This week's Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Lewis Hamilton, Dustin Johnson and Fan Zhendong.
Lewis Hamilton. Photo: Facebook, Lewis Hamilton
Gold: Lewis Hamilton
(England, Auto Racing)

Lewis has made it: He is a seven-time Formula 1 World Champion, equalling Michael Schumacher’s (GER) record. By also holding the record for most victories, poles and podiums -among others-, he is now be the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time. And the way he did it was just a masterclass. He won the Turkish Grand Prix and looked as a class of his own after taking the lead from Sergio Pérez (MEX, Racing Point), to never look back and to win by over thirty seconds, even when he used the same intermediate tyres for over 50 laps, as did the Mexican driver, who would finish 2nd, after an exciting finish that saw him recover the spot from Charles Leclerc (MON, Ferrari) with two corners to go. There, Sebastian Vettel (GER, Ferrari) also passed his teammate, to take the final podium spot. Hamilton lapped his teammate, Valtteri Bottas (FIN, Mercedes-Benz), who finished 14th and lost any chance of becoming the Driver’s Champion, with three races to go.

Watch the Turkish Grand Prix highlights (F1)
Dustin Johnson. Photo: Facebook, Dustin Johnson
Silver: Dustin Johnson
(United States of America, Golf)

Dustin Johnson looked as a class of his own at the Masters Tournament at Augusta, a Major by the PGA, European Tour and Japan Golf Tour, and arguably the most prestigious golf tournament in the world. He did not only just win, but he made it with the lowest score in history (-20) -the previous record was -18- and by five strokes over Im Sung-jae (KOR) and Cameron Smith (AUS). He is the second golfer to win both,the FedEx Cup and the Masters on the same year (Jordan Spieth, USA) and the first #1 ranked golfer to win the Masters since Tiger Woods (USA, 2002), who this time finished T38, one under par, after a 10-stroke par-3 in the 12, Round 4. Bernhard Langer (GER) had a great performance by finishing T29, 3 under par, aged 63.

Watch every shot from Johnson’s Final Round (Masters)
Fan Zhendong. Photo: Facebook, ITTF.
Bronze: Fan Zhendong
(People’s Republic of China, Table Tennis)

23 year-old Fan Zhendong tied the record for most Men’s Table Tennis World Cup (Singles) Finals won, with four (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020) and is the first to win three consecutively and maintains his #1 in the World Ranking. He defeated Ma Long (CHN), the current Olympic and World Champion, and two-time World Cup winner, four sets to three.

Watch the Men’s World Cup Final highlights (ITTF)