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.
Gold: USA Women’s Basketball Team
(United Staes of America, Basketball)
The USA Basketball Women’s National Team extended their record with record seventh consecutive gold medal in Olympic competition, after winning every match they faced in Tokyo 2020, including beating Japan 90-75 in the Final. Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi won their record-extending fifth consecutive gold medal with the team, which puts them joint 5th of all-time in the list of most Olympic gold medals won in the same sport.
Full squad: Jewell Loyd, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Sue Bird, Ariel Atkins, Chelsea Gray, A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, Napheesa Collier, Diana Taurasi, Sylvia Fowles, Tina Charles, Brittney Griner
Watch the replay (Marca Claro)
Silver: Russian Olympic Committee Artistic Swimming Team
(Russia, Artistic Swimming)
The Russian Artistic Swimming Team won its record sixth consecutive double gold medals, by taking both the Team and Duet competitions. Svetlana Kolesnichenko won both competitions. Her partner, Svetlana Romashina, won a record seventh gold medal, a record in the sport that makes her one of the most decorated Olympians of all time. Alexandra Patskevich and Alla Shishkina have now won three in a row and Vlada Chigireva and Maria Shurochkina two.
Full team: Vlada Chigireva, Marina Goliadkina, Svetlana Kolesnichenko, Polina Komar, Alexandra Patskevich, Svetlana Romashina, Alla Shishkina and Maria Shurochkina.
Watch the Team Final winning routine (Marca Claro)
Bronze: French Handball team
France won its third Olympic gold medal in of the last four Olympic Games. This made Nicola Karabatic the most successful handball player of all time in Olympic Handball, with three gold medals and one bronze. France won seven out of eight matches, including beating the current two-time World Champions, Denmark, in the Final (25-23).
Full suqad: Nedim Remili, Romain Lagarde, Melvyn Richardson, Dika Mem, Nicolas Tournat, Vincent Gérard, Nikola Karabatić, Kentin Mahé, Yann Genty, Timothey N’Guessan, Luc Abalo, Michaël Guigou, Luka Karabatić, Ludovic Fabregas, Hugo Descat, Valentin Porte
Watch the Final match (Marca Claro)