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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The United States has ended its gold-medal drought in BMX cycling after Connor Fields took the mens final. Lightning Jerseys China .It was a banner day for the United States. American cyclist Alise Post took silver in the womens race behind Colombias Mariana Pajon, who successfully defended her gold. The medals for Fields and Post snapped a podium drought that began in London in 2012.Fields fell to his knees after crossing the finish line in a time of 34.622 seconds, beating the Netherlands Jelle van Gorkom by .684 seconds. Its the first time that Team USA has won BMX since the American-born action sport became an Olympic medal event in 2008.There was kind of a point where I exited the last corner and realized I was winning, said a smiling Fields, his new medal draped around his neck. I was like: Get to the line! Get to the line! I crossed that finish line and dropped to my knees. I couldnt believe it.There was a photo finish for third, with Carlos Ramirez Yepes of Colombia just edging out the United States Nic Long for the bronze.Fields said he got off to the best start of his career, going 1-2 with Long out of the important first turn before breaking ahead.It had been a trying few months for Fields, who broke a bone in his left hand in the spring. He only returned to the bike in June, and he needed a special brace to compete in Rio de Janeiro.I would be lying if I said there werent any dark times, Fields said about coming back from injury. They say adversity makes you stronger if you let it.Fields was looking forward to returning to his mothers house in Las Vegas to make room in the garage for another prize. On the wall is a goal he wrote out as a teenager, written with a Sharpie.It reads: One day, Ill become an Olympic champion.If only my 14-year-old self could see this now, Fields recounted.On the womens side, Pajon, a fan favorite, raised her bike in the air after pedaling to a stop across the finish line, acknowledging the adoring fans in the stands waving the yellow, blue and red flag of her home country.She raced to the front early and completed the nearly quarter-mile-long course filled with bumps and twists in 34.093 seconds -- .342 seconds faster than Post.Connor is the first [American] gold medalist in BMX. And Im very, very proud, this is the top womens result, said Post, holding up her silver medal. I think we can only go forward from here and be proud of our team.Stefany Hernandez of Venezuela won the bronze. Frances Manon Valentino was taken off a stretcher after crossing the finish line, appearing to favor her left side.My first gold was huge. 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But its been a tough run for the Lilywhites since, crashing out of the Champions League and recording just one win over six in the Premier League to slip seven points behind league leaders Chelsea.However, a visit from Swansea City (2-3-8) to White Hart Lane on Saturday gives Spurs a chance to get their confidence back, with the Swans struggling for wins and porous at the back.A tally of 26 goals conceded by the Welsh club can only be bettered by lowly Hull City (28), and they will have their work cut out against a Tottenham attack who had their mood lifted in midweek with the news of a new contract for striker Harry Kane.Everyone knows how much I love this team and how I feel about this club and to sign another contract is a special feeling, said Kane, after agreeing to a deal that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2022. Weve got a great, young squad. The club is moving in the right direction and I had no hesitation in signing.The form of the last couple of months hasnt been where we want it to be because weve set such high standards. It isnt the time to panic or be worried. The performance against Chelsea (a 2-1 defeat last weekend) was very good, even though we didnt win, which was disappointing. Were in a good place. Were not far off the top and weve a very long way to go this season.However, not every player is alongside Kane in the good books of manager Mauricio Pochettino. Record signing Moussa Sissoko arrived in the summer but was left out of the matchday squad entirely against Chelsea, and his coach had strong words for the out-of-favour midfielder.You sign a player and then yyou expect something, and you dont find what you expected, said Pochettino, who prior to Sissokos move had claimed that anyone joining the club for more than £25m would need to be their best player. Cheap Lightning Jerseys For Sale. Just because we pay money, do they deserve to play? he added. Sissoko needs to work hard and to show in future that he deserves to be on the team.It is highly unlikely that the Frenchman will have worked his way back into Pochettinos good books in time for the visit of Swansea on Saturday, but centre-back Tony Alderweireld could return after an extended spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, while left-back Danny Rose is back from his yellow-card suspension. Erik Lamela and Ben Davies remain out.Swansea picked up their first win under new coach Bob Bradley last weekend with an astonishing 5-4 comeback over Crystal Palace as two late goals snatched the victory and lift the Welsh club off the foot of the table.That result aside, it has not been the best of starts for Bradley at Swansea, but the manager believes that he will win the fans over in time.I understand there are a few skeptics out there, but they have not seen how I work or paid much attention, Bradley said. I can only go about my work and let that speak for itself.The idea in life is to find new challenges, thats how you grow and get better. You want to prove yourself, but accepting challenges and being excited about testing yourself is a positive thing.Some will like me, some wont but the results will speak for themselves.Swanseas only injury concern ahead of the game is to midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, who has been ruled out with a broken toe. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '