This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features the French Judo Mixed Team, the German Dressage team and Ma Long.

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: French Judo Mixed Team
(France, Judo)

The French Judo team gave a huge upset by beating Japan in the first ever Mixed Team Olympic competition, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Its team members also made history individually: with his team gold, Teddy Riner increased his record for most world-class Judo wins (plus he also won an individual bronze, his fourth individual medal), while Clarisse Agbegnenou increased her record for most World-Class events won in the 63 kg women’s category.

Full team: Clarisse Agbegnenou, Amandine Buchard, Guillaume Chaine, Axel Clerget, Sarah-Léonie Cysique, Romane Dicko, Alexandre Iddir, Kilian Le Blouch, Madeleine Malonga, Margaux Pinot, Teddy Riner

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Silver: German Dressage team
(Germany, Equestrian)

Isabell Werth increased her record for most World-Class Championships in Equestrian, with her 7th Olympic gold medal, by taking the team competition (she was also silver in the individual competition). Jessica von Bredow-Werndl won both golds available. Dorothee Schneider won her second straight gold in the individual competition. This was the 14th gold medal for the German team, extending its record.

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Bronze: Ma Long
(China, Table Tennis)

Ma Long (CHN) became the first male player to ever win a career Double Grand Slam by winning the Olympic individual gold in Men’ Table Tennis. This is his 25th gold between Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cups, more than anyone else in the sport’s history. This is his fourth Olympic gold, his second consecutive in the individual competition.

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