Best record breaking achievement

Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer overtakes Pat Summitt for most wins in NCAA women’s basketball history (1,099)
DeVonta Smith, Alabama Football – set records for title game catches (12) and touchdown receptions (three), and also hit 215 yards. Alabama won their sixth title in 12 years at 52-24, while Smith was named the championship game’s offensive MVP
Phil Mickelson, PGA Championship – Oldest major tournament winner with his win, Mickelson surpassed the previous record of Julius Boros, who won the PGA Championship in 1968 at the age
Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards – Oscar Robertson breaks 47-year-old triple-double record with 182

Best international athlete, men’s football

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus / Portugal national team – WINNER
Kylian Mbappè, Paris Saint-Germain / French national team
Lionel Messi, national team Barcelona / Argentina
Mohamed Salah, National Team Liverpool / Egypt

Best international female athlete, women’s soccer

Sam Mewis, Manchester City / USA national team – WINNER
Sam Kerr, National Team Chelsea / Australia
Fran Kirby, Chelsea / England National Team
Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal / Dutch national team

Best NFL player

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

Best MLB Player

Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox
Trevor Bauer, Cincinnati Reds (2020), LA Dodgers (2021)
Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers
Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels