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.
|GLOBAL PODIUM OF THE WEEK|
Gold: Australia Women’s Cricket Team
The Australian Women’s Cricket Team continues to establish itself as one of the best teams of all time. They defeated England by 71 runs to win the Women’s Cricket World Championship, which Australia has won more than any other. This team has. won 38 out of 39 One Day Internationals since 2018, including each of the nine games in this World Cup.
Full squad: Meg Lanning, Rachael Haynes, Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Watch the Final’s Highlights (ICC Cricket)
Silver: Tanja Scholz
(Germany, Para Swimming)
The Para Swimming World Series Berlin utilized a combined-classes format, with swimmers from every category competing together under a points system. Local Tanja Scholz won all freestyle events (50m, 100m, 200m, and 400m), as well as the 4x50m mixed medley relay. En route, she set three provisional World Records in the S4 class – 36.92 (50m freestyle), 1:19.28 (100m freestyle), and 2:51.53 (200m freestyle). She had also broken them in the preliminaries.
Watch the last day’s Finals (Sport Deutschland TV)
Bronze: Carlos Daniel Serrano Zárate
(Colombia, Para Swimming)
The reigning two-time Paralympic champion in the men’s SB7 100 breaststroke won the gold medal in the men’s 100 breaststroke at the Berlin World Series, with a provisional SB7 World Record in the Final. He also won silver in 50 breaststroke and 100 butterfly, in which he also provisionally broke the SB7 World Records both in the Preliminaries and the Final.
Other swimmers to highlight include Rogier Dorsman (NED), who won five gold medals and set one World Record, and Verena Schott (DEU), who won four gold medals.
Watch the first day’s Finals (Sport Deutschland TV)