Which sport are you made for? Take our 60-second test
- 17 July 2014
- From the section UK
Take 30 seconds to dash through the 13 quick questions in our sports quiz and we'll have our best stab at suggesting which events from the Commonwealth Games could match your physical and mental abilities.
About this quiz
Disclaimer: The BBC is not responsible for any injuries caused by your participation in any sport. Before embarking upon any sporting activity, you should seek medical advice. Remember to take advice from coaches who can help you achieve your maximum potential and, most importantly, to enjoy your chosen sport or sports.
How does the quiz work?
The quiz is based on a model devised by sports scientists from Loughborough University. Firstly, a list of the physical and mental attributes crucial to success in sport was drawn up. Then, each sport in the Commonwealth Games was rated against these attributes. For example, gymnastics was rated as needing high levels of agility and power, while weightlifting was rated highly for power but required little agility.
When a user answers the quiz they are rating themselves against the same list of categories. This allows their results to be compared against each sport to find the closest match to a reader's self-assessment.
What do the results mean?
Having a close match to a particular sport does not necessarily mean that you will be poor at other Commonwealth Games sports which are not listed in your results. It just means that, on the basis of your answers, these are the sports you might want to try.
Are some sports more suited to a typical person?
Some sports require extreme characteristics, for example not many shorter people are likely to succeed in netball, and those with lower levels of endurance are unlikely to do well in the triathlon. But people may find that other sports, including badminton and table tennis, are more accessible as they do not rely on having such extreme attributes or capabilities. Such sports are therefore likely to be a good match for people who rate themselves as about average for many of the categories included in this quiz.
Quiz produced by Chris Ashton, Ransome Mpini, Paul Plunkett, Ian Shoesmith, Charlotte Thornton, John Walton and Marcelo Zanni.
Scientific advisers: Dr David Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Performance Psychology and Management, and Dr Jonathan Folland, Reader in Human Performance and Neuromuscular Physiology at Loughborough University's School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Our thanks also go to Loughborough University PhD students Andrew Shaw and Gillian Cook.