Much more than body type goes into becoming an elite athlete. But some physical characteristics can provide an edge in one sport or another, said Jay T. Kearney, a performance physiologist who worked with Olympians of all sizes. Take this seven-question quiz to find out which of your traits would be an advantage in Rio.

1. How tall are you?

Very, and don’t ask me how the weather is up here.
Average. I can buy clothes off the rack.
Short. I’m barely allowed on roller coasters.

2. For your height, do you have long legs with a short torso?

Yes. I seem to be mostly legs.
No. My torso is long and my shirts never stay tucked.

3. Do you have long arms for your height?

Yes, all my sleeves are too short.
No, I’m a little bit T. rex.

4. Do you have big feet or hands?

Big feet. Boats, really.
Big hands
Both
Neither

5. Are your shoulders broad or narrow?

Broad. I can carry the world on them.
Narrow. I’m more of a lightweight.
Neither

6. Do you have slim hips?

Yes
No

7. Where are your beefiest muscles?

Upper body. Wanna see my guns?
Lower body. My legs kick butt.
Everywhere. My muscles have muscles.
My muscles aren't beefy. I’m kind of scrawny.
What muscles? I'm a little flabby. Got a sport for me?

See your final results below

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Final results

Congrats! You share physical characteristics with athletes in the following Olympic events. (Sorry, that doesn’t guarantee that you’ll actually be good at any of them.) Read below for the reasons experts say your traits can give you a leg up in each sport.

archery

basketball

boxing

cycling

diving

gymnastics

high jumping

hurdling

marathon

rowing

running

shooting

soccer

sprinting

swimming

tennis

throwing

volleyball

water polo

weightlifting

wrestling

1. How tall are you?

Your answer: Very, and don’t ask me how the weather is up here.

Your answer: Average. I can buy clothes off the rack.

Your answer: Short. I’m barely allowed on roller coasters.

2. For your height, do you have long legs with a short torso?

Your answer: Yes. I seem to be mostly legs.

Your answer: No. My torso is long and my shirts never stay tucked.

3. Do you have long arms for your height?

Your answer: Yes, all my sleeves are too short.

Your answer: No, I’m a little bit T. rex.

4. Do you have big feet or hands?

Your answer: Big feet. Boats, really.

Your answer: Big hands

Your answer: Both

Your answer: Neither

5. Are your shoulders broad or narrow?

Your answer: Broad. I can carry the world on them.

Your answer: Narrow. I’m more of a lightweight.

Your answer: Neither

6. Do you have slim hips?

Your answer: Yes

Your answer: No

7. Where are your beefiest muscles?

Your answer: Upper body. Wanna see my guns?

Your answer: Lower body. My legs kick butt.

Your answer: Everywhere. My muscles have muscles.

Your answer: My muscles aren't beefy. I’m kind of scrawny.

Your answer: What muscles? I'm a little flabby. Got a sport for me?

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