

  • Question: Name The Athlete From India Who Participated In Five Successive Asian Games ( 1982, 1986, 1990 & 1998 ) ?

    Answer :

    P.T.Usha.

  • Question: Name The Athlete Who Won 14 Successive High Jump Competitions Between 1956and 1961 And Set The Greatest Number Of Offical World Records ?

    Answer :

    Iolanda Balas of Romania 

  • Question: Name The Discuss Thrower Who Won Four Successive Gold Medals In The Olympiads Of 1956, 1960, 1964 And 1968 ?

    Answer :

    Oerter of USA 

  • Question: Name The Gold Medal Winner In Womens 800m In Asiad 1998 ?

    Answer :

    Jyothirmayee sikdar ( India ).

  • Question: Name The Only Woman Athlete To Win A Medal In Four Successive Olympic Games ?

    Answer :

    Irena Szewinska Kirszenstein of poland won three gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the games of 164, 1968, 1972 and 1976.

  • Question: Name The Silver Medal Winner In Women’s 800m In Asiad 1998 ?

    Answer :

    K.C.Rosakutty ( India ).

  • Question: P.t. Usha And Suresh Yadav Fot Arjuna Awards In 1983. True Or False ?

    Answer :

    True

  • Question: The First Middle Distance Runner To Win Three Olympic Golds Was ?

    Answer :

    Peter Snell.

  • Question: The Oldest Track And Field Gold Medalist In Olympics Was ?

    Answer :

    Patrc Mcdonald.

  • Question: The Standard Distance For Steeplechase In Athletics Is 3000m. How Many Hurdles And Water Jumps Are There In It ?

    Answer :

    28 hurdles and 7 water jumps

  • Question: The World Record In Hammer Throw Between The Years 1885 And 1949 Remained With Athletes In One Country. Which Country ?

    Answer :

    Ireland

  • Question: What Are The Different Styles In High Jump ?

    Answer :

    Fosbury Flop ( named after dick fosbury ), western roll, scissors, straddle and free – leg swing.

  • Question: What Is A Olympic Spirit ?

    Answer :

    That taking part is more important than winning. 

  • Question: What Is A Sprint Event ?

    Answer :

    A race upto 200 metres.

  • Question: What Is Sprint Event ?

    Answer :

    Running a race upto 200 metres.

  • Question: What Is The Average Number Of Athletes Per Country Competing In The Olympics ?

    Answer :

    The highest is 196 participants for one country.

  • Question: What Is The Distance Of Marathon Race In Olympics ?

    Answer :

    42.195kms. 

  • Question: When Was National Institute Od Sports, Patiala Founded ?

    Answer :

    In 1961.

  • Question: When Were Women First Allowed To Participate In Olympics Games ?

    Answer :

    In 1960.

  • Question: Where Did The International Amateur Athletic Federation Stage Its First World Championship ?

    Answer :

    Helsinki, Finland.

  • Question: Where Is National Academy Of Police Situated ?

    Answer :

    Hyderabad.

  • Question: Where Is The Headquarters Of International Olympic Committee ?

    Answer :

    Laussane, switzerland.

  • Question: Where Is The Netaji Subhash National Institute Of Sports Located ?

    Answer :

    At Patiala, punjab.

  • Question: Where Was The First World Championship In Track And Field Held ?

    Answer :

    At Helsinki, Finland from August 7 to 14, 1983.

  • Question: Which Are Called The Multiple Events ?

    Answer :

    Pentathlon ( outdoor and indoor ), Heptathlon and decathlon.

  • Question: Which Are The Prestigious Awards Instituted By The Government Of India ?

    Answer :

    Arjuna awards, Dronacharya award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Retna and Dhyanchand award.

  • Question: Which Athlete Holds The Record For Setting Most Records In One Day ?

    Answer :

    Jesse Owens ( LISA ) set six world records in 45 minutes at ANN Arbor, Michigan on 25 May 1935 with a 9.4 sec 100 yd., at 3.15p.m.., a 26ft. 8’A in ( 8.13m ) long jump at 3.25 p.m., a 20.3 sec 220 yd ( and 200m ) at 3.45 p.m…, and a 22.6sec 220 yd ( and 200m ) low hurdles.

  • Question: Which Athlete Won Four Golds In Successive Olympics For Discus Throw Event ?

    Answer :

    Al Quarter, USA. 

  • Question: Which Country Bagged The Total Number Of Gold Medals In 1964 Summer Olympics ?

    Answer :

    USA.

  • Question: Which Country Founded The Asian Games ?

    Answer :

    India in 1951.

  • Question: Which Country Hosted The 12th Asian Games ?

    Answer :

    Hiroshima , Japan.

  • Question: Which Country Hosted The 2004 Olympic Games ?

    Answer :

    Athens, Greece.

  • Question: Which Events Are Included In Heptathlon ?

    Answer :

    100 metres hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 metres on the first day, long jump, javelin and 800 metres on the second day.

  • Question: Which Events Are Included In The Decathlon ?

    Answer :

    100m, long jump, shotput, high jump and 400m on the first day, 110m hurdles, discuss throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1500m on the second day.

  • Question: Which Is The Biggest Stadium In The World ?

    Answer :

    Strahov stadium , prague.

  • Question: Which Is The Newest Of The Olympic Combat Sports And When, And Where Was It Included ?

    Answer :

    Judo. It was first included in the 1964 games held in tokyo.

  • Question: Which Olympic 100m Gold Winner Went On To Have A Successful Career As A Professional Football Player In The Usa ?

    Answer :

    Bob Hayes, 1964.

  • Question: Which Olympics 10,000m Ended In The Three Medals Being Won By Athletes From The Same Country ?

    Answer :

    1936, finland.

  • Question: Which Sprinter Forfeited His Gold Medal At The 1988 Olympics After Being Founded To Have Taken Steroids ?

    Answer :

    Ben Johnson.

  • Question: Which Was The First Olympic Games In Three Decades Without A Boycott ?

    Answer :

    1992 olympic games hosted in barcelona. 

  • Question: Which Woman High Jumper Set 14 World Records ?

    Answer :

    Jolanda Bales.

  • Question: Who Became Asia’s Fastest Woman By Beating P.t.usha In 100m Race In The 10th Asian Games At Seoul ?

    Answer :

    Lydia De Vega of Philippines 11.53 seconds.

  • Question: Who Became The First Heptathlete To Shatter A 7000 Point Barrier ?

    Answer :

    Jackie Joyner of the U.S.

  • Question: Who Broke The 25 – Year – Old Record Of Jesse Owens In Long Jump ?

    Answer :

    Rlph Boston.

  • Question: Who Has Won Most Number Of Olympic Gold Metals ?

    Answer :

    Ray C. Ewry ( USA ) won ten gold metals in the high, longand triple jumps in 1900, 1904, 1906 and 1908.

  • Question: Who Holds The Record For Winning Most Number Of Olympic Medals ? ?

    Answer :

    Paavo Nurmi of finland won 12 medals ( nine golds and three silvers ) in the games of 1920, 1924 and 1928.

  • Question: Who Is Known As “ Human Locomotive ” Or “ Czech Express ” ?

    Answer :

    Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia. In a 12 year career, Zatopek won four golf metals and one silver in the Olympics and set 18 world records. In the London Olympics of 1948, he won gold in 10,000m and silver in 5,000m. In the 1952 Helsinki meet he won golds in 5,000m, 10.000m and Marathon.

  • Question: Who Is Known As The “ Flying Sikh ” ?

    Answer :

    Milka singh. He won 200m and 400m golds in the 1958 asian games and 400m gold in the 1962 asiad. He finished fourth in the 400m race in the 1960 Rome olympics bettering the olympics bettering the olympic record. Besides he won gold medal in commonwealth games also.

  • Question: Who Is Known As The Father Of Olympic Games ?

    Answer :

    Barren Kobertin

  • Question: Who Is The First Athlete To Break 2 Hours 20 Minutes Record In Marathon ?

    Answer :

    Jim Peters.

  • Question: Who Is The First Man To Run A Mile In Under 4 Minutes ?

    Answer :

    Roger Bannister of oxford in 1954. 

  • Question: Who Is The First Person To Run 100m Under 10 Seconds ?

    Answer :

    Jim Hines ( USA ) in 9.95 seconds.

  • Question: Who Is The Only Athlete To Win Olympic Gold Metals In 400m And 800m And His Nick Name Was The Horse ?

    Answer :

    Alberto Juantorena.

  • Question: Who Is The Only Man To Have Won Olympic Gold Medals Both In The Flat 100 Metres And The High Hurdles ?

    Answer :

    Harrison Dillard ( USA ).

  • Question: Who Is The Only Olympic Contestant To Win Both The Decathlon And Pentathlon ?

    Answer :

    Jim Thorpe ( USA, 1912 )

  • Question: Who Ran The Fastest 110 Hurdles Event At The Barcelona On September 10th 1989 ?

    Answer :

    Abdi Bile

  • Question: Who Stormed To Victory In The 1964 Olympic 100 Metres Final By Winning A Margin Of 2 Metres ?

    Answer :

    Bob Hayes.

  • Question: Who Was Athlete Who Won The 100 Metre And 400 Metre Free – Style In 1924 And Starred In Many Tarzan Films ?

    Answer :

    Eddie Eagen of united states.

  • Question: Who Was The Athlete To Represent India In The Olympic Games ?

    Answer :

    Mary D’souza.

  • Question: Who Was The Fastest Man In Atlanta Olympics 1996 ?

    Answer :

    Donovan Baily ( Canada ).

  • Question: Who Was The Fastest Woman In Atlanta Olympics 1996 ?

    Answer :

    Gale Devers ( USA ).

  • Question: Who Was The First Arjuna Award Winner In Athletics ?

    Answer :

    Gurbachan Singh Randhawa in 1961 .

  • Question: Who Was The First Asian Athlete To Win An Olympic Gold ?

    Answer :

    Mikio Oda ( japan ), 1928 in triple jump.

  • Question: Who Was The First Athlete To Be Awarded The Padma – Shri ?

    Answer :

    Milkha Singh.

  • Question: Who Was The First Indian To Qualify For An Olympic Track Event Semi – Final ?

    Answer :

    Lavy Pinto ( 1952 ).

  • Question: Who Was The First Indian Woman Athlete To Win A Gold In The Asian Games ?

    Answer :

    Kamaljit Sandhu, 400m at 1978 bangkok games.

  • Question: Who Was The First Man To Win The Olympic 110 Metres Hurdles Twice In Succession In 1956 And 1960 ?

    Answer :

    Lee Calhoun.

  • Question: Who Was The Last Man To Defeat Ed Moses Over 400 Metre Hurdles In Competition ?

    Answer :

    Harald Schmid.

  • Question: Who Was The Oldest Woman To Win An Olympic Athletics Gold ?

    Answer :

    Lia Manilou.

  • Question: Who Were The First Recipients Of The Dronacharya Award ?

    Answer :

    O.M. Nambiar ( Athletics ), Omprakash Bharadwaj ( boxing ) and Balbhagawath ( Wrestling ) .

  • Question: Who Were The Two Olympic Children To Win Laurels And In Which Events ?

    Answer :

    12 year old french boy named bernard malivoire of rowing events and the 13 year old american girl, member of diving team.

  • Question: Who Won Decathlon Gold In 1996 Atlanta Olympics ?

    Answer :

    Dane O’Brien.

  • Question: Who Won Five Olympic Gold In A Week ?

    Answer :

    PAavo Nurmi, 1924.

  • Question: Who Won Silver Medal In Discus In Bangkok Asian Games 1998 ?

    Answer :

    Anil kumar ( India ). 

  • Question: Who Won The Gold Marathon ( Men ) Athletic Event In 1998 Bangkok Asian Games ?

    Answer :

    Lee Bong – Ju ( South Korea ).

  • Question: Who Won The Gold Medal For Women In The Same Event ?

    Answer :

    Wyomia Tyus ( USA ).

  • Question: Who Won The Gold Medal In 100 Metres 1964 Summer Olympics Held In Tokyo ?

    Answer :

    Bob Hayes of ( USA ). 

  • Question: Who Won The Gold Medal In Men’s 110m Hurdles In Asian Games 1998 ?

    Answer :

    Chen Yanhao ( China )

  • Question: Who Won The Gold Medal In Men’s 5000m In Bangkok Asian Games 1998 ?

    Answer :

    Mohammad Taib Sulaiman ( Qatar ).

  • Question: Who Won The Heptathlon Event When It Was Introduced In Place Of Pentathlon In The 1984 Los Angles Olympics ?

    Answer :

    G.Nunn of australia – 6,390 points.

  • Question: Who Won The Heptathlon In 1996 Atlanta Olympics ?

    Answer :

    Ghada Shuaa ( Syria ) 

  • Question: Why Is 24 June 1911 At Crystal Palace Important In The Histroy Of Sports And Games ?

    Answer :

    To celebrate the coronation of king George V in london, in conjunction with, other events a sports festival called ‘ festival of the empire games ’ was staged .

  • Question:. How Many Records Were Broken In 2008 ?

    Answer :

    43 new world records and 132 olympic records.

  • Question:. When And Where Was The Olympic 2008 Took Place ?

    Answer :

    In beijing ( china ) from august 8th to 24.

  • Question:. Which Athlete Has Won The Fastest Running Award Of 100 Mts In Beijing Olympics ?

    Answer :

    Usian Bolt of Jamaica.

  • Question:. Which Athlete Won Gold In The 800m And 1500m ?

    Answer :

    Kelly Holmes ( british ) 

  • Question:. Which Country Bagged The Total Number Of Medals ?

    Answer :

    USA – 102 medals.

  • Question:. Who Is The American To Become The First Athlete To Win 8 Medals ( 6 Gold And 2 Bronze ) In Swimming ?

    Answer :

    Michael phelps in 2008 olympics.

  • Question:. Who Is The Fastest Women Athlete Of 2008 Beijing Olympics ?

    Answer :

    Shelly – Ann Fraser of jamaica.

  • Question:. Who Is The Only Athlete Israli Athlete To Win Two Olympic Medals In 2004 ?

    Answer :

    Gal Fridman.

  • Question:. Who Is The World Fastest Athlete Of 2009 ?

    Answer :

    Usian Bolt.