Talk:Winning streak (sports)

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I would contend the statement that a winning streak must have a minimum of two games. In any conventional sports standings, the streak column includes winning (and losing) streaks of one game, and the notion is not unheard of in sports discussion.Glork00 (talk) 01:16, 20 August 2009 (UTC)


The Pats' winning streak, according to the NFL, is 19 games, and is still active. I have corrected the page to reflect that fact. Samer (talk) 13:07, 4 August 2008 (UTC)


can we remove Bill Goldberg's "record"???? it isn't a competitive endeavour in that sense. Vince McMahon could read this article tomorrow and "manufacture" a longer streak... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:00, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Does a "No Contest" end a winning streak?[edit]

Does a "No Contest", in boxing or MMA, end a winning streak? In the introduction, it is explained why a tie ends a winning streak. But a "No Contest" is not a tie and has no effect on a fighter's standing within the sport. So it's almost as if the fight never happened. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevanchez (talkcontribs) 02:58, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

The Undertaker Streak[edit]

I know, is show, but still is remarkable, i think it should be noted in the article, I mean.... 19 - 0!!!!!!. Zidane tribal (talk) 05:16, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Novak Djokovic Streak[edit]

I'm getting tired of undoing edits to this. Two of Djokovic streak's matches were in the 2010 Davis Cup final, hence he has a streak of 42 matches but he's only 40-0 in 2011. Can't we lock this somehow? Aerthis (talk) 15:35, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Heather McKay[edit]

I've tried to find stats for Heather McKay but failed to find any more information on the web than the usual "19 years without defeat in squash at the highest level, 1962 to 1981" and "lost only two games in her entire career (in 1960 and 1962), winning 16 consecutive British Opens and 14 Australian". Even if she played only 8-10 tournaments a year [1], this ought to add up to a Khan-threatening string; she needed to play only 555/19 = 29 matches per year to do that. Someone must have kept track. Do any of our Australian co-editors have access to this information? Afasmit (talk) 08:10, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

No mention of gambling[edit]

The description in the disambiguation for this page and for "Streak" say it is a term used for a series of consecutive wins in sport or gambling, but there is no mention of gambling in the article. Can this be fixed one way or the other, by removing the mention of gambling, or adding a section for it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:43, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Joe DiMaggio Hitting Streak[edit]

Why is this streak included on this page? This page is for winning streaks, not hitting streaks. I believe it should be removed from this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:48, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Too inclusive?[edit]

Perhaps we should limit the streaks a bit; remarkable ones are now lost in a sea of the truly mundane. How about limiting consecutive gold medals or titles by countries to really outstanding ones. 16 consecutive Olympic titles by the US in the pole vault is noteworthy, 3 consecutive world titles in any swimming event by different swimmers from the US is not. Afasmit (talk) 18:01, 12 March 2014 (UTC)


I cannot find a section on wrestling, specifically, amateur (high school, college, Olympic, etc.). I did see a section in "Talk" about professional wrestling, but could not even find that one in the text. Could someone please add a section on wrestling? (talk) 13:50, 5 December 2014 (UTC)jhartley

It's there, under "combat sports", sections 10.4 and 10.5. Afasmit (talk) 19:05, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

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Split proposed[edit]

In a nutshell, sections that includes the Olympic Games section deserves a list of it's own section as this list is already overcrowded and becoming unweidly. Donnie Park (talk) 09:15, 11 August 2016 (UTC)


  1. Individual wins in team games. Player A plays for team B for two games. They win both. He is then rested for a game, which they lose, and then plays two more, which they win. Does Player A have a winning streak of 4?
  2. Does a streak have to be for all games? If a football team wins 4 games in the Premier League, is that a streak if they lost an FA Cup game in the middle of them?
  3. Do we have a reference to back up the idea that a sequence of wins in a specific competition (e.g. Olympics) is a streak if the players loses games between Olympics?

DJ Clayworth (talk) 21:29, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Strip out unreferenced claims[edit]

This article has a huge number of unreferenced claims. It's also very long. I propose that we simply strip out all claims that do not have a reference. Any that people have a reference for can be added back. DJ Clayworth (talk) 14:18, 17 June 2017 (UTC)