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Sports quiz: exceptional losers

The Guardian
Monday 13 May 2019 12:24

Liverpool lost just one match in the Premier League this season but still finished second. They are not alone in their bad luckLiverpool just lost one game in the Premier League this season but finished second. Which Italian club went a full season unbeaten but did not win the Serie A title?TorinoPerugiaJuventusMilanLiverpool finished with 97 points in the Premier League – just one behind Manchester City. What was the record for a second-placed team before this season?79848993French cyclist Raymond Poulidor had three second-place finishes and five third-place finishes in the Tour de France, yet he never won the race and he never even wore the yellow jersey. What nickname was Poulidor given by cycling fans?The Podium Poser The Water Carrier The Eternal SecondThe Perfect Number TwoWest Germany pulled off one of the great upsets in football history when they beat Hungary in the World Cup final in 1954. Hungary had gone unbeaten for 31 games across five years – including a victory over West Germany earlier in the competition. What was the score in that group match?Hungary 2-0 West Germany Hungary 4-1 West Germany Hungary 7-1 West Germany Hungary 8-3 West GermanyJimmy White reached six World Snooker Championship finals but lost them all. Which of these players did not beat him in a final?Steve Davis John Parrott Stephen Hendry Alex HigginsJack Nicklaus won 18 majors in his golf career. How many times did he finish as the runner-up?Never Once1935Which footballer has runners-up medals for the World Cup, the European Championship and the Champions League?Dejan LovrenThierry HenryFranck RibéryMichael BallackFranziska van Almsick won 10 Olympic medals but no golds. In which sport did she compete?High jump SwimmingSteeplechaseShot putNeither Rafa Nadal nor Roger Federer deserved to lose the men’s final at Wimbledon in 2008. At what time did Nadal win that epic contest?7.59pm8.25pm9.15pm11.40pmIn 2007, the New England Patriots won all 16 of their regular season games in the NFL, breaking the record for victories in a single regular season. Which team beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl?Pittsburg SteelersDenver BroncosNew York GiantsNew York Jets 1 and above.That is not an exceptional score2 and above.That is not an exceptional score3 and above.That is not an exceptional score4 and above.That is not an exceptional score5 and above.That's not an exceptional score. That's bang-average 6 and above.That's not an exceptional score. That's bang-average 7 and above.You are an exceptional loser8 and above.You are an exceptional loser9 and above.You are an exceptional loser0 and above.That is not an exceptional score10 and above.You're no loser Continue reading...

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