With the Tokyo Olympics still fresh in our memories, this week’s nostalgia quiz remembers great Manchester sports competitors of the past.

They range from swimmer Sunny Lowry and tennis ace Fred Perry right up to Sale sprinter Darren Campbell and Bury’s recent Olympic double-gold medal winner James Guy.

How well do you remember our Olympic stars? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz and compare your score with friends?

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Darren Campbell won gold with Britain’s sprint relay team in which Olympics? It was the first time a British team had achieved the feat since 1912.

Darren Campbell with his 200m silver medal at the Sydney Olympics, September 2000
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Long distance swimmer Sunny Lowry, born in Longsight, successfully swam the English Channel in which year?

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Stockport tennis icon Fred Perry, pictured, won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships in which years?

Fred Perry, left, with Wimbledon final opponent Gottfried von Cramm, June 1931
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Manchester middle distance runner Diane Modahl represented Great Britain at four Olympic Games as well as winning the 800 metres at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. In which year did she win the event in the prestigious European Cup, again competing for Britain?

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Bolton’s Amir Khan, pictured, became Britain’s youngest Olympic boxing medalist at the age of 17 at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He won silver – at what weight?

Stockport Olympic swimmer James Goddard, August 2004
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From 1997, Stockport swimmer and British Olympian James Hickman was five times world champion, twice world record holder and four times European champion – at which stroke?

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Fellow Stockport swimmer James Goddard, pictured, competed in three Olympic Games at backstroke and medley. He won a gold medal for England swimming the 200m backstroke at which Commonwealth Games?

Stockport Olympic swimmer James Goddard, August 2004
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Salford javelin thrower Shelley Holroyd, who competed at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, was coached by which famous former javelin star?

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As well as being a brilliant tennis player, Fred Perry was also a world champion at which other sport?

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Bury swimmer James Guy, pictured, has just won gold medals in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay and the inaugural mixed medley relay at the Tokyo Olympics, setting a new world record. What leg did Guy swim in the mixed medley relay?

Bury swimmers James Guy, left, and Adam Peaty at the Tokyo Olympics, July 2021
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