Five things to know from what happened in the world of sport. March 23-29, 2021.
- Tragedy in Dubai. Zenden (USA), a horse ridden by Antonio Fresu (ITA), won the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) with a demolishing performance. Unfortunately he broke a few minutes later and had to be euthanized. Following that, Mystic Guide (USA) won the Dubai World Cup, ridden by Luis Sáez (PAN), ahead of Chuwa Wizard (JON), ridden by Keita Tosaki (JPN).
- New UFC Heavyweight king. Stipe Miocic (USA) had the record for most UFC Heavyweight title defenses but he was knocked out in two rounds by the new Champion, Francis Ngannu (CMR), in a rematch. He became the first African-born fighter to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
- Match play. Billy Horschel (USA) won the 2021 World Golf Championship – Match Play or his first Match Play Championship and 6th PGA Tour title. He beat Scottie Scheffler (USA) in the final.
- NASCAR in the dirt. NASCAR had its first dirt race in over five decades. The qualifying races had to be cancelled due to the poor track conditions and then the race was postponed due to weather conditions. The race took place Monday. It was won by Joey Logano (USA) over Ricky Stenhouse Jr (USA). Some dirt experts, such as Kyle Larson (USA), and Championship contenders, such as Kevin Harvick (USA) hit trouble.
- Season ending. All Ski World Cup seasons are virtually coming to an end. Markus Kleveland (NOR) secured the Snowboard Freestyle Crystal Globe after two consecutive wins – he also won the World Championship. Karl Geiger (DEU) secured the Ski Fly World Cup after winning the Planica7 Overall. Halvor Egner Granerud (NOR) took one win and secure the overall Crystal Globe. Marita Kramer (AUT) won all the Russia Tour Blue Bird events but the Overall Women’s Title went to Nika Križnar (SLO).