Sports Scene: July 1-7, 2014
Justin Gatlin celebrates after winning the men's 100-meter race at the IAAF Diamond League Athletics meeting 'Athletissima' on July 3, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Justin Gatlin won the men’s 100-meter with a world-leading time of 9.80 seconds at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, to lead a U.S. sweep of the medal podium. American Tyson Gay finished second in 9.93, while reigning U.S. champion Michael Rodgers raced to third with a time of 9.98.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Women’s National Water Polo Team won the 2014 Kirishi Cup, capping an undefeated week of action with a 6-5 victory over the Netherlands. Kiley Neushul scored three goals to lead the offense, while Sami Hill and Ashleigh Johnson combined for 12 saves in net. Team USA defeated Hungary, Russia, Italy and the Netherlands, and tied Spain in the five-day competition.
Five athletes swept their divisions in the criterium, road race and time trial events at the 2014 Para-cycling Road National Championships, held July 4-6 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Aleksander Ochocki and Lee Kiefer won the division titles in men’s saber and women’s foil at the 2014 July North American Cup in Columbus, Ohio.
Macy Toronjo won the senior all-around title and Jazmyn Foberg won junior all-around crown at the 2014 American Classic in Huntsville, Texas.
Four crews earned spots on the U.S. National Team Monday at the 2014 Para-Rowing World Championships on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey. The winners of the four events will compete August 24-31 at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.
The U.S. men's national team dropped a 2-1 decision in extra time to Belgium and was eliminated from competition at the FIFA World Cup in Salvador, Brazil. Goalkeeeper and Olympian Tim Howard made a FIFA World Cup record 16 saves, the most since FIFA has kept such records.
Jack Sock, with Canadian partner Vasek Pospisil, upset reigning Olympic gold medalists Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan to claim the men’s doubles title at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships in London.
Three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings won her 69th AVP beach volleyball tournament Sunday at the AVP Milwaukee Open to tie with former partner Misty May-Treanor for the women’s record for victories in the United States. Walsh Jennings, who now competes with Olympic silver medalist April Ross, owns the overall record for career victories (118).
Meanwhile, the U.S. men’s national team qualified for the FIVB World League Final Round after earning a four-set victory over Serbia in Beograd, Serbia.
Elsewhere, the U.S. women’s national team defeated top-ranked Brazil in the first two matches of the 2014 USA Volleyball Cup in Irvine, California. Team USA continues the four-match series against Brazil July 11 and July 12 in Honolulu.
Also This Week:
Tanner Putt won his second consecutive men’s cycling U23 road race at the 2014 Amateur & Para-cycling Road National Championships...The United States defeated Spain, 77-75, to win the gold medal at the FIBA Women’s U17 World Championship...The U.S. National Collegiate Baseball Team defeated Chinese Taipei, 5-2, and Japan, 10-0...Noah Rubin won the first all-American boys' singles championship at Wimbledon since 1977...Amy Hastings and Christo Landry won the race titles at the 2014 USA 10-kilometer Championships.