American Gwen Jorgensen has been selected as the female June Athlete of the Month by the US Olympic Committee today. The announcement follows her record-breaking performance in the ITU World Triathlon Chicago.
Jorgensen, who is from Minnesota, made history when she won her sixth career ITU World Triathlon Series title at the ITU World Triathlon Chicago on June 28. She is the first woman from any country to claim six titles since the series launched in 2009. Jorgensen retains her No. 1 world ranking and also won her second consecutive USA Triathlon Elite National Championships title.
Each National Governing Body may nominate one female, one male and one team per discipline for USOC monthly honours. A panel selects the winners from the pool of nominees with online fan voting via Twitter accounting for 10 percent of the total vote.
U.S. Olympic Committee June Athletes and Team of the Month:
1. Gwen Jorgensen, Triathlon
2. Katie Ledecky, Swimming
3. Maggie Steffens, Water Polo
1. Eddie Penev, Gymnastics
2. Conor Dwyer, Swimming
3. Stanley Johnson, Basketball
1. U.S. Women’s Senior National Team, Water Polo
2. U.S. Women’s National Team, Rowing
3. U.S. Men’s National U18 Team, Basketball