|GLOBAL PODIUM OF THE WEEK|
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: Thomas Chareyre, Nicolas Cousin, and Sylvain Bidart
Thomas Chareyre continues extending his legacy as the most successful SuperMoto rider of all time, as he won the Supermoto des Nations again with Team France. This is his 11th Supermoto of Nations title, which added to his 7 individual Championships, he is by far the most successful rider in this discipline. This is also his 8th consecutive nation’s title with France since 2014. Bidart has been part of nine of these world titles since 2011. The event was held in Mettet (BEL).
Watch a highlights video (Gazas Video)
Silver: Jessica Fox
Jessica Fox almost left the 2022 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Augsburg (DEU) without a gold medal, after being beaten by locals Andrea Herzog and Ricarda Funk for the gold in the women’s Canoe and Kayak golds, respectively, but she won the Extreme Kayak competition just as she did in the first edition, in 2019. She now has 12 gold medals at the Championships, which place her first of all time among women and second of all time in Canoe Slalom. Sideris Tasiadis (DEU, C1), Vít Přindiš (CZE, K1), and Joseph Clarke (ENG, GBR, EX) took the other individual gold medals. Germany had a total of five gold medals.
Watch a replay of her gold medal run (Planet Canoe)
Bronze: Amanda Nunes
(Brazil, Mixed Martial Arts)
Amanda Nunes became the first two-times World Champion in two weights in UFC by completely dominating Julianna Peña (VEN) in a rematch of their fight from last December, which was the upset of the year as Peña won via Submission to take the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title that Nunes held since 2016. Now she concurrently Champion with the Featherweight Title again, as she was from 2018 to 2021. Her record is now 22-5 and Peñas’s is 11-5. Nunes extended her record for most women’s world title bouts won, with 10, and for women’s bantamweight, with 7.
On the same card, Brandon Moreno (MEX) won the Interim UFC Flyweight Championship by TKO against Kai Kara-France (NZL). He should face outright Champion Deiveson Figueiredo (BRA) for a fourth fight between them.
Watch a short highlights video of the fight (MMA Crazy)