United States Olympic Committee Sports Scene, April 28 – May 4

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Team USA claims gold on home soil
The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team recorded four straight shutouts and defeated Canada, 3-0, to earn the gold medal at the 2015 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championships in Buffalo, New York.

Fencing
Mariel Zagunis won the individual bronze medal and led the U.S. to the team bronze medal at the FIE Women’s Saber World Cup in Beijing.
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The U.S. Wheelchair Fencing Team won eight medals at the Pan American Championships in Montreal.
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U.S. men’s and women’s teams both placed fifth at separate FIE Foil World Cup events in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Tauberbischofsheim, Germany.
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Gymnastics
Akash Modi and John Orozco combined for five individual top-10 finishes at the World Challenge Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Judo
Marti Malloy earned the silver medal in the -57 kg. division at the IJF Grand Prix in Zagreb, Croatia.
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Modern Pentathlon
Margaux Isaksen won the bronze medal and Team USA finished second in the mixed relay at the UIPM World Cup in Kecskemet, Hungary.
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Shooting
Jake Wallace finished fifth in the men’s trap at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Larnaca, Cyprus.
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John Joss finished sixth in the R3 10-meter air rifle prone at the IPC International Shooting Competition in Hannover, Germany.
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Swimming
Haley Anderson won the FINA 10K Open Water World Cup in Cozumel, Mexico.
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Synchronized Swimming
Mariya Koroleva and Alison Williams won the duet silver medal at the China Open Synchronized Swimming Championships in Shaoxing, China.
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Track and Field
The men’s and women’s distance medley team each set a world record, as Team USA won seven of the 10 relays at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas.
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Triathlon
Kaitlin Donner and Hunter Kemper won bronze medals at the 2015 CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships in Monterrey, Mexico. Meanwhile, U.S. Paratriathletes earned six continental championship titles, including two podium sweeps.
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Water Polo
The USA Women’s National Team won the gold medal with a 12-10 shootout win over Australia at the FINA Women’s Intercontinental Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Spotlight On
USA GOLF announced its four-person roster representing the United States in golf’s Pan American Games debut in Toronto this July. Kristen Gillman, Beau Hossler, Andrea Lee and Lee McCoy will compete for the first medals awarded to golfers in Olympic-related competition in over 100 years.
Also this week
Nzingha Prescod finished 11th in saber at Reinhold World Cup…Todd Wells and Rose Grant won titles at the 2015 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain National Championships…The U.S. finished ninth at the FIE Men’s Saber World Cup…Team USA finished sixth at the FIE Women’s Epee World Cup…Matt McNiel leads the regular all-events standings at the USBC Open Championships, which continue through July 11…The U.S. men’s ice hockey team is 3-0 at the IIHF World Championship, which continues through May 17.

Around the USOC

The USOC and LA84 Foundation hosted the 2015 U.S. Olympic Academy on April 30 in Los Angeles. The conference is designed to promote the exchange of ideas, and advancement of the educational and social principles of Olympism.

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