The United States men captured gold in the 4x400-meter relay Friday at the 2013 World Track & Field Championships, while Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made it double-gold by winning the women's 200 meters.
Ezekiel Kemboi's three-peat in the men's 3,000 steeplechase highlighted Thursday's action at the 2013 World Track & Field Championships.
Robert Heffernan won the men's 50-kilometer walk Wednesday at the 2013 World Track & Field Championships.
Miles Chamley-Watson (Philadelphia, Pa.) claimed the gold medal in men's foil with a 15-6 final victory over Russia's Artur Akhmatkhuzin at the 2013 Senior Fencing World Championships, held Aug. 5-12 in Budapest, Hungary. The 2012 Olympian is the first American man to claim an individual championship title. Meanwhile Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Ore.) finished fifth in women's saber and the men's saber team placed eighth.
American David Oliver won gold in the men's 100-meter hurdles at the 2013 World Track & Field Championships, while countrymate Carmelita Jeter came up short in the women's 100 meters.
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With 31 total medals (14 golds, eight silvers, nine bronzes), Team USA led all nations in both gold medals and total medals to earn FINA's trophy as the top team at the 2013 FINA World Championships, held July 20-Aug. 4 in Barcelona, Spain. Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) captured a record six gold medals to become the most decorated female swimmer in world championships history. Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) collected four gold medals while setting two world records in the 800 and 1,500-meter freestyle events. Meanwhile, Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) led the men's 4x200 freestyle team to the top of the podium, winning three gold medals and one silver overall.
American Missy Franklin became a member of a select group by winning a sixth gold medal on the final night at the 2013 World Swimming Championships.
American Missy Franklin returned to the podium Saturday and tied a record at the 2013 World Swimming Championships in the process, while countrywoman Katie Ledecky set another world record.
American Ryan Lochte captured the men's 200-meter individual medley for his first gold of the 2013 World Swimming Championships, while Missy Franklin won her fourth gold as part of the U.S. women's 4x200-meter freestyle team.
American teenager Katie Ledecky set a world record in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle to highlight the third day of the 2013 World Swimming Championships.
Team USA amassed a record-breaking collection of 52 medals at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships - held July 20-28 in Lyon, France - to finish second overall. Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) set a world record of 1:44.44 in the 800-meter T54 and became the first woman to win six events. Raymond Martin's (Jersey City, N.J.) world record time of 59.85 in men's 400-meter T52 earned him the distinction of being the first man to win five individual world titles. In total, Team USA set five world records and produced 17 champions.
Missy Franklin captured a gold medal Sunday in her first of eight scheduled events at the 2013 World Swimming Championships, while Ryan Lochte had to settle for a silver medal.
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The U.S. has garnered 16 medals (six golds, four silvers and six bronzes) and leads the overall medal count at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, held July 20-28 in Lyon, France. Jarryd Wallace (Athens, Ga.) led a U.S. sweep of the men's 200-meter T44 and bested his previous world record with a time of 22.08. Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) claimed two gold medals in the women's 200 T54 and 5,000 T53/54 in 28.69 and 12:08.07, while Jeremy Campbell (Perryton, Texas) won the men's discuss F44 with a throw of 58.86 meters.
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