This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Hakuhō Shō, Garrett Reynolds and Rob Adelberg.

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: Hakuhō Shō
(Japan, Sumo)

Hakuhō Shō continued to increase his legacy as the greatest sumo wrestler of all time in a match for the ages at the Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya (Emperor’s Cup). Hakuho has overcome an injury and did not expect to be in contention to win. He and Terunofuji (JPN) – who has been the force to beat this season- squared off with a 14-0 record and Hakuho won in a very good match. This win is his 45th Emperor’s Cup and is his 16th perfect championship, both all-time records.

Watch the Final

Silver: Garrett Reynolds 
(United States of America, BMX Freestyle)

Reynolds won the X Games’ BMX Street for a fourth consecutive time. This is his 14th X-Games gold medal. This medal puts him joint second for most X-Games gold medals of all time in any sport and joint first in Summer X-Games. He is also the winningest BMX Street rider of all time at the event.

Watch the BMX Street Medal runs (ESPN)

Bronze: Rob Adelberg
(Australia, Motorcycling)

Adelberg won X-Games Moto X Best Trick with no-handed frontflip, which gave him a 5th X-Games gold medal and 14th medal overall. He also won bronze in the Freestyle competition earlier in the day.

 Watch his winning run (X-Games)