United States Olympic Committee Sports Scene, Aug. 4-10

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Ledecky Sets Gold Standard

Katie Ledecky led Team USA to the top of the medal table with five gold medals and three world records in the 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle events at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Lea Davison finished fourth in the women’s cross-country race at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Windham, New York.
In show jumping, Kent Farrington won the International Grand Prix of Ireland at CSIO5* Dublin, becoming just the eighth American rider in history to win the event.
Vincent Hancock’s gold-medal performance in men’s skeet earned the U.S. an Olympic quota spot, while Morgan Craft claimed silver and Caitlin Connor finished sixth in the women’s event at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan, which continues through Aug. 16.
The U.S. women defeated Japan, 2-1, to win the Japan Cup in Ogaki.
Michael Phelps led Team USA with three world-leading times in the men’s 200-meter individual medley, and 100 and 200 butterfly races at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in San Antonio.
Track and Field
Both the U.S. men’s and women’s 400-meter relay teams contributed gold medals to Team USA’s 47-medal haul at the NACAC Senior Area Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Erin Dolan finished 10th in the women’s elite race at the ITU World Cup in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary.
Irene Pollock and Caitlin Ledoux won the gold medal, and Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes claimed bronze in the women’s tournament, while Mark Burik and Curt Toppel took home the men’s silver medal at the NORCECA Continental Tour in North Bay, Ontario.
Water Polo
Ashleigh Johnson earned MVP honors as the U.S. women defeated the Netherlands, 5-4, en route to the FINA World Championship title in Kazan, Russia.
Spotlight On
Five reigning world champions will lead a team of 130 U.S. track and field athletes at the 2015 IAAF World Championships from Aug. 22-30 in Beijing.

Also this week
April Ross and Jennifer Fopma won the women’s title, while Ryan Doherty and John Mayer finished first in the men’s tournament at the AVP Tour Seattle Open…Max Fowler led the U.S. with two gold medals at the AT&T National Diving Championships, which continue through Aug. 13…The U.S. women’s four won gold as Team USA claimed five medals at the 2015 Rowing Junior World Championships…Badminton athletes Iris Wang and Rong Schafer advanced to the second round of the BWF World Championships, which continue through Aug. 16.

Around the USOC

Follow the 2015 U.S. Parapan American Team as it competes at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games through Aug. 15. Visit TeamUSA.org/ParapanAm for the latest results and highlights during the Games.

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