The Team USA women’s team has a plethora of fine athletes, veterans, and debutantes, and it will do well in Belgrade. I did some short previews, event by event, on the US team, and suggested how the US athletes could fare.
You will just have to watch the broadcast on Peacock TV in US.
Maggie Ewan, US Shot Put champion, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto
How will the US women’s team fare in Belgrade?
In the 60m, Mikiah Brisco and Mary Beth Price have a strong shot at both medaling, but they will be battling Poland’s Ewa Swoboda and Switzerland’s Mjuninga Kambundji, among others.
In the 400m, can Lynd Irby and Jessica Beard battle Justyna Ersety Swetic?
In the women’s 800m, Ajee’ Wilson and Olivia Baker will battle Keely Hodgkinson, who is in top form, expect one medal in this one. Do not count out the Polish women either.
The women’s 1,500m, Heather MacLean, and Josette Norris will have to battle with experienced Europeans and Ethiopians just to make it to the final. Can anyone stop the Ethiopian expected sweep? I suspect a surprise European in the mix.
In the 3000m, Elle Purrier St. Pierre and Alicia Monson will run well in the 3000m. Elle will have to run the race of her life to medal, as the Ethiopian team is very fast and experienced.
In the 60m hurdles, Gabbi Cunningham and Alysha Johnson could medal in the hurdles, they will have Nadine Viser to battle.
In the women’s pole vault, the USA’s Sandi Morris and Katie Nageotte will battle Anzelhika Sidorova, and I believe this could be the most competitive event of the women’s indoor schedule.
Quanesha Burks and Tiffany Flynn will have to compete with Ivana Voleta, Malaika Mihambo, and Lorraine Ugen among others.
In the triple jump, Keturah Orji and Tori Franklin are our two top Triple Jumpers, and they have a shot at being in medal contention, if and only if they put together American record class jumping, which they can definitely do.
In the shot put, Maggie Ewen could take it all, and Chase Ealey should be in medal contention.
Kendell Williams and Chari Hawkins both are in medal contention. It will be interesting to see how Katerina Johnson Thompson’s fitness level is. It should be a fantastic pentathlon.
The USA 4x400m relay team should be in the thick of the battle. I see them battling Poland, Team GB, and a surprise.