Gymnast Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore won silver medals in floor exercise and still rings at the Pan American Games on Tuesday in Toronto. In the floor, the Edgewood graduate went out of bounds when he opened with a one-and-a-half to double front. He came back with a strong laidout double-double. Closing with a piked half-in, half-out, he scored a 14.975. In the rings final, he opened with an Azarian Maltese, bounce to L cross, push to planche opening strength sequence. He nailed the landing of his layout double-double for a 15.525.
Long, Snyder, Meyers earn gold in Glasgow
Jessica Long of Baltimore fought in the final meters to claim the gold over the Netherlands' Lisa Den-Braber in the women's 100 breaststroke SB7 at the IPC Swimming World Championships on Tuesday in Glasgow, Scotland, with a time of 1 minute, 32.46 seconds. The 17-time Paralympic medalist also set a championships record last held by American swimmer Erin Popovich. This was Long's second title in two days; she won the women's 100 butterfly S8 on Monday. "Breaststroke is one of the events that is slowly coming back to me [after taking time off from the stroke] and I think this was a great start," Long said. "I'll improve on some things but what I love about swimming is that you're always learning. I'm definitely going to go back to my coach and make some tweaks but for right now I'm just excited to celebrate the gold medal." Brad Snyder of Baltimore overcame a turbulent turn after the first 100 meters of the men's 400 free S11 to capture the gold and his second world title of the championships with a time of 4:37.13. Snyder, the 2012 Paralympic gold medalist in the event, took the 100 free Monday in his first world championships win. Becca Meyers of Timonium broke her world record in the women's 200-meter IM S13, cutting two seconds off her time set at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in 2014 to edge Russia's Darya Stukalova with a time of 2:24.60.
Maryland table tennis players win nine gold medals at U.S. Open
Maryland players won 23 medals, including nine gold and seven silver, at the U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships last week in Las Vegas. Charlene Liu, 63, of Clarksville won in over-50 women's singles and over-60 women's singles. She also teamed with her husband, Changping Duan, 66, to make the semifinals of over-60 mixed doubles. Another husband-and-wife duo, David and Donna Sakai, members of the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame, both 68 and from Bowie, won several medals. David made the finals of over-65 men's singles, and teamed with Dell Sweeris of Grand Rapids, Mich., to win over-65 men's doubles and make the finals of over-60 men's doubles. Donna made the final of over-60 women's singles (in an all-Maryland final with Liu), and the semifinals of over-65 women's singles. She teamed with Connie Sweeris of Grand Rapids, Mich., the wife of Dell, to make the finals of over-60 and over-65 women's doubles. The Sakais also made the semifinals of over-60 mixed doubles. Crystal Wang, 13, of Boyds, who just finished sixth grade in the magnet program at Roberto Clemente Middle School, won three major titles, including finishing first in the junior (under 18) and cadet (under 15) girls team trials. As a member of both teams, she will represent the United States in competitions all over the world during the next year. She also won cadet girls singles (under 15) and made the under-21 women's singles quarterfinals.
Little League Baseball: South Maryland (Davidsonville) scored five times in the third inning and held on to defeat Arbutus, 8-6, to capture the District 4 Championship. With the win, South Maryland advances to the state tournament in Easton. The winner of the Maryland state tournament will advance to Bristol, Conn., for the Eastern Regional, the last step before the World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Men's soccer: U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann shook up his roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup knockout rounds, which begin with a quarterfinal Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore. He added DaMarcus Beasley, Joe Corona and Alan Gordon, and deactivated Greg Garza, Alfredo Morales and Jozy Altidore, who has been hampered by an ailing hamstring. Teams could make up to six roster changes using their 35-player preliminary list.
WNBA: The Atlanta Dream's Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) was voted an Eastern Conference All-Star starter at guard. The game will be July 25 at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.