This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, and the German Canoe Polo Teams.

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: Olympique Lyonnais Féminin
(France, Association Football)

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin is strongly continuing its statement as the greatest women’s football team. The five-times UEFA Champions League winners became the first team to win the Women’s International Champions Cup two times, as they beat the Rayadas de Monterrey (MEX) 4-0 in the Final after having beaten Chealsea in the Semi-Finals. Lyon has been in the four WICC Finals.

Full roster: Janice Cayman (BEL), Christiane Endler (CHL), Sara Däbritz (DEU), Signe Bruun (DNK), Sarah Bouhaddi, Alyssia Paljevic, Selma Bacha, Inès Jaurena, Alice Marques, Griedge Mbock Bathy, Perle Morroni, Wendie Renard, Nesrine Bahlouli, Célia Bensalem, Inès Benyahia, Amandine Henry, Delphine Cascarino, Eugénie Le Sommer, Melvine Malard (FRA), Damaris Berta Egurrola, Daniëlle van de Donk (NED), Ada Hegerberg (NOR), Emma Holmgren (SWE), Lindsey Horan (USA)

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Silver: German Women’s Canoe Polo Team
(Germany, Canoe Polo)

The Women’s German Canoe Polo Team avenged their loss in last month’s World Games’ gold medal match against France by beating the French team at home to win the World Championship on extra-time. This is the fourth World Championship won for Captain Elena Gilles -who has also won two World Games golds-, making her the most successful Canoe Polo player at the world stage.

Full squad: Elena Gilles, Katharina Kruse, Jill Lara Rutzen, Svenja Schaeper, Nele Schmalenbach, Jule Schwarz, Hilke Sophie Vogt, Leonie Wagner

Relieve the women’s Final (Planet Canoe)
Bronze: German Men’s Canoe Polo Team
(Germany, Canoe Polo)

The Men’s German Canoe Polo Team is having a great run, winning the World Games and World Championship gold medals within a month. This is also historic for Jonas Vieren, who is the first man to win 3 world-class gold medals: three in the World Games and two at the World Championships. The German squad was force to go to an extra time before beating Spain for gold while local team, France, failed to win a medal after being silver medalists at the World Games. 

Full squad: Arne Linus Beckmann, Jonas Gauselmann, Marco Hoppstock, René Kirchoff, Julian Oskar Prescher, Tim Riecke, Lennart Unterfeld, Jonas Vieren

 Relieve the men’s Final (Planet Canoe)