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:USA Road to Tokyo 2020 United States :USA

July 1st, 2018  

 

 

 

Basketball (Men) -  2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualification (Americas)

:USA USA 93 - 62 Cuba :CUB

La Habana (CUB) - Group C

For more information on this game and how it ties to qualification look below. 

 

 

 

How does this help us qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics?

In order to qualify we must be one of the top 2 Americas teams at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

In order to qualify we must be one of the top 7 teams at 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualification (Americas)

 

2019 FIBA World Cup Qualification (Americas)

:USA USA 93 - 62 Cuba :CUB

Thank goodness we won this game and didn't get beat like we did against Mexico on Thursday. At the end of the first quarter we were down 28-24, but in the second and third quarter we score a bunch of points 26-9 in the second and 24-9 in the third. We had quite an even spread of points between our players with two players getting 16 points and six players getting 10 points. This win and game finalizes our group C games and now we head to the second round.

 


Group C Final Results:

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Who will join us in the Second Round (Group E)?

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:USA  Week in Summer #10 - United States  :USA

June 4th - July 1st

 

NOTE: Happy I got this post out along with the Road to Tokyo ones this week, go check those out if you haven't yet. Still been working away on my spreadsheet, I've been reformating it to make more sense but it's a lot of work but fun! 

 

Archery

No Archery news last week, the 4th stage of the Archery World Cup is coming up in July and in August is the Pan American Championship!

 

 

Badminton

Mongolia International Series 2018

Men's Singles 

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This is the first time Christopher Kan is competing at an event in Singles, or at least thats what the BWF website says. Sadly he lost first round but still good to get some experience!

 

Women's Singles

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Iris Wang was able to win the first round against Kherlen Darkhanbaatar (what a last name) and advanced to the second round where she beat I Kuan Ao. Sadly Iris lost to Chaasinee Korepap in the Quarter finals. But hopefully this will improve her world ranking above 585 where she is at right now.

 

Peru International 2018

Men's Singles

Enrico Asuncion

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Enrico Asuncion lost to Kevin Cordon in the first round. In Men's Singles Enrico is currently ranked 1,309th at age 19. 

 

Timothy Lam

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Timothy Lam was able to beat Enzo Sugiura from Brazil in the first round but lost to Osleni Guerrero of Cuba in the second round. Timothy is currently ranked 363rd in the World Rankings at age 20 moving up from 419th after this tournament.

 

Women's Singles

Isabelle Rusli

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Sadly Isabelle lost first round against Mariana Isabel Paiz Quan. Isabelle is currently ranked 246th in the World for Women's Singles!

 

Disha Gupta

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Disha got a first round bye and ended up beating Mariana Ugalde from Mexico in the second round. In the quarter finals she faced off against Femanda Saponara Rivva and beat her aswell. Although in the semi finals she lost to Taymara. Disha Gupta is currently ranked 113th in the World Rankings for Women's Singles!

 

Crystal Pan

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Crystal Pan (a name I actually recognize) played in this tournament and got a first round bye! In the second round she beat Nikte which allowed her to advance to the quarter finals where she beat Maria Delia Zambrano. In the semi finals she beat Fabiana Silva from Brazil and in the finals she won against Taymara who beat Disha Gupta another USA competitor. Crystal Pan is currently ranked 119th in Women's Singles World Ranking. 

 

Women's Singles Podium

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Basketball 

Men's

Road to Tokyo Post

 

 

Canoeing

 

2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup - Stage 2

Krakow, Poland

 

Men's

 

K1 - Heats

 

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Tyler was not able to make it out of the Heat Stage

 

C1 - Final

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Casey was able to make it to the finals and place in 7th place!

 

Women's

 

K1 - Heats

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Both Sage and Ashley did not advance to the Semi Finals.

 

C1 - Heats 

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We had Harriet and Sage compete in the C1 but sadly they did not advance to the Semi Finals. 

 

 


 

Cycling

No cycling last week

 

 

Volleyball

 

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

 

Women's

 

Final Round Group Stage

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We were surprisingly ranked 1st in our group beating Turkey 3-2 and Serbia 3-0! This means we would go against the 2nd ranked team in Pool A.

 

Final Round Final Four

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In the Semifinals we beat China 3-1 and in the final beat Turkey 3-2! Which means we are the first time winner of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League inaugural season which is amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

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:USA  Week in Summer #11 - United States  :USA

July 1st - July 8th

 

NOTE: Still pumping away on my spreadsheet so I can include more sports in these posts and more detail. Everyday I find new information to add and such. Some of the qualification documents are a bit confusing to understand but I'm trying to get through it! See you next week!

 

Archery

No Archery news last week, the 4th stage of the Archery World Cup is July 16th - 22nd in Berlin, Germany!

 

 

Badminton

Blibli Indonesia Open 2018

 

Women's Singles

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Beiwen Zhang sadly got upset first round against Aya Ohori. This is Beiwen's first ever loss to Aya as the past 3 times they have met Beiwen has come out victorious. This loss only dropped her World Tour Ranking from 3rd to 9th. 

 

Women's Doubles

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Ariel and Sydney Lee got badly beaten by Jongkolphan and Rawinda. This result is not very surprising though as the Thailand women are ranked 6th in the world for Women's Doubles

 

 

 

Basketball 

Coaches Announced for USA Basketball Men's National Team Minicamp in Las Vegas on July 25th - 27th. 

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Canoeing

 

2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup - Stage 3

Augsburg, Germany

 

C1 Men - Heats

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Sadly none of the US Men made it out of the Heat Stage

 

K1 Men - Heats

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M. Smolen was the only Man to make it out of the K1 Men Heat Stage!

 

K1 Men - Semis

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Sadly Smolen was not able to make it to the Finals

 

C1 Women - Heats

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Rollins was not able to make it out of the Heat Stage

 

K1 Women - Heats

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Nee was also not able to make it out of the Heat Stage

 

 

 

Cycling

No cycling last week (will add Tour de France when it finishes and it will be at the corresponding Week in Summer)

 

 

 

Volleyball

 

2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League

 

 

Final Round Group Stage

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We were able to get ranked 2nd after beating Poland 3-0 but loosing to Russia 0-3. 

 

Final Four

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In the Semifinals we got matched against France where we lost a close match 2-3. In the 3rd place match we beat Brazil 3-0! This bronze medal sets us up well going into the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship later this year! 

 

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For this week I would like to add that Ashima Shiraishi made it to the finals at the IFSC Climbing World Cup event in Villars, where she took 8th. Kai Lightner also made the semifinals on the men’s side. Michael Finn-Henry also made it to the 1/8 Finals in the Speed event. 

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:USA  Week in Summer #12 - United States  :USA

July 8th - July 15th

 

NOTE: What a week for United States Olympic Sports! I know I'm missing some stuff but this took me a very long time (mainly importing the photos). Still kicking away at my spreadsheet and trying to understand Qualification Systems etc. Woohoo for our win in Volleyball and Athletics this week! 

 

Archery

No archery events last week, but the Archery World Cup - Stage 4 | Berlin goes through July 16th to July 22nd. The US Recurve Men include Brady Ellison, Matthew Requa, Jack Williams, Alex Bourdage. The US Recurve Women include Mackenzie Brown, Amy Jung, Erin Mickelberry, Khatuna Lorig. According to the World Archery website Brady Ellison is not yet safe for Samsun (World Cup

Final) and will likely need a top eight finish in Berlin to make his ninth consecutive World Cup Final. 

 

 

Athletics

Athletics World Cup

The inaugural Athletics World Cup was held in London this past week and USA was able to come out in 1st place with 2019 points and winning $450,000! Eight nations competed which were China, France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Jamaica, Poland, South Africa, and United States.

 

100 Meters - Men

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Kendal Williams was only 0.03 away from taking home the gold but nonetheless great effort by him!

 

100 Meters - Women

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Ashley Henderson was able to beat Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson in a very close race!

 

200 Meters - Men

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Ameer Webb was able to get 3rd place in the Men's 200 Meters

 

200 Meters - Women

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Jenna Prandini snatched a 2nd place in the Women's 200 Meters!

 

400 Meters - Men

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Great race for Paul Dedewo finishing in 1st place!

 

400 Meters - Women

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Courtney Okolo finished in 5th place

 

800 Meters - Men

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Clayton Murphy did a great job getting 1st place in the Men's 800 Meters!

 

800 Meters - Women

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Giving us more points Raevyn Rogers was able to get 1st place!

 

1500 Meters - Men

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Not his best race but Izaic Yorks was still able to finish in 4th place!

 

1500 Meters - Women

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Rachel Schneider was able to get us a silver and she ran her Season Best!

 

110 Meter Hurdles - Men

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Devon Allen gave us a bronze and got 3rd place with a time of 13.36!

 

100 Meter Hurdles - Women

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Queen Harrison gave us another bronze with a time of 12.99

 

400 Meter Hurdles - Men

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Kenny Selmon gave us GOLD and won the 400 Meter Hurdles!

 

400 Meter Hurdles - Women

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Kymber Payne didn't have the best race but stayed close with 3rd and 4th place but ended up getting 5th.

 

High Jump - Men

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Jeron Robinson won the high jump with a 2.30!

 

High Jump - Women

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Vashti Cunningham was able to win the high jump with a gold!

 

Pole Vault - Men

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Great win by Sam Kendricks with a score of 5.83!

 

Pole Vault - Women

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Lot's of PB and SB for the women but Katie Nageotte was able to pick up silver!

 

Long Jump - Men

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Zack Bazile was able to jump a 8.30 giving him the silver medal!

 

Long Jump - Women

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Quanesha Burks was able to jump her was to 2nd with a 6.48!

 

Triple Jump - Men

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Donald Scott triple jumped his way to silver with 16.73!

 

Triple Jump - Women

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Keturah Orji was able to pick up 14.60 moving her to 2nd place!

 

Shot Put - Men

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Nice job Darrell Hill getting 2nd place!

 

Shot Put - Women

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Maggie Ewen ended up getting bronze with a score of 18.23!

 

Discus Throw - Men

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Reggie Jager got 5th place in the Discus Throw

 

Discus Throw - Women

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Discus Throw - Women

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Valarie Allman ended up getting 3rd place!

 

4x100 and 4x400 - Men & Women

We ended up getting gold in both of these events for our Women and our Men!

 

Medal Table

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Badminton

Toyota Thailand Open 2018

 

Women's Singles

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Beiwen Zhang got matched up against Ying Li Chiang in the 1st round and beat her 2-0 (21-15, 21-14). In the 2nd round she got matched up against Dinar Dyah Ayustine and beat her 2-1. In the Quarterfinals she faced Akane Yamaguchi and beat her 2-1! Sadly in the Semi Finals Beiwen lost to Nozomi Okurhara 0-2. This didn't affect her World Ranking (12th) but did affect her World Tour Ranking moving her down 1 spot to 11th place.

 

Women's Doubles

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Ariel Lee and Sydney Lee got beat first round pretty badly, but their ranking has been on a steady incline in both the World Ranking and World Tour Ranking (50th WR) (28th WTR)

 

Men's Doubles

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Just like Ariel and Sydney, Phillip and Ryan Chew got beat 1st round against Xuanui and Ren but they did better than Ariel and Sydney. Sadly this brough them down 1 rating in both the World Ranking

and World Tour Ranking as they are now rank 51st for both.

 

 

 

Diving

FINA Diving Grand Prix 2018 #3 Bolzano (ITA)

 

3m Synchronized - Men

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Greg Duncan and Grayson Campbell were able to pull out a 3rd place bronze for us in the Grand Prix!

 

3m Springboard - Women

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Brooke Schultz was able to get 3rd place meanwhile Alison Gibson placed 6th.

 

10m Platform - Men

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Jacob Cornish got a silver in the Grand Prix!

 

10m Synchronized - Women

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Nice job Olivia and Katrina on getting the bronze for us in the Grand Prix stage 3!

 

 

 

 

Tennis

2018 Wimbledon Championships

 

Women's Singles - Serena Williams

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In Section 7 Serena was able to get past A Rus, V Tomova, K Mladenovic, and E Rodina!

 

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In the Finals bracket Serena made her way past Camila Giorgi and Julia Gorges before falling to Angelique Kerber in the Finals

 

 

 

Volleyball

2018 Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup

 

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We started off strong with a 3-1 win over Trinidad and Tobago. But our next match didn't go over so smoothly as we lost to Cuba 2-3 which put us in a tough spot as we needed a win over Puerto Rico to get back our 1st place. We ended up beating Puerto Rico 3-0 allowing us to get to 1st place in the group!

 

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In the Quarterfinals we beat Colombia 3-0 which now allowed us to qualify for the Pan American Games! In the Semifinals we faced a bit of a harder match up against Canada but beat them 3-1. Finally in the Final game we beat the Dominican Republic 3-2! 

This was our 6th Pan American Cup win and we were able to defend our previous Gold in 2017! Let's hope 2019 goes smoothly aswell!

 

 

 

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:USA  Week in Summer #13 - United States  :USA

July 15th - July 22nd

 

NOTE: I decided to not include Athletics solely because of the fact their are so many event different events to include. I'll start to include them once I get a system down to shorten it. Someone amazing updated the 2020 Olympic Wikipedia page therefore it makes my spreadsheet building 100x easier. See you next week!

 

Archery

Archery World Cup - Stage 4

Berlin, Germany | July 16th - July 22nd

 

Last week was the final stage of the Archery World Cup and a very intense one as it was the final tournament to see who would be competing in the Archery World Cup Final in Samsun (Sept. 29th - 30th)

 

Recurve Men Qualification

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With the pressure on, Brady Ellison needs to get at least in the quarter finals to qualify on points for the World Cup Final. But, sadly he had the worst qualification round of all four stages ending the round 16th. In previous stages he placed (3rd, 4th, 3rd) after qualification. This was Alex Bourdage first Archery World Cup and surprisingly he performed better in Qualification than Jack and Matthew. At only 19 or 20 years old he did great! Jack Williams had a surprising qualification score after coming out of qualification in 9th place in Stage 3 in Salt Lake City. Like Brady, Matthew had his worst qualification of the World Cup ending up in 90th. Overall a disappointing qualification for 3 of the 4 men. 

 

Recurve Women Qualification

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Just like in Salt Lake City, Khatuna Lorig had a great qualification round and has been improving her qualification score almost every stage of the World Cup (13th in Salt Lake City)! Despite the 21st ranking Mackenzie Brown didn't necessarily do terrible compared to the first two stages of the World Cup Mackenzie has been improving, sadly she was not able to match her 5th ranking from Salt Lake City but nonetheless she did pretty good! Erin Mickelberry had an alright qualification aswell she was able to get 50th which is around her average qualification score for this years World Cup. Amy Jung was able to get 83rd which was a bit better then she did in Antalya. At only 17 years old I'm excited to see where Amy will go but we won't be bringing her to the Pan American Championship in August.

 

Jack Williams - Bracket Round

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With a 48th ranking after the qualification round Jack was able to get put against Jonathan Andersson (65) of Sweden. Jack had a great showing being able to beat him 6-2! In the Second Round Jack faced off against Thomas Chirault (17) from France. In a very close match Jack upset him 6-5 bringing him to the Third Round where sadly he had to go against Brady Ellison, normally I'm all for the rookie/underdog story but we needed Brady to win and he did so Jack lost 2-6 to Brady Ellison (16). The 18 year old had a great showing and I'm sure he will do great at the Pan American Championship. Jack ended Stage 4 in 17th place which tied it for his 2nd best finish in the Archery World Cup. This also moved his World Ranking up from 41 --> 35!

 

Brady Ellison - Bracket Round

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Because of the disappointing qualification round from Brady Ellison he was not able to obtain a bye round so in the First Round he played against Ben Adriaensen (97) and beat him with a score of 6-2. In the Second Round Brady got more comfortable and beat Ibrahim Ethem Gulacar (64) from Turkey 7-1. Sadly in the Third Round Brady had to play teammate Jack Williams and he needed this victory in order to have an attempt to qualify for the World Cup Finals. Brady did indeed end up beating Jack 6-2. In the Fourth Round, Brady had to go against the 1st ranked player Mete Gazoz from Turkey and sadly lost to him 0-6. Although not all bad news because Brady Ellison was able to qualify for the World Cup Finals on points in 6th place! Hopefully he can get himself back together and have a great showing in Samsun.

 

Matthew Requa - Bracket Round

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Unlike his 9th place finish in Salt Lake City, Matthew lost in the First Round against Miguel Alvarino Garcia (23) of Spain 4-6. Matthew will be heading to the Pan American Championship with our Men's team so I'm hoping he can really start to focus because we will need him to be on his best showing! With this loss it moved his World Ranking down to 41st.

 

Alex Bourdage - Bracket Round

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It's surprise after surprise from Alex Bourdage. In the First Round he played against Kyraya Tomoaki (66) from Japan and beat him 7-1 which was surprising as Kuraya is ranked 107th in the World Ranking. In the Second Round Alex played a close game but ended up falling to Ryan Tyack (18) 4-6. Alex's world ranking is at 304th but I'm certain as he competes more and more he will quickly move up the rankings! 

 

Khatuna Lorig - Bracket Round

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With the 16th ranking after qualification Khatuna was able to get a 1st round bye, so in the Second Round she faced off against Nerea Lopez Sanchis (64) from Spain. Khatuna failed to show her true skill and got upset by Nerea 2-6. Even though it seems like a bad loss for Khatuna it hasn't been her worst performance in the World Cup previously in Antalya and Shanghai she placed 57th. The 33rd place finish is just a minor setback and I'm sure she will continue to improve over the next months.
 

Mackenzie Brown - Bracket Round

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Our best female archer didn't do terrible in Berlin. Mackenzie got a 1st round bye and was able to beat Sarah Bettles (44) from Great Britain 7-3 moving Mackenzie to the Third Round where she played against Lei Chien-Ying (12) from Chinese Taipei. Sadly Mackenzie lost this match-up 2-6. This loss moved her World Ranking down to 14th but I know she will bring her A-game to the Pan American Championship in August.

 

Amy Jung - Bracket Round

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The 17-year old fared well against Michelle Kroppen (30) from Germany loosing 4-6 in the First Round of competition. Amy's World Ranking is currently at 264th but as time progresses I'm sure she will be one to keep an eye on. 

 

Erin Mickelberry - Bracket Round

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Erin Mickelberry went into the First Round with a ranking of 50th and got matched against Sietske Visser (63) and beat her 6-2! In the Second Round she lost against Zhang Xinyan (15) from China 2-6. Erin's World Ranking still manged to go up despite the Second Round loss now moving up to 117th place. 

 

Recurve Men Team

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The USA Men started the Bracket Round with a 7th seed which meant a First Round bye which I'm sure helped them so they were able to relax before going against Germany (10) and beating them 6-0! In a very very close Quarterfinal match we lost to Kazakhstand (2) 4-5. This was our Men's team best performance in all four stages of the World Cup ending in 5th place! 

 

Recurve Women Team

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The USA Women started the Bracket Round with an 8th seed which also meant a First Round bye. Although in the Second Round we lost a close game against India (9) 4-5. This tied for our worst finish in the World Cup Stages with 9th place.

 

Recurve Mixed Team

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Instead of the Gold Medal duo of Mackenzie Brown + Brady Ellison Mixed Team we decided to run with  Khatuna Lorig + Brady Ellison Mixed Team like we did in Shanghai. It didn't go great but it didn't go terribly. We started with a 9th seed and had to play against Sweden (24) and we beat them 5-1. But in the Second Round we lost to Japan (8) 4-5 in a very tight match-up. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Badminton

Singapore Open 2018

Singapore | July 15th - July 22nd

 

Women's Singles - Qualification

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Jennie Gai competed in the Singapore Open last week but because of her ranking she first had to compete in the Qualification Round and she was able to win her match 2-1 which moved her onto the real bracket round.

 

Jennie Gai - Women's Singles

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Possibly the hardest match so far of the 17 year-old's career so far was going against Yulia who is ranked 76th in the world. Sadly Jennie lost to her but was still able to win a set. Jennie's world ranking is 125th in Women's Singles

Beiwen Zhang - Women's Singles

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A very disappointing First Round loss for Beiwen Zhang though it actually moved her ranking up back up to 11th in World Ranking and 8th in World Tour Ranking. Beiwen has more competitions coming up soon so I'm hoping this loss won't affect her too badly.

 

Men's Doubles

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Another tournament for Ryan and Phillip Chew but sadly another loss. I'm hoping in the upcoming tournaments they can start winning or at least taking a set.

 

Women's Doubles

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Just like the Chew brothers, Ariel and Sydney Lee lost first round but the sister's lost even worse 3-21, 2-21. Even with the loss they are still not going down in rankings. 

 

 

 

Fencing

2018 Fencing Championships

Wuxi, China | July 19th - Ongoing

 

Men's Individual Sabre - Section 3

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Currently we have the #1 Ranked Sabre Men Fencer in the World, Eli Dershwitz. In the Round of 64 he got matched against Dmytro of Ukraine and beat him 15-4. In the Round of 32 Eli faced against Yan from China and beat Yan 15-12 in a bit of a closer match. In a very close and intese match in the Round of 16 it was Eli vs Benedikt from Germany but Eli won 15-14. In the Quarter finals Eli faced against Aron and beat him 15-11 moving Eli to the Finals Bracket.

 

Men's Individual Sabre - Section 4

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Geoffrey Loss is currently ranked 87th in the world but sadly lost in the Round of 64 to Kim Jun-ho. Daryl Homer is ranked 15th in the world and had a better performance. In the Round of 64 he beat Kostiantyn from Israel 15-7. In the Round of 32 he beat Csanad 15-8. But in the Round of 16 he sadly lost to Fares 13-15.

 

Men's Individual Sabre - Finals

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Back to Eli he faced off against Kim Jun-ho in the Semifinals beating him 15-14 in a close match. In the Finals Eli went against Kim Jung-hwan who is ranked 3rd in the world. Eli sadly lost the match 11-15 giving Eli the Silver Medal. 

 

Women's Individual Epee - Section 1

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Katharine Holmes is ranked 33rd in the World and in the Round of 64 she beat Ayaka 14-9 moving Katharine to the Round of 32 where she also beat Lee Hye-in 15-8. In the Round of 16 Katharine Holmes lost against Mara from Italy 9-15.

 

Women's Individual Epee - Section 2

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Kelley Hurley is ranked 14th in the world and in the Round of 64 she beat Beate 15-8. In the Round of 32 she lost to Maria 12-13 in a close match.

 

Women's Individual Epee - Section 3

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Assuming the Hurley's are related Kelley's sister Courtney who is our best ranked female went against Dora from Spain in the Round of 64 and beat her 15-12. In the Round of 32 Courtney beat Aleksandra 15-14 in a very close match. In the Round of 16 she beat Tatyana from Russia 9-8. Then in the Quarterfinals she beat Caroline 15-10.

 

Women's Individual Epee - Finals

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In the Semifinals Courtney lost against Ana Maria Branza 13-14, and Courtney ended with a bronze medal!

 

 

Field Hockey

2018 Women's Field Hockey World Cup

England | July 21st - Ongoing

 

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On July 21st we had our first match for the 2018 Women's Field Hockey World Cup. We played against Ireland but sadly lost to them 1-3. Our next matches are on July 25th and 29th against England and India. We need ties or wins against them to hopefully not be eliminated. 

 

 

Rugby Sevens

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens - Men's Tournament

AT&T Park, California  | July 20th - July 21st

 

Championship Cup

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We started the tournament as a 5th seed and were matched up against Wales (12) in the Round of 16. We beat wales with a score of 35-0. Moving onto the Quarter-Finals we got placed against England (4) and tied the game 19-19 after full time but in extra time we lost to them 24-19.

 

5th Place

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Because of the loss in the Quarter-Finals we got brought down to the 5th place Bracket. In the Semi-Finals we got matched against Scotland (8) and beat them 28-0 moving us to the 5th Place Final. In the Final we met Argentina (7) but lost to them 7-33 which means we ended the tournament in 6th place a place behind our seed. We hopefully meet Argentina again in the 2019 Pan American Games. This 6th place finish is the best finish the United States Men's National Rugby team has every achieved in the Rugby World Cup Sevens! Our previous best position was 13th place in 2013, so woohoo for 6th!

 

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens - Women's Tournament

AT&T Park, California  | July 20th - July 21st

 

Championship Cup

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We started the tournament with a 5th seed which means in the Round of 16 we got placed against China (12) where we beat them 38-7 which allowed us to advance to the Quarter-finals where we faced Russia (4) and upset them 33-17. In the Semi-finals we lost to New Zealand (1) in a close match of 21-26. Now in the Bronze Medal Match we went against Australia (2) and sadly lost to them 14-24. Leaving us with a 4th place finish in the tournament. Despite going farther than our seed we didn't match our previous 3rd place results of the previous 2 Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens Tournaments.

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I love these weekly posts! The Road to Tokyo ones will start heating up pretty soon too, as more of the qualifications start happening. And I can't wait to see your spreadsheet.

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42 minutes ago, PandaCat said:

I love these weekly posts! The Road to Tokyo ones will start heating up pretty soon too, as more of the qualifications start happening. And I can't wait to see your spreadsheet.

Welcome to Totallympics 

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Came here by an accident but how impressive these weekly posts are. Great job @Rdbc

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Man, I had forgotten about this site. Glad to be back!

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4 hours ago, PandaCat said:

I love these weekly posts! The Road to Tokyo ones will start heating up pretty soon too, as more of the qualifications start happening. And I can't wait to see your spreadsheet.

 

Thanks! Once I finish the spreadsheet I'll share the link. Like what @Olympian1010 said "Welcome!" 

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