United States Olympic Committee Sports Scene, July 15-21

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U.S. women golden at fencing world championships 

The U.S. women’s saber team captured the gold medal after defeating France, 45-39, at the FIE Senior World Championships in Kazan, Russia. The win marks their first senior world championship title since 2005 and the third in team history.

Todd Wells and Lea Davison took home the men’s and women’s titles at the 2014 Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships in Macungie, Pennsylvania.

Highlighted by a bronze medal from David Boudia and Steele Johnson in the men’s synchronized 10-meter, Team USA posted five top-10 finishes at the FINA Diving World Cup in Shanghai.

Track & Field
Justin Gatlin and Tori Bowie won the men’s 200-meter and women’s 100 in season-best times of 19.68 and 10.80 at the IAAF Diamond League Herculis meet in Fontvieille, Monaco.

The U.S. men clinched the gold medal for the second time in team history after defeating top-ranked Brazil in four sets at the FIVB World League Final in Florence, Italy.

Spotlight On

April Ross, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist, was elected to the USA Volleyball board of directors as the female beach volleyball player representative. “Since the sport has afforded me many opportunities, I feel very compelled to give back to the volleyball community and USAV,” said Ross. Chairwoman Lori Okimura says Ross will bring an “experienced athlete perspective to the USAV board of directors.” Ross’s term will run through June 30, 2017.

Also this week

Morgan Martin and Kathryn Plummer won the women’s gold medal at the FIVB Under-17 Beach Volleyball World Championships…The U.S. finished seventh at the CDIO5* Lambertz FEI Nations Cup… Jazzy Kerber and Rebecca Sereda tied for the rhythmic gymnastics national title at the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships…15 athletes won weightlifting national titles at the 2014 U.S. Championships.

Around the USOC

Twelve U.S. Olympians and Paralympians took home awards in 11 categories at The 2014 ESPYS. Sled hockey gold medalist Josh Sweeney received the inaugural Pat Tillman Award for Service.

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