Recent Performance Sports News
If you didn’t know her a year ago, she captured your heart this winter when she dazzled in the bright lights on the world’s biggest stage in Sochi, Russia, becoming the youngest athlete in history to win an Olympic Slalom gold medal. Before Russia, she was a Slalom World Champion, a two-time Slalom World Cup Champion and winner of nine career World Cup Slalom events. An impressive career, right? Right. What’s even more impressive is that she accomplished all of these feats as a teenager. At the age of 19, Mikaela Shiffrin is a shining star in the sport of alpine skiing and as a representative of the United States Olympic Team; and should be for a long time to come.
Twin brothers, Bob and Mike Bryan further cemented their place in tennis history Sunday when they recorded their 100th career men’s tennis doubles victory en route to their fifth career US Open title. It was also the duo’s 16th career Grand Slam tournament victory.
Spain’s Javier Gomez Noya has officially confirmed his status as a machine. Just one week after winning his fourth career ITU World Championship at the Olympic distance in Edmonton, Canada, the Spaniard took home the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship as well in Mont-Tremblant. And his competition didn’t make it easy on him. He had to beat Olympic Champion Jan Frodeno and as well as defending champion and fellow German, Sebastian Kienle.