The latest news from the USOC - August 30

Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.) and Ashton Eaton (Bend, 2 finish in the decathlon, Brittney Reese (Gulfport, meter dash final meter dash and Jillian Camarena-Williams (Woodland, Calif.) made history as the first American medalist in the women's shot put on Aug. 29.Team USA now sits atop the medal count with eight medals, while Kenya is in second with six.


The women's team defended its 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix title by defeating top-ranked Brazil, 26-24, 25-20, 25-21, on Aug. 28 in the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix gold-medal match in Macau, China. Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) earned the FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player award after leading the team to victory.


Emily Fischer (Corpus Christi, Texas) and Kendall Nicely (Gorham, Maine) each won an individual gold medal on Aug. 28 at the World Archery Youth Championships. En route to her second consecutive youth world championship title, Nicely also established a new world record. The victories capped off a winning week for the U.S. team, which also captured gold in the compound cadet mixed team event, gold in the women's and men's compound cadet team competition, silver in the compound junior mixed team event,, and bronze in the compound junior men's team competition.


The U.S. started on a winning streak at the International Baseball Federation World 'AA'/16U Youth Championships in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico, earning victories against Mexico, Brazil and the Netherlands. Although the streak ended with an 8-6 loss to Japan on Aug. 27, the U.S. advanced to the gold- medal match, where the 16U National Team blanked Cuba, 9-0, to take first.


Following his fifth UCI Mountain Bike World Cup downhill victory in Val di Sole, Italy, last weekend, Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif.) sealed the overall downhill world cup title on Aug. 22. Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.) earned bronze in the four-cross competition to land her in second overall for the season.

Levi Leipheimer (Santa Rosa, Calif.) held his lead through the sixth and final stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 28 in Denver, winning the 518- mile race debut.


Bianca Alvarez (Miami, Fla.) and Carrie Dragland (Woodinville, Wash.) won a bronze medal in synchronized 3-meter on Aug. 22 at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China helping the women's team capture a silver medal in the overall team competition.


Olympic silver medalist Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) made 17 saves and Team USA did all of the scoring in the second period to shut out Canada, 4-0, on Aug. 28 at the IIHF Women's Twelve Nations Invitational in Vierumaki, Finland. The U.S. has outscored its first four opponents of the tournament by a total of 40-1.


Kayla Harrison (Wakefield, Mass.) earned the bronze medal on Aug. 25 in the 78-kilogram division at the 2011 International Judo Federation World Championships in Paris. It was the second consecutive year of her earning a medal after she won the world title in 2010.


Team USA advanced nine crews at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia.


Aziza Chambers (Springfield, Ohio), who competed in the women's bantamweight (-53kg) division, captured the bronze medal at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China, on Aug. 23.


Mary Beth Ellis (Boulder, Colo.) and Jordan Rapp (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) each earned victories at the Ironman Canada on Aug. 28. Ellis' win marked her third Ironman victory of 2011 and set a new course record.

U.S. athletes made a mark at the Chicago Triathlon, where Sarah Haskins (St. Louis, Mo.) won the women's title in 2:05:05 and Matt Chrabot (Virginia Beach, Va) earned the men's title in 1:50:23 on Aug. 28.


Misty May-Treanor (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Kerri Walsh (Saratoga, Calif.) earned the silver medal on Aug. 28 at the FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball World Tour HP Beach Open in The Hague, Netherlands. The pair fell to Brazil, 21-17, 21-15, in the championship match.


The women's team earned the silver medal on Aug. 22 at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China. Leah Robertson (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Nadia Dan (La Canada, Calif.) each scored twice and Amber Oland (Santana, Calif.) teamed with Cassie Wyckoff (Los Altos, Calif.) for four saves in the losing effort. Meanwhile, the men's team fell to Macedonia, 10-7, in the bronze-medal match to earn fourth place.


The U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team won the world team gold medal, and five U.S. team members won individual medals at the 10th Disabled Water Ski World Championships, which ran from Aug. 25-28 in West Chester, Ohio.


Matthew Rundell (Schaumburg, Ill.) finished eighth in the 46 kilogram division on Aug. 28 for the best Greco-Roman finish by an American wrestler at the FILA Cadet World Championships in Szombathely, Hungary.



27 - 4 - Track & Field Deagu, Korea IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Athletics

28 - 4 - Karate Fortaleza, Brazil Junior Pan American Karate Championships

28 - 4 - Rowing Bled, Slovenia World Rowing Championships

29 -11 - Tennis Flushing Meadows, N.Y. US Open

29 - 3 - volleyball Mayaguez, Puerto Rico NORCECA Men's Continental Championship

31 - Cycling Bend, Ore. Masters Road National Championships Time Trial

31 - 4 - Cycling Bend, Ore. USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships

31 - 4 - Cycling Champerey, Switzerland UCI Mountain Bike World Championships

31 - Equestrian Del Mar, Calif. World Cup Qualifier Jumping

31 - 4 - Figure Skating Riga, Latvia 2011 ISU Junior Grand Prix

31 - 4 - Volleyball Halifax, Canada Junior World Championships

1 - 4 - Canoe & Kayak Eton, Great Britain Canoe Sprint Test Event London 2012

1 - 4 - Equestrian Stamford, United Kingdom CCI4* Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials