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: Garrett Reynolds
(United States of America, Cycling (BMX Freestyle))
Garrett Reynolds made history by winning the BMX Street competition at the X-Games as he reached his 15th gold medal in his career, making him the winningest competitor in X-Games Summer history, and joint first in all of X-Games, tying Shaun White (USA, Snowboarding). He has won 17 medals out of 24 competitions in which he had participated since 2008.
Watch a replay of his winning run (X-Games)
Silver: Petra Senánszky
She has been a World Champion since 2011, accumulating 17 gold medals. She won three last week at the Finswimming World Championships in Cali, Colombia: in the Women’s 50 m bi-fins and 100 m bi-fins, and the Mixed 4×100 m bi-fins relay. She has been the World Champion of the first two since 2013. She also won two silvers, in the Women’s 4×100 m surface relay and the Women’s 4×200 m surface relay. This follows her two gold medals at the World Games.
Petra helped Hungary top the medal standings with 10 gold medals, although Russia, the winner last year, was absent.
Watch the Day 3 Finals (OlimpicoCol)
Bronze: Arianna Errigo
Alongside Martina Favaretto, Francesca Palumbo, and Alice Volpi, she won the Women’s team foil at the 2022 World Fencing Championships with a dominant display against the United States of America in the Final. The score was 45-27. This is Errrigo’s 9th gold medal and 20th medal overall at the World Fencing Championships, which places her 3rd among women in the all-time medal tally. She has. won the team event seven times since 2009. Moreover, she won the silver medal in the individual event, losing 10-15 to Ysaora Thibus (FRA). She returned to an individual final after 8 years.
France topped the medal tally with four golds, ahead of South Korea’s three, and Hungary and Italy’s two.
Watch a short highlights video of the team final (FEI)