Tokyo Olympics

5 to Watch: More Track Medals; Floor Exercise Final; Plus Soccer, Basketball & Volleyball

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More medals will be handed out as finals get underway in several marquee track and field events, Jade Carey steps in for Simone Biles in the floor exercise individual event final, and the U.S. women's soccer team looks to move past the semifinals to get to the gold medal match. Plus tournament play begins for basketball and volleyball.

Keni Harrison’s Silver Medal Highlights Team USA’s track and field performance

Gold medal favorite Kendra ‘Keni’ Harrison took home the silver medal in women’s 100m hurdles in a photo finish between second and third.

Keni Harrison finished second to claim silver in women's 100m hurdles, posting a time of 12.52 in her Olympic debut.

Harrison, who is the world record-holder in the event and trains in Austin, was a strong favorite to take gold.

Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won gold with a time of 12.37, and Megan Tapper of Jamaica placed third in the thrilling finish to claim bronze.

Team USA's JuVaughn Harrison finished fifth in men's long jump in his Olympic debut with a jump of 8.15m.

Miltiádis Tentóglou of Greece won gold with a jump of 8.41m with his 6th attempt. This will be Greece's first medal in men's long jump.

Cuban teammates Juan Miguel Echevarría and Maykel Massó claimed silver and bronze medals respectively. The United States won gold at the 2016 Rio Games but will not take the podium in Tokyo.

Americans Elle Purrier St. Pierre, Cory McGee and Heather MacLean advanced in the women's 1500m. Purrier St. Pierre was the first member of Team USA to qualify, posting a time of 4:05.34 in Heat 2. Maclean closed out Heat 3 where she finished fifth overall with a time of 4:02.40. Cory McGee also qualified for the next round after finishing 16th overall with a time of 4:05.15.

The United States looks to win its first-ever gold medal in the event.

Jenna Prandini, Gabrielle Thomas and Anavia Battle advanced in the women's 200m. All three Americans finished in the top 10. Battle was the first member of Team USA to qualify, posting a time of 22.54 in Heat 3 in her Olympic debut. Thomas finished in second place overall with a time of 22.20 in Heat 4. Prandini - who finished 10th in the 2016 Rio Games - closed out Heat 7, posting a time of 45.35.

Team USA's Rudy Winkler and Daniel Haugh advance in men's hammer throw. Winkler, who finished 18th in hammer throw at the 2016 Rio Games, automatically qualified for the next round, posting a distance of 78.81m in Group B. He finished with the second-best overall distance.

Haugh finished in 12th place, posting a distance of 75.73m.

The second session begins at 5 a.m. CT on Monday and features three finals: the women’s discus throw (6 a.m. CT), men’s 3000m steeplechase (7:15 a.m. CT) and women’s 5000m (7:40 a.m. CT). Valarie Allman will try to be the first American woman to medal in discus since 2008. Hillary Bor gives the U.S. its best chance at a medal in steeplechase, while Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer and Rachel Schneider will represent Team USA in the women’s 5000m.

The second session also includes action in the women’s pole vault, women’s 200m, men’s 400m and women’s 400m hurdles. World record holder Sydney McLaughlin and fellow American Dalilah Muhammad will be in separate women’s 400m semifinals ahead of a must-watch final late Monday night.

Watch the first session live in NBC’s primetime coverage, or stream it online.

Watch the second session live on Peacock, or stream it online.

U.S. women’s volleyball closes out pool play with win vs Italy

USA's Jordyn Poulter hits the ball in the women's preliminary round pool B volleyball match between USA and Turkey during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan on July 29, 2021.
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USA's Jordyn Poulter hits the ball in the women's preliminary round pool B volleyball match between USA and Turkey during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan on July 29, 2021.

The United States women's volleyball team lost another key player to injury on Sunday night. But this time, they were able to overcome it.

After setter Jordyn Poulter exited with an apparent ankle injury, the U.S. battled back to beat Italy 3-2 to close out the preliminary round. Andrea Drews stepped up in Thompson's absence, leading the United States with 19 spikes and 22 total points. Michelle Bartsch-Hackley added 13 spikes and 17 points. The U.S. was already without star Jordan Thompson, who left Friday's loss to the Russian Olympic Committee with an ankle injury. Thompson's status for the quarterfinals is unknown, but the team is hopeful she will be able to return at some point during the knockout rounds.

Team USA now sits atop Pool B with 10 points, holding the tiebreaker over Italy, but they could drop to second. The ROC, which beat the U.S., has eight points and finishes pool play against Turkey early Monday morning.

US Women’s Basketball Beats France, Finishes Group Play Undefeated

Team USA women's basketball defeated France in a preliminary round game 92-83.

The U.S. women’s basketball team continued Olympic dominance in Tokyo, extending a 51-game win streak that dates back to the 1992 Barcelona Games.

The U.S. got off to a slow start in the first quarter and was down 22-19 at the end of the first.

However, Team USA was able to go on a run and come back to take the lead at halftime, 50-44.
France led an inspired comeback in the third quarter, making it a one-point game with almost eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. But the U.S. was able to withstand France's run thanks to five points from Chelsea Gray to ultimately walk away with another win on Monday.

A'ja Wilson, who entered the game averaging a double-double, scored 22 points and added three assists. Wilson has been the team’s top performer and averaged 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds through the first two games.

Breanna Stewart was the second-leading scorer with 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Stewart is also averaging a double-double.

Watch the replay online.

Jade Carey wins gold in women's floor

Team USA’s Jade Carey won gold in the women’s gymnastics floor competition on Monday. Carey, who was the only American to participate in the exercise after teammate Simone Biles withdrew, finished with a remarkable 0.166 lead to the next highest scorer, Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari.

USA Gymnastics' Jade Carey took home her first career Olympic medal with a gold in Monday's women's floor final.

The 21-year-old posted a 14.366 score. Italy's Vanessa Ferrari earned silver with a 14.200 score, while Japan's Mai Murakami and Russian Olympic Committee's Angelina Melnikova earned bronze medals with matching 14.166 scores.

The result was far and away Carey's best at the Olympics. She finished in eighth place in each of her previous two finals, the individual all-around and vault.

Brazil's Rebeca Andrade came in fifth a day after becoming her country's first-ever female Olympic gold medalist gymnastic with a win in Monday's vault final.

Watch the stream online.

US women's soccer loses to Canada, will go for bronze

The U.S. women’s soccer team lost to Canada 1-0 during the semifinals on Monday, missing out on an opportunity to play for gold for the second straight Olympics.

The United States women's soccer team were the better squad in its semifinals match, but it was Canada that came out on top on the scoreboard 1-0.

Canada’s Jessica Fleming capitalized on a penalty kick opportunity to give Canada the win over the U.S.

After a video review, it was determined Fleming was fouled in the box by Tierna Davidson and was given the chance to score the first goal of the game. Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch read it the right way, but the shot was too far away from her outstretched arms to save. 

The United States will now play for bronze in the loser of the Sweden-Australia match. It very well could mean the last game wearing the red, white and blue for veterans like Megan Rapinoe and Lloyd.

Watch the game replay online.

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