May 09, 2016, 12:01 a.m. (ET)

Each week, TeamUSA.org recaps the performances of U.S. athletes through photos, showing where in the world Team USA athletes competed and how they performed. During the week of May 2-8, U.S. beach volleyball teams took to the sand in Sochi, Russia, track and field athletes started the IAAF Diamond League season, the men's ice hockey team opened competition at the IIHF World Championship, canoeists and kayakers competed at their U.S. Olympic Team Trials and wrestler Jesse Thielke qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.

1) Emily Day @ FIVB Sochi Open
Emily Day competes at the FIVB Sochi Open on May 4, 2016 in Sochi, Russia.

2) Jennifer Fopma @ FIVB Sochi Open
Jennifer Fopma competes at the FIVB Sochi Open on May 5, 2016 in Sochi, Russia.

3) Tri Bourne @ FIVB Sochi Open
Tri Bourne competes at the FIVB Sochi Open on May 5, 2016 in Sochi, Russia.

4) John Hyden @ FIVB Sochi Open
John Hyden competes a the FIVB Sochi Open on May 5, 2016 in Sochi, Russia.

5) John Hyden @ FIVB Sochi Open
John Hyden (L) high-fives an opponent at the FIVB Sochi Open on May 6, 2016 in Sochi, Russia.

6) Brittany Hochevar @ FIVB Sochi Open
Brittany Hochevar lays on the court at the FIVB Sochi Open on May 6, 2016 in Sochi, Russia.

7) Tia Brooks @ IAAF Diamond League
Tia Brooks competes in the women's shot put final at the IAAF Diamond League meet at Qatar Sports Club on May 6, 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

8) LaShawn Merritt @ IAAF Diamond League
LaShawn Merritt (C) races ahead of Isaac Makwala of Botswana (L) and Abdalleh Haroun of Qatar (R) in the men's 400-meter final during the IAAF Diamond League meet at Qatar Sports Club on May 6, 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

9) Nick Foligno @ IIHF World Championship
Canada's Taylor Hall (L) collides with Nick Foligno (R) during preliminary-round action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on May 6, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

10) Jesse Thielke @ World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Jesse Thielke (blue) competes at the 2nd Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament on May 6, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

11) Jesse Thielke @ World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Jesse Thielke celebrates at the 2nd Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament on May 6, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

12) Dylan Larkin @ IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Dylan Larkin (L) high-fives Noah Hanifin (#15) after scoring a second-period goal during preliminary round action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on May 6, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

13) Michal Smolen @ U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Michal Smolen competes in the men's kayak K1 at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Canoe/Kayak Slalom at the OKC Boathouse District on May 7, 2016 in Oklahoma City.

14) Ashley Nee @ U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Ashley Nee competes in the women's kayak K1 at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Canoe/Kayak Slalom at the OKC Boathouse District on May 7, 2016 in Oklahoma City.

15) Tri Bourne and John Hyden @ FIVB Sochi Open
Tri Bourne (R) and John Hyden compete at the FIVB Sochi Open on May 8, 2016 in Sochi, Russia.

16) Casey Eichfeld @ U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Casey Eichfeld competes in the men's canoe C1 at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Canoe/Kayak Slalom at the OKC Boathouse District on May 8, 2016 in Oklahoma City.