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Questions tagged [records]

Questions about records, or statistics deemed best in a specific sport and/or event. This tag should be combined with a tag for the specific sport in which the record lies.

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Can an athlete with double nationality beat two country records at the same time?

There is a tweet about the recent European Athletics Championship in Berlin, 2018: U20 World Record Swedish National Record American Record #2 World Outdoor Mark All-Time #4 World Indoor/...
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Lowest ball possession in the final match of the World Cup

In the final match of the World Cup 2018 against Croatia, France won having 39% of possession of the ball (34% or even 32% according to other sources). In contrast, possession of the winner of other ...
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Longest uninterrupted session in a single football game

What is the longest duration over which a football game ran in which there was no foul or ball going out of court? Basically game went on without any interruptions. Which game and how long was the ...
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Most 5 set matches won in a row

Alexander Zeverev won 3 consecutive 5 set matches in 2018 Roland Garros before losing to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals. What is the record for most consecutive 5 set match wins in the history of ...
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Quickest goal scored in each World Cup edition

I'm looking for the following statistic, if available: Quickest goal scored in any match throughout the tournament in each edition of the World Cup. For example, for the 2014 World Cup, Clint ...
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How many 147 were made in a decider frame

I am curious to know how many times maximum breaks were scored in a decider frame. I remember one from Ronnie but don't remember the opponent. Were there any more records like this?
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Record of consecutive sets won

Rafael Nadal, recently won his 50th consecutive set on Clay in his match against Diego Schwartzman in 2018. This apparently moved him in front of John McEnroe who won 49 consecutive sets on carpet in ...
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Which team has scored the most goals during a single whole UEFA Champions League season?

Which team has scored the most goals during a single whole UEFA Champions League season, including their games in the group stage and any knockout matches they played?
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Which is the most frequently played match in football European Cups?

According to this source Juventus and Real Madrid have played 19 times in the past. In quarter-finals of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League they will play two more times for a total of 21. So, What is ...
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Most runners under 10s in a single 100m race?

What is the greatest number of runners ever to have gone below 10s in a single 100m race? Has there ever been an instance of all runners getting below 10s? Just found that at the 2012 Olympics it ...
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What is the record for combined (Test, ODI & T20) most player of the series award?

Which are the players who won most Man of the Series awards in international cricket including Test, ODI & T20.
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What is the record for the most number of runouts in a Test match?

In the 2nd India vs South Africa Test, 2018, there were 5 runouts, is this the record or close to it?
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What is the maximum advantage from first to last qualified in a FIS slalom first half?

What is the maximum delay with a skier is qualified for the second half in a slalom race? Today (2018 Jan 3rd) at Zagreb ladies Slalom Mikaela Shiffrin is leading 4"61 on the last qualified (Moellg ...
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Highest test innings one batsman scoring most of the runs

I haven't been able to find this record by searching. Obviously England's first innings in the current Ashes test is unusual, with Cook scoring 244, and the other 10 Englishmen scoring only 235 (12 ...
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What is the NFL record for starting field position by kick returner

Can anyone find the NFL record for starting field position attributed to the primary kick returner? I've looked through several websites listing NFL records, to no avail. Specifically looking for ...
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Most final appearances without winning a title in one season

Carsten Ramelow, Bernd Schneider and Oliver Neuville lost three finals in 2002: DFB Pokal (2-4 to Schalke 04, with Leverkusen) Champions League (1-2 to Real Madrid, with Leverkusen) FIFA World Cup (0-...
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Which team has scored the most goals during the group stage of a single UEFA Champions League?

PSG just finished first of Group B in the UEFA Champions League Group stage. PSG scored 25 times during the six games, finishing with an average goalscoring rate of 4.1666 per match. Is this the ...
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How would one go faster in Karting when they already hold the record?

I do go karting as an hobby and I currently hold the track record at my local circuit. The average driver completes it in 37 to 38 seconds and my record is 33.13 seconds. The karts do a maximum of ...
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Double-double and triple-double with at least 40 points

Although a double-double is not a rare achievement in the NBA, it would be nice to know how rare it is that someone had a double-double and scored at least 40 points. I would like to know how often ...
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What is the record for winning a Formula 1 race by leading least number of laps?

What is the record for winning a Formula 1 race by a driver who has lead the least number of laps in that race? For example: if one driver has been in position 1 for the entire race but on the last ...
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Which team has the longest time not winning the top flight league championship?

September 6, 2017, marks 10,000 days since Liverpool FC won the First Division championship. Of course I know they're not the record breaker but I'd like to know, Which team has the longest time not ...
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Most love serve games

What is the record for the most love serve games in a tennis match for men and women? In tennis the word love is used to represent 0 points in a game. So by love serve game, I mean a server game won ...
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Longest participation streak in European football competitions

What is the European football team that has the longest consecutive participation streak in the following UEFA club competitions: UEFA Champions League (Previously called the European Cup) UEFA ...
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How many times an MLB team has won a game with no hits?

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates tied 0-0 at the end of the 9th inning on August 23rd 2017. With one out and a runner on the second base, the pirates had a chance to win the game with no ...
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Highest goal-difference for non-title winning side in top 5 European leagues?

Tottenham Hotspur's goal difference of +60 in 2016/17 season is the highest in Premier League history for a non-title winning side. Opta Stats What is the highest goal difference for non-title ...
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Record for player hitting the woodwork most number of times in a season in top European leagues?

Robin van Persie hitting the woodwork 10 times in a Premier League 2011/12 is the biggest one that I have found so far for Premier League. Is this the record for Premier League, and what is the record ...
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Which team got the highest possession but still lost the match?

In the second round of 2017/18 Premier League season, Arsenal lost to Stoke City despite of having 77% possession. Does it set the record for the highest possession team losing the match? If not, ...
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What's the longest streak of games with homeruns for a batter?

On August 15 2017 Giancarlo Stanton hit a homerun for a 6th straight games. This has made me to know the followings What is the longest number of consecutive games for a player with homeruns? What is ...
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What is the most goals conceded by previous year champions in new season 1st game in top 5 European league?

Chelsea have conceded 3 goals against Burnley in new season first game of English Premier League 2017/18 being champion of previous year. Is this the most for a previous year champion in top 5 ...
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Longest time between ATP or WTA #1?

What is the longest time from the first to the last time that a player was ranked number 1 of the ATP/WTA rankings?
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Has there ever been a football player who held the title of “most goals in one season in history” in two different countries?

One of my favourite football players, Eran Zahavi, broke the record for most goals in one season in Israel two years ago. He's currently well on his way to break the same record in China - the most ...
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Which tennis number one played the fewest tournaments in a year?

Roger Federer is currently number 3 in the world with only 7 tournaments played this year, but is it possible for him to return to number 1 in the world in the ATP rankings this year. What is the ...
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Shortest time between grand slam walk offs

Steve Pearce of Toronto Blue Jays hit game winning grand slam walk offs on July 27th and 30th 2017 against Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels respectively. With a 3 days span between Pearce's ...
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Which football matches had the highest combined number of goals?

I would like to know football match with highest number goals scored for both teams combined in both international football, and the top European leagues like the English Premier League, La Liga etc.
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How many MLB players have hit 4 or more Home Runs in a game?

On June 6th, 2017 Scooter Gennett hit 4 Home Runs to become the first Cincinnati Red ever to do so. Who are the other people who have hit at least 4 HRs in a single name? Please provide name and the ...
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What is the longest duration a team didn't register a shot on goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't have a shot on goal for about 37 minutes in game 1 of 2016-17 Stanley Cup finals. Although they fired a number of shots, they all either went wide or got blocked, and ...
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Most first class century in cricket? [closed]

Which batsman has scored most first class century in history of cricket?
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Why was Eliud Kipchoge's time from Nike's Breaking2 not a world record?

This is similar to Why was the marathon World Record not 2:03:02 in 2011? but the circumstances are different. In 2017 Nike launched an effort to run a sub-2-hour marathon, which they billed ...
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10 title at Montecarlo for Nadal is a record?

Nadal has won his 10th title on clay of Montecarlo, is this a record for winning of a single tennis tournament? I would like to consider only ATP/WTA tournaments from the Open Era that begins in 1968,...
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How many NBA teams have won a playoff game starting 2 or more rookies?

After the Bucks win on Saturday, starting Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon, I am wondering if another team in NBA history has ever won a playoff game starting 2+ rookie players.
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What is the most number of times two teams met in a season?

Inspired by this question, what is the record for the maximum number of times two teams have actually faced off in one season? Since league formats vary across countries and continents, I have ...
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Greatest comeback in 2nd leg match

In sports (particularly football), the knockout stage has a contest between two teams which comprises two matches or "legs", with each team as the home team in one leg. The winning team is usually ...
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If a swimmer breaks a record in a medley event, does the record count towards the individual event or the medley event?

If a swimmer breaks, for instance, the 100-meter free stroke record in a medley event does that record count towards the hundred meters discipline or are those records held apart?
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Is Roger Federer's 65 consecutive Grand Slams a record?

In 2016, Roger Federer missed a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, the French Open. This was the first Grand Slam he had not competed in since the since 2000 Australian Open, i.e. 65 ...
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The longest pause between two titles for main US sports?

Chicago victory after 108 years (1908 to 2016) is the longest pause between two titles considering the major American sportleagues (NBA-NFL-NHL-MLB)?
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Who was the youngest winner of Gagarin Cup?

Gagarin Cup is the name for KHL playoffs. (KHL is widely considered the second best ice hockey league in the world, after NHL.) In the last season, 20-years old Ilya Sorokin and 19 years old Ilya ...
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Fastest opening goal of a FIFA World Cup

What was the fastest opening goal of a FIFA World Cup? This is not the fastest opening goal in a single match across tournaments, but fastest goal(the first goal of that particular World edition) of ...
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Is there a stat or resource that tracks series-wins in MLB?

Major League Baseball could obviously never have a team go undefeated (actually, I found out it did happen in 1869, so from now on let's just go with the live-ball era forward) because of the large ...
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What is the highest percentage of gold medals by nation for a speciality?

I think about men basketball where in 15/18 editions the gold medal was taken by the USA team. Is this 83% (=15/18) the higher percentage of gold medal won by the same country for a single Olympic ...
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Is it true that a sprinter ran the 100m in 21.73 seconds in a World Championship?

In many websites (especially in Spanish), it is mentioned that the worst performance in Men's 100m is that of Kim Collins, 21.73 seconds at Athens World Championship in 1997. To make things more ...