Ten things to know from last week. August 30-September 5, 2022 included: Serena's retirement, Canada beating the US, Johnson's 9M USD, etc.
  1. Canada beats the US. Since the first edition in 1990, only the United States and Canada have been Women’s Ice Hockey World Champions and all but one of the final matches have been between these two teams. This year was no exception, and Canada beat the US 2-1 to take their 1st title. The US has won 9.
  2. Moto Champions. This weekend crowned a few motorcycling World Champions. Great Britain broke a 69-year streak without winning the International Six Days Enduro by taking the title this time. In World Motocross, Tim Gajser (SVN, Honda) won the final round in Turkey in a World Championship he had already secured while Courtney Duncan (NZL, Kawasaki) won the Women’s final round -and both races- but could not win the title as she won a few rounds. Nancy van de Ven (NED, Yamaha) won the title.
  3. Cars. Max Verstappen (NED, Red Bull) won his home Dutch Grand Prix, ahead of George Russell (ENG, Mercedes) and Charles Leclerc (MCO, Ferrari). Viktor Gustafsson (SWE) won the FIA Karting World Champion – KZ at Le Mans, while Arthur Carbonnel (FRA) won the FIA Karting World Cup – KZ2. Another Swede, Johan Kristoffersson won the World Rallycross in Riga and has won all three doubleheaders this year. “C.J.” Greaves (USA) became the first driver to win the AMSOIL Championship Off-Road and the Crandon World Championships in the same year and remains the only driver to win the event in both Pro 4 and Pro 2 trucks and now has four Red Bull Crandon World Cup, more than anyone else. This is the 7th Championship Off-Road Pro 4 title for Greaves. He also finished second in the Pro Stock SxS class, where he won the season finale. He has a total of 10 Crandon Cup wins. Greg Anderson (USA) became the first driver to reach 100 wins in the NHRA Pro Stock category, after winning in Indianapolis. He is the fifth driver with the most wins across all NHRA classes.
  4. First LIV Playoff. Dustin Johnson (USA) became the first US American winner in the LIV Golf Series, as he beat Anirban Lahiri (IND) and Joaquin Niemann (CHL) with an eagle putt that rammed the back of the hole, bounced up, and fell in. In Ohio, Gaby López (MEX) won the LPGA’s Dana Open coming from four shots behind. In Denmark, Oliver Wilson (ENG) won the Made in HimmerLand, his first DP World Tour title since 2014. Anne-Charlotte Mora (FRA) won her maiden Ladies European Tour title, at the Åland 100 Ladies Open in Finland.
  5. Power couple. Bart Lambriex, Floris van der Werken, and Rick Peacock (NED) won Sailing’s 49er World Championship, the second straight after the retirement from the class of Pete Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL). bart’s partner, Odile van Aanholt, competed along with Annette Duetz (NED) to win the 49erFX World Title. The Nacra 17 world title was won by defending World and Olympic Champions, Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (ITA). In the US, Chris Poole (USA) and his team won the World Match Racing Tour’s Thompson Cup and completed the Grand Slam Series.
  6. Nine in a row! Emil Johansson (SWE) continues on a roll, as he won his ninth straight Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour event, by taking home the Red Bull District Ride in Nürnberg, Germany. He also won the Best Trick competition.
  7. McBeth. Paul McBeth (USA) won his sixth Professional Disc Golf World Championship, the second most of all time. It wasn’t easy, as Aaron Gossage (USA). Kristin Tattar (EST) won the women’s world title.
  8. The best retires. Serena Williams (USA), one of the most successful tennis players of all time, announced that the US Open would be her last tournament, although in a final interview she did not close the door to perhaps another appearance. Her last doubles game was with her sister, Venus (USA). Her last game was against Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS). Williams won 23 singles Grand Slam tournaments, more than any other female player in the Open era, and 39 in total. In the men’s singles division, Rafael Nadal (ESP) was eliminated by young Francis Tiafoe (USA) in the quarterfinals.
  9. German horses. The Circus Maximus in Rome received the Longines Global Champions Tour. Christian Kukuk and Mumbai (DEU) won the main Grand Prix while series leader, Christian Ahlmann (DEU), aboard Solid Gold Z, won the 1.50m 5* event. Another German, Rene Piechulek, won the 152nd Wettstar Grosser Preis von Baden in a thrilling final, this time on riding Mendocino (DEU) with whom he denied the win to Piechulek’s last year’s partner, Torquator Tasso. He dreams of winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe again, which he was denied with Torquator Tasso last year.
  10. A disappointment and a breakthrough. The Slovenian town of Koper received the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup for the first time. The local favorite, Janja Garnbret (SVN), could not win her Lead fifth World Cup gold in the year as she fell during her last attempt, Mori Ai (JPN) to take the gold ahead of her. Ai, who is 18, made her World CUp return after a 3-year hiatus to study. The men’s competition saw local 20-year-old Luka Potocar take his maiden World Cup win, ahead of Sascha Lehmann (CHE).