Recent Women News
It’s been much anticipated and young Mikaela Shiffrin delivered, just in time for the holidays. The budding Oakley alpine ski racing star secured her first ever Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory this Thursday in Are, Sweden. The American phenom shot to the top of the podium in the slalom competition, becoming the third-youngest American to win a World Cup race.
Often when professional athletes are contemplating the perfect time to end his or her career, the thought of “going out on a high note,” comes into play. In other words, bowing out gracefully after a huge win, a championship or a massive personal accomplishment becomes the ultimate time to hang up the boots. Many are fortunate enough to experience this perfect storm, even more are not. Four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington had no choice. Whenever she chose to call it a career, she was going out a champion. The British triathlon legend had never lost a race in her professional career. Enduring the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile marathon run, thirteen times, Wellington remained undefeated during her professional career from 2007 until about a week ago. Wellington officially announced her retirement, citing that she had “achieved more than I could have ever imagined.”
It was another brilliant weekend for the Oakley alpine ski team; beginning with the ailing Lindsey Vonn securing a much needed hat-trick at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup stop in Lake Louise, Canada and finishing with Aksel Lund Svindal placing second in both the men’s downhill and super-g competitions at the Birds of Prey World Cup event in Beaver Creek, CO. Vonn, who has suffered from an intestinal ailment as of late, locked down her first alpine victories since her recent return to competition. The American racked up her staggering 54th, 55th and 56th career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victories by sweeping the weekend in Canada. She blew away the competition by a 1.73 second margin in the first of two downhill races on the weekend. Vonn followed up with a .52 second win in the second downhill race on Saturday and completed the hat-trick by winning Sunday’s super-g race. This was Vonn’s second straight hat-trick in Lake Louise as she bumped her venue total to 14 career wins on ...