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: Kim Woo-jin
(Republic of Korea, Archery
Kim Woo-jin is now arguably the most successful archer of all time, after having swiped with all three Men’s Recurve gold medals at the 2021 World Archery Championships: individual, team and mixed team. He has now won 7 World titles in addition to two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup. He is also the third man and the fourth archer in history to win three world titles individually. He teamed up with An San to win the Mixed Team gold medal. She also won gold in Women’s team and took bronze in women’s individual, which was won by another Korean, Jang Min-hee.
Watch the Individual Finals (Marca Claro)
Silver: Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton (ENG, Mercedes) became the first driver to reach 100 Grand Prix victories, by taking the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. He chased Lando Norris (ENG, McLaren) in the later part of the race until the McLaren driver decide to stay on track and not change tires during increasingly wet track conditions. Hamilton entered on a timely fashion to take the win, 53 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen (NED, Red Bull), who also pit on the right time and finished with a great result, having started last. Third was Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP, Ferrari).
Watch the race highlights (F1)
Bronze: Gary Hunt
(France, High Diving)
Gary Hunt won a record-extending 9th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, out of 12 that have been held. He had already secured the title in the previous stop but still won the season finale, in Polignano a Mare, Italy, including a ‘perfect ten’ dive. Meanwhile, Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) extended her record for most consecutive Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series wins to 12 in a row since 2018 by winning. She had also clinched her fifth consecutive World Series title, which she received here.
Watch a replay of the Final event (Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series)