This week's Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Björn Goop and Face Time Bourbon, Denmark's National Handball Team and Alex Pereira.
Gold: Björn Goop (SWE) and Face Time Bourbon (FRA)
(Harness Racing, Sweden and France)
Goop and FaceTime Bourbon won the Prix D’Amerique, the most important harness race in the world, for the second time in a row. They did it with the fastest race time ever, 3 ’11 “05, with a kilometer reduction of 1’10” 8, translated to a reference speed of 50,85 km/h.
Watch the race (Le Trot TV)
Silver: Denmark National Handball Team
Denmark won the 2021 IHF Men’s Handball World Championship by defeating Sweden. It is the second consecutive World Championship where they have won every single match. This had not been done since over 60 years, when the Champions played three matches.
Replay the Final match between Denmark and Sweden
Bronze: Alex Pereira
Pereira became the first Kickboxer to ever hold two Glory World Title at the same time. Glory Middleweight Champion since 2017, he beat Light Heavyweight Champion, Artem Vakhitov (RUS) so he now holds two belts. He then called for a fight against Heavyweight World Champion Rico Verhoeven (NED), who made it look easy when he won the 4-man Heavyweight Glory tournament the very same day. He has not lost in six years.
Watch a clip on the Pereiras (Glory)