Recent Performance Sports News
History was definitely made at the NHL All-Star game on Sunday. But not exactly like you may think. Oakley’s young smasher Matt Duchene took the first-ever penalty shot in NHL All-Star history…after fellow O star Alex Ovechkin chucked a hockey stick to stop his breakaway, that is. Ovi and Matt were just two of more than 30 NHL All-Star players proudly rockin’ Oakley Hockey Visors (out of a total of 48) – displaying the Big O’s enormous presence in the league and the trust star pros have in our cutting-edge technology.
Five total. Three straight. Flat out awesomeness from Oakley’s phenomenal Bob and Mike Bryan, who tallied their 10th major title with a huge victory over Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes (6-3, 6-4) this past weekend at the Australian Open. The dynamic O duo, currently the World No. 1, were throwing down in their sixth Aussie Open final in seven years after finishing as runners up in 2004-2005. But despite their frequent appearances and amazing success, they’re as charged up as ever. “It never gets old,” said Bob, rockin’ his Oakley watch. “Especially to play those two guys, the ‘Indian Express’, who we have tons of respect for. We were jacked up for this match. These two guys are legends. It was an extra special feeling out there on the court playing two guys that dominated the game 10 years ago.”
A ‘Super G’ indeed she is. Oakley Ski Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn mashed her way to victory at the Super G in Cortina, Italy today. O’s speedster came off the line in the 20th position, but led at every split and crossed the finish line with a time of one minute, 11.66 seconds to beat second-place finisher Anja Paerson of Sweden by 0.43 seconds. The triumph tallied her 38th win, fifth victory of the season and second in a Super G. Lindsey also climbed 71 points closer to overall World Cup leader Maria Riesch of Germany (finished ninth), who currently owns a 1052 to 927 advantage.