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.
|GLOBAL PODIUM OF THE WEEK|
|Gold: CrossFit Mayhem Freedom|
Rich Froning Jr. became the first person to win 10 times at the CrossFit Games, by winning for the record sixth time in the Team division, out of the last seven Games. He previously won four Men’s Individual titles, meaning he has won in 10 of the last 11 CrossFit Games. Rich Froning Jr., Andrea Nisler, and Taylor Williamson repeated from last year.
Also impressive was Tia-Clair Toomey (AUS), who won the women’s division for a record sixth time, all in a row. Juston Medeiros (USA) won the Men’s division for the second year in a row.
Full team: Samuel Cournoyer (CAN), Rich Froning Jr., Andrea Nisler, Taylor Williamson (USA)
Watch the Final heats (CrossFit Games)
Silver: Christoph Strasser
Christoph Strasser became the first winner of the two most important Ultracycling competitions in the world, the Race Across America (which he has won six times) and the Transcontinental Race in Europe, which he won this week. He completed the race in 9 Days, 14 Hours, seven hours ahead of Krystian Jakubek (POL). Fiona Kolbinger (DEU) was the first woman.
Watch the race start (Eliza & Alex)
Bronze: Emma Wiggs
Emma Wiggs increased her legacy as the most successful para-canoer of all time by winning her 10th World Championship gold medal, and her fourth consecutive in the Women’s VL2 division, which she also won in Tokyo 2020. Also impressive was Charlotte Henshaw (ENG), who scored two gold medals and now has 7 in total.
Lisa Carrington (NZL) reached 12 gold medals at the World Championships by taking gold in the women’s K–1 200 m and K–1 500 m. Sebastian Brendel (DEU) reached 13 world titles by winning the C–2 1000 m alongside Tim Hecker.
Watch a replay of her race (Planet Canoe)