This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Pankaj Advani, The Chinese Men's Table Tennis Team, and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot.

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: Pankaj Advani

(India, Cue Sports)Pankaj Advani claimed his 25th World Championship, by taking his IBSF World Billiards Championship, this time in the 150-Up modality in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He beat Sourav Kothari (IND) 4-0.

Another Indian, S. Shrikrishna, won the World Men 6Red Snooker Championship. Waratthanun Sukritthanes (THA) won her second World Women’s 6Red Snooker title, and Malaysia took the Team Snooker title.

Watch the Final (Dariusz Goral)

Silver: Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Liang Jingkun, Wang Chuqin, Lin Gaoyuan

(People’s Republic of China, Table Tennis)

China won the Men’s ITTF World Table Tennis Team Championships Finals for the 10th time in a row, since 2001. Ma Long has been part of the winning team since 2006, and now has 13 World Championship gold medals, which puts him 4th among men and 7th overall in the historic medal tally. They beat Germany 3-0 in the Final. 

Watch the final (WTT)

Bronze: Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
(France, Gravel Cycling)

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot is having a brutal year with four World Championships within three months. In August she won the Short-Track, Cross-Country, and Marathon World Championships in Mountain Bike, and she now added to her triumphs by taking the first-ever Gravel World Championship, in Italy. Gianni Vermeersch (BEL) won in the men’s division.

 Replay the Final (UCI)