Test Your Knowledge #24
Secrets of a Senior Triathlete’s
Success in His Grueling Event Many water-related stories have been in the news of late — including reports connected to the three questions below.
1. British senior citizen Arthur Gilbert — considered to be the world’s oldest competitor in traithlons (a grueling sport that includes a swimming segment) — attributes his amazing stamina and robust health to “living a stress-free life, giving blood and eating lots of bananas.” How old is Mr. Gilbert?
a. 75 b. 83 c. 90 d. 102
2. When a six-and-a-half-foot shark was spotted in shallow water off the coast of this country, many of the human swimmers nearby did not get out of the ocean, apparently believing there was nothing to fear. What country was it?
a. United States b. New Zealand c. Australia d. Seychelles
3. Officials in London revealed that human error resulted in the overselling of 10,000 tickets to one of the aquatic events at the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. Which event was it?
a. 400 meter freestyle b. 10 meter platform diving
c. Water polo d. Synchronized swimming.
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1. c. 90. To learn more, click here.
2. b. New Zealand. To learn more, click here.
3. d. Synchronized swimming. To learn more, click here.
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