What is the longest-standing individual world record in athletics?

What is the longest-standing individual world record in athletics? The longest-standing individual world record in athletics is the 1:53.28 for the women’s 800 metres set by Czech athlete Jarmila Kratochvílová in Munich, Germany on July 26, 1983. At the age of 32, Kratochvílová improved on the previous record of 1:53.43 set by Nadyezhda Olizaryenko of the Soviet Union during the Summer Olympics in Moscow three years earlier. Interestingly, prior to July 26, 1983, the world record for the women’s 800 metres had been broken 23 times since World War II but, at the time of writing, has now stood for over 37 years; according to Svetlana Masterkova, who won the gold medal in the women’s 800 metres at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996 in a time of 1:57.73, the record ‘will last for 100 years’.

Kratochvílová attracted worldwide attention because of her emergence from mediocrity at an age when most track and field athletes would be considering retirement and her unusually broad-shouldered, flat-chested, ‘masculine’ physique. She never failed a drug test, but competed in an era when state-sponsored doping was rife in Warsaw Pact countries, including Czechoslovakia, so her record, was, is and probably always will be treated with suspicion. Indeed, in 2017, European Athletics proposed that all athletics world records set before 2005, including those never subject suspicion, be expunged to remove any lingering doubts about doping scandals.

Who Holds The Most Impressive NFL Records?

Who Holds The Most Impressive NFL Records? The world’s greatest football players set eye-catching new records each season as they bid for glory in the NFL. However, some records are so emphatic that they may never be broken. We have rounded up some of the most impressive records that players and teams have set over the past 100 years:

Most Consecutive Starts – Brett Favre (297)

The legendary quarterback was a model of consistency in the NFL and his stellar career was rarely blighted by injuries. Favre hit headlines when he broke Jon Jaworski’s NFL record of 116 consecutive appearances, but he was only just getting started. He ended up featuring in 297 games in a row, and 321 if you include playoffs. Favre also broke Dan Marino’s record for touchdown passes, but Peyton Manning eventually surpassed him on that front.

Most Receptions – Jerry Rice (1,549)

Rice holds every important receiving record imaginable, including most receptions, most receiving yards (22,895), most receiving touchdowns (119), most consecutive one-plus pass receptions (274), most five-plus reception games and most 1,000-yard receiving seasons (14). He also holds the record for the most overall touchdowns (208) and most career yards from scrimmage (23,540).

Best Regular Season Record – New England Patriots (16-0)

The Pats put together a perfect 16-0 season in 2007, but still ended up losing the Super Bowl to Eli Manning’s New York Giants. The only other team with a perfect season was of course the Miami Dolphins of 1972, and they did win the Super Bowl. Can any other team enjoy an unbeaten regular season in the 16-game era? The Chiefs are Super Bowl favorites in the NFL betting, but it is hard to imagine them winning every game next season.

Most Sacks in a Game – Derrick Thomas (7.0)

Dave Krieg could be forgiven for shuddering whenever he hears the name Derrick Thomas. The Seattle Seahawks QB was on the end of a record-breaking beatdown from Thomas, who sacked him seven times in a single game in 1990. No player has achieved more than 5.5 sacks in a game since then.

Most Interceptions in a Game – Jim Hardy (8)

The opening game of the 1950 season was one to forget for the Cardinals QB, who threw a record-breaking eight interceptions against the defending NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Most Receptions in a Season – Michael Thomas (149)

Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin Harrison blazed a trail of destruction across the NFL when he made an astonishing 143 receptions in 2002. That left him 31 catches clear of his closest competitor, Hines Ward. Antonio Brown and Julio Jones could not topple his record, and it looked pretty safe. However, New Orleans Saints wide receiver broke that mark in 2019 when he achieved 12 catches for 136 yards in his final game of the season, taking his total to 149.

Most Consecutive Away Wins – San Francisco 49ers (18)

The Niners surged to an impressive 18 consecutive wins on the road between 1988 and 1990. Joe Montana and Steve Young were battling it out for the starting QB role, while Rice was in his pomp, and the 49ers won consecutive Super Bowls during this golden era.

Most Points in a Quarter – Don Hutson (29)

The fabled receiver delivered one of the greatest individual performances of all time during the 1945 season. Hutson scored 29 points – four touchdowns and five PATs – in the second quarter of a game against the Detroit Lions, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 57-21 and vindicating his decision to come out of retirement to play that season.

Most Receiving Yards in a Game – Willie Anderson (336)

Flipper was the star of the show during a 20-17 win for the Rams in 1989. His team looked all but certain to lose to the New Orleans Saints, but Anderson scored a game-tying touchdown deep into the fourth quarter. It went into overtime and Anderson added 40 yards to his total, ultimately receiving for 336 yards. He finished the season with a career-high 1,146 yards off just 44 receptions.

Most Rush Yards in a Season – Eric Dickerson (2,105)

The Hall of Fame running back was electric during the 1984 season. He set a new league record of 2,105 rushing yards in just his second year as a pro, and also led the league for rushing touchdowns. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson actually came within 10 yards of breaking Dickerson’s record in 2012, but he could not quite make it.

Most Rush Yards in a Career – Emmitt Smith (18,355)

Smith rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 11 out of 15 seasons in the NFL. He led the league for rushing yards four times in five years during an iconic period for the Dallas Cowboys, and he remains the league leader for career rush yards.

Most Seasons – George Blanda (26)

The evergreen Blanda holds an embarrassment of pro football records. He played in the most seasons (26), led the league for points during the most seasons (8), made the most kicks (943), and he was also the oldest player to appear when he took to the field at the age of 48 in 1975. Blanda is also a joint record holder for the most passing TDs in a game (7), and the most consecutive seasons leading the league for pass completions (3). He does, however, hold one unwanted distinction – most passes intercepted in a season (42).

How Many World Cups Have England Won In Major Sports?

How Many World Cups Have England Won In Major Sports? Regardless of the sport, it’s every nation’s dream to win a World Cup. English legends have been created from their actions and achievement on the international stage. Here’s England’s successes in World Cups to date across sport.

Football – Three Lions

Where better place to start than the most commonly recognised and celebrated English World Cup achievement than the 1966 triumph by the England football team. The only time the Three Lions have lifted international football’s most coveted prize.

The 1966 World Cup win was extra special for a few reasons; not only is football England’s most popular sport but also the ’66 World Cup was hosted in England and football truly did “come home”.

Under the stewardship of manager Alf Ramsey and the on-pitch leadership from Bobby Moore, England claimed the Jules Rimet trophy with a World Cup final victory against West Germany. Forward Geoff Hurst was the star of the show grabbing a hattrick in the 4-2 win, including scoring a controversial goal that the referee and linesman had claimed crossed the line, something which is still debated to this day. Thank god for no VAR back then!

Bobby Moore held aloft by his teammates holding the cup is one of the most famous images in world football, but unfortunately for England they are yet to win another. Despite a lack of recent tournament success, the Three Lions always remain a well fancied team in the football spread betting.

Cricket – England T20 & ODI Cricket Teams

There are currently two separate cricket world cups, each catering for a different format of the game. The oldest running Cricket World Cup is the ODI (One Day International) form, which was first played in 1975 in England.

Despite cricket being a traditional English sport, England would have to wait 44 years before tasting success, when Eoin Morgan led his team to England’s first ICC Cricket World Cup (ODI) victory in 2019 on home soil.

With T20 being a modern format of the game, it goes without saying that there have only been a handful of T20 World Cups hosted to date. Unlike the ODI WC, the T20 are played traditionally every 2 years. The first tournament was held in 2007 in South Africa.

England wouldn’t have much luck in the first two tournaments but they would get their hands on their first T20 World Cup title in 2010, when Paul Collingwood’s England beat the old arch enemy Australia in Bridgetown, Barbados.

England came close again in the last T20 World Cup in 2016 where West Indies got the better of England in India.

Rugby Union – England Team

The Rugby World Cup was first held in 1987 when the tournament was hosted by New Zealand and Australia. Like most world cups in sport the Rugby World Cup is hosted every four years.

England share the unwanted record of the joint most runner-ups in the Rugby World Cup, with three in 1991, 2007 and 2019.

They did however, finally get their hands on the Rugby World Cup in 2003 in Australia. Ed Woodward masterminded England’s triumph and the squad included the likes of legends of today; Martin Johnson, Lawrence Dallaglio, Matt Dawson, Jason Robinson and Johnny Wilkinson.

What made England’s victory all the more impressive, was that the final was against Australia (the co-host nation alongside New Zealand), where the England players had to suffer a partisan crowd rooting for the home nation.

Johnny Wilkinson cemented his name in the England rugby hall of fame after his famous drop goal kick secured England’s first ever World Cup triumph with just seconds left on the clock.

Should The Nation Be Winning More?

When you take into consideration the heritage and history of these sports in this country, you can clearly see that the nation is struggling to win major international sports tournaments. Investment in grass roots is key and recent work on the England cricket set up has seen an improvement, with the 2019 world cup win and England ranking number 1 in the ODI format. Despite sport being embedded into our culture, you have to remember that we are a small nation in terms of population compared to a lot of competitor nations, however England clearly should be doing better.

When, and where, did Italy last win a Six Nations match?

When, and where, did Italy last win a Six Nations match? Following what is best described as a ‘purple patch’ in the history of Italian rugby, in 2000, the ‘Azzurri’, as the national rugby union team is known, joined the Six Nations Championship. Indeed, Italy marked its Six Nations debut with an emphatic 34-20 win over defending champions Scotland at Stadio Flaminio, Rome. However, despite some encouraging performances, Italy has, on the whole, found competing against the top rugby union-playing countries in Europe rather heavy going.

At the time of writing, Italy last won a Six Nations match since beating Scotland 22-19, courtesy of match-winning penalty try, at Murrayfield on February 28, 2015. Indeed, the Azzurri have lost every Six Nations match since, with their latest crushing 50-10 defeat by France, in Rome, extending their losing streak to 28. Unsurprisingly, Italy won the Six Nations’ ‘Wooden Spoon’ in

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and may be hard pressed to avoid winning it again in 2021.

Recent results are a far cry from the ‘halcyon days’ of 2007, when Italy recorded back-to-back victories over Scotland, away, and Wales, at home, and finished fourth in the Six Nations’ table. So far, in fact, that some observers to question whether or not Italy still deserves a place in the competition at all.

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