Five things to know from what happened in the world of sport. March 9-15, 2021.
- Too much going on in Aspen. After having held the X-Games, now Aspen is hosting the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships. Several X-Games gold medalists won this time as well: Eilen Gu (CHN) in Women’s Ski Slopestyle and Pipe -skiing without poles due to an injury, Marcus Kleveland (NOR) in Men’s Ski Slopestyle and Yūto Totsuka (JPN) in Men’s Ski Halfpipe -beating Scotty James (AUS), who was in a run for a third Title. In Snowbaord, Chloe Kim (USA) repeated her Women’s Halfpipe Title -she also won in the X-Games-, and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (NZL) switched X-Games positions with Jamie Anderson (USA) to take Slopestyle gold. See Gu’s Slopestyle gold run (FIS)
- Justin Thomas takes the Players. Yet again The Players Championship had a new winner. This time it was Justin Thomas (USA) that took honors after a great Saturday. (What his winning highlights – PGA)
- The old and new. The opening round of the 2021 NHRA season in Florida had a shock Top Fuel winner in Josh Hart (USA), who was making his category debut. In Pro Stock meanwhile Greg Anderson (USA) took his 95th career win in his 60th birthday. He is nos the 2nd winningest Pro Stock driver of all time, two behind Warren Johnson (USA). Matt Smith defended his Pro Stock Motorcycle win – watch (NHRA)
- Clear win. Jessica McCaskill (USA) erased any doubt on her first victory against historic fighter Cecilia Breakhus (NOR) by winning almost every single round in their rematch for the Unified Women’s Welterweight Title. She moved to a record of 10-2 Watch the fight highlights (DAZN).
- Swiss Skiers. Two female Swiss Skiers keep on increasing their status as the all-time winningest World Cup winner in their specific disciplines: Amelie Wenger-Reymond won two more Telemark World Cup wins this week, while Fanny Smith secured her fourth World Cup title in Ski Cross after taking gold in Russia. Watch Smith’s win in Sunny Valley (FIS).