|GLOBAL PODIUM OF THE WEEK|
Gold: Katie Taylor
Successfully defended her unified, undisputed, WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Lightweight World Title against Amanda Serrano (PUR), Featherweight World Champion. This fight is the fifteenth World title fight won in a row for Taylor since 2017, and the seventh with all the titles, all records. She can probably now be considered the best female boxer of all time.
Watch the fight highlights (DAZN)
Silver: Ronnie O’Sullivan
(England, Cue Sports)
O’Sullivan increased his lead as the winningest Ranking Title Snooker player of all time, with 39 wins, as he won the World Snooker Championship for a seventh time, placing him fourth of all time and joint first in the modern era, alongside Stephen Hendry (SCO). This is also his 21st Triple Crown tournament win, another record. The 46-year-old beat Judd Trump (ENG) in the final 18-13.
Watch the highlights (Eurosport Snooker)
Bronze: Benjamin Johns
(United States of America, Pickleball)
Just like last year, Ben Johns won the Triple Crown in the US Open Pickleball Championships -the largest in the world-, after winning the Pro Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles Divisions of the tournament. He won doubles with his brother Collin again, and with Simone Jardim (BRA/USA) -who has won the Triple Crown three times- in Mixed Doubles. He is perhaps the best Pickleball player of all time.
Relieve the Men’s Final (The Pickleball Kids)