Test Your Olympic Track & Field Knowledge!

Think you’re a track & field expert? Let's find out! Scroll down to see the answers (but don't cheat!)


If you scored...

16-20 points, you're a gold medalist! 🥇

11-15 points, you've got your track & field history down. 🏆

6-10 points, you're in training mode, keep trying! 💪

0-6 points... that's a false start, take another lap. 🚨

1) Which of these Olympic events has the U.S. never medaled in?

Answer: 5000m.

2) Which athlete won the most recent Olympic medal for the U.S. in the high jump?

Answer: Brigetta Barrett won a silver medal in 2012.

3) Legendary Olympian Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the Olympic record for the 200m race with a time of 21.34 seconds. In which Olympic games did she set this record?

Answer: Seoul, 1988

4) Four women’s Olympic track & field events were discontinued. Which event was most recently discontinued?

Answer: The 10km race walk was discontinued in 2000, where it was replaced by the 20km.

5) Which U.S. Olympian holds the most medals in track and field?

Answer: Allyson Felix is the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete.

6) Sandra Farmer-Patrick won a silver medal for the U.S. in the 1992 games. Before competing for the U.S., which country did Farmer-Patrick represent?

Answer: Farmer-Patrick competed for Jamaica.

7) In 2020, the Olympics introduced a new, mixed-gender event in the 4x400 relay. Which country won the gold medal in Tokyo?

Answer: Poland won the first ever mixed-gender 4x400 relay.

8) Which iconic Olympian medaled at three consecutive games in the heptathlon?

Answer: Jackie Joyner-Kersee won silver in 1984, as well as gold medals in 1988 and 1992.

9) In which Olympic games did the U.S. win both the gold and silver in the long jump?

Answer: The U.S. won gold and silver in the long jump at the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016.

10) Which country owns the most gold medals in the hammer throw?

Answer: Poland has the most gold medals in the hammer throw. :muscle: