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8 Of The Most Memorable Videos From The 2018 Team USA Summer Champions Series

Aug. 24, 2018, 1:09 p.m. (ET)


After a summer full of competition, the 2018 Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Xfinity, has finally drawn to a close. From volleyball on the beaches of California to gymnastics at the famed TD Garden in Boston, Team USA has had a busy summer. The series began with the collegiate beach championships and went on to feature national championships in diving, track and field, swimming and gymnastics.

Some of the best athletes from across the country showcased their talents at these events. Watch eight of our favorite highlights from this summer's competition.


1) LSU Women Prove They Deserve Gold At Collegiate Beach Championships



LSU freshmen Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss left little doubt in the first event of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Xfinity. The pair finished their freshman year 27-7 before going on to dominate the Bridgestone USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships and then on to Germany to represent Team USA.


2) David Dinsmore Wins The Men's Platform Diving National Title



David Dinsmore claimed a defiant victory on the men's 10-meter platform by almost 10 points. Dinsmore is looking to make a push ahead of 2020, after narrowly missing out on the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

3) Katrina Young Wins Her First Senior National Diving Title 



Katrina Young won the women's 10-meter national title at the USA Diving Senior National Championships in narrow fashion over 15-year-old Tarrin Gilliland. Young, a 2016 Olympian, rallied from behind to nail her final two dives en route to the win.

4) Noah Lyles Becomes The Youngest 100-meter National Champion In 34 Years  



Noah Lyles is a name you're going to want to remember for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Lyles ran the fastest 100-meter time in the world so far this year at the USATF Outdoor Championships, and his celebration was unforgettable. Lyles, then 20, is the youngest U.S. men's 100-meter champion in 34 years.


5) Shelby Houlihan Earns Two National Titles At USATF Outdoor Championships



Shelby Houlihan made history at USATF Outdoor Championships by becoming only the second woman to win the 5,000-meter and 1,500-meter at nationals. The feat was last done in 2000.


6) Kathleen Baker Sets A Swimming World Record 



Kathleen Baker headlined this year's swimming nationals with the only world record of the meet. And she didn't just break the world record in 100-meter backstroke - she destroyed it. Her time of 58 seconds flat is 0.77 faster than the world record set last year by Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry.


7) Michael Andrew Wins Close Race Against Olympic Gold Medalist Caeleb Dressel



Michael Andrew is another name you'll want to remember come 2020. He won the men's 50-meter freestyle over USA Swimming superstars Caleab Dressel and Nathan Adrian. Andrew is only 19, but he has been swimming professionally since age 14.


8) Simone Biles Wins Historic Fifth All-Around National Title 


Simone Biles made sure that the Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Xfinity, finished with a bang. She became the first woman to win five straight women's all-around titles with her victory at U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Biles, 21, is also the oldest woman to claim the all-around crown in 47 years.

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Shelby Houlihan