The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced that standout performances from triple jumper Christian Taylor (Fayetteville, Georgia), weightlifter Kate Nye (Oakland Township, Michigan) and the U.S. mixed 4×400-meter track and field team earned them Best of September honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow.
Making her debut at the senior world championships at age 20, Nye swept the women’s 71 kg. division. She became the youngest U.S. women’s world weightlifting champion, earning gold in the snatch (112 kg.), clean & jerk (136 kg.) and total (248 kg.). Her snatch of 112 kg. broke five records: junior world, senior Pan American, junior Pan American, senior American and junior American, in her final year of junior eligibility. Her total of 248 kg. also set an American record. Having won the junior world championships in July, she is now the reigning junior and senior world champion.
About the Team USA Awards
Each National Governing Body may nominate one female, one male and one team per discipline. An internal nominating committee selects five nominees from both the male and female categories, and three from the team category to advance to the voting round. Votes received from NGB representatives and select members of the media account for 50% of the final tally, with the other half determined by online fan voting via TeamUSA.org/Awards.
Soruce: USA Weightlifting