This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Johan Kristofferson, Patrick Schnetzer & Stefan Feuerstein, and Kamila Valieva.

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: Johan Kristofferson
(Sweden, Automobilism)

Kristofferson won his fourth FIA Rallycross World Championship -in five years-, increasing his record as the all-time best in the category. He won the first and finished third in the second o the two races at the Nürburgring (DEU), increasing his all-time records as the driver with the most wins (27) and podiums in the history of the series. The second race was won by Niclas Grönholm (FIN), who was followed by a Kevin Hansen (SWE) that held off the Kristofferson so his brother Timmy Hansen (SWE) could pass him. Timmy was unable and tied in points with  Kristofferson, losing out on win count-back (3 by 2).

Watch the replay (Red Bull)  

Silver: Patrick Schnetzer and Stefan Feuerstein
(Austria, Cycle-Ball) 

Patrick Schnetzer and Stefan Feuerstein, representing RV Dornbirn 1886 (AUT), won the UCI Cycle-Ball World Cup Final inn Großkoschen (DEU), which allowed Schnetzer to win the World Cup for a record seventh time, and fourth in a row, and is also the winningest World Cup tournament winner. They beat Gerhard and Bernd Mlady (DEU, RMC Stein), -who won the World Championship two weeks ago- with a 5-4 shootout after a 2-2 in regulation time. 

Watch the replay(RSV Großkoschen 1921 e.V.)

Bronze: Kamila Valieva
(Russian Federation, Figure Skating)

15-year-old Valieva broke her own World Records in the Short Program, Free Skate, and Combined Scores in Women’s Figure Skating, en route to winning the 2021 Rostelecom Cup -an ISU Grand Prix event-, her second win in the season after having won in Skate Canada.
Watch a replay of her Free Routine (CBS Sports)