Recent Performance Sports News
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.
The Netherland’s Ireen Wust has made a habit of performing on the world’s biggest stage. The 27-year-old secured her third Olympic gold medal this week, winning the women’s Long Track 3000m race in a time of 4 minutes 0.34 seconds. Wust was triumphant in this very event at the 2006 Games in Turin, Italy along with another gold in the 1500m from the Vancouver Games.