USOC Communications Sports Scene, April 14-20

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McFadden earns Boston Marathon trifecta
Tatyana McFadden won her third straight Boston Marathon and led three American top-five finishes in the women’s wheelchair category. The U.S. also recorded two top-10 finishes in both the men’s and women’s races.

Alise Post and Nic Long finished second and third at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, England.
Samantha Pickens won the bronze medal in the women’s individual 3-meter, while Deidre Freeman and Jessica Parratto took silver in the women’s synchronized 3-meter at the FINA Diving Grand Prix in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Led by a fourth-place finish from Beezie Madden, the U.S. earned three top-10 finishes at the FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Las Vegas.
U.S. athletes went 1-2-3 in men’s foil, and men’sand women’s saber to tally 13 medals in the opening weekend of competition at the 2015 Pan American Championships, which continue through April 26.
Field Hockey
The U.S. finished fifth at the Hawke’s Bay Cup Tournament in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
Figure Skating
Eight U.S. athletes combined to earn 110 points and capture the gold medal at the ISU World Team Trophy in Tokyo.
Gabrielle Lowenstein finished eighth in the women’s rhythmic all-around at the MTM International Tournament in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The U.S. women’s sevens team placed fifth with a 19-12 win over Canada in the Canada Women’s Seven’s Plate Final in Victoria, British Columbia.
The U.S. men defeated Mexico, 2-0, in San Antonio.
After earning a gold medal earlier in the week, Matt Emmons claimed the silver medal in the men’s three-position rifle at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Changwon, South Korea.
Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky led all U.S. male and female swimmers with two and four wins apiece at the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Arizona.

Four U.S. athletes set world records as Team USA captured 11 medals at the IDM Berlin Open.

Track and Field
Jenna Prandini and Jeff Henderson set world-leading marks and were among nine U.S. athletes to earn top finishes at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California.

Meanwhile, on the Paralympic side, U.S. athletes set five American records, including two from Scout Bassett (T42) in the women’s 100- and 200-meter.

Water Ski
U.S. teams earned silver and bronze medals at the 2015 Water Ski Racing World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand. Todd Haig and Martie Wells each finished third in the open and formula categories.
Spotlight On
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Also this week
Gabrielle Lowenstein finished eighth in the women’s rhythmic all-around at the MTM Ljubljana International Tournament…Thirty-five U.S. fencers won titles at the 2015 Wheelchair National Championships & April NAC in Milwaukee…Eight champions were crowned at the 2015 USA Badminton Nationals in Manhattan Beach, California.

Around the USOC

U.S. Soccer announced the 23-member roster that will represent Team USA at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Captained by four-time Olympian Christie Rampone, the squad features 14 players from the 2012 gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic Team.

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