Check out these newly crowned champions from over the weekend

August 23, 2021
The GIST: It was a weekend of champions in the sports world. Break out the Wheaties.
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Check out these newly crowned champions from over the weekend
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⛳️Golf: The AIG Women’s Open — the final LPGA major of the season — was a thriller, and despite an early push from American Olympic gold medalist Nelly Korda, it was Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist who raised the cup.

  • Her third major win came with the second-biggest winner’s cheque in women’s golf history: a cool $870K. Rumor has it the winner will walk away with closer to $1 million next year.

🏃‍♀️Track: Sha’Carri Richardson’s return to the 100m global stage in this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic didn’t quite go as planned (she finished last in the final), but she assured us all — while using some colorful language — that she’s “not done.” In the meantime, Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah posted the second fastest 100m time ever.

  • On the men’s side, Canadian star Andre De Grasse won the 100m after winning bronze in Tokyo. Level up.

⚽️Soccer: North American soccer reigns supreme. Thanks to Morgan Weaver’s 87th minute goal, the NWSL’s Portland Thorns beat France’s Olympique Lyonnais (aka Lyon) 1–0 in Saturday's Women's International Champions Cup final, while Barcelona claimed third after beating the Houston Dash 3–2 earlier in the day.

🥍Lacrosse: The inaugural Athletes Unlimited lax season ended with a bang last night. Team Cummings won the final 7–5 over Team Waters, giving former NCAA national champ Taylor Cummings the points she needed to win the individual championship.