Posts Tagged ‘Hottest Female Athletes’
Julia Mancuso Graces Cover of Sports Illustrated
Julia Mancuso and fellow medalists and members of the U.S. Ski Team, Andrew Weibrecht, Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller.
Julia Mancuso Claims Second Medal in Two Days
WINTER OLYMPICS: VANCOUVER 2010
Julia Mancuso Now Two-for-Two in Two Days!
Takes Another Silver in Today’s Super Combined
Let’s see…two days, two Olympic Women’s Alpine events, two Silver Medals! Kaenon Polarized Team Rider Julia Mancuso is proving to the world she’s no one-win-wonder, claiming her second Silver Medal in as many days in the grueling Super Combined event today at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. In the first half of the event – the Downhill – Julia led off early with a time of 1:24.96. US teammate and yesterday’s Downhill Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn edged her out by 0.8 seconds, and German skier Maria Raush also posted a slightly faster time, pushing Julia into the third slot halfway through.
Just a few hours later in the Slalom half of the competition, Julia ripped it up again, giving her a combined time of 2:10:08. Her consistent skiing across the two different courses put her back on the podium on the Silver medal stand. Maria Raush won Gold while Vonn crashed out in the slalom. Only Julia Mancuso now has a chance to medal in every Women’s Alpine event in this Winter Olympic Games.
Today’s medal landed Julia in very fine company, making her only the fifth American woman to win two alpine skiing medals in the same Olympic Winter Games – a feat that hasn’t happened since 1964.
Mancuso races on Saturday in the Super G, and Wednesday of next week in the Giant Slalom, the event where she won Gold in the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics.
Don’t party yet, Jules … rest up, we think you’ll be the first American woman to go four-for-four!
Congratulations to Julia Mancuso who is now the most decorated female American Olympic Alpine Skier with 3 Medals!
Julia Mancuso Takes Silver, Helps Deliver Team USA’s One-Two Punch in Women’s Alpine Downhill
WINTER OLYMPICS: VANCOUVER 2010
Kaenon Polarized is thrilled to share that Olympic skier Julia Mancuso just this morning claimed her second consecutive Olympic medal in the Women’s Downhill in Whistler, British Columbia. Taking the silver Wednesday, she won the gold medal for giant slalom in the 2006 Torino Games.
Sporting Black Opal Leila’s by Kaenon Polarized in the Winner’s Circle, it was a tense 15 minutes or so for Julia Mancuso Wednesday in Vancouver during the much anticipated Women’s Downhill after she posted the fastest time of the day. While TV camera’s focused on her jubilation after her run, Julia slid on her Leila’s and had to wait, skier, after skier to see if her time would stick.
Leading the field from early on with a blazing time of 1:44.75, Julia set the early pace. She held the lead until US teammate and childhood rival Lindsey Vonn, the 16th skier down the hill, put up a time of 1:44.19.
The Americans held a clearly dominant position in a race characterized by several crashes â€” including one to Swedish standout Anja Paerson
Mancuso’s finish of just 0.56 seconds behind the heavily favored Vonn proved that she is still very much a force to be reckoned with on the snow – especially when it counts. Elisabeth Goergl of Austria took the bronze medal, 1.46 seconds back.
It’s the third time two Americans have finished 1-2 in an Olympic Alpine race, and the first time in 26 years.
Many heartfelt congratulations to Julia and the US Ski Team!
As written in the Associated Press wrap up story, “At the finish, Mancuso knew right away she had done something special and let out a big scream of delight, pumped her right fist and showed a big smile. Then she put on a pair of black sunglasses (Leila Black G12) and waited for the favorites to come down.”
Many heartfelt congratulations to Julia and the US Ski Team!
Julia Mancuso’s Training Program
Julia Mancuso is known for her playful personality and intense skill. Check out how she effortlessly blends both attributes in this video on her training routine.
Danica Patrick Stops by Fox Studios for Good Day LA
Danica Patrick in Los Angeles this week, prepping for her West Coast NASCAR debut, racing Saturday, February 20th in Fontana at the Auto Club Speedway.
Danica Patrick Announes NASCAR Schedule
Dancia Patrick seen here in Burnet G12, announced a 12-Race Nascar Series Schedule. Her debut stock car race will be February 6th in Daytona, Florida as part of the ARCA series. She is also entered for the following Nationwide Series races February 13, in Daytona, February 20th in Fontana, Calif, and on Feb. 27 in Las Vegas.
In a statement, Danica, 27, who also will compete full-time in the Izod IndyCar Series, said, “We just want to be smart and calculative about this process. The tracks we’ve selected not only complement the IndyCar schedule, but will give me quality seat time at a variety of facilities.”
Posted: January 29th, 2010
Tags: Burnet, Danica Patrick, Danica Patrick Nascar, Danica Patrick Sunglasses, Danica Shades, Hottest Female Athletes
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Paige Alms Shows What Girls Can Do in Surf
Paige Alms shows what girls can do in the highly competitive world of Surfing. Her fluid and powerful style shows why Paige is one of the best womenâ€™s free surfers. Paige lives and surfs on Maui while Sean Ordonez, her boyfriend shapes her epic boards. Paige wears Jetty and Eden women’s sunglasses. Check out her style and moves in this latest video.
Shakira Westdorp Paddles and Wins Against the Guys in Oz SUP Championships
STAND UP PADDLE
Shakira Westdorp wearing Jetty Black, G12 lens on the water and Calais Tortoise C12 on land and her team partner Mick DiBetta Hard Kore and Lewi, finished 2nd in the long course relay at theÂ Australian SUP Championships in Coffs Harbour, Australia. The long course was a 25km paddle from Woolgoolga to Coffs with a change over boat halfway.
Shakira also finished 1st in the women’s short course solo 12km and 2nd in the men’s 12’6 division 12km. Way to go Shakira!
Anna Tunnicliffe 2009 Rolex Sailor of the Year
SAILING – BUSAN, KOREA
This week in Busan, Korea, the venue of The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Annual Conference, US Sailing Team member Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) was named the recipient of the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award, the most prestigious individual recognition in the sport of sailing.
Tunnicliffe was chosen based on her outstanding achievement in a variety of boats and multiple disciplines during the qualifying period of September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009.
“I’m honored to win such a huge award,” said Tunnicliffe after the awards ceremony in Korea. “Iâ€™m honored to now be on the list with all the amazing sailors who won the award before me. It’s a great way to top off a fantastic year, and I’m very excited!”
At the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards dinner, the HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Rolex’s Lionel Church presented the male and female winners with a marble and silver trophy. The male recipient of the award is Brazil’s Torben Grael, the winning skipper of the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race.
“Anna’s record on the water over the last year speaks for itself, and this award is just the latest proof of her talent, motivation and dedication,” said Olympic Sailing Committee Chairman Dean Brenner (Wallingford, Conn). “Everyone at US Sailing is proud of Anna.”
The 2008 Awards were presented to four-time Olympic medal winners Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Alessandra Sensini (ITA), also Kaenon Polarized long-time sponsored sailors.
Anna Tunnicliffe and Torben Grael, the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year
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Posted: November 11th, 2009
Tags: Anna Tunnicliffe, Georgia, Hottest Female Athletes, Rolex Awards, Sailing Sunglasses, Women Sailors, Women's Sunglasses
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U.S. Teams Bring Home Medals
BEACH VOLLEYBALL SWATCH FIVB WORLD TOUR SANYA, CHINA
Kaenon’s Tyra Turner, wearing Hard Kore Tobacco C12 and Angie Akers took the bronze medal yesterday on the Swatch FIVB World Tour. Undefeated in bracket play, Tyra and Angie lost to fellow Americans in an epic semi-final match to decide who goes into the Gold Medal match.
Akers and Turner won the bronze by defeating 15th-seeded qualifiers Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti of Italy, 21-15, 21-15 win in 36 minutes. The win earned Akers her first-ever SWATCH FIVB World Tour medal and a share of the $15,000 third-place prize. Turner also won the bronze medal at the 2008 Sanya Open, read the full article.
Posted: November 4th, 2009
Categories: Beach Volleyball
Tags: Angie Akers, Hard Kore, Hottest Female Athletes, Tyra Turner, Volleyball Sunglasses, Women's Sunglasses
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Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship
SAILING – ROCHESTER, NY
Kaenon’s Anna Tunnicliffe, wearing Beacon Tortoise G12, and her team of Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer, Liz Bower and Debbie Capozzi have won US Sailing’s 2009 Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. Racing took place at the Rochester Yacht Club in upstate New York October 7-10, 2009. At the gala Rolex Awards ceremony held this evening at the RYC, Tunnicliffe and her team were awarded US Sailings’s perpetual Bengt Julin Trophy and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel & Gold Datejust presented by Jaimie Carlsen of Rolex Watch U.S.A.
The team also won the Kaenon Polarized Boat of the Day award, winning two of the 3 official race days, presented with one of Kaenon’s female-specific sunglass models for each of their daily wins. “My team did a great job in putting us in the right position, and staying alert no matter what our situation,” Tunnicliffe said. “I’m excited to sail with them again in two weeks in St. Petersburg, FL, for the Osprey Cup, a Grade 1 Women’s Match Race event.”
‘We’re very excited,’ said Tunnicliffe, Olympic Gold Medalist and a member of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, moments after returning the dock. ‘We wanted to win this event for a while and finally we’ve done it. We’re super psyched!’ Both Vandemoer and Capozzi are also members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics.
Her team’s five-race score line was 3-6-1-1-1 and with an unbeatable margin they decided not to participate in the final race.
Until this regatta, Tunnicliffe had held the record as the youngest competitor, having set the mark as a 14-year-old skipper in 1997. At that time, she confided that one day she would win the regatta. “I always thought it would be cool to do really well one day,” she said. “This is my fifth time sailing the regatta, my fourth time skippering it. We were getting to the point that we need to get up there sometime soon. I’m happy we sailed really well together and did so well. I have a fabulous crew. Debbie, Molly and Liz sailed together a few times before, and the chemistry has worked perfectly. It makes my life so easy on the race course and they make me look really good.”
I'm On A Boat – Video Spoof
Following Christie Glissmeyer
KAYAK – BRITISH COLUMBIA
Recently, Christie Glissmeyer headed to British Columbia for a self-support trip on the Clendenning River. She flew into Clendenning Lake on a float plane with 6 other paddlers and all of their gear. The plane dropped them off and from there, they paddled out of the lake and down the Clendenning River (Class IV, V) to the confluence of the Elaho River near Whistler. Christie wears Kaenon’s women’s sunglasses in Georgia Tobacco Olive G12.
Want to track Christie’s adventures? Check out her progress on her SPOT Adventures page.
Straight from Christie…
“I decided that this year I would like do more expedition/self-support wilderness whitewater trips. I chose the Clendenning River in British Columbia as a good warm-up because it is known as a very manageable 2-day class IV-V read and run river. To top it off, it starts out with a float plane drop off on a remote alpine lake. Wow, did we get a whole lot more than I had bargained for! High water levels combined with the remoteness of Clendenning Provincial Park made for an all out epic adventure”…read more
Posted: September 16th, 2009
Categories: Kayak, Sports-Entertainment
Tags: Christie Glissmeyer, Georgia, Hottest Female Athletes, Kayak Sunglasses, Women's Sunglasses
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LPGA Tour Canadian Women's Open
GOLF – CALGARY, CANADA
LPGA TOUR â€“ CANADIAN WOMENâ€™S OPEN
Morgan Pressel, playing in Kaenon’s women’s sunglasses style, Georgia Olive Crystal, shot a final round 66 to share 2nd place in this lucrative LPGA Tour event.
Lakey Peterson Shines
SURF – SANTA BARBARA, CA
Competing against girls much older, 14 year old Lakey Peterson placed 3rd in the 18 and under girls division at the SIMA Pac Sun Surfing America event in Huntington Beach and took 2nd place in the 16 and under girls division.
Lakey has made the US team, and is headed to compete in New Zealand and continues to make an impression on fans and sponsors alike.Â Lakey was recently added to the Nike 6.0 team and is gaining quite a bit of exposure on upcoming sports oriented TV shows. Filming began recently for the Fox show, The Winning Edge, expected to air in November and she’s also been invited to appear on Fuel TVâ€™s New Pollution. New Pollution features up and coming action sports athletes. Lakey wears Kaenon women’s sunglasses in Georgia as well as Burny.
Water Woman – Spotlight on Talia Gangini
WATER – Maui, Hawaii
Whether it is surfing, Stand up Paddling, Outrigger Canoe, or Paddle Boarding, Talia Gangini has it covered. At only the age of 16, Talia completely charges in every aspect including competing in the Molokai Chanel Crossing (32 miles) and finishing 1st in the womenâ€™s team division with the original Kaenon water woman Lauren Bartlett in 2008. Talia wears Leila Black G12, Zaza Tortoise C12 and Georgia women’s sunglasses â€“ on and off the water.
Posted: August 27th, 2009
Categories: Kayak, Paddle/SUP
Tags: Georgia, Hottest Female Athletes, Leila, Paddle Sunglasses, talia gangini, Women's Sunglasses, ZaZa
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2009 US Spearfishing National Championships in Malibu
FISHING – Malibu, CA
After finishing runner up in the mixed division and 3rd in the Womenâ€™s at the 2009 US Spearfishing National Championships in Malibu where her Kaenon choice was Georgia in Almond, Kimi Werner returned home to Hawaii shoot another Womenâ€™s Spearfishing record – this time an 8.1 Mu, shown above.
We Always Knew Tyra Had Nice Guns
Tyra Turner recently competed with the other USA teams at the SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway. Followed by 4 Grand Slams which took them to Gstaad,Switzerland; Moscow, Russia; Marseilles, France; and finally Klagenfurt, Austria. Afterward, Tyra and her team partner Angie Akers extended their trip 3 days to visit the US troops in Kosovo.
“That was the best part of the trip. I now have my very own set of dog tags, got to shoot some M-16′s and ride in a Bradley tank. We also played volleyball with the troops and sang karaoke, which we hope boosted their morale,” said Turner.
Tyra and Angie had great results overseas and maintained their 5 seed, 5th in the world, not to shabby for their first year together. Blending beauty and performance with ease, Tyra Turner wears Leila from our line of women’s sunglasses and Hard Kore from our sport sunglasses line.
Posted: August 13th, 2009
Categories: Beach Volleyball
Tags: Hard Kore, Hottest Female Athletes, Leila, Sport Sunglasses, Tyra Turner, Volleyball Sunglasses, Women's Sunglasses
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Everyday Ripping – Paige Alms in Maui
SURF – HAWAII
Solheim Cup August 17-23
GOLF – Solheim Cup August 17-23 Rich Harvest Farms, Illinois
This Bi-Annual team event pitting the best team from the United States against the best team from Europe and Great Britain will host three of Kaenon’s top female players.
The ultimate patriotic reward female golfers can receive for great play over a two year period, Kaenon’s three most successful ladies on the LPGA Tour made the cut for the Solheim Cup. August 17 â€“ 23, the United States will host and take on Europe and Great Britain where the Kaenon ladies will compete for the cup. Christina Kim (Klemm G28) and Morgan Pressel wearing Georgia G12 golf sunglasses qualified for the American side and will face off against Europe on their home soil against Sophie Gustafson (Jetty C28, Lewi C28) and her team from Europe this month at Rich Harvest Farms just outside Chicago. May the best team win!
Kimi Drops the Gun, Grabs the Reel
OFFSHORE FISHING – HAWAII
Kimi Werner took a little break from spear fishing to take advantage of the Hawaii Offshore Spring Ahi run (yellowfin tuna over 100#) off Oahuâ€™s West side. As usual, Kimi came home with a huge catch, celebrating her 160# and 180# ahis while wearing Eden Tobacco/Olive Fade G12.
Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic – LPGA Tour
Morgan Pressel, playing in Georgia Olive Crystal Fade G12 golf sunglasses, played great for the second week in a row, forcing a playoff only to lose on the first playoff hole and finish 2nd. Sheâ€™s on a hot streak and wouldnâ€™t be surprised to see her take a win sometime soon â€“ the Womenâ€™s US Open is this week.
Stand Up Paddle Fishing – California Fly
INSHORE FISHING – SAN DIEGO, CA
Michelle Woo Bowman, wife of Conway Bowman, has been putting her time in fly fishing and conventional fishing off of her Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board, in the kelp beds off La Jolla, California. Also known as SUP Fishing, the art of blending surf and fishing is catching the attention of fishing and water enthusiasts alike. While the fish have been getting bigger and bigger, nothing sheâ€™s caught before compares to the prize white seabass Michelle hooked up late June during an early morning session.
Michelle with the big one- wearing Hard Kore Tobacco Y35 and Kaenon hat
To see how SUP Fishing goes down, check out Michelle in action.
Posted: July 9th, 2009
Categories: Fishing, Paddle/SUP
Tags: Conway Bowman, Fishing Sunglasses, Hard Kore, Hottest Female Athletes, Michelle Woo Bowman, Women's Sunglasses
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Julia Mancuso Free Climbing & Skiing Europe’s Glaciers
FREE SKIING – EUROPE
Julia Mancuso wearing Calais Tortoise C12 free climbing one of Europe’s Glaciers.
Taking her assortment of Kaenon’s women’s sunglasses along for the ride, Julia spends the off season mountain biking, surfing, stand up paddling, hiking and wake surfing as seen in this video
Here’s an update from her blog posted June 17, 2009 -
“Its been a crazy few weeks, with lots of friends and teammates in town! I guess the word is out that Maui is the place to be!!! Keely Kelleher, Megan McJames, and Hailey Duke were cruising around Maui causing trouble only as skiers can! Also my coach Chris, and dryland coach Ernie came by to check out our setup here.
There is just so much to explore even close to home. We took a little trip to Lanai the other day, which is Maui’s neighboring island, and we felt worlds away. It was so peaceful and the water was so clear and blue! Its so easy too: Just hop on the ferry and you’re there in 45 minutes!
We brought our Stand-up paddle boards and cruised around, though we were hoping for some surf, i guess the swell didn’t hit yet! Anyway it was fun fun fun! Enjoy some of my favorite pictures.”
Lakey Peterson Wins 16 and Under Title at WSA Prime Invitational
SURF – OCEANSIDE, CA
Here is more from Lakeyâ€™s accomplishments as she chased the Jr Tour. Sheâ€™s proving that sheâ€™s a solid contender for the future as she piles on the junior victories – at age 14 she has plenty of time. Lakey Peterson wears Burny Black G12. Lakey won the 16 and under title and finished second in the womenâ€™s 18 and under.
Lakey holding the 14 and under title high, wearing Burny Black G12 sunglasses and board logoâ€™ed.
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