Recent Performance Sports News
Affectionately referred to in the industry as “Xena,” after the warrior princess character, Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen is tough; as her nickname suggests. The Swiss Miss proved so Down Under this weekend, claiming the Asia Pacific Ironman Championship in Melbourne over some of the best triathletes in the women’s field.
American alpine ski phenom Mikaela Shiffrin added another notch to her belt this weekend as she secured the overall 2014 Audi FIS Alpine Slalom World Cup title with a twelfth place finish in Lenserheide, Switzerland. Finishing what was undoubtedly her best season ever on a high, Shiffrin wracked up all the points she needed to claim the overall slalom season title, just a month after she became the youngest ever woman to win the Olympic gold medal in the same event.
Just weeks before the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup finals, Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal has already wrapped up season titles in two of the sports top events. With a fifth place finish in the downhill event at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Svindal secured the downhill season title for the second year in a row. Svindal would later go on to secure his third straight super-G globe.