This week's Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Ben Johns, Valentina Shevchenko and Kamaru Usman.
Ben Johns. Photo: Twitter @usopenpicklebal

Gold: Ben Johns
(United States of America, Pickeball)

Johns won the men’s Triple Crown (Pro Singles, Pro Doubles and Pro Mixed Doubles) in the US Open Pickleball Championships, the largest pickleball tournament in the world. He had already been singles and doubles champion.

Watch the Men’s Singles Final Highlights (Pickleball Highlights)

Photo: Twitter @BulletValentina

Silver: Valentina Shevchenko
(Kyrgyzstan / Perú, Mixed Martial Arts)

Shevchenko increased her record for most UFC World Title wins in the Women’s Flyweight division to 6 after beating Jéssica Andrade (BRA) within the second round.

Watch the Octagon interview (UFC)

Kamaru Usman. Photo: Twitter UFC

Bronze: Kamaru Usman 
(Nigeria / United States of America, Mixed Martial Arts)

Usman won his 14th consecutive UFC title fight, the second longest streak. These include 5 consecutive World Title fights, after he defended the UFC Welterweight Championship by landing a chilling KO on Jorge Masvidal (USA) within 2 rounds.
Watch the Octagon interview (UFC)