This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Christian Maurer, Karsten Warholm and Toni Bou.

The Sportspedia’s Global Podium features the three sportspeople/athletes or teams that best achieved excellence in performance last week with their milestones and results.

Christian Maurer. Photo: Instagram, Red Bull X Alps
Gold: Christian Maurer

(Switzerland, Paragliding)

‘Chrigel’ Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps -one of the toughest sporting competitions in the world- for a record seventh time, having won all seven editions that have been held since 2009. This year’s race comprised paragliding, hiking and trailing from Salzburg (AUT) to Mont Blanc (FRA) and then back to Zell Am See (AUT). Maurer finished in 8 days and 6 hours, almost a full day before second-placed Patrick von Känel (SUI).

Watch the race recap (Red Bull X Alps)

Silver: Karsten Warholm 
(Norway, Athletics)

Warholm has been the dominant, unbeaten force in the Men’s 400 meters Hurdles for the last couple of years. Now he finally accomplished breaking the World Record in the event, after he clocked 46.70 seconds at the Bislett Stadion in his native Norway, en route to winning the Wanda Diamond League Bislett Games. Kevin Young’s (USA) World Record had stood since 1992.

Watch the replay (Al Jazeera)

Bronze: Toni Bou
(Spain, Motorcycling)

Toni Bou keeps on extending his Trial Motorcycling records. He won his 120th Trial by taking the World Championship round in Charade, France. This is his 13th Outdoor World Championship win in France.

 nWatch some shots of his participation (Todotrial)