Voting ends 7/26/2016

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Male Olympic/Paralympic Athlete Of The Month

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Tucker Dupree

Raleigh, N.C.

Paralympic Swimming

Set American and Pan American records in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials, winning gold in two events and making his third U.S. Paralympic Team.

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Noah Lyles

Alexandria, Va.

Track and Field

Broke a 31-year-old high school record in the 200 meters, finishing fourth in 20.09 behind Justin Gatlin (19.75) to earn first alternate status for the 2016 Olympic Games, while also winning the men’s IAAF World U20 100-meter title. 

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Ray Martin

Jersey City, N.J.

Paralympic Track and Field

Broke an 8-year-old world record, shaving more than six-tenths off the former mark in the men’s T52/53 800-meter race to qualify for his second Paralympic Games.

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Michael Phelps

Baltimore, Md.

Swimming

Became the first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympic Games, earning three wins to improve his record to 16 career victories at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming. 

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Sam Querrey

San Francisco, Calif.

Tennis

Advanced to his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon after upsetting world No. 1 and defending singles champion Novak Djokovic in the third round.

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Female Olympic/Paralympic Athlete Of The Month

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Simone Biles

Spring, Texas

Gymnastics

Qualified for her first Olympic Games by winning the all-around title at U.S. Olympic Team Trials with a two-point margin of victory (123.250), extending her winning streak in all-around competition dating back to August 2013.

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Michelle Konkoly

Eagleville, Pa.

Paralympic Swimming

Broke the women’s S9 50-meter freestyle world record at the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Swimming, winning gold twice to qualify for her first U.S. Paralympic Team. 

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Sydney McLaughlin

Dunellen, N.J.

Track and Field

Placed third and set a world junior record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field, becoming the youngest American athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games in track and field since 1972.  

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Cassie Mitchell

Atlanta, Ga.

Paralympic Track and Field

After being diagnosed with leukemia in April, took home three medals and broke two world records at the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Track and Field to secure her spot for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Serena Williams

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Tennis

Made history by winning her 22nd Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, tying Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era, while also winning the women’s doubles title with her sister, Venus. 

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Olympic/Paralympic Team Of The Month

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Women's Indoor Volleyball Team

Volleyball

In a rematch of the last two Olympic gold-medal games, earned the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Prix Final without losing a set before the final match against Brazil. 

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Women's Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team

Wheelchair Basketball

Claimed the Women’s World Super Cup by defeating host Germany – the reigning Paralympic Games champion – and 2012 Paralympic bronze medalist, the Netherlands.

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Eventing Team

Equestrian

Leading from start to finish, the U.S. team of Phillip Dutton, Lauren Kieffer, Boyd Martin, and Clark Montgomery made history by winning the inaugural FEI Nations Cup at the Great Meadow International CICO3* with a score of 138.3 penalties.