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23 Jul 2014

Which sport are you made for? Take the test

Dr David Fletcher and Dr Jonathan Folland, alongside Loughborough University PhD students Andrew Shaw and Gillian Cook, acted as scientific advisers on a fun quiz for BBC News.

The online test asks 13 questions to assess a person's physical and mental capabilities. It then suggests a sporting event that might suit.

BBC News are running the quiz to mark the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games which open in Glasgow today.

Although it is presented primarily for fun the quiz itself is based on a model devised by Loughborough sports scientists. A list of the physical and mental attributes deemed crucial to sporting success was drawn up and each sport in the Commonwealth Games has been rated against these attributes.

To have a go at the test and see which Commonwealth Games event you could excel at, visit BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28062001