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 for Best of July. Check out the list below to vote for your favorite performances.
To cast your vote for the Best of July honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, August 7.
Katie Ledecky, Swimming
Won six medals – including five golds – while also claiming three-peats in three individual events and setting a women’s record with 14 gold medals in FINA World Championships competition. Click here to vote for Ledecky.
Tatyana McFadden, Paralympic Track and Field
Won gold in all four of her events to lead Team USA and tie for the most medals of any athlete at the World Para Athletics Championships in London. Click here to vote for McFadden.
Sarah Robles, Weightlifting
Won gold medals in women’s total, snatch, and clean and jerk at the Pan American Championships, extending her unbeaten streak to four consecutive competitions in 2017. Click here to vote for Robles.
Aspen Shelton, Paralympic Swimming
Set American, Pan American and world records in the S13 200-meter backstroke, while winning her classification at the World Para Swimming World Series circuit in Berlin. Click here to vote for Shelton.
Venus Williams, Tennis
At age 37, advanced to her first Wimbledon final since 2009 and became the oldest player to reach a Grand Slam final since 1994, finishing the tournament in second place with a No. 9 world ranking. Click here to vote for Williams.
Mikey Brannigan, Paralympic Track and Field
Completed a historic triple-medal feat at the World Para Athletics Championships, winning the T20 800-meter and 1,500, while also claiming silver in the 5,000. Click here to vote for Brannigan.
Caeleb Dressel, Swimming
Won seven gold medals at the FINA World Championships, matching Michael Phelps’ record total from 2007 and becoming the first swimmer in history to win three world titles on a single day. Click here to vote for Dressel.
Robert Griswold, Paralympic Swimming
Set two world records and won four gold medals – including three individual titles – at the World Para Swimming World Series stop in Berlin. Click here to vote for Griswold.
Alexander Massialas, Fencing
Anchored the U.S. Men’s Foil Team to the silver medal at the FIE Senior World Championships and became the first American man to win overall world cup titles in back-to-back seasons. Click here to vote for Massialas.
Sam Querrey, Tennis
Defeated reigning champion and No. 1 seed Andy Murray in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to become the first American man to reach a Grand Slam singles semifinal since Andy Roddick in 2009. Click here to vote for Querrey.
Women's National Team, Water Polo
Went undefeated (6-0) to win its second straight – and fifth overall – FINA World Championship title, becoming the first reigning Olympic champions to accomplish the feat in women’s water polo. Click here to vote for the women's water polo team.
Women's 4x100-Meter Medley Team, Swimming
Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Kelsi Worrell and Simone Manuel combined to win gold and set a world record in the women’s 400-meter medley relay with a time of 3:51.55. Click here to vote for the 4x100-meter medley team.
Women's Foil Team, Fencing
Earned its best-ever finish at the FIE Senior World Championships, claiming silver and climbing to a historical best No. 2 position in the world rankings to conclude the 2016-17 season. Click here to vote for the women's foil team.
In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by DICK’S Sporting Goods and USG.