This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Sergey Fedosienko, Artem Osipenko, and Jeremy Perez.

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: Sergey Fedosienko
(Russian Federation, Powerlifting)

Fedosienko won his second World Championship this year, having previously won the IPF Classic World Championship and now taking the IPF Open World Championship. He has won every single equipped 59 kg World Championship since its first edition in 2011. He took this year’s World Championship with a total score of 747.5 kilograms. He is the second Powerlifter with most World titles in history, with 16.

Watch his lifts  

Silver: Artem Osipenko
(Russian Federation, Sambo)

Osipenko won his 9th Sambo World Championship, which places him as the third most successful Sambo practitioner of all time and the second in the Heavyweight category, which is now over-98 kilograms. Russia (competing as the Russian Sambo Federation) was the most successful team again, taking 8 gold medals of 22 available.

Watch this final (ISF)

Bronze: Jeremy Perez
(France, Powerboating)

Perez retained his UIM-ABP Aquabike Runabout GP1 world title, to become Champion for a fourth time, making him the second-best of all-time in his category. He finished 2nd, 3rd, and 7th in Kuwait, where the local hero -and best of all-time in the category, Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq won all three races. 

 Watch a news highlight (RT America)