The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of October, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awards through midnight Friday, Nov. 8.
Eight sports – including boxing, figure skating, gymnastics, Para track and field, shooting, track and field, triathlon and wheelchair rugby – are represented among the 13 finalists across men’s, women’s and team categories. The finalists’ collective accomplishments tell the inspiring story of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes year-round.
Danielle Perkins (Houston, Texas) won gold unanimously in heavyweight in Ulan Ude, Russia, defeating China’s Yang Xiaoli in her first world championship final, becoming the first U.S. boxer to win a world title in three years.Click here to vote for Perkins.