Recent Performance Sports News
Step aside Mr. Gomez-Noya and Brownlee brothers…there’s a new sheriff in town. Mario Mola of Spain has made a name for himself on the ITU World Triathlon Series in the past few years, but he generally takes a back seat to the competition between his fellow countryman Javier Gomez-Noya and British royalty, Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee, who have made a habit of hogging triathlon podiums as of late.
In an all out battle at Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament in Ohio, which saw Oakley’s Bubba Watson leading most of the event, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama emerged victorious after a one-hole playoff with American Kevin Na.
It’s been all Julien Absalon in the Men’s Elite UCI Mountain Bike World Cup scene so far this season. While the two-time Olympic Champion had already secured World Cup victories in both Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and Cairns, Australia, the current World Champion, Schurter looked to regain control of the World Cup podium. The Swiss native did just that, topping the field by an eight second margin in front of 20,000 screaming fans in the Czech Republic. Absalon finished in the fifth position, twenty-nine seconds back.