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: Joscelin Kate Lowden
(England, Track Cycling)
Joss Lowden -who had not won a world-class event before- broke the Women’s One Hour Record, one of the most prestigious in cycling. She completed 48.405 kilometers in Grenchen (CHE), beating the 48.007 kilometer record set by Vittoria Bussi (ITA) in 2018, in Aguascalientes (MEX). She also finally broke the best human effort of 48.159 km that had been set by Jeannie Longo (FRA) back in 1996, also in Aguascalientes. The “best human effort” mark allows for modern equipment.
Relive the record attempt (UCI)
Silver: Sergey Fedosienko
(Russian Federation, Powerlifting)
Fedosienko won the Men’s 59 kg category at the IPF World Powerlifting Championships, by also taking gold in each of the three types of exercises: squat, benchpress and deadlift, for a total of 640 kg. He is now a 15-time overall IPF World Champion in his weight class. He has won every single equipped 59 kg World Championship since its first edition in 2011 and won his first World Championship back in 2003. He is the second winningest powerlifter in the International Olympic Committee – sanctioned International Powerlifting Federation World Championships.
Watch the replay (Olympic Channel)
Bronze: Jordan Burroughs
(United States of America, Freestyle Wrestling)
Burroughs became the first US American to become a five-time Wrestling World Champion, after taking gold in the 79 kg competition of the UWW World Championships (Oslo, NOR). He has also won single Olympic and World Cup gold medals. This was his debut in the 79 kg world-class, having won the other gold medals in the 74 kg category. He beat Mohammad Nokhodi Larimi (IRI) in the Final.
Watch his gold medal bout (UWW)