This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features the Mexican Women's Frontenis Team, Yi-Fan Chen, and Katie Taylor.

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: Mexican Women’s Frontenis Team

(Mexico, Basque Pelota)The Mexican Frontenis team keeps dominating at the World Championship. They have won every single gold medal at the tournament since its first appearance in 1990, meaning they have been the Champion team for 32 years. Within these timeframe, Paulina Castillo has been World Champion since 2002, and has also been World Champion in Pelota Goma, and multiple World Cup Champion. She was called to seal the win when Mexico was in trouble against Spain in the Final, joining Ximena Plácito. She now has over 10 World titles.

Spain topped the medals table at the Basque Pelota World Championships in Biarritz, with 9 gold medals, ahead of France’s 5, Mexico’s 3 and Argentina’s 1. France won the individual and pairs Trinquet main nue , Spain and the United States pulled the upset and sent Mexico to bronze in Men’s Frontenis for the first time, Spain took the first gold in Men’s Frontball, and Mexico won the first gold in Women’s Frontball, as well as the first ever gold in 36 meters main nue, with David Álvarez beating professional Retegi (ESP).

Full team: Ximena Plácito Goche, Dulce Miranda Figueroa Mendoza, Laura Selem Puentes Villalobos, Paulina Castillo Rodríguez

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Silver: Yi-Fan Chen
(Taiwan, Inline Artistic Skating)

Yi-Fan Chen won a record-extending sixth World Title in Men’s Inline Artistic Skating, by taking gold at the 2022 World Skate Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

There were other standout performances at the start of the Games, including the seventh consecutive gold medal in Senior Pair Artistic Roller Skating by Rebecca Tarlazzi and Luca Lucaroni (ITA), who scored a highest of all time score of 242.35 points 

Bronze: Katie Taylor
(Ireland, Boxing)

She continues to extend her legacy as one of the best female boxers ever, with another defense of her fully unified Lightweight world title, against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal (ARG), at Arena Wembley in London.

It was not the only women’s world title fight. An Argentinian won, as Clara Lescurat beat Naylea Gil Sanabia (MEX) for the WBA World Super Fly title. Also a Mexican had the edge off an Argentinian, as Arely Abigail Muciño (MEX) beat Leonela Paola Yúdica (ARG) in Argentina for the Women’s International Boxing Federation Women’s World Flyweight Title. It was a good fight.

 Replay the highlights (DAZN)