This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Sifan Hassan, Hannah Roberts and Satomi Kana.

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

Gold: Sifan Hassan
(Netherlands, Athletics)

Hassan broke the 10,000 meters female World Record by over 10 seconds with a time of the five year-old 29:06.82 to win gold at the FBK Games, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meet. With the record she now held the World Record in the mile, one hour event, road 5km and 10,000 meters.

We mention “held” because as we were finalizing this publication Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) broke Hassan’s World Record, just 2 days later, on the same track. A natural candidate for next week’s Global Podium!

Watch her race’s highlights (World Athletics)

Silver: Hannah Roberts
(United States of America, BMX)

Roberts won the gold medal at the Women’s BMX Freestyle Park competition at the UCI Urban Cycling World Championship in France. With this result she has now won three of the four UCI World Championships that have been held in the category.

Watch the Final’s broadcast (BMX)

Bronze: Satomi Kana
(Japan, Shogi)

Kana swept Yamane Kotomi (JPN) in three straight matches to succesfully defend her Joryu-Oi title. She currently holds four of the eight major Shogi titles. With this 44th title win she became the winningest Shogi women’s player of all time in title tournaments.

 Watch the replay of the moves in a game (徹底解説!将棋の定跡)