This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Andrew Landenberger, Daniela Ryf, and the San Diego Sockers.

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: Andrew Landenberger
(Australia, Sailing)

The 1996 Olympic silver medalist won the Classic A-Catamaran World Championship, winning each of the eight regattas for a prefect score of 7. This is his third World Title in four editions, which places him second of all-time in the category. Ravi Parent (USA) won the Open Division.

Watch a last day long cut of the regatta (Nick Bowers)

Silver: Daniela Ryf
(Switzerland, Triathlon)

Daniela Ryf won her fifth Ironman World Championship in the women’s division, which places her as third of all-time. This is her tenth individual world title, as she has also won the Ironman 70.3 Championship five times. She finished ahead of Katrina Matthews (ENG). In the Men’s division, Olympic Champion Blummenfelt (NOR) won the title for a first time, ahead of Lionel Sanders (CAN) and Braden Currie (NZL). This was the 2021 edition. The 2022 edition will be held later this year.

Watch the highlights (IRONMAN)

Bronze: San Diego Sockers
(United States of America, Indoor Soccer)

This version of the team, revived in 2009, has now won four six major indoor soccer titles and 15 in all versions of the team. They beat the Florida Tropics 3-6 and 4-3 in the including the last two Major Arena Soccer League Final to win their second title in a row. Its Captain and San Diego native, Kraig Chiles (USA), scored the winning goal and was awarded the MVP. He won his sixth indoor soccer title, making him one of the most successful indoor soccer players of all time. Ze Roberto (BRA) and Eduardo Vélez (MEX) have also won 6 titles, and Brian Farber (USA) has won 5. They were all Champions a decade ago with the Sockers. The team had lost 60% of the regular season matches…

Team roster: Zé Roberto, Leonardo De Oliveira (BRA), Tavoy Morgan (JAM), Juan Manuel Rojo, Christian Gutiérrez, Guerrero Pino, Eduardo Vélez, Raymundo Reza, Brandon Escoto, Ismael Rojo, Juan Carlos González, Andy Reyes, Alan García, César Cerda, Mitchell Cárdenas, Gerardo Jurado, Luis Ortega, Hiram Ruiz (MEX), Xavier Snear-Williams, Brian Farber, Felipe Gonzalez, Sean Callahan, Boris Pardo, Dallin Cutler, Kraig Chiles, Juan Gonzalez (USA)

Relieve the Final (MASL)