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Athletes Qualified For Tokyo 2020 & The USWNT Kept Celebrating - 10 Things We Learned Last Week

By Kara Tanner | July 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m. (ET)

Haley Anderson competes at the 2019 FINA World Championships on July 14, 2019 in Yeosu, South Korea.


Last week, Team USA was on fire. The U.S. women's soccer team continued its World Cup celebrations at an NYC parade and the ESPYS, Haley Anderson and Ashley Twichell became the first members of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team and Justin Gatlin upset Noah Lyles at the Diamond League in Monaco. Also, Team USA welcomed two of its newest fans. Let's catch up on all that and more!

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1. Oh baby! Olympic champions Julia Mancuso and Cullen Jones each welcomed a baby boy to the Team USA family this past week and we just can’t get enough photos! 

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2. Tokyo here they come! Open water swimmers Haley Anderson and Ashley Twichell became the first athletes to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team and we couldn’t be more excited. 



3. Divers Murphy Bromberg and Katrina Young secured their country a quota spot for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 after their outstanding performance in the 10-meter synchro. The pair also made history, becoming the first to win a world championship medal for the U.S. in the event in a decade. 

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Alix Klineman and April Ross celebrate after a match at the FIVB World Tour on July 14, 2019 in Gstaad, Switzerland.


4. Beach volleyball duo Alix Klineman and April Ross secured their biggest win together. The pair won its first five-star gold medal this past weekend at the FIVB World Tour Five-Star tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland, just one week after they won silver at the Beach Volleyball World Championships. 

5. Team USA’s Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Snyder led the way for USA Wrestling at the Yasar Dogu tournament in Instanbul. Team USA wrestlers are bringing home the hardware after securing six gold medals and one silver.

6. Even at age 37, three-time Olympian Justin Gatlin still has it. Dubbed one of the fastest men in the world, Gatlin beat 21-year-old Noah Lyles in the 100-meter at the Monaco Diamond League and it’s a MUST WATCH! 




Because We Still Aren't Over These USWNT Celebrations

It’s only been a week, but we still can’t get over the USWNT becoming back-to-back world champ. 

7. The USWNT celebrating at the parade in NYC is the only Twitter thread you will ever need. 



8. The USWNT was serving looks at this year’s ESPYS and we are HERE. FOR. IT. 


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9. Women supporting women. Enough said. 



10. Then there's Mallory Pugh. Reminding us all to never give up on our dreams. 



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just a girl with a dream @sportsillustrated

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