This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Sarah Storey, British Para Dressage and Amalia Pérez.
|GLOBAL PODIUM OF THE WEEK|
Gold: Sarah Storey
(England, Para Cycling)
Dame Sarah Storey won her 10th Paralympic gold medal in para Cycling by taking the honors in the C5 Individual Pursuit, extending her record as the most successful Para-cyclist of all time. This was her 15th Paralympic gold medal, considering the 5 she previously won in swimming. One day later she also won the C5 Time Trial gold medal, to further increase her legacy.
Watch the highlights of her run (Paralympic)
Silver: Great Britain Para Equestrian Dressage Team
(England, Para Equestrian)
Great Britain remained unbeaten in the Paralympic Dressage team event, having taken every single gold medal from the first edition in Atlanta 1996 to Tokyo 2020. Lee Pearson won three out of three competitions he took part in at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: the Individual Dressage Championship Test, the Individual Dressage Freestyle Test and the Team Dressage Test to Music. These three gold medals increase his total count to 14, which make him the most successful rider at the Paralympic Games of all time.
Full team: Lee Pearson on Breezer, Natasha Baker on Keystone Dawn Chorus and Sophie Wells on Don Cara M
Watch the highlights of the team gold (Paralympic)
Bronze: Amalia Pérez Vázquez
(Mexico, Para Powerlifting)
Amalia became the first Para Powerlifter to win gold in four different categories after she took an upset win in the Women’s -61 kg at Tokyo 2020. This is her fourth consecutive gold medal and sixth consecutive podium, since 2000. Fatma Omar (EGY) equalled her a few days later in 4 golds and 2 silvers after taking the second place in the women’s -67 kg. Liu Lei (CHN) also won his 4th consecutive gold, in the men’s category.
Watch the highlights of her win (Paralympic)