Recent Performance Sports News
A pair of British athletes have proven quite successful in the field discipline of discus in London. Both athletes secured podium spots in their various categories at the 2012 Games.
While it wasn’t the result most people expected, Canada’s Michelle Stilwell was happy with a first and second place finish in London. Her fans likely expected the world record holder in the T52 100-meter and 200-meter races to finish first in both. “I don’t think you can be disappointed with any (medal from the Paralympic Games),” said Stilwell, who holds the world records in the 100m, 200m and 400m events. “I went out there and gave it everything I could and I’m ecstatic to come home with anything.”
There’s no better term to describe Rory McIlroy than “on fire.” The young Northern Irishman has been on a role as of late and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. As the golf world prepares for the Tour Championship and the conclusion of the FedEx Cup Playoffs in the upcoming weeks, McIlroy looks to be one step ahead of the game. The 23-year-old won his second tour stop in a row, claiming the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick on Sunday. Banking on his PGA Championship victory six days prior, McIlroy capped off another successful weekend with a final day 5-under 67 to hold off veterans Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood by two strokes on the weekend. This was McIlroy’s third Tour victory in his last four tournaments.