Team USA Weekend Wrap-Up: July 22, 2013
The United States won eight events and swept the top two spots in both 4x100 relays at the Herculis Diamond League meet Friday in Monaco.
USA Red won the women’s 4x100 in a meet record and world-leading time of 41.75 seconds. Octavious Freeman, Allyson Felix, English Gardner and Carmelita Jeter formed the team that edged the USA Blue group of Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, Barbara Pierre and Aurieyall Scott by three-hundredths of a second.
Justin Gatlin won the men’s 100 in 9.94 seconds and anchored the winning USA Red 4x100 team in which Charles Silmon, Mike Rodgers and Mookie Salaam also contributed to a time of 37.58.
Jenny Simpson, a 2012 Olympian, won the women’s 1,500 in 4:00.48 leading the way as the United States grabbed four of the top five spots.
Duane Solomon (800 meters) and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor (triple jump) added other men’s wins while Olympic silver medalist Brigetta Barrett (high jump) and Queen Harrison (100-meter hurdles) had the other women’s victories.
PARALYMPIC TRACK & FIELD
The United States won nine medals on Sunday, including four golds, and leads the medal count after two of 10 days at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.
The United States has six gold medals, four silvers and six bronzes to double the total of Brazil and China, which are tied for second. The United States is tied for first in the gold-medal count with Ukraine.
Jeremy Campbell, a recent ESPY award winner, won the world title in the men’s discus (F44).
Jarryd Wallace set a world record of 22.08 in the men’s 200-meter T44 to lead a U.S. sweep in which David Prince was second and Jerome Singleton was third.
“I could not be more honored to stand on the podium with these two guys,” Wallace said. “When I started running just a couple years ago, they were the guys that I looked up to. They were guys that helped me out."
Tatyana McFadden won the women’s 200-meter T54 and 5,000-meter T53/T54.
“The 5,000 is definitely the toughest race for me right now,” said McFadden, a three-time gold medalist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games who will also pursue titles at 100, 400, 800 and 1,500 meters.
Raymond Martin won the men’s 800-meter T52 Sunday after taking the 1,500 meters Saturday. Martin won four gold medals in four events in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He will be trying for five in France where he is also entered in the 100, 200 and 400.
The IPC Athletics World Championships run through July 28 and will feature more than 1,100 athletes, including 76 Americans, from nearly 100 countries.
For all of the latest news and results from the IPC Athletics World Championships, click here USParalympics.org
Open-water swimmer Haley Anderson gave the United States its first gold medal on the second day of the 15th FINA World Championships, a multisport event in Barcelona, Spain, that includes swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo.
Anderson won the 5K open water swimming title by less than a second over Brazil’s Okimoto Cintra in 56:34.2.
“The race felt really good and it’s an honor to win,” said Anderson, a silver medalist in the 10K in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Becca Mann, who placed second in the 10K at the 2013 Open Water National Championships, finished eighth. Andrew Gemmell, who competed in the London Games in the 1,500, was 13th in the men’s 5K.
The pool portion of the swimming competition is set for July 28-Aug. 4.
Amanda Burke and Samantha Pickens finished seventh Saturday in the 3-meter women’s synchronized diving competition, the first diving final at the 15th FINA World Championships.
Burke and Pickens were making their debut as a team internationally.
“This was a huge step for both of us,” Pickens said.
David Bonuchi and Toby Stanley finished 10th in the 10-meter men’s synchronized final Sunday.
Deidre Freeman advanced to the women’s 1-meter final. Pickens placed 14th, missing out on one of the 12 finalist spots.
Cheyenne Cousineau and Samantha Bromberg placed ninth today in the 10-meter synchro preliminary with the final scheduled for later today.
The U.S. women opened the 15th FINA World Championships with a 12-8 victory over defending champion Greece.
Maggie Steffens scored three fourth-quarter goals and goalie Betsey Armstrong made 13 saves in the game to lead the win. The U.S. women will face Canada next on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the U.S. men fell to reigning Olympic champion Croatia, 9-7, today. Next up for U.S. men is South Africa on Wednesday.
Mary Killman, a 2012 Olympian, finished 10th in the solo technical routine final Saturday at the 15th FINA World Championships. Rebecca Moody is scheduled to compete in the solo free preliminaries Monday.
Olympian Landon Donovan scored one goal and assisted on three others Sunday when the United States defeated El Salvador, 5-1, in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals in Baltimore.
The United States extended its longest winning streak ever to nine games, setting up a semifinal match Wednesday night against Honduras in Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
Donovan has five goals and seven assists in five matches since returning to the national team this summer. Donovan, the all-time leading scorer in U.S. national team history, took a 10-month break from soccer after the previous MLS season.
The floodgates opened in the 60th minute when Eddie Johnson, just seconds after being subbed in, scored off a header on a set piece. That gave the United States a 3-1 lead, and it was off to the races from there. Donovan and Mix Diskerud found the net to close out the scoring. Former University of Maryland player Clarence Goodson and Joe Corona scored the early goals.
Steven Lopez and Lauren Hamon reached the quarterfinals before being eliminated at the WTF World Championships, which concluded Sunday in Puebla, Mexico.
Lopez competed Sunday in the men’s 80 kg division. Hammon competed Friday in the women’s 73 kg. Lopez is a four-time Olympian and two-time gold medalist.
The United States went 19-16 in individual matches during the championships but was unable to produce a medal.
Sarah Groff, Ben Kanute, Gwen Jorgensen and Cameron Dye gave the United States a third-place finish Sunday at the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.
Each member completed a 300-meter swim, 6.6-kilometer bike and 1.6-kilometer room. The United States had a time of 1:18.19 to medal for the first time ever in the event, which was created in 2009.
In the ITU World Triathlon Series event that preceded the team competition Saturday in Hamburg, Jorgensen was sixth, covering the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run in 58:03.
Jorgensen gained ground by finishing more than 30 seconds faster than everyone else in the field in the running leg.
Miranda Leek finished second in the women’s recurve event Sundayat the World Cup stop in Medellin, Columbia and was part of the third-place women’s recurve team with Khatuna Lorig and Michelle Gilbert.
Lorig also earned silver in the mixed team final with fellow Olympian Brady Ellison. Ellison also was part of the men’s recurve bronze-medal winning team with fellow 2012 Olympians Jake Kaminski and Jacob Wukie.
Reo Wilde won the men’s compound title Saturday, defeating Braden Gellenthien in an all-American final. Carli Cochran, Brittany Lorenti and Erika Jones won the women’s compound team title, also held Saturday. Jones finished second in the women’s compound final. Wilde, Gellenthien and Roger Willett Jr. finished second as a men’s compound team.
2012 Olympian Lea Davison won the women’s cross country national championship Saturday and the short track cross country title Sunday at the Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships in Macungie, Pa.
Olympian Todd Wells won the short track title Sunday after finishing second in Saturday’s cross country race.
Stephen Ettinger won Saturday’s men’s cross country title. Kerry Werner and Shayna Powless won the U23 national titles Friday.
Ellis Coleman, Geordan Speiller and Alyssa Lampe won titles to lead a group of eight U.S. medalists at the Olympia 2013, a meet held Saturday and Sunday in the ancient city of Olympia, Greece.
In Greco-Roman, Coleman, a 2012 Olympian, won the 66 kg/145.5 lbs. title while Speiller won the 74 kg/163 lbs. title, both with 7-0 technical falls in their finals. Lampe won the 48 kg/105.5 lbs. women’s freestyle title.
Helen Maroulis (55 kg/121 lbs.), Elena Pirozhkova (63 kg/138.75 lbs.) and Tamyra Mensah (67 kg/147.5 lbs.) earned women’s freestyle silvers. Max Nowry picked up a silver medal in Greco-Roman at 55 kg/121 lbs. and also earned a bronze in men’s freestyle.
Zach Lokken led the United States with a ninth-place finish in Sunday’s men’s canoe final at the ICF Under-23/Junior Slalom World Championships in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia.
The United States overpowered China, 103-56, Friday and Mali, 103-26, Saturday to finish the preliminary round of the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women with a 3-0 record. Breanna Stewart had 20 and 17 points over the weekend, giving her a total of 63 points and the team scoring lead in preliminary play.
The United States suffered a 5-0 loss to Japan Sunday, its first defeat after six straight wins at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championships in Surrey, B.C. The United States is one of four teams still in title contention heading into Monday, the last day of the week-long event.
The Collegiate National team defeated Cuba, 3-2, in 10 innings Saturday and 1-0 Sunday in Omaha, giving the United States wins in all three games of the series. Elsewhere, the United States split games Sunday and is now 3-1 at the IBF U12 World Cup in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.
Caroline Martin and Quantum Solace won the individual Eventing title Sunday to wrap up the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Ky.
Dana Rohde won the U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship Friday in Marion, Mass.
The United States defeated Canada, 2-1, Sunday for the senior women’s title at the FIRS Inline World Hockey Championships in California.
Lucy Sandelin took the early lead in the Senior U.S. Women’s Open Sunday with a six-game total of 1,233, seven ahead of Kristy Whitcher. Elsewhere, a power outage disrupted the USBC Youth Open Championships Saturday night in Sterling Heights, Mich.
The U.S. women finished second in the U20 Nations Cup with a 27-3 loss to Canada in Sunday’s championship game in Nottingham, England.