And now we’ve finished the day for Australia, we should see US opportunities / highlights.
9pm EDT / 2am EDT: Men’s 3m Springboard Semifinals / Finals
A total of 18 divers will participate in the morning semi-finals, with the top 12 scorers advancing to the afternoon finals. An American, Andrew Capobianco, made it to the semi-finals. He won silver at a synchronized event last week. 21-year-old Capobianco finished 17th in qualifying.
9:50 pm EDT: Women’s Long Jump Final
Two Americans, Brittney Reese and Tara Davis, who participated in the long jump final, competed in 12 fields. Reese is 5th in the world and Davis is 15th, but Davis has a career. If Americans want to win medals, they will face fierce competition. The world’s top four jumpers before Reese, as well as Davis’ previous numbers 7, 8, 10 and 11, made it to the finals.
11.20pm EDT: Men’s 400m hurdles final
Rai Benjamin, 24, has participated in the first Olympic Games in Tokyo and is in favor of winning a medal in the 400-meter hurdles after finishing second in the semi-finals. Benjamin was the world’s second-largest athlete at the event, setting a personal best time of 46.83 seconds in the US Olympic Trials in June. This is also the second fastest time ever posted at this event.
2.33am: Nacra 17 mixed sailing medal race
Americans Anna Weiss and Riley Gibbs set sail to win a medal in Enoshima at a mixed event. Both have participated in the first Olympic Games, but paired to become the Pan American Games champion in 2019 and won the bronze medal at the 2020 Oceania Championship.
2.44am / 4.19am EDT: Women’s Team Pursuit Cycling Round 1 Heat 3 / Final
The US team of Jennifer Valente, Chloe Dygert, Emma White and Lily Williams will face the British team in Heat 3 of the first round of Team Pursuit. The winner of that race will advance to play against the winner of the Heat 4 matchup between Germany and Italy. The losers of those heats will enter the pool with the remaining four teams and will be seeded by the time of the first round. The two fastest teams in the pool compete for bronze.
4.50am EDT: Women’s Balance Beam Final
Simone Biles will return to the final Olympic event, the Balance Beam Final. After withdrawing from the team tournament and the rest of the individual events due to mental health tensions, Biles will compete in one final tournament before retiring. 18-year-old Sunisa Lee, who led Team USA to a silver medal at a team tournament and won an individual gold medal last week, will also participate in this event.
5.39am EDT: Men’s Horizontal Bar Final
Brody Malone, an active US national champion, finished 10th all-round, but performed a new trick on the parallel bars. It is named after him with a point code. He has had a strong show in past NCAA championships and has the chance to win his first medal at a horizontal bar personal event, which won gold medals in 2019 and 21.
6.20am EDT: Men’s Paul Vault Final
Two Americans, KC Lightfoot and Chris Nilsen, advanced to the pole vault final after clearing the 5.75 meter mark in the semifinals. Nielsen is the world’s fifth-largest pole vaulter, and 21-year-old Lightfoot set a record for college indoor pole vaulters by jumping 6 meters in February.
7.35am EDT: Women’s Hammer Throw Final
Three Americans, Brooke Andersen, DeAnna Price and Gwen Berry, entered the 12 final fields with a hammer throw. Here is a great opportunity for the United States to win a medal. The price is the top-ranked pitcher in the world. She set an American record in the June Olympic trial. Her 80.31 meter throw was the second farthest throw in history. Berry, ranked 6th on the longest pitching list in history, is famous for protesting the injustices of American and institutional racism. She is looking for the first Olympic medal, like Andersen, as well as Price.
8.25am EDT: Women’s 800m Final
Both Raven Rogers and Athing Mu won their respective heats in the 800m semifinals, and the two Americans are aiming for medals in the finals. Rogers, 24, ran in Oregon, set a college record in 800, and Mu, 19, raced in Texas A & M. She became the face of a breakout at these Olympics, even after stumbling, after easily winning 800 in a US trial. Her time in the trial was the fastest of anyone who ran 800 this year, coasting to the end without even being challenged at the end of the race.
8.50am EDT: Women’s 200m Final
In the Olympic trial, Gabrielle Thomas became the second fastest woman in the 200-meter race, ahead of Marion Jones, after Florence Griffith Joyner. Thomas, who was diagnosed with a benign liver tumor earlier this year and is studying for a master’s degree in epidemiology, is aiming for money in Tokyo.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Cycling, Diving, Women’s 200m Finals – Live! | Sports
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