Recent Performance Sports News
Wallace Spearmon Jr. is as fierce as they come on the track. As America’s 200-meter standout, he can be seen lining up in the blocks along side some of the world’s quickest men, confident and never intimidated. While most look at Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and now Warren Weir, as unbeatable Jamaican powerhouses, Spearmon sees them as just within his reach. He’s represented the United States in two Olympic Games now and has unfortunately come home empty handed in both attempts. While this is a source of frustration for Spearmon, he uses it as utter motivation to train like he’s never trained before for the next four years, with one goal in mind. With an impressive fourth place finish this year in London, Spearmon already has his sights set on a medal in Rio 2016 and nothing’s going to get in his way. Not even Jamaica’s finest.
Unfamiliar with Wiley Maple? Now’s a good time to start getting to know the young alpine ski racer, because he plans on being around for a long, long time. Maple is still only 22 years old, but already he’s caught the eye of some of the top skiers in the sport.
Ian Poulter has had an amazing fall season, beginning with his marvelous display at the Ryder Cup in Illinois in August. Poulter won all four of his matches at the Medinah Country Club just outside of Chicago, which pitted the top US golfers against the best of the Europeans. Following up his impressive performance in the United States, Poulter came from behind at the HSBC Champions in Shenzen, China to overcome a world class group of Phil Mickelson, Jason Dufner, Scott Piercy and Ernie Els who all tied for second. Poulter compiled a staggering 21-under, 267 on the weekend at Mission Hills Olazabal Course in China. This was Poulter’s first victory of the 2012 season.