Sports Scene: July 22-28
Alise Post competes in the women's BMX at the London 2012 Olympic Games at BMX Track on Aug. 8, 2012 in London.
The U.S. beach volleyball teams of Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser, and Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, swept the men’s and women’s gold medals at the FIVB Grand Slam in Long Beach, California. The men’s duo defeated Poland in three sets, while the women claimed their fourth FIVB gold medal of the season in a two-set victory against Brazil.
Team USA posted 11 top-10 finishes – highlighted by silver medals from Alise Post in women’s supercross and Corban Sharrah in the men’s time trial – at the UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Meanwhile, the U.S. collected 15 medals – with three athletes earning overall world cup titles – at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Segovia, Spain.
The U.S. men’s foil team defeated Great Britain, 45-31, to finish fifth, while the women’s epée team placed sixth at the FIE Senior World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Mike Tagliapietra finished eighth in the P3 25-meter mixed sport pistol at the IPC World Shooting Championships in Suhl, Germany, as Team USA earned two quota spots for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Highlighted by a pair of runner-up finishes by Charles Peterson and Christine Jennings, four Americans earned top-10 finishes at the FINA 10K Marathon World Cup in Lac St. Jean, Quebec.
Jarrod Shoemaker earned the men’s silver medal in 1:49:57 and finished three seconds off the winning pace at the ITU Triathlon World Cup in Jiayuguan, China.
Elena Pirozhkova was one of four U.S. medalists at the FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals in Baku, Azerbaijan, defeating Yurika Ito of Japan, 7-4, to capture the gold medal in the 63-kilogram weight class.
Also This Week
Sarah Hughes and Kelly Claes defeated Switzerland in three sets to win the bronze medal at the FIVB U21 World Championships in Larnaka, Cyprus…Brady Ellison clinched the men’s recurve title at the 2014 U.S. Target Championships in Hamilton, Ohio…U.S. track and field athletes earned 21 medals to top the overall and gold-medal charts at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon…U.S. crews took home five medals at the FISA World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy.