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: Sweden Women’s Floorball Team
The team won its 10th World Championship, -8th in a row-, which by far places it in first place. They have won a medal in all 13 editions of the Women’s tournament. This time it took an overtime to beat Finland 3-4 in the Final, held in their home turf, in Uppsala, Sweden.
Watch the replay (IOC)
Silver: Flora Duffy
(Bermuda, Xterra Triathlon)
Flora Duffy continues to cement her place as the most successful female triathlete of all-time, as she won a record-extending sixth XTERRA World Championship, which we can also add to the three ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships she won. This year’s competition was unpredictable, as the swimming portion was cancelled last minute due to unsafe conditions. She demolished the competition by beating Loanne Duvoisin (SUI) and the rest by over six minutes.
Watch the highlights (Xterra)
Bronze: Amalia Pérez
(Mexico, Para Powerlifting)
Amalia won her eight global Championship, after her four Paralympic gold medals and now her fourth World Titles. She won the 61 kg category at the World Championship in Tbilisi. She is now the most successful Para Powerlifter of all-time, having also won a couple of Paralympic silver medals. Also impressive were Sherif Osman (EGY), who also won his eight global title and fifth World Championship, by taking the Men’s 59 kg category, and Abdelkareem Khattab (JOR), who won the Men’s 88kg category breaking the World Record by 10 kilograms, and 58 kilograms ahead of the second placed lifter! Lucy Ejike (NGR) also won gold. So did Mariana Shevchuk (UKR), closing out a perfect year. China dominated the medal tally.
Watch a replay of her competition (Paralympic Games)