Recent Performance Sports News
24-year-old South Korean, Lee Sang-hwa came into the women’s 500m speed skating race as the heavy favorite to win gold. The youngster has won every event she has competed in this season on the World Cup circuit. She took to the ice in Alder Arena the heavy favorite and she didn’t disappoint. The odds were heavily in the South Korean’s favor to defend her 2010 gold medal in this event and it was no surprise that she took the top spot again in Sochi.
It was all Australia all day long at Ironman 70.3 Geelong where hometown favorites Craig “Crowie” Alexander and Emma Moffatt took the victories Down Under. While the focus was on the brutal course conditions the pair of Australians took to race experience to excel in the heat. Moffatt the 2008 Beijing Games bronze medalist blew away the women’s field, winning by over 13 minutes, while Crowie finished roughly three and a half minutes ahead of fellow countryman, Tim Reed.
Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia defended her gold medal from the 2010 Vancouver Games in the Women’s 7.5km Sprint Biathlon. Her finishing time of 21 minutes, 6.8 seconds was enough to secure her third career Olympic medal. Her winning time was 19.9 seconds faster than Russia’s Olga Vilukhina and 21.7 seconds quicker than bronze medalist Vita Semerenko of Ukraine.