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In sports, a winning streak refers to a consecutive number of games won. A winning streak can be held by a team, as in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, or by an individual, as in tennis. A winning streak that extends through a single season is known as a perfect season.

The longest winning streak in any professional sports may have been Jahangir Khan's 555 consecutive wins in squash from 1981 to 1986. Currently, Esther Vergeer is on a 418-match winning streak in wheelchair tennis since January 30, 2003, which included a streak of 250 consecutive sets won.

A winning streak is not to be confused with an unbeaten streak, where teams can tie as well as win and keep their streak. For example, if a football team wins four games in a row, plays a draw, wins three more, plays two draws in a row, and then loses, they had a 10-game unbeaten streak. Their longest winning streak in this sequence was four. If a sports league declares overtime losses different from regulation losses in that they are scored like ties (such as ice hockey leagues where there is both a 4-on-4 overtime and a penalty shootout to break ties), an unbeaten streak (unlike a winning streak) continues if at the end of regulation, the game is tied. This is because losses in overtime and shootout are declared regulation ties, and teams accumulate one point for the draw. As such, if a team wins four consecutive games, then loses two consecutive games in overtime, then loses in a shootout, and then wins three consecutive games, that team has a ten-game unbeaten streak (seven wins and three ties at the end of regulation).

Aquatic SportsEdit

DivingEdit

OlympicsEdit

Men's 3m SpringboardEdit

11 consecutive titles at Olympic Games — USA

  • Streak started 1920 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Streak ended 1972 Munich, West Germany
Men's 10m PlatformEdit

7 consecutive titles at Olympic Games — USA

  • Streak started 1920 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Streak ended 1956 Melbourne, Australia
Women's 3m SpringboardEdit

8 consecutive titles at Olympic Games — USA

  • Streak started 1920 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Streak ended 1960 Rome, Italy

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's 3m SpringboardEdit

5 consecutive titles at World ChampionshipsGuo Jingjing

  • Streak started 2001 Fukuoka, Japan
  • Retired, 2011

Note: gold medalist in the same event at Athens and Beijing Olympics

Women's 3m Springboard Synchro Edit

5 consecutive titles at World ChampionshipsGuo Jingjing

  • Streak started 2001 Fukuoka, Japan
  • Retired, 2011

Note: gold medalist in the same event at Athens and Beijing Olympics

Women's 10m Springboard SynchroEdit

5 consecutive titles at World Championships — China

  • Streak started 2001 Fukuoka, Japan

SwimmingEdit

OlympicsEdit

Men's 4×100m Medley RelayEdit

12 consecutive titles at Olympic Games — USA

  • Streak started 1960 Rome, Italy (Inaugural Competition)

Note: excluding boycotted Moscow Olympics

Women's 4×100m Freestyle RelayEdit

6 consecutive titles at Olympic Games — USA

  • Streak started 1960 Rome, Italy
  • Streak ended 1988 Seoul, South Korea

Note: excluding boycotted Moscow Olympics

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's 4×100m Freestyle RelayEdit

8 consecutive titles at World Championships — USA

  • Streak started 1973 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Streak ended 2001 Fukuoka, Japan

College (USA)Edit

31 consecutive NCAA Men's Division III titlesKenyon College

  • Streak started 1980
  • Streak ended 2011

Synchronized SwimmingEdit

6 consecutive World Championships team titles — Russia

  • Streak started 1998 Perth, Australia

ArcheryEdit

Women's TeamEdit

6 consecutive titles at Olympic Games — South Korea

  • Streak started 1988 Seoul, South Korea (Inaugural Team Competition)

5 consecutive world championships titles — South Korea [1]

  • Streak started 2001 Beijing, China

AthleticsEdit

Men's 400m HurdlesEdit

122 races — Edwin Moses

  • Streak started September 2, 1977 Düsseldorf, West Germany
  • Streak ended June 4, 1987 Madrid, Spain (second to Danny Harris)

Note: this streak included an Olympic gold medal and two improvements of his own world records.

Long-distance runningEdit

75 races — Emil Zatopek[1]

  • Streak started 26 September 1948 (10,000 m race in Bucharest)
  • Streak ended 11 July 1951 (second place in a 3000 m race in Prague)

Men's Discus ThrowEdit

4 consecutive Olympic titlesAl Oerter

  • Streak started 1956 Melbourne, Australia
  • Streak ended 1976 Montreal, Canada

Men's Long JumpEdit

65 consecutive competitions - Carl Lewis

  • Ended by Mike Powell when he jumped his 8.95M world record during the 1991 World Championships[2]

4 consecutive Olympic titlesCarl Lewis

  • Streak started 1984 Los Angeles, USA
  • Streak ended 2000, Sydney, Australia

8 consecutive Olympic titles — USA

  • Streak started 1924 Paris, France
  • Streak ended 1964 Tokyo, Japan

Men's Pole VaultEdit

6 consecutive World ChampionshipsSergey Bubka

  • Streak started 1983 Helsinki, Finland
  • Streak ended 1999 Seville, Spain

16 consecutive Olympic titles — USA

  • Streak started 1896 Athens, Greece
  • Streak ended 1972 Munich, West Germany

Men's Cross CountryEdit

5 consecutive World Championships (tie)

Men's 110 Meter HurdlesEdit

9 consecutive Olympic titles — USA

  • Streak started 1932 Los Angeles, USA
  • Streak ended 1976 Montreal, Canada

Men's High JumpEdit

8 consecutive Olympic titles — USA

  • Streak started 1896 Athens, Greece
  • Streak ended 1932 Los Angeles, USA

Men's 4×100m RelayEdit

8 consecutive Olympic titles — USA

  • Streak started 1920 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Streak ended 1960 Rome, Italy

Men's 3000m SteeplechaseEdit

7 consecutive Olympic titles - Kenya

  • Streak started 1984 Los Angeles, USA

Women's high jumpEdit

140 to 150 competitions [3]Iolanda Balaş

  • Streak started December 1956
  • Streak ended June 1967

Note: this streak included 2 Olympic gold medals and 14 improvements of the world record.

Auto racingEdit

Formula OneEdit

7 wins — Michael Schumacher

  • Streak started May 30, 2004
  • Streak ended August 29, 2004

World Rally ChampionshipEdit

7 consecutive World ChampionshipsSébastien Loeb

  • Streak started 2004

NASCAR Cup SeriesEdit

10 wins — 1967 Richard Petty

Note: Many NASCAR Cup Series records are differentiated between pre-1972 and post-1972 records. Three major changes were made for that season:

  • The schedule was shortened from 48 to 31 races. (The Sprint Cup Series now has 36 races.)
  • All dirt track races were removed from the schedule; since then, almost all Cup Series races have been held on oval tracks, with the remainder on road courses.
  • A minimum race distance was established — originally 250 miles (402.3 km), later shortened to 300 km (186.4 miles).

Many NASCAR streaks came when the series had shorter races — some were under 100 miles. As a result, some NASCAR records are differentiated that way, similar to the NBA differentiating "fewest points" records with pre and post-1954 records, when the 24-second shot clock was introduced.

Post-1972

4 wins (tie) (length of shortest race, in miles, in brackets):

- 1976 Cale Yarborough (216.8)

- 1981 Darrell Waltrip (250)

- 1987 Dale Earnhardt (250)

- 1991 Harry Gant (250)

- 1992 Bill Elliott (300)

- 1993 Mark Martin (220.5)

- 1998 Jeff Gordon (220.5)

- 2007 Jimmie Johnson (263)

Note: In seven of the eight instances, at least one of the wins was in a 500-mile race. Mark Martin's 1993 streak ended at Darlington, where the Mountain Dew Southern 500 was stopped 16 laps early because of darkness.

BasketballEdit

OlympicsEdit

7 Consecutive Men's titles at Olympic Games — USA

  • Streak started 1936 Berlin, Germany
  • Streak ended 1972 Munich, West Germany

NBAEdit

33 games — 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers

College (USA)Edit

NCAA Women's Division I Edit

All games Edit

90 games — Connecticut

  • Streak started November 18, 2008 (defeated Georgia Tech 82–71)
  • Streak ended December 30, 2010 (defeated by Stanford 59-71)

Note: The Wayland Baptist University women's basketball team achieved a winning streak of 131 games which started November 7, 1953 and ended March 20, 1958 (ended by Nashville Business School 42-46). However, a national organizing structure for women's intercollegiate basketball did not exist until the AIAW was established in 1971; the NCAA did not begin organizing women's sports until 1981. Wayland Baptist instead played in competitions sponsored by the Amateur Athletic Union.[4]

Regular-season games only Edit

By NCAA convention, the "regular season" does not include games in conference tournaments or in any national postseason tournament.

71 games — Connecticut

  • Streak started February 9, 2008 (defeated Seton Hall 82-36)
  • Streak ended December 30, 2010 (defeated by Stanford 59-71)

NCAA Men's Division I Edit

All games Edit

88 games — UCLA

  • Streak started January 30, 1971 (defeated UC Santa Barbara 74-61) following 82-89 loss to Notre Dame, January 23, 1971
  • Streak ended January 19, 1974 (ended by Notre Dame 70–71)
Regular-season games only Edit

By NCAA convention, the "regular season" does not include games in conference tournaments or in any national postseason tournament.

74 games — UCLA

  • This streak was a subset of UCLA's overall winning streak of 88 games, with the same starting and ending date

An interesting streak is The University of North Carolina's home winning streak over Clemson University. Clemson is 0-55 in such games, never once beating the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. The streak started in 1926.

Bat-and-ball gamesEdit

BaseballEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

MenEdit

9 consecutive World Cup titles — Cuba

  • Streak started 1984 Havana, Cuba
  • Streak ended 2007 Taipei, Taiwan
WomenEdit

7 consecutive World Championships — USA

  • Streak started 1986 Auckland, New Zealand

Major League BaseballEdit

By a teamEdit

26 games — New York Giants

Note: The Giants tied the Pirates in the second game of a doubleheader 1-1 on September 18, 1916. Major League Baseball excludes all games which end in ties from their official statistics. The longest winning streak without ties in Major League Baseball is 21 games, achieved by the Chicago Cubs in 1935. The Oakland Athletics hold the American League record at 20 games, set in 2002.

By a pitcherEdit

24 consecutive winning decisionsCarl Hubbell, New York Giants

Note: Hubbell's streak was achieved in 27 games as he also pitched three no-decisions. In baseball, only losing decisions can end winning streaks by pitchers.

College (USA)Edit

NCAA Division IEdit

34 games (tie):

  • Texas
    • Streak started February 18, 1977 (defeated Texas Wesleyan 3-1)
    • Streak ended March 26, 1977 (defeated by Rice 3-4)
  • Florida Atlantic
    • Streak started February 19, 1999 (defeated Clemson 3-0)
    • Streak ended March 17, 1999 (defeated by Florida 9-4)
NCAA Division IIEdit

46 games — 2000 Savannah State University

NCAA Division IIIEdit

44 games — 2008 Trinity College (Connecticut)

NAIAEdit

41 games — 1990 Point Park College (Pittsburgh, PA)

CricketEdit

TestEdit

16 matches — Australia

Note: Australia equalled this record with another 16 wins in a row from December 2005 until January 2008.

ODIEdit

21 matches — Australia

World CupEdit

25 matches[5]Australia

Twenty20 InternationalEdit

8 matches - England

International Cricket (All Forms)Edit

20 matches (17 ODIs and 3 tests) - Australia[6]

Domestic or Club Twenty20Edit

25 matches - Sialkot Stallions (Pakistan)[7]

Combat sportsEdit

BoxingEdit

ProfessionalEdit

87 — Julio César Chávez (light welterweight)[8]

  • Streak started 5 February 1980 (defeated Andres Felix) (Chávez's first professional bout)
  • Streak ended 10 September 1993 (draw with Pernell Whitaker)

Note: After two more wins Chávez lost to Frankie Randall on 29 January 1994 to end an unbeaten streak of 90 matches.

Longest unbeaten streak [9]

103 — Jimmy Wilde (flyweight) [10]

  • Streak started 26 December 1910 (defeated Les Williams) (Wilde's first professional bout)
  • Streak ended 25 January 1915 (defeated by Tancy Lee)

Note: all fights were in the UK against boxers of the UK. The records for international fights are:

93 — Pedro Carrasco (lightweight)[11]

  • Streak started 22 April 1964 (defeated Giuliano Scatolini)
  • Streak ended 18 February 1972 (defeated by Mando Ramos)

91 — Sugar Ray Robinson (middleweight)[12]

OlympicsEdit

3 consecutive Olympic gold medals (tie)

  • László Papp
    • Streak started 1948 London, UK
    • Streak ended 1960 Rome, Italy
  • Teófilo Stevenson
    • Streak started 1972 Montreal, Canada
    • Streak ended 1984 Los Angeles, USA (boycotted by Cuba)
  • Félix Savón
    • Streak started 1992 Barcelona, Spain
    • Streak ended 2004, Athens, Greece

7 consecutive Olympic heavyweight titles — Cuba

  • Streak started 1972 Munich, West Germany
  • Streak ended 2008 Beijing, China

Note: excluding boycotted Los Angeles and Seoul Olympics

World ChampionshipEdit

6 consecutive heavyweight World ChampionshipsFélix Savón

  • Streak started 1986 Reno, USA
  • Streak ended 1999 Houston, USA

Note: winner of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals (1992–2000)

JudoEdit

6 consecutive titles at World ChampionshipsRyoko Tani

  • Streak started 1993 Hamilton, Canada
  • Streak ended 2005 Cairo, Egypt

Mixed Martial ArtsEdit

MenEdit

20 fights — Miguel Torres

  • Streak started March 27, 2000
  • Streak ended November 22, 2003

WomenEdit

22 fights — Megumi Fujii

  • Streak started August 9, 2004
  • Streak ended October 28, 2010, at Bellator 34

Longest unbeaten streak

32 fights (30 wins, 1 draw, 1 no contest) — Igor Vovchanchyn

  • Streak started January 23, 1996
  • Streak ended May 1, 2000

WrestlingEdit

OlympicsEdit

Men's FreestyleEdit

187 consecutive matches including 1964 Tokyo OlympicsOsamu Watanabe

Note: The only modern Olympian to go unbeaten throughout his entire career.

6 consecutive Men's heavyweight Olympic titles — USSR

  • Streak started 1964 Tokyo, Japan
  • Streak ended 1992 Barcelona, Spain

Note: excluding boycotted Los Angeles Olympics

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

13 years including 3 consecutive Olympics titles (1988–1996) — Alexander Karelin [2]

  • Streak started 1988
  • Streak ended 2000 Sydney, Australia — lost to Rulon Gardner

6 consecutive Men's heavyweight Olympic titles — USSR

  • Streak started 1972 Munich, West Germany
  • Streak ended 2000 Sydney, Australia

Note: excluding boycotted Los Angeles Olympics

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's FreestyleEdit

6 consecutive titles at World ChampionshipsSergey Beloglazov [3]

  • Streak started 1981 Skopje, Yugoslavia
  • Streak ended 1989 Martigny, Switzerland

19 consecutive team titles at World Championships — USSR

  • Streak started 1967 New Delhi, India
  • Streak ended 1993 Toronto, Canada
Men's Greco-RomanEdit

9 consecutive titles at World ChampionshipsAlexander Karelin

  • Streak started 1989 Martigny, Switzerland
  • Streak ended 2000 Retired after Sydney Olympics

Note: winner of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals (1988–1996)

21 consecutive team titles at World Championships — USSR and Russia

  • Streak started 1973 Tehran, Iran
  • Streak ended 2001 Patras, Greece
Women's FreestyleEdit

6 consecutive team titles at World Championships — Japan

  • Streak started 2002 Chalcis, Greece
  • Streak ended 2009 Herning, Denmark

College (USA)Edit

159 matches — Cael Sanderson, Iowa State

Note: never lost a single NCAA match in entire collegiate career (1998–2002)

High school (USA)Edit

459 consecutive matches — Brandon High School, Brandon, Florida[13][14]

  • Streak started January 28, 1974
  • Streak ended January 5, 2008

SumoEdit

69 matches — Futabayama Sadaji

  • Streak started January 7, 1936
  • Streak ended January 3, 1939 (ended by Akinoumi Setsuo)

CyclingEdit

WomenEdit

5 consecutive Women's sprint world championships - Félicia Ballanger

  • Streak started 1995 Bogotá, Colombia
  • Streak ended 2000 Manchester, United Kingdom

Note: winner of 3 Olympic gold medals in cycling

15 consecutive Women's sprint world championships - USSR

  • Streak started 1958 Paris, France
  • Streak ended 1973 San Sebastian, Spain

Equine sportsEdit

DressageEdit

7 consecutive Olympic Team titles — Germany

  • Streak started 1984 Los Angeles, USA

9 consecutive World Championships — Germany

  • Streak started 1974 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Streak ended 2010 Lexington, Kentucky

Horse racingEdit

By a racehorseEdit

56 races — Camarero[15]

  • Streak started April 19, 1953
  • Streak ended August 1, 1955

By a jockeyEdit

12 races — Gordon Richards

  • Streak started October 3, 1933
  • Streak ended October 5, 1933

FootballEdit

Association footballEdit

InternationalEdit

19 FIFA World Cup appearances — Brazil

  • Streak started 1930, Uruguay (Inaugural World Cup)

Note: Brazil is the only national football team to have played in every World Cup.[4]

15 consecutive FIFA World Cup second round qualifications — Germany

  • Streak started 1954, Switzerland


15 games — Spain[16]

  • Streak started June 26, 2008 (defeated Russia, 3-0)
  • Streak ended June 24, 2009 (ended by United States, 0-2)

Note: Spain (7 Feb 2007 - 24 Jun 2009) also shares with Brazil (16 Dec 1993 - 21 Jan 1996) the unbeaten record of 35 games. Brazil's loss at the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup was by the under-23 (Olympic) team, but is officially counted as a loss of the national team.[17] Otherwise the Brazil national team wouldn't lose until 30 May 1997 (2:4 vs Norway), thus extending it to 45 games.

National leaguesEdit

Uruguayan LeagueEdit

32 games — 1940-1942 Nacional

Portuguese LigaEdit

29 games — 1971-1973 S.L. Benfica[18]

A-LeagueEdit

28 games — 2010- present Brisbane Roar

Croatian LeagueEdit

28 games — 2007-2008 Dinamo Zagreb[18]

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

25 games — 2003-2004 Celtic F.C.[18]

Copa do Brasil-Campeonato ParanaenseEdit

24 games — 2011-still running Coritiba Foot Ball Club

EredivisieEdit

22 games — 1987-1988 PSV Eindhoven[18]

Serie AEdit

17 games — 2006-2007 F.C. Internazionale Milano[18]

La LigaEdit

16 games — 2010-2011 F.C. Barcelona [19]

Fußball-BundesligaEdit

15 games — 2005-2006 Bayern Munich[18]

Premier LeagueEdit

14 games — Arsenal F.C.[18]

  • Streak started February 10, 2002
  • Streak ended August 18, 2002
Major League SoccerEdit

15 games — Los Angeles Galaxy[20]

  • Streak started September 7, 1997
  • Streak ended May 17, 1998

Note: This streak was achieved when MLS used a shootout rule to eliminate tie games. Only one of those wins was achieved through a shootout. After the 1999 season, MLS abolished the shootout in favor of the international model of letting regular-season ties stand.

Australian rules footballEdit

Australian Football LeagueEdit

23 wins — 1952-53 Geelong Cats

Gridiron footballEdit

American footballEdit

National Football LeagueEdit

Consecutive Games Won (Regular Season and Playoffs)

21 games — New England Patriots

Consecutive Regular Season Games Won

23 games — Indianapolis Colts

United Football LeagueEdit

Consecutive Regular Season Games Won

6 games - Florida Tuskers

College footballEdit

NCAA Division I

47 games — Oklahoma Sooners

  • Streak started October 10, 1953 (defeated Texas, 19-14)
  • Streak ended November 16, 1957 (ended by Notre Dame, 0-7)

Longest unbeaten streak

63 games (59-0-4) — Washington Huskies

  • Streak started November 28, 1907 (tied Idaho, 0-0)[21]
  • Streak ended November 3, 1917 (ended by California, 0-27)

NCAA Division II

40 games — Grand Valley State Lakers

Note: This streak includes playoff games.

NCAA Division III

55 games — Mount Union Purple Raiders

  • Streak started September 2, 2000 (defeated Allegheny, 48-21)
  • Streak ended December 20, 2003 (defeated by St. John's (MN), 6-24)

Note: This streak includes playoff games. Mount Union also holds the record for most consecutive regular season victories, winning 110 games between 1994-2005.

Arena footballEdit

AF2Edit

24 wins — Quad City Steamwheelers

American Indoor Football AssociationEdit

Consecutive Games Won (Regular Season and Playoffs) 16 wins — Baltimore Mariners

Consecutive Regular Season Games Won 15 wins — Baltimore Mariners

  • Streak started June 27, 2009 (defeated D.C. Armor, 70-22)
United Indoor FootballEdit

40 games — Sioux Falls Storm

  • Streak started July, 2005
  • Streak ended March 29, 2008 (ended by Omaha Beef, 18-34)

Canadian footballEdit

Canadian Football LeagueEdit

22 games — Calgary Stampeders

  • Streak started August 25, 1948
  • Streak ended October 22, 1949

Note: The streak only includes the regular season. It was also achieved back when the Stampeders played in the Western Interprovincial Football Union, which later became the Canadian Football League West Division. The CFL was not formally founded until 1958, although the records of the WIFU and the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union in Eastern Canada (forerunner to the Canadian Football League East Division) were incorporated into the league.

Canadian Interuniversity Sport footballEdit

19 games — Laval Rouge et Or[22]

Note: The streak also includes playoff games.

Rugby unionEdit

Test matchesEdit

All nations

18 matches — Lithuania[23]

  • Streak began on May 27, 2006 with a 23–17 away win over Hungary.
  • Streak ended on May 8, 2010 with a 27–16 loss to Ukraine in Šiauliai.
"Tier 1" nations

17 matches (tie)

Rugby leagueEdit

NRL - Canterbury Bulldogs (17) - Round 3 to Round 21 2002

  • However it was found that the Bulldogs had breached the NRL salary cap and they were subsequently stripped of all competition points resulting from this streak, resulting in the New Zealand Warriors being awarded the Minor Premiership in their stead.

GolfEdit

Men's Major ChampionshipsEdit

4 consecutive wins - Tiger Woods

  • Streak started 2000 U.S. Open
  • Streak ended 2001 Masters

In 1930, Bobby Jones won the 4 major championships that he, as an amateur, was eligible to enter - the U.S. Open, the Open Championship, the British Amateur Championship and the U.S. Amateur Championship.

PGA TourEdit

11 wins — 1945 Byron Nelson

LPGA TourEdit

5 wins (tie):

1978 — Nancy Lopez

2004-2005 — Annika Sörenstam

GymnasticsEdit

WomenEdit

10 consecutive Women's Team all-around titles at Olympic Games — USSR and Unified Team

  • Streak started 1952 Helsinki, Finland
  • Streak ended 1996 Atlanta, USA

Note: excluding boycotted Los Angeles Olympics

HockeyEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

9 consecutive World Championships — USSR

  • Streak started 1963 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Streak ended 1972 Prague, Czechoslovakia

National Hockey LeagueEdit

Longest Winning Streak by a Team

17 games — Pittsburgh Penguins

Note: Pittsburgh tied New Jersey 6-6 on April 10, 1993 to end the regular season. They won an additional three games to start the 1993 playoffs before losing for the first time in 21 games on April 25, 1993 to New Jersey, 1-4.

Longest Unbeaten Streak by a Team

35 Games — Philadelphia Flyers

Note: The 35 game stretch includes 10 ties.

Longest Winning Streak By a Goaltender

17 games — 1975-1976 Gilles Gilbert, Boston Bruins

Canadian Hockey LeagueEdit

25 games — 1984 Kitchener Rangers[24]

Note: The London Knights hold the CHL record for the longest unbeaten streak with 31 games in 2004. During that streak, the Knights compiled a record of 29-0-2-0.[25]

American Hockey LeagueEdit

18 games — Syracuse Crunch[26]

  • Streak started Mar. 9, 2008
  • Streak ended Oct. 17, 2008

Note: The longest winning streak in one season was achieved by the Philadelphia Phantoms with 17 games between Oct. 22, 2004 and Nov. 27, 2004.

Federal Hockey LeagueEdit

21 games — New York Aviators

Austrian Hockey LeagueEdit

17 games — EC KAC[27]

  • Streak started Oct. 8, 2010
  • Streak ended Dec. 10, 2010

Elite Ice Hockey LeagueEdit

22 games — Cardiff Devils

LacrosseEdit

National Lacrosse LeagueEdit

22 games — Buffalo Bandits

  • Streak started Feb. 8, 1992
  • Streak ended Feb. 5, 1994

Men's Collegiate Lacrosse AssociationEdit

33 games-- Sonoma State University

  • Streak started February 2002
  • Streak ended April 2003

Boy's High School LacrosseEdit

68 games-- Summit High School, Summit, NJ

  • Streak started April 2009

Mind sportsEdit

ChessEdit

25 games — 1873-1882 Wilhelm Steinitz

Racquet sportsEdit

BadmintonEdit

Women's SinglesEdit

7 consecutive titles at World Championships — China

  • Streak started 2001 Seville, Spain

Women's DoublesEdit

9 consecutive titles at World Championships — China

  • Streak started 1997 Glasgow, United Kingdom

5 consecutive titles at Olympic Games — China

  • Streak started 1996 Atlanta, USA

Men's TeamEdit

5 consecutive titles at the World Team Championships — Indonesia

  • Streak started 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Streak ended 2004 Jakarta, Indonesia

Women's TeamEdit

6 consecutive titles at the World Team Championships — China

  • Streak started 1998 Hong Kong, China
  • Streak ended 2010 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SquashEdit

555 matches — Jahangir Khan

Note: This is the longest winning streak in sports history (in number of wins).

NB: Heather McKay (Australia) may hold a claim to having the longest winning streak as she went unbeaten for 19 years (1962–1981)

Table TennisEdit

Men's DoublesEdit

10 consecutive titles at World Championships — China

  • Streak started 1993 Gothenburg, Sweden

5 consecutive titles at Olympics Games — China

  • Streak started 1988 Seoul, South Korea (Inaugural Competition)

Notes: The doubles events were replaced by team events in 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Women's SinglesEdit

6 consecutive titles at World ChampionshipsAngelica Rozeanu [5]

  • Streak started 1950 Budapest, Hungary
  • Streak ended 1956 Tokyo, Japan

6 consecutive titles at Olympics Games — China

  • Streak started 1988 Seoul, South Korea (Inaugural Competition)

9 consecutive titles at World Championships — China

  • Streak started 1995, Tianjin, China

Women's DoublesEdit

6 consecutive titles at World ChampionshipsMária Mednyánszky and Anna Sipos

  • Streak started 1930 Berlin, Germany
  • Streak ended 1936 Prague, Czechoslovakia

12 consecutive titles at World Championships — China

  • Streak started 1989, Dortmund, Germany

5 consecutive titles at Olympics Games — China

  • Streak started 1988 Seoul, South Korea (Inaugural Competition)

Notes: The doubles events were replaced by team events in 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Women's TeamEdit

8 consecutive titles at World Championships — China

  • Streak started 1993 Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Streak ended 2010 Moscow, Russia

Mixed DoublesEdit

11 consecutive titles at World Championships — China

  • Streak started 1991 Chiba City, Japan

TennisEdit

ProfessionalEdit

MenEdit

46 matches — Guillermo Vilas (Open era record)[28]

Note: Open era winning streaks on different playing surfaces are also recognized. Roger Federer holds the record for the longest winning streak on grass courts (65 matches) and hard courts (56 matches), Rafael Nadal holds the record for the longest winning streak on clay courts (81 matches), while Ivan Lendl holds the record for the longest winning streak on indoor courts (66 matches). Vilas won his 46 consecutive matches all on clay courts.[28] Also, John McEnroe has the record for best start to a year, going 42-0 in 1984. Novak Djokovic had 43-match winning streak until his loss to Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the 2011 French Open, a streak that included a 41-0 start to 2011.

WomenEdit

74 matchesMartina Navratilova

Note: Chris Evert currently holds the record for the longest winning streak on clay courts (125 matches), that is also the longest winning streak on single surface (male or female).

10 consecutive US Open women's doubles titlesMargaret Osborne duPont

  • Streak started 1941
  • Streak ended 1951
WheelchairEdit

418 matches — Esther Vergeer

  • Streak started January 30, 2003

College (USA)Edit

NCAA Men's TeamEdit

137 Matches — University of Miami

  • Streak started 1957 after loss to Presbyterian, March 23, 1957
  • Streak ended April 3,1964 with 5-4 loss to Princeton

(Note: Miami had won 72 consecutive matches prior to the streak...and had a 59 match streak before that...meaning Miami won 268 of 270 matches over a 15-year period...1949-1964)

NCAA Women's TeamEdit

89 Matches — Stanford University

  • Streak started 2003
  • Streak ended 2007

RowingEdit

Men's EightsEdit

8 consecutive titles at Olympic Games — USA

  • Streak started 1920 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Streak ended 1960 Rome, Italy

SailingEdit

America's CupEdit

25 Cups — United States

  • Streak started 1851 (inaugural race), beating England
  • Streak ended 1983 (beaten by Australia II from Australia).

Note: With 132 years, this is the longest winning streak (in years) in sports history.

OlympicsEdit

4 consecutive Olympic titles — Paul Elvstrøm

  • Streak started 1948 London, Britain
  • Streak ended 1964 Tokyo, Japan

VolleyballEdit

Beach volleyballEdit

112 match wins, 19 tournament wins — Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, United States

  • Streak started August 24, 2007 (defeated Ania Ruiz and Yarleen Santiago; 21-11, 21-9)
  • Streak ended August 31, 2008 (ended by Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh; 19-21, 21-10, 23-25)

College Volleyball (USA)Edit

Division IEdit

109 matches — Penn State women's volleyball

Note: winner of 4 consecutive NCAA championships (2007–2010)

Division IIEdit

75 matches - Concordia University, Saint Paul women's volleyball

Note: winner of 4 consecutive NCAA championships (2007–2010)

WeightliftingEdit

OlympicsEdit

3 consecutive Olympic gold medals (tie)

  • Naim Süleymanoğlu
    • Streak started 1988 Seoul, South Korea
    • Streak ended 2000 Sydney, Australia
  • Pyrros Dimas
    • Streak started 1992 Barcelona, Spain
    • Streak ended 2004 Athens, Greece
  • Halil Mutlu
    • Streak started 1996 Atlanta, USA
    • Streak ended 2008 Beijing, China

7 consecutive heavyweight Olympic titles — USSR

  • Streak started 1960 Rome, Italy
  • Streak ended 1992 Barcelona, Spain

Note: excluding boycotted Los Angeles Olympics

6 consecutive super heavyweight Olympic titles — USSR

  • Streak started 1972 Munich, West Germany (Inaugural Competition)
  • Streak ended 2000 Sydney, Australia

Note: excluding boycotted Los Angeles Olympics

World ChampionshipsEdit

8 consecutive titles at World ChampionshipsVasiliy Alekseyev

  • Streak started 1970 Columbus, USA
  • Streak ended 1978 Gettysburg, USA

Winter SportsEdit

BiathlonEdit

8 consecutive women's relay World Championships — USSR

  • Streak started 1984 Chamonix, France
  • Streak ended 1993 Borovets, Bulgaria

Figure skatingEdit

3 consecutive Olympic gold medals (tie)

  • Sonja Henie
    • Streak started 1928 St. Moritz, Switzerland
    • Streak ended 1948 St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Irina Rodnina
    • Streak started 1972 Sapporo, Japan
    • Streak ended 1984 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Gillis Grafström
    • Streak started 1920 Antwerp, Belgium
    • Streak ended 1932 Lake Placid, USA

LadiesEdit

10 consecutive titles (1927–1936) at World Figure Skating ChampionshipsSonja Henie

PairsEdit

10 consecutive titles at World Figure Skating ChampionshipsIrina Rodnina

Note: winner of three consecutive Olympic titles from 1972 to 1980

10 consecutive titles at European Figure Skating ChampionshipsIrina Rodnina

12 consecutive Olympic titles — USSR, Unified Team and Russia

Note: this streak includes a win reduced to a draw after the 2002 Olympics.

14 consecutive titles at World Figure Skating Championships — USSR

  • Streak started 1965 Colorado Springs, USA
  • Streak ended 1979 Vienna, Austria

17 consecutive titles at European Figure Skating Championships — USSR

  • Streak started 1965 Moscow, USSR
  • Streak ended 1982 Lyon, France

LugeEdit

105 consecutive women's World Cup races — Germany [9]

  • Streak started December 6, 1997 — Barbara Niedernhuber at Igls
  • Streak ended February 12, 2011 - Alex Gough at Paramonowo

11 consecutive women's singles World Championships — Germany

  • Streak started 1995 Lillehammer, Norway
  • Streak ended 2009 Lake Placid, USA

8 consecutive mixed team relay World Championships — Germany

  • Streak started 2000 St. Moritz, Switzerland

Speed skatingEdit

Long trackEdit

53 consecutive 5000 m races — Hjallis Andersen [10]

  • Streak started 19 March 1949 Tromsø, Norway
  • Streak ended 2 January 1954 Bislett Stadion in Oslo, Norway (fall)

12 consecutive 10000m World Championships — Netherlands

  • Streak started 1996 Hamar, Norway

9 consecutive men's allaround World Championships — Netherlands

  • Streak started 1995 Baselga di Pinè, Italy
  • Streak ended 2004 Hamar, Norway

15 consecutive women's allaround World Championships — USSR

  • Streak started 1952 Kokkola, Finland
  • Streak ended 1967 Deventer, Netherlands

Short trackEdit

83 consecutive world cup, world championship, and Olympic 500 m races — Wang Meng [11]

  • Streak started September 30, 2005 Hangzhou, China
  • Streak ended February 8, 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria (fall in semifinals)

Note: Wang Meng also has a current winning streak of six 500 m Short Track Speed Skating World Cups (2005–2010)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00016079.html
  3. The estimate ranges from 140 (Guinness Book of records before 1990) to 150 (same publication after that). She herself mentions a 142 competition streak.
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  9. Historic boxing statistics at theboxinghistorian.com
  10. Jimmy Wilde's record at BoxRec.com
  11. Pedro Carrasco's record at BoxRec.com
  12. Sugar Ray Robinson's record at BoxRec.com
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  25. http://www.chl.ca/chlrecordBook.php?award=22
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  28. 28.0 28.1 Guillermo Vilas 1977 playing activity at atpworldtour.com
  29. Associated Press (2010-09-11). "Penn State's win streak ends at 109". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=5562162. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
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