Recent Performance Sports News
Janko is officially on fire. Oakley’s blooming Tennis Star claimed his second ATP World Tour victory this past weekend, topping his good friend and Serbian Countryman Viktor Troicki at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia – 6-4, 6-2. After the tour’s first-ever all-Serbian final, Janko, who shot up to an ATP year-to-date No. 10 ranking following the victory, displayed understandably mixed emotions. “It was really tough,” Janko said, sporting his Oakley Prescription/Transition Fast Jacket performance eyewear. “We were both tight. You could cut the tension with a knife. It was like a nightmare to play against your friend.”
The heart and soul of the Oakley brand: Its athletes. The performance and safety of the Oakley family are the reason for the company’s unmatched, patented technologies in eyewear and gear. Exhibit O: NHL Star Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks. During a recent match against the San Jose Sharks, Defenseman Dan Boyle’s third-period shot beamed straight at Fracois’ face, hitting him right above the eye at close to 90 mph. But there was one thing standing between his face and the ultra-dangerous puck. His Oakley Hockey visor.
It’s a fact. The most elite triathletes on the Planet rely on Oakley technology on the course. Exhibit O: Yet another epic Ironman World Championship in Kona – where Oakley Team Star Craig “Crowie” Alexander shattered the World Record by finishing in an astonishing 8:03:56. All while Chrissie Wellington, finding redemption from a disappointing 2010 and rough start to the year, powered through to victory from behind with an 8:55:08 performance of her own. But Oakley’s presence definitely isn’t ever limited to racking up Ironman Title after Ironman Title. The O has been a more-than-prominent part of the mix at Kona for the better part of the decade. And it started with one man. Greg Welch.