The Biggest Streaks in Sports
This is a brief reminder of the athletes and teams with the longest series – of victories, participation, points scored … We are inspired by Novak Djokovic’s winning streak from the beginning of 2011. Enjoy!
Rocky Marciano, Boxing
In the period from 1947 to 1956 he has 49 wins. Jimmy Wilde (103), Pedro Carrasco (93), Sugar Ray Robinson (91) and Julio Cesar Chavez (81) had a longer winning streak, but no one ever came out of the ring undefeated like an American of Italian origin manage to do.
Wilt Chamberlain, NBA
In the period from 1961 to 1963 he had 126 consecutive games with more than 20 points scored. Chamberlain was the terror of the opponent’s basket, after all, in the one game he gave 100 points, but so long streak of deluge opponents, no one did. In one season he had averaged 50 points scored per game.
Lance Armstrong, Bicycling
In the period from 1999 to 2005 he had 7 wins in a row. There is still a dispute relating to whether an American was straight or not. Until proven otherwise, he is one of the best athletes of all time and the triumph of the most famous and most difficult race (Tour de France) – it is marvelous.
Sebastien Loeb, WRC
Since 2005 he has 7 world title. Fantastic French is dominant in driving. Even when behind him he hadn’t have company, but he drove in his own team. Yes, Michael Schumacher has also won seven trophies in Formula 1, but some of his triumph could be put objection because they were not completely fair.
Michael Phelps, Swimming
In 2010 Michael has 8 wins in a row in the Olympic finals. Phelps is the best swimmer of all time. Of course, his gold medal in the 100 meter butterfly victory is one of the most controversial of all time. The official timer Omega, who is a sponsor of Michael Phelps, didn’t publish photos from the final race emediatly. A year later is acknowledged that the Serbian swimmer Milorad Cavic touched the wall first, but with not enough power.
Alexander Karelin, Wrestling
In the period from 1987 to 2000, he was undefeated in international competitions. Foreign media have called him The Beast and The Experiment, but he did not heed it while he beat anyone who stood on the mat. Last six years of this series he hasn’t lost even a single point during the fights. Three times Olympic and world champion nine times.
Edwin Moses, Athletics
In the period from 1977 to 1987, he had 122 victories in races at 400m hurdles. Twice he became Olympic champion. Ten years Edwin didn’t finished second.
Francisco Gento, Football
In the period from 1956 to 1960 he has 5 European Championship titles with Real Madrid. Spanish football plater is the only player in history to win six continental club champions title.
Esther Vergeer, Wheelchair Tennis
Since 2003, she has 413 consecutive wins. Esther Vergeer (29) from the Netherlands won 37 Grand Slam singles titles and five titles at the Paralympic Games, including the doubles competition. It is considered the most dominant professional sportist of all time.
Emil Zátopek, Athletics
In the period from 1948 to 1951, Emil had 75 victories on long-racing tracks. Man nicknamed Czech locomotive won three gold medals at the 1952nd Olympics in Helsinki.
Novak Djokovic, Tennis
In the period from 2010 to 2011 Novak has 43 (+3) wins in a row. Assigned to Guillermo Vilas had a longer winning streak, but his victories were not against such a significant players, and are accomplished at the time when tennis was not as prevalent as now. After all, McEnroe (42 victories at the beginning of 1986) admitted that his series is less significant than Novak’s 41 at the start of the 2011th because he hadn’t won the Grand Slam. In addition, why not count those three at Hopman Cup?
Jahangir Khan, Squash
In the period from 1981 to 1986, he has 555 victories in a row. This is the longest winning streak in the known history of sports if the matches number account.
Sergio Garcia, Golf
Since 2000. has 48 Grand Slam tournaments in a row. Spanish is only in this century who participated in all Grand Slam tournaments.
Chris Dudley, NBA
In 1990, he has missed 13 free throws in a row. Dudley was lost in 2010 election race for governor of Oregon. It is said that no one wanted to vote for the man who performed free throws worse than the voters themselves.
Joe Dimaggio, Baseball
Since 1941. has dropped opponent 56 games in a row. Perhaps international fame would never have gained had he not been married to the most famous actress of all time. There was no need to read that he was only one of her husbands who have been coming to leave flowers on her grave to know how much he had style – it was enough to see any photo or footage and it can be seen in the game. How is this impressive record for us, who do not follow baseball, enough is the fact that the next player on the list had 44 ejections.
Brett Favre, NFL
From 1992 to 2010 was a starter in 321 consecutive game. Have you watched any games or a movie whose theme is American football? Then you know how hard is to survive so long. Cal Ripken played 2632 games in a row, but as a baseball player is much easier to avoid injury. So here’s Ripken in a footnote, and Favre in the subtitle.
Boston Celtics, NBA
In the period from 1959 to 1966 has 8 titles in a row. Celtics have won in that period 11 titles in 13 years, which may be an more impressive figure. But since the word here is about the series in the sport, this is special. Red Auerbach was the coach, Bob Cousy was a playmaker and Bill Russell was the main player.
In the period from 1934 to 2010 they have 19 World Championships in a row. Brazil is the only team that participated in all tournaments. And the only one that won the title five times.
Arsenal, England’s Premier League
From 2003 to 2004, has 49 matches without defeat. Football is a hard game, and perhaps because the difference between the favorite and outsiders is most difficult for to manifest. Because this series, especially in modern times, is more impressive.