This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Sarah Storey, Liu Jing and Curtis McGrath.

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: Sarah Storey
(England, Para Cycling)

Dame Sarah Storey won her 11th and 12th Paralympic gold medals in Para Cycling by winning the two C5 Road Cycling events: C5 Time Trial and Road Race. She extended her record as the most successful Para-cyclist of all time, once again. These were her 16th and 17th Paralympic gold medals, considering her previous medals in Swimming. Also impressive was Jetze Plat (NED), who won the men’s H4 Handcycling Road Race and Road Time Trial, a few days after winning the Men’s Paratriathlon PT1.

Watch the highlights of her Time Trial gold (Paralympic)

Silver: Liu Jing
(People’s Republic of China, Para Table Tennis)

Liu Jing became the most successful Para Table Tennis player of all time in Paralympic Games, by taking her 8th gold medal when she won the Teams C1-3. She had won the Singles C1–2 a few days earlier. She has made the sweep in both categories since 2008.
Watch her Finals Games matches (Paralympic) 

Bronze: Curtis McGrath
(Australia, Para Canoe/Kayak)

Curtis McGrath became the most successful Para Canoeist / Para Kayaker of all time after taking a gold medal in each of the Men’s Kayak KL2 and Men’s Va’a VL3 events. He is the only sportsperson to win gold in Para Canoe and Para Kayak in the same edition of the Paralympic Games. He had previously won a gold in Rio 2016 and 10 World Championship medals. 

Watch the highlights of his Va’a gold (Paralympic)