A big day for Australia at the Olympics. Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell are aiming for the gold medal in the pool. Matildas will play in the women’s soccer semi-finals and athletics will begin. For a complete overview of Australia in action, try our handy guide.
And since we covered Australia, here are some highlights for Americans.
9.41pm EDT: Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final
Both American Lilly King and Annie Lazor made it to the finals, but no one would beat South Africa’s Tatiana Skunmaker, who posted the best semi-final time on Thursday for more than a second. King won the bronze medal in her signature event, the 100m breaststroke. She and Razol, the first 26-year-old Olympic athlete to win the event in a US trial, should be running for silver or bronze.
9:50 pm EDT: Men’s 200m Backstroke Final
Ryan Murphy, who won the gold medal in the 100m and 200m backstroke events in Rio de Janeiro, finished third fastest in the semifinals on Thursday. He is a powerful medal in a race favored by Russia’s Evgeny Rylov. Murphy won the bronze medal at the 100m event on Wednesday, holding both world and Olympic records, finishing 0.21 seconds behind Rilov’s first-place time.
9.59pm EDT: Women’s 100m Freestyle Final
Abbey Weitzel, a specialist in the freestyle sprint event, will compete in lane 1 of the 100m freestyle final. But don’t let that placement color your view of her changes. Having won three Olympic medals at the relay (two in Rio and one in Tokyo), Weitzel is now aiming for the first individual hardware. The semi-finals created a tight field. Australia’s Emma McKeon set an Olympic record in the semi-finals, but Weitzel finished just .67 seconds late and was able to win a medal.
2:00 AM EDT: Men’s Doubles Tennis Bronze Medal Match
American Tennys Sandgren and Austin Krajicek will face New Zealand’s Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus after falling to Mate Pavić and Croatia’s Nikola Mektic in the semi-final round. This is the first Olympic Games for both the 48th (Krajicek) and 208th (Sandgren) Americans in the world and dominates the United States’ last chance to win a medal in tennis in Tokyo.
1 am / 3am EDT: Men’s Kayak Semifinals and Finals
American Michal Smolen, who participated in the men’s kayak semifinals, will be the second boat to start in Tokyo on Friday. Born in Poland, Smolen, the son of a canoeist (father Rafal) and a handball player (mother Agnieszka), both represented Poland at international competitions. Smolen’s family emigrated to the United States and started canoeing at the age of 10. Smolen is one of the 20 athletes in the semi-finals and needs the top 10 hours to move forward.
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