Each month, the United States Olympic Committee celebrates the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes through the Team USA Awards presented by Dow. The USOC announced today the five nominees in the female and male categories, and three nominees in the team category. Check out the list below to vote for your favorite performances from the month of July.
To cast your vote for the Best of June honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 26.
Simone Biles (gymnastics)
Qualified for her first Olympic Games by winning the all-around title at U.S. Olympic Team Trials with a two-point margin of victory (123.250), extending her winning streak in all-around competition dating back to August 2013. Click here to vote for Biles.
Michelle Konkoly (Paralympic swimming)
Broke the women’s S9 50-meter freestyle world record at the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Swimming, winning gold twice to qualify for her first U.S. Paralympic Team. Click here to vote for Konkoly.
Sydney McLaughlin (track and field)
Placed third and set a world junior record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field, becoming the youngest American athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games in track and field since 1972. Click here to vote for McLaughlin.
Cassie Mitchell (Paralympic track and field)
After being diagnosed with leukemia in April, took home three medals and broke two world records at the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Track and Field to secure her spot for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Click here to vote for Mitchell.
Serena Williams (tennis)
Made history by winning her 22nd Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, tying Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era, while also winning the women’s doubles title with her sister, Venus. Click here to vote for Williams.
Tucker Dupree (Paralympic swimming)
Set American and Pan American records in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials, winning gold in two events and making his third U.S. Paralympic Team. Click here to vote for Dupree.
Noah Lyles (track and field)
Broke a 31-year-old high school record in the 200 meters, finishing fourth in 20.09 behind Justin Gatlin (19.75) to earn first alternate status for the 2016 Olympic Games, while also winning the men’s IAAF World U20 100-meter title. Click here to vote for Lyles.
Ray Martin (Paralympic track and field)
Broke an 8-year-old world record, shaving more than six-tenths off the former mark in the men’s T52/53 800-meter race to qualify for his second Paralympic Games. Click here to vote for Martin.
Michael Phelps (swimming)
Became the first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympic Games, earning three wins to improve his record to 16 career victories at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming. Click here to vote for Phelps.
Sam Querrey (tennis)
Advanced to his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon after upsetting world No. 1 and defending singles champion Novak Djokovic in the third round. Click here to vote for Querrey.
Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team
Claimed the Women’s World Super Cup by defeating host Germany – the reigning Paralympic Games champion – and 2012 Paralympic bronze medalist, the Netherlands. Click here to vote for the U.S. Women’s Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team.
Eventing Team (equestrian)
Leading from start to finish, the U.S. team of Phillip Dutton, Lauren Kieffer, Boyd Martin, and Clark Montgomery made history by winning the inaugural FEI Nations Cup at the Great Meadow International CICO3* with a score of 138.3 penalties. Click here to vote for the U.S. Eventing Team.
Women's Indoor Volleyball Team
In a rematch of the last two Olympic gold-medal games, earned the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Prix Final without losing a set before the final match against Brazil. Click here to vote for the U.S. Women's Indoor Volleyball Team.
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