It wasn't enough to beat England, but that's a minor matter. Above all, the strong performance of the German team remains as a memory of the 2022 European Women's Football Championship. And this is also appreciated by the fans - the players were welcomed and cheered by a sea of flags in Frankfurt. UEFA also selected five players - Alexandra Popp, Giulia Gwinn, Marina Hegering, Lena Oberdorf and Klara Bühl - in the tournament's best eleven. "This squad has given a lot to soccer in recent weeks," DFB President Bernd Neuendorf told Sportschau. "This team has perspective." So the tournament was a big step forward for women's soccer!
During the women's Tour de France before Provins, there had been violent falls - Laura Süßemilch in the middle of it. In addition to the quickly diagnosed two vertebral fractures, the doctors later diagnosed another fractured vertebra, a fractured rib and a fractured skull. Still, she manages to keep her fighting spirit. "Thank God I'm still alive," she wrote on Instagram. And even more: where some think of the end of her career after such an accident, she sees herself in a few weeks already back at 100 percent. "I will come back stronger!". With this fighting spirit for sure.
Neven Subotić has had quite a successful professional soccer career, which he ended this year. He won titles for 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund, among others, and lived the high life with everything that goes with it. Even during his career, he questioned the soccer business. And he set up a foundation to give people in Africa access to clean drinking water. More and more, Subotić is appearing as an activist in the soccer business and bringing unpleasant topics to the table. For example, he demands that big earners do more for less privileged people. And with that, he has our respect.
700 million US dollars for participation in a golf league: most professional athletes would probably say "yes" to that. But not Tiger Woods, because this is about the controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series, financed and pushed by Saudi Arabia. Some top players have also already been signed up. Despite the very compelling offer, Woods said "no." And that integrity and the signal he is sending is definitely worth a Good News.
Studying and competitive sports at the same time and doing both at a high level - not everyone can do that. But open water swimmer Leonie Beck can, and that's why she was voted Sports Scholarship Holder of the Year in an online poll. For her, it was straight from the water to the desk after Tokyo - she wrote down her master's thesis in no time at all. "I definitely want to have a second leg to stand on besides sports," Beck explains in the Kicker interview. For this commitment to sports and university, she now receives 600 euros a month, twice as much as before. We hope to see and hear a lot more from Leonie in the future.
Danny Garcia is first and foremost a world boxing champion, but his most important fight was against his depression. For 20 months he was no longer in the ring because of the disease. But now he is back and as successful as ever. Overwhelmed, he spoke openly after the victory against Jose Benavidez Jr. about the problems with his mental health, which he now has under control. Now he wants to get back to the top and win another world title. What a comeback!