Tyson Gay (Lexington, Ky.) topped his 2013 world best time and recorded the 10th fastest time in history with his winning time of 9.75 seconds to win the men's 100-meter at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held June 23 in Des Moines, Iowa. Meanwhile, Brianna Rollins (Miami, Fla.) set an American record with her time of 12.26 in the women's 100 and Michelle Carter (Dallas, Texas) broke the American shot put record with her throw of 20.24 meters.
WAMBACH BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER
Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.) became the top international scorer as she led the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to a 5-0 victory against Korea Republic in an international friendly, held June 20 in Harrison, N.J. Wambach scored four goals in the first half to surpass Mia Hamm with a career and international high of 160 goals, while Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored the fifth goal in the 64th minute. The win gave the U.S. a two-game series sweep over Korea Republic, after Team USA posted a 4-1 win in game one on June 15.
At the 2013 Flexor SoCal Showdown, held June 21-23 in Chula Vista, Calif., Tim Gillingham (Provo, Utah) and Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio) earned the gold medals in men's and women's compound, while Brady Ellison (Glendale, Ariz.) and Heather Koehl (Sheboygan Falls, Wis.) clinched the championships in men's and women's recurve.
The U.S. Women's U-16 National Team claimed the gold medal with an 82-48 victory against Canada at the FIBA Americas U-16 Championship, held June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico. The team started off strong with a 76-20 win over Brazil, then defeated Argentina, 98-28, Costa Rica, 106-19, and Mexico, 101-29, to clinch a spot in the final.
Fabien Lefevre (Bethesda, Md.) won the bronze medal in the K1 with a time of 89.14 at the 2013 ICF Slalom World Cup No. 1, held June 21-23 in Cardiff, Wales.
The U.S. finished second at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at the Rotterdam CSIO5*, held June 19-22 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Aboard Barron, the youngest rider, Lucy Davis (Los Angeles, Calif.), landed the team's only double clear and was awarded the Furusiyya Leading Rider of the Day Award during the first round.
The U.S. women's foil team captured its eighth consecutive Pan American title after defeating Canada, 38-36, at the 2013 Pan American Zonal Championships, held June 16-21 in Cartagena, Colombia. The women's epee team defeated Brazil, 45-37, to capture gold, while the men's saber took the gold medal with a 45-41 win over Canada. Team USA dominated the tournament with a total of 20 medals.
Team USA opened pool play at the IHF World League Semi-Final, held June 22-30 in London, with 1-0 and 2-1 losses to Argentina and Italy.
2012 Olympian Sam Mikulak (Corona del Mar, Calif.) captured the gold medal on the horizontal bar and the bronze medal on the floor exercise at the 2013 FIG World Challenge Cup, held June 21-23 in Anadia, Portugal. Mikulak's near flawless routine earned him the top spot with a score of 15.27.
Samantha Bleier (Colorado Springs, Colo.) highlighted the U.S. performance at the Pan American Open - held June 22-23 in San Salvador, El Salvador - capturing the gold medal in the 78 kg. division. Team USA came away from the tournament with eight total medals.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Eleanor Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) captured the bronze medal in single sculls at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup No. 2, held June 21-23 in Eton Dorney, Great Britain. Meanwhile, 2012 Paralympic bronze medalists Rob Jones (Lovettsville, Va.) and Oksana Masters (Louisville, Ky.) clinched the bronze medal in the trunk and arms mixed double sculls.
The U.S. Men's National Team defeated Honduras, 1-0, at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, held June 18 in Sandy, Utah. Jozy Altidore (Boca Raton, Fla.) secured the team's win with an impressive left-footed strike in the 73rd minute. The U.S. holds first place in the hexagonal standings.
Luis Gil (Garden Grove, Calif.) put the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team on the scoreboard in the 77th minute of the Group A opener at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2013 on June 21 in Istanbul. Despite a strong effort, the team fell to Spain, 4-1. Team USA will continue competition against France tonight (June 24).
Kaitlin Donner (Melbourne, Fla.) captured a fifth-place finish with a time of 1:03:53 at the 2013 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup, held June 22-23 in Edmonton, Alberta. Kaleb Van Ort (Mishawaka, Ind.) also finished fifth with 58:11. In the paratriathlon events, Aaron Scheidies (Seattle, Wash.) and Ivonne Mosquera-Schmidt (Philadelphia, Pa.) won the men's and women's TRI-6 divisions.
Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Sean Rosenthal (Redondo Beach, Calif.) earned their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medals at the FIVB Grand Slam, held June 18-23 in Rome. The pair overcame Brazil then went on to defeat Latvia's Janis Smedins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs, 21-19, 21-18, in the final. On the women's side, April Ross (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Jennifer Kessy (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) clinched the silver medal after falling to Brazil's Talita Da Rocha Antunes and Taiana Lima, 21-17, 19-21, 15-12.
Alexa Strange (San Clemente, Calif.) and Jace Pardon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) tied for ninth at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U-21 World Championships, held June 20-23 in Umag, Croatia. The duo beat Norway to advance to the second round, but fell to Poland, 21-17, 21-17. Chris Long (Tustin, Calif.) and Branden Clemens (Carmel, Ind.) also tied for ninth after a victory against Venezuela in the first round and a 21-13, 22-20 loss to Switzerland in the second.
Andie Malloy (Allen, Texas) lead the U.S. Women's Junior National Volleyball Team with 13 points against Brazil in pool play at the FIVB Volleyball Women's U-20 Junior World Championship, held June 21-30 in Brno, Czech Republic. However, the 25-17, 25-19, 25-22 loss was the team's second after it fell to Bulgaria, 25-12, 25-21, 25-17, to open the tournament. Team USA faced Mexico on Monday (June 24).
Nine wrestlers landed spots on the U.S. World Team at the U.S. World Team Trials, held June 21-23 in Stillwater, Okla. Winners included world champion Elena Pirozhkova (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and world bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe (Tomahawk, Wis.) in women's freestyle, and world bronze medalist Tervel Dlagnev (Columbus, Ohio) in men's freestyle.