What’s true in sports? -lew -cd

Matt Hoh

1. Bill Shoemaker holds the record for most rides in the Kentucky Derby with 19.
2. Russell Rees has the record for the quickest knockout in boxing with a time of only four seconds.
3. Rugby has its origins in a Cornish sport in which goals were several miles away from each other.
4. In a pool game a player may only use one Mechanical Bridge to aid in a single shot.
5. The individual record for winning metals in the Olympics is 18.Answers:
1. F- Bill Shoemaker rode in the Kentucky Derby more times than any other jockey, 26 in all from 1952 to 1988, and won four times. In his career he had more than 40,000 mounts.
2. T- Russell Rees stopped Des Sowden in just four seconds on Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales.
3. T- Rugby descends from an 18th century Cornish sport known as “hurling” in which a ball was thrown up and the players acting either as individuals or as teams attempted to carry it to a goal. The goal could be set as far as several miles away, thereby creating the opportunity for large-scale brawls in intervening villages.
4. F- The player may use up to two mechanical bridges to support the cue stick during a shot.
5. T- Russian gymnast Larissa Latynina holds the record for the most number of medals won at the Olympics (18). She garnered nine golds, five silvers and four bronzes.