Ladies and Gentlemen, I take you away from athletic world and present you the extra-ordinary personality from academic world whose following records are impossible to break in any foreseeable future.
Esther Vergeer holds the longest active winning streak in sports. She has won 470 consecutive singles wheelchair tennis matches, dating back to 30 January, 2003. This streak includes 120 titles, with wins against 73 different opponents. In the ten years since she last lost, she has only faced match point once.
To put her streak in context, here are some other professional tennis records:
– Longest winning streak (women): Martina Navratilova (74)
– Longest winning streak (men): Bjorn Borg (49)
– Longest winning streak (men’s wheelchair): Shingo Kunieda (106)
– Most grand slams won (women): Margaret Court (24). The only reason Vergeer doesn’t own this record is because the wheelchair tennis calendar only has 2-3 slams a year.
– Most grand slams won (men): Roger Federer (17)
– Most consecutive grand slams won: Shingo Kunieda (12)
She has a very realistic chance of taking over the longest winning streak ever – 555 matches by squash player Jahangir Khan, although it is a testament to her longevity that her streak has come over twice the time. In a sport where you can lose a match in a couple of bad hours on any given day, this is truly a remarkable record, unlikely to ever be broken!
This is Ashrita Furman. He has several records (some extremely silly!). Some of his records were broken as well. He has set records on all seven continents and in more than 30 different countries.
However, he has an unique record to his credit. He has the official record for “The most current Guinness World Records held at the same time by an individual“. He has set more than 400 Guinness records since 1979 and currently holds 151 Guinness records.
Pretty cool huh! Quite tough to break this record!
Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever known was 2.72 metres (8 ft 11.1 in). He gained his height through hypertrophy of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone.
The condition could probably now be medically treated so other sufferers of this illness will not out grow him before being treated.
Dr. Shrikant Jichkar
Dr. Shrikant Jichkar was an Indian politician of the Indian National Congress party. He held numerous academic degrees and is know as “the most qualified person” of India.
He holds the Limca Book of Records for the most qualified person in the country. He started out as a Medical Doctor (MBBS and MD), he did his Law (LL.B.) with Post-graduation in International Law (LL.M.) and his Masters in Business Administration (DBM and MBA) and in Journalism (B.Journ). He did his Masters in ten subjects. M.A. (Public Administration ; M.A. (Sociology) ; M.A. (Economics); M.A. (Sanskrit); M.A. (History); M.A.(English Literature); M.A. (Philosophy); M.A. (Political Science) ; M.A. (Ancient Indian History,Culture and Archaeology); M.A (Psychology). He got his D. Litt (Doctor of Letters) in Sanskrit, the highest of any Degree in a University. Most of his Degrees are with First Merit and he has obtained 28 Gold Medals. Between 1973 and 1990 he has written 42 University Examinations, every summer and every winter. In 1978 he wrote the IPS (Indian Police Service) examination and got into it, resigned, wrote the prestigious IAS (Indian Administrative Services) examination in 1980 and got into it, resigning in four months to contest his first general election. In 1980 he was elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assemble becoming the youngest MLA in the country at 25 and subsequently became a very powerful government Minister holding 14 portfolios at a time. He had one of the biggest personal libraries in India with 52,000 books. Jichkar was also an academician, painter, professional photographer, and stage actor. (If you ask me he’s quite handsome too, pffft what a combination).
Unfortunately we lost him at a young age – he died in 2004 in a road accident, sadly after fighting and surviving cancer. He was only 49 years old.
The Fastest Gun Man that ever lived.
He could shoot two targets six feet apart within a tenth of a second.
His hand withstands up to 10Gs of force, for reference even fighter pilots are trained only to with stand 9Gs.