50+ Historic Sporting Records

FAQ

What is the top unbreakable record in sport?

There are several records on this list that will probably never be broken, including Don Bradman’s test batting average of 99.94 and Cal “Iron Man” Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 consecutive games of baseball. But if we had to put money on it, we’d say there will never be a tennis match longer than John Isner’s 11-hour victory over Nicolas Mahut. Why? Because the rules have now changed to introduce tie-breaks to the fifth set of Grand Slam matches.

What does record mean in sport?

A record is the best ever result in any certain field within a sport. Players who manage to beat the record set a new bar for what is physically possible. 

Who holds the most world records in sports?

Ukrainian Pole vaulter Sergei Bubka holds the record for holding the most world records in sports. This was achieved because he successively broke his own record a total of 35 times. He is also the first pole vaulter to clear 6.0 metres and 6.10 metres.

What sports records will never be broken?

Nolan Ryan’s seven no-hitters is probably among the hardest sporting records to beat. There are entire major league baseball teams that haven’t thrown a no-hitter in the past three decades, so someone single-handedly managing a total of eight in their career seems like a stretch too far.