Recent Performance Sports News
It’s been an admittedly tough stretch for Australia’s shining tennis star, Sam Stosur since she stunned the world in 2011, topping Serena Williams in the final of the US Open. Since her win in New York, Stosur had failed to secure another singles title, until Sunday. The 29-year-old entered the Southern California Open in Carlsbad as a wild card and fought her way to the event title, beating Victoria Azarenka 6-2 6-3 in Sunday’s final.
22-year-old Caroline Buchanan entered Sunday’s BMX World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand as a perennial favorite to win the event. This wasn’t the first time however the youngster had gone into a major BMX event as the favorite to win gold. Just over a year ago, Buchanan flew to London with one thing on her mind: Olympic gold. While her goals at the 2012 Olympic Games didn’t exactly play out, Buchanan entered the 2013 Worlds with her eyes on redemption. She got just that when she crossed the line ahead of countrywoman Lauren Reynolds with a 1.296 second lead to earn herself the rainbow stripes, distinguishing her as a world champion.
Oakley Training Athlete Rich Froning Crowned CrossFit Games Fittest Man On Earth™ For Record Third Straight Year
Going into the 2013 CrossFit Games, Rich Froning was the undisputed champion of the sport; not once, but twice in a row. This was a feat no athlete in the history of the competition had ever accomplished and Froning set out to increase his record-breaking performances for yet another year. He did just that when he handily won the 2013 CrossFit Games in Carson, California.