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               === The latest news from the USOC - October 9 ===
 
                (Courtesy of United States Olympic Committee)
 
 
 ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER TITLE
 
 (Sports Network) - Adeline Gray (Colorado Springs) won the gold medal in the 72
 kg./158.5 lbs. at USA Wrestling's University World Championships on Oct. 4 in
 Kourtane, Finland. It marked her second world title in eight days after winning
 the senior world championships at 67 kg./147.5 lbs. on Sept. 27. On the men's
 side, Max Nowry (Wheeling, Ill.) claimed gold at 55 kg./121 lbs., while Jamel
 Johnson (Greensboro, N.C.) took bronze at 60 kg./132 lbs.
 
 HIGH MARKS
 
 Reigning national champion Billy Crawford (Johnstown, Ohio) once again stood
 atop the podium in the men's double trap at the 2012 Fall Selection Match after
 shooting 331/350 targets on Oct. 7 in Kerrville, Texas. In the skeet
 competition, Haley Dunn (Eddyville, Iowa) finished first on the women's side,
 while Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.) earned the top men's honor.
 
 BADMINTON
 
 The mixed doubles team of Phillip Chew (Orange, Calif.) and Jamie Subandhi
 (Westminster, Calif.) won the gold medal at the XXVII International Gustavo
 Prata Badminton Cup, which ran from Sept. 26-30 in Paulo, Brazil. Chew also won
 the silver medal in men's doubles with Sattawat Pongnairat (Orange, Calif.).
 
 BOBSLED/SKELETON
 
 Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.) defended his title as the fastest push athlete
 in the nation by earning his fourth 2012 U.S. National Bobsled Push
 Championship title on Oct. 6 in Lake Placid, N.Y. On the women's side, Aja
 Evans (Chicago) had the two fastest times to claim the title. Elana Meyers
 (Douglasville, Ga.) and Nick Cunningham (Monterey, Calif.) clinched the bobsled
 pilot push competition titles, while Veronica Day (Vienna, Va.) and John Daly
 (Smithtown, N.Y.) earned the skeleton push championship titles.
 
 FIELD HOCKEY
 
 Despite scoring first, the U.S. women's team fell to Australia, 6-1, in the
 title match of Champions Challenge 1 on Oct. 7 in Dublin to garner the silver
 medal. Earlier in the week, Team USA edged Wales, 7-2, in the quarterfinals
 before narrowly defeating Ireland, 2-1, in the semifinals.
 
 FIGURE SKATING
 
 Angela Wang (Salt Lake City, Utah) earned the gold medal in the ladies event at
 the 2012 Junior Grand Prix on Oct. 6 in Croatia. Wang scored 104.18 points for
 her performance to "Ladies in Lavender," and finished the week with a total of
 162.65 points. Hannah Miller (Williamston, Mich.) finished second with 153.21
 points. On the men's side, Harrison Choate (Weston, Mass.) earned his first
 career JGP medal, totaling a personal-best score of 185.39 points to claim the
 bronze.
 
 Richard Dornbush (Corona, Calif.) had his largest career free skate score,
 168.60, en route to 239.99 total points and a second-place finish at the 2012
 Finlandia Trophy on Oct. 6 in Espoo, Finland.
 
 GYMNASTICS
 
 Senior men's tumbler Kalon Ludvigson (Pocatello, Idaho) won his third world cup
 gold medal in tumbling on Oct. 7 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ludvigson scored 74.400,
 two points clear of his closest competitor. On the women's side, Kainoa Park
 (Pocatello, Idaho) took fourth place in junior women's tumbling.
 
 SOCCER
 
 The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team beat Canada, 2-1, on Oct. 4 to secure a
 spot in the championship game against Mexico at the 2012 AGS Cup Championship
 in Benidorm, Spain. Earlier in the tournament, the U.S. picked up back-to-back
 wins over Morocco and United Arab Emirates before falling to Azerbaijan, 1-0.
 
 TENNIS
 
 James Blake (Tampa, Fla.) captured the Sacramento Challenger singles title on
 Oct. 7 in Sacramento, Calif. Blake earned a 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 victory over
 Germany's Mischa Zverev. The doubles final was an all-American affair, with
 Tennys Sandgren (Gallatin, Tenn.) and Rhyne Williams (Knoxville, Tenn.) winning
 their first title on the pro circuit by beating Devin Britton (Brandon, Miss.)
 and Austin Krajicek (Tampa, Fla.), 4-6, 6-4, 12-10.
 
 TRACK & FIELD
 
 The U.S. men finished fourth and the women placed fifth at the IAAF World Half
 Marathon Championships on Oct. 6 in Kavarna, Bulgaria. Augustus Maiyo (Colorado
 Springs, Colo.) and Luke Puskedra (Eugene, Ore.) led the men, as the pair
 finished 15th and 17th. Meanwhile, Maegan Krifchin (Dewitt, N.Y.) was the top
 runner on the women's side, finishing 13th.
 
 Janet Cherobon-Bawcom (Rome, Ga.) and Mohamed Trafeh (Durante, Calif.) each
 defended their titles in the USA 10 Mile Championships on Oct. 7 in
 Minneapolis, Minn. Cherobon-Bawcom finished with a time of 53:43, while Trafeh
 covered the course in 46:56.
 
 TRIATHLON
 
 Kaitlin Shiver (Gainesville, Fla.) earned her first career world cup podium
 finish on Oct. 7 at the sprint-distance ITU Triathlon World Cup in Cancun,
 Mexico. In the final stop of the world cup circuit, Shiver earned a second-
 place finish with a time of 1:00.54. On the men's side, Jarrod Shoemaker
 (Clermont, Fla.) covered the course in 53:59 and finished fourth.
 
 WRESTLING
 
 The U.S. won three individual men's freestyle medals on the opening day of the
 Dmitry Korkin International on Oct. 6 in Yakutsk, Russia. Max Askren (Somers,
 N.Y.) earned the silver medal at 84 kg./185 lbs., while bronze medals were
 claimed by Chase Pami (Colorado Spring) at 66 kg./ 145.5 lbs. and Keith Gavin
 (Bethlehem, Pa.) at 84 kg./185 lbs. On the final day of competition, Les Sigman
 (State College, Pa.) earned the silver medal at 96 kg./211.5 lbs.
 
 UPCOMING CALENDAR
 
 9/29-10/14 - Roller Sports, Auckland, New Zealand, 2012 Figure World
 Championships
 
 10/8-10/11 - Table Tennis, St. George, Utah, Huntsman World Senior Games
 
 10/11-10/13 - Judo, United Arab Emirates, IJF Grand Prix Abu Dhabi
 
 10/13-10/14 - Biathlon, Benton City, Wash., WBA Cross Biathlon
 
 10/13 - Taekwondo, Saratoga Springs, Utah, Utah Open
 
 
 
 10/09 10:26:34 ET