Week Two in London Brings More Gold For Team WSF
In 2010, the U.S. Women's Water Polo National Team received a grant from our Travel & Training Fund, with its "sights set on achieving the first U.S. water polo gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games." Yesterday in London, they stood atop the medal podium with gold around their necks, fulfilling a dream four years in the making.
Congratulations to the U.S. Women's Water Polo Team on it's first-ever Olympic gold! We couldn't be prouder to support such an amazing group of women.
Elsewhere in London, many of our 31 Team WSF grantees continued to make Olympic-sized waves during the second week of competition:
2010 WSF Travel & Training grantee, Christina Loukas, advanced to the Finals of the women's 3-meter Springboard event, placing 8th.
Stephanie Brown Trafton, who received her Travel & Training grant in 2004, finished the women's discus competition in 8th place.
2011 Travel & Training recipient, Aretha Thurmond, finished in the 13th spot in the women's discus qualifying round.
Brittany Viola, a 2011 Travel & Training recipient, advanced to the Semi-Finals of the women's 10-meter diving competition in her Olympic debut. She took 15th place.
Kayaker Carrie Johnson, who received a WSF Travel & Training grant in 2011, advanced to the Semi-Finals of both the K-1 500-meter and 200-meter races. She finished in 6th place and 8th place, respectively.
Team Tunnicliffe -- skipper Anna Tunnicllife and crew members Debbie Capozzi and Molly Vandemoer, advanced to the Quarterfinals of the women's Elliot 6m sailing event. The team received its Travel & Training grant in 2011.
We are so proud to have played a small role in these incredible athletes' Olympic dreams. Visit www.WomenSportsFoundation.org/TravelandTraining
to learn more about the Fund.