Recent Performance Sports News
The Brazilian Bombers just keep on bombing. Oakley’s star Beach Volleyball duo of Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca topped Chinese defending Sanya Open champions (and fellow Oakley athletes) Xue Chen/Zhang Xi 2-1 (19-21, 22-20 and 17-15) on Sunday morning in a national televised gold medal match. The grand victory over the ‘home team’ tallied back-to-back titles for the Brazilians on the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour. On the heels of a killer win at the Brasilia Open last week, Juliana/Larissa were crowned in the Chinese resort city for the first time and only the second time on Chinese soil – the last coming at the Shanghai Open in 2005.
It might as well have been Ironman New Zealand. Oakley’s Jo Lawn, a seven-time NZ winner, waxed the women’s field at the Port Macquarie Half Ironman, finishing 22 minutes ahead of runner-up contender Madeleine Oldfield.
Make it four for the Bryans in the Spanish Capital. Oakley’s long-time tennis duo smashed their way to yet another resounding victory at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay-Court Tournament in Madrid – topping Michael Llodra of France and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic in an intense, yet brief final.