This week's Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features "Frankie" Dettori and Stradivarius, Lewis Hamilton and Justin Thomas.
Gold: Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori and Stradivarius (IRL)
(Italy, Horse Racing)
Dettori keeps on breaking records. This week he won his sixth Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup (Grade I), a joint record. Stradivarius was even more impressive, taking his fourth consecutive win in the race, second straight with Dettori. It was an exciting two-furlong race where they overtook Santiago (ENG) to win. Stradivarius will race at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, where Dettori will ride Enable (ENG).
Dettori then went to Germany and won another Group I race, the 162nd Henkel Preis Der Diana (German Oaks) riding Miss Yoda (GER), for his first ever victory at the race. These two wins came a few days after Dettori had won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Watch the Goodwood Cup Stakes (Racing TV)
Silver: Lewis Hamilton
(England, Auto Racing)Hamilton keeps on dominating Formula 1. He took the pole position – his record 91st pole- and 7th in the Silverstone circuit. He then went on to dominate his home British Grand prix from flag to flag, not losing the lead for a single lap. It was not uneventful though, as he finished the race in three wheels after suffering a tyre failure on the last lap. He had amassed such a lead that he still won by over five seconds ahead of Max Verstappen (NET, Red Bull). Lewis is now 30 seconds ahead of teammate Vallteri Bottas (FIN) in the Championship standings, and Mercedes-Benz almost doubles the number of points Red Bull has in second, for the Constructors Championship. With this win, Hamilton extends his record of most wins at the British Grand Prix, with seven -a home race wins record in F1-, and his record of flag to flag wins in F1 with twenty.
Watch the race highlights (Formula 1)
Bronze: Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas reclaimed his number 1 spot at the Official World Golf Rankings and the FedEx Cup by winning the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. Justin is only 27 but has already won 13 tournaments, three this season (more than any other player). Only Tiger Woods (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) had won 13 tournaments by this age. Thomas entered Sunday on fifth place yet he still managed to win by three strokes. This is his second World Golf Championships win.
Watch his winning highlights (PGA)