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: Francesco Friedrich / Alexander Schüller / Candy Bauer / Thorsten Margis
The German 4-Man Bob “Team Friedrich” is having a perfect season. By winning the race in Winterberg (DEU) they have won all of the seven races so far in the season, which secures the 2021/2022 BMW IBSF World Cup title with one race to go. Friedrich and Schüller also won the 2-Man Bob race, which means Friedrich has won six out of seven races in the season. These victories mean adding up to a total of 100 podiums and 65 victories in World Cup races (plus a Team event won), the first of all time. He also now moves to first of all-time in World Cup titles clinched.
Watch the Four-Man Winterberg highlights (IBSF)
Silver: Mikaël Kingsbury
(Canada, Freestyle skiing)
Kingsbury won both Moguls World Cup Events at Mont-Tremblant (CAN), which moved him to first place n the Moguls Overall World Cup standings and increase his lead as the winningest Freestyle Skier in World Cup competitions. On the women’s side, 17-year-old Anri Kawamura (JPN) and World Cup Champion Perrine Laffont (FRA) took each of the victories.
Watch the highlights of his winning Moguls run (FIS Ski)
Bronze: Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
(Norway, Cross-Country Skiing)
Klæbo became the sole leader in the all-time Cross-Country Ski World Cup win list, by taking the Tour de Ski, his 47th World Cup win. A fifth place in the Final Climb of 10 kilometers at Val di Fiemme (ITA) was enough for him to take the overall win, ahead of last year’s winner, Alexander Bolshunov (RUS). Sjur Røthe (NOR) won the final race. Johannes won 4 out of 6 races. On the women’s side, Natalya Nepryayeva (RUS) won the overall Tour de Ski with two race wins, while Heidi Weng (NOR) won the 10 kilometer Final Climb.
Watch his interview after taking the overall win (FIS Ski)