Performance Sports Articles by Date

March 2012

  • Aussie Rules: Triathlete Emma Jackson Wins 2012 Devonport OTU Oceania Championship, Takes Australia One Step Closer To London Olympic Bid

    Emma Jackson

    Posted oltre 2 anni ago by John Ohail

    Oakley’s Emma Jackson is well aware of her strong points and she proved it at the 2012 Devonport OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships in Tasmania, Australia. Known for her skills in the running portion of the triathlon, Jackson went out quick from the start, while still maintaining enough energy to surge on the third leg of the race. She outlasted fellow Australians Ashleigh Gentle and Erin Densham for the victory, despite a 40 second deficit going into the run.

  • All Hail Yani Tseng! Oakley Golf Star Takes Founders Cup Despite Wild Arizona Weather


    Posted oltre 2 anni ago by John Ohail

    Oakley golf sensation Yani Tseng weathered (yes, pun intended) some serious conditions at the Scottsdale, Arizona based Founders Cup to secure her second LPGA title in four events on the year. Her victory at the Wildfire Golf Club also marked her 14th career LPGA victory. Did we mention she’s only 24 years old? Tseng’s remarkable rise to the top of the LPGA is a true testament to her hard work and determination on and off the course.

  • The Spicy Serb: Exhuberant World No. 9 Tennis Star Janko Tipsarevic ‘Uncovered’ by ATP World Tour


    Posted oltre 2 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    Love him or loathe him…but one thing is certain. Janko Tipsarevic draws a whole lot of attention. Oakley’s International Tennis Star – complete with his signature tattoos, exuberant personality, off-the-court activities (Electronic Dance Music DJ by night) and trademark style (read: killer performance eyewear) – made major waves in the 2011 season, skyrocketing to a World No. 9 ranking. Just the way we like it.

  • Oakley Cyclist Bradley Wiggins Pedals His Way To Victory At The Paris-Nice Race

    Cycling: 70th Paris - Nice 2012 / Stage 2

    Posted oltre 2 anni ago by John Ohail

    Spanning eight days and covering 155.5 kilometers, the 70th edition of the Paris-Nice was no walk (or ride) in the park. Oakley rider Bradley Wiggins found this out first hand, narrowly riding away with the overall victory by a margin of just eight seconds. The 31-year-old Bradley outlasted his Dutch rival, Lieuwe Westra, in the final and decisive mountain time trial stage, finishing just two seconds ahead, securing the overall title for the first time in his career.

  • San Remo: Simon Gerrans and Fabian Cancellara Dominate Spring Classics Cycling Opener in Italy


    Posted oltre 2 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    The picturesque Italian countryside is where the Big Classic Cycling Season kicks into gear. And if this year’s start at San Remo is any sign of things to come, Team Oakley is poised for year another epic season. Cycling stars Simon Gerrans and Fabian Cancellara were the tip of the charge, taking the first and second position at Milano San Remo this past weekend in the first-ever road race to see the brand new Oakley Radar Lock performance eyewear piece in action.

  • The Right To Give: Oakley Cyclist Clara Hughes Supports The ‘Right To Play’ Charity In a Huge Way


    Posted oltre 2 anni ago by John Ohail

    Some North Americans will never truly understand the devastation and hardships that take place in African nations such as Rwanda. Hollywood tries to depict the sad reality of the issues sweeping the African continent, but rarely is the full effect of troubling problems ever shown. Canadian Clara Hughes has taken notice and pledged to do something about it. The Oakley Olympic cyclist, speed skater and now humanitarian has teamed up with Oakley Canada in pledging to donate the entirety of her retainer payment as well as any Olympic victory bonuses received in 2012 to the Right To Play charity, aimed at aiding the Rwandan people.

  • “It’s Wrapped Up!” Lindsey Vonn Wins Her Fourth World Cup Ski Title


    Posted oltre 2 anni ago by John Ohail

    Lindsey Vonn continues to prove her status as American ski royalty. Adding another award to her expanding trophy case, Lindsey secured her fourth overall World Cup title, becoming the first American to achieve this feat. Phil Mahre had been the only previous American to win three overall World Cup titles; Lindsey is now in a league of her own.

  • Madison Square Garden Tennis: Sharapova vs. MCILROY?! Oakley’s World No. 1 Golfer Scores Point in Exhibition


    Posted oltre 2 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    No, you didn’t misread it. Rory McIlroy can get down on the Tennis court…kind of. During a vibrant exhibition match at Madison Square Garden in New York, Caroline Wozniacki, his significant other, took on Maria Sharapova before a massive crowd this week. But it wasn’t Caroline who’d snatch the headlines from this match.

  • On Top of the Planet: Oakley’s Golf Superstar Rory McIlroy Triumphs at the Honda Classic, Overtakes World No. 1 Ranking


    Posted oltre 2 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    One of golf’s legends knew this day was coming. A couple years before the flashing lights, mainstream headlines and international fanfare engulfed Rory McIlroy in golf stardom, Tiger Woods sounded off that the youngster from Northern Ireland was destined to ascend to the No. 1 World Ranking. That moment arrived, not for long but it did arrive. Despite a fiery charge from Woods in the final round of the Honda Classic, Oakley’s superstar was able to fend off the entire talent-packed field in commanding fashion. He shot 69 to emerge triumphant by two strokes for the tournament title…and a stunning view from the top of the planet. He’s the second youngest player to have taken the sport’s glorious top ranking.