This week's Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Dallas Empire, "Lizzie" Deignan and Lewis Hamilton.
|Gold: Dallas Empire|
(United States of America-based team, eSports)
Dallas Empire was not the best team throughout the the Call of Duty League regular season but they had a categorical victory by beating Atlanta FaZe twice on the playoffs en route to becoming World Champions with a 5-1 on the Finals. Cuevas-Castro, 19, became the first ever multi-First Person Shooter World Champion, having been Halo World Champion in 2018; he also won the regular season’s Most Valuable Player, as a rookie. Eubanks and Porter become the second and third players to win 3 COD World Championships. Porter won the Finals MVP and is now the most successful COD player ever (money-wise). The team is also now the most successful ever, money-wise. Dhaliwal is also 19.
James “Clayster” Eubanks , Anthony “Shottzy” Cuevas-Castro , Cuyler “Huke” Garland , Ian “Crimsix” Porter (USA), Indervir “ILLeY” Dhaliwal (CAN)
Watch the Championship Final here (Call of Duty)
|Silver: Elizabeth Mary “Lizzie” Deignan |
(England, Road cycling)
Lizzie was impressive by winning two out of two UCI Women’s World Tour races held last week: the GP de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération Trophée WNT and La Course by Le Tour de France. She became the first 3-time female winner of the GP de Plouay after winning a two-rider rain sprint over Lizzy Banks (ENG). At La Course she also won in a final sprint, this time a six-rider sprint which had been initiated by current World Champion, Annemiek van Vleuten (NET), who finished fifth. Completing the podium were two other Dutch riders: Marianne Vos and Demi Vollering. Deignan take the WT maillot violet.
Watch La Course Highlights (UCI)
|Bronze: Lewis Hamilton|
(England, Auto Racing)
Lewis Hamilton broke the Spa-Francorchamps track record twice during qualifying, and beat the rest of the field by over half a second. With the pole -that was dedicated to late actor Chadwick Boseman- he extended his record to 93. He then went on to lead every single lap at the Belgian Grand Prix in order to establish a new record of most kilometers led in F1 races, and extended his podium finishes record to 157. With his 89th win, he is now two wins away of Michael Schumacher’s (GER) record.
Watch his record-breaking pole position lap (F1)