Ten things to know from what happened in the world of sport. October 5-11, 2021. Tyson Fury, Wheelchair Marathon, Swedish Champions...
  1. Lineal Fury. Tyson Fury (ENG) successfully defended his Lineal, World Boxing Council and The Ring Heavyweight World Titles by beating Deontay Wilder (USA) in a brutal third fight -he had drawn and won in the previous fights-. Fury is undefeated and has been the best since 2015. Wilder looked close to pulling the upset by knocking Wilder down twice in the fourth, but Fury knocked him down in the third, tenth and eleventh, when he was knocked out. Fury battered Wilder for most of the fight.
  2. Wheelchair stars. The Chicago and Boston Marathons were held in two consecutive days. That did not prevent some of the world’s wheelchair stars to compete in both. Marcel Hug (SUI), fresh from winning the Berlin and London Marathons, was defeated by Daniel Romanchuk (USA) in the Chicago Marathon but avenged the loss against him one day later in Boston. Tatyana McFadden (USA) won Chicago and then was beaten by Manuela Schär (SUI) -who skipped Chicago- in Boston. Kenyans won Boston with Benson Kipruto (Men’s) and Diana Kipyokei (Women’s), as well as Chicago with World Champion Ruth Chepngetich. Ethiopia’s Seifu Tura won the Men’s division.
  3. Motorsport Champions. Maximilian Götz (DEU) pulled an unlikely DTM Championship by winning the last two races at home soil, in Nürnberg’s Norisring, in front of his family and friends. Senastional rookie Liam Lawson (NZL) was taken out of battle contention by Kelvin van der Linde (ZAF), who was reckless in the first turn. In the US, Kody Swanson (USA) won his 6th USAC Silver Crown Championship, while Tyler Courtney (USA) won the All Star Circuit of Champions (Sprint Cars). Jared Mees (USA) won his 9th American Flat Track Championship (8th overall Grand National). He might face Lasse Kurvinen (FIN) next year. The Finn won the FIM World Championship for the second year in a row and has announced he wants to compete in the US prior to definite retirement. The GT World Challenge Europe was won by Belgians Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts.  Christian Merli (ITA) won the FIA Masters Hillclimb in Portugal.
  4. Swedish Champions. The Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team won the Adventure Racing World Championship, taking advantage of the absent of the Seagate/Avaya team (NZL), Champion in every edition after 2010 until this year. Sweden also won a Championship in a different sport, as their FEI Eventing Nations Cup team repeated its title from 2019.
  5. Upset via repechage? SC Magdeburg (DEU) were invited to the IHF Super Globe -the virtual Club World Championship- by virtue of winning the second-tier EHF European League and they pulled the upset by beating three-time Champions and current first-tier EHF Champions, FC Barcelona, by 33-28 to take the Championship in Saudi Arabia.
  6. US Open dominated by Mexicans. Paola Longoria (MEX) keeps on cementing her place as the best female Racquetball player of all time. Last weekend she won the US Open -arguably the most prestigious professional tournament- for a record 11th time in the Singles division, and 9th in a row. She also won an all-Mexican Doubles Final with Samantha Salas (MEX), her 6th title in the last 7 tournaments. In the Men’s Division it was also all for Mexico, with Daniel de la Rosa winning Singles, and him partnering with Álvaro Beltrán to take the Doubles tournament.
  7. US Open dominated by Egyptians. The Squash version of the US Open saw two all-Egyptian Finals. In the Men’s Divison, 20 year-old Mostafa Asal overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Tarek Momen. In the women’s division, Nouran Gohar won for the second time in a row, beating Hania El Hammamy.
  8. Wrestling World Championship. Iran won seven gold medals to top the medal tally in the UWW World Wrestling Championships, ahead of the 5 by the United States of America and Japan. Abdulrashid Sadulaev (RUS, RWF) won his 5th World Championship. Adeline Gray won her 6th overall Wrestling World Championship, extending to a record 5th in the 75-76 kg divisions. She beat Epp Mäe (EST) in the Final. Aline Rotter-Focken (DEU) -who beat her in the Olympic Final- was absent. She is now 6th of all time in the women’s freestyle divisions medal tally at the tournament.
  9. Cyborg. Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu (BRA) won his sixth World No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the +97.5 kg category, a record in his weight class. It is his seventh World Title. He reached the Open weight class Final, where he was beaten by Pedro Marinho (BRA), who is in his rookie season as a black belt.
  10. Sand tennis in Copacabana. Beach Tenis is another sand sport where Brazilians excel. This time they won the ITF Beach Tennis World Cup (mixed sex), beating Italy in the Final. One of their players, Alex Mingozzi, had previouslt represented Italy. This is their fourth title.