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O’Donnell Finishes Second In USOC Athlete Of The Month Voting

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Triathlete Tim O’Donnell (Boulder, Colo.), who won the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Perth, Australia, last month, finished second to taekwondo athlete Steven Lopez in the male USOC Athlete of the Month voting.

O'Donnell beat out a competitive field in Perth, Australia. Photo: Triathlon.org
O'Donnell beat out a competitive field in Perth, Australia. Photo: Triathlon.org

More than 4,100 votes were cast by followers of the USOC’s Twitter site (@ USOlympic). The Twitter vote accounts for 10 percent of the final tally, with a voting panel of U.S. Olympic family members comprising the remainder. O’Donnell won the Twitter vote.

O’Donnell became the first U.S. male triathlete to win the ITU Triathlon Long Distance World Championship on Oct. 25 in Perth, Australia.

Results

Men
1. Steven Lopez, Taekwondo
2. Tim O’Donnell, Triathlon
3. Myles Porter, Judo

Women
1. Bridget Sloan, Gymnastics
t2. Danielle Pelham, Taekwondo
t2. Catherine Bouwcamp, Wheelchair Fencing
3. Mariel Zagunis, Fencing

Team
1. 18U National Team, Baseball
2. Team USA, Wheelchair Rugby
3. Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Figure Skating