This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Rafael Nadal, Marianne Vos, and Jason Belmonte.
|GLOBAL PODIUM OF THE WEEK|
Gold: Rafael Nadal
Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev (RUS) in five set after being two down. This is his 21st Grand Slam title, putting him back on top among the men’s in the all-time winning list, and became the second man in the Open era to complete a second Grand Slam, the other one being Novak Djokovic (SRB), who was absent from this tournament. He hd previously won the 2009 Australian Open.
Relive the Final (Australian Open)
Silver: Marianne Vos
)After last being a Cyclo-Cross World Champion back in 2014, Marianne Vos has found her best pace again at 24, and won her 8th World Championship, following the ones she won in 2006 and from 2009 to 2014. She is the #1 of all-time in Cyclo-Cross titles won. She won ahead of last year’s Champion, Lucinda Brand (NED). The Olympic Mountain Bike Champion, Tom Pidcock (ENG), won the Men’s race, followed by Lars van der Haar (NED) and Eli Iserbyt (BEL). Mathieu van der Poel (NED) and Wout van Aert (BEL) were absent.
Relive the competition (UCI)
Bronze: Jason Belmonte
Belmonte was largely absent from last year’s PBA Tour but came back from where he left off: winning the first Major of the Season, the PBA Players Championship Finals. This is his 14th Major title, increasing his record for most Majors won.
Watch the Post Show (PBA)