5 to Watch: Individual Medals in Gymnastics and Swimming Plus Water Polo, Volleyball and Golf

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Simone Biles volition not support her Olympic title, but Jade Carey steps up and joins Suni Lee successful the pursuit of idiosyncratic gold. Katie Ledecky has 1 much contention and Caeleb Dressel goes for his archetypal idiosyncratic medal, portion Team USA is successful the excavation for h2o polo. Golf tees disconnected without Bryson Dechambeau oregon Jon Rahm, positive Team USA volleyball takes connected Turkey.

Suni Lee, Jade Carey vie successful women's gymnastics idiosyncratic all-around final

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Jade Carey of Team United States reacts aft competing connected vault during Women's Qualification connected time 2 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine Ariake Gymnastics Centre connected July 25, 2021 successful Tokyo, Japan.

Simone Biles lone completed 1 vault earlier exiting Tuesday's squad gymnastics final, wherever the squad earned silver. USA Gymnastics aboriginal announced that Biles volition miss the idiosyncratic all-around final, scheduled for Thursday astatine 5:50 a.m. CT, to absorption connected her intelligence health. Biles is the defending golden medalist successful the lawsuit and compiled the highest all-around people successful qualifying.

Team USA’s Jade Carey, who recorded the ninth-highest all-around people successful qualifying, volition regenerate Biles successful the event. Learn each astir Jade Carey here.

American Suni Lee, who finished with the third-best all-around people successful qualifying, volition beryllium successful the medal mix. Brazil's Rebeca Andrade and a brace of golden medal winners from the Russian Olympic Committee successful Angelina Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova volition beryllium successful contention, arsenic well.

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Caeleb Dressel sets sights connected archetypal idiosyncratic Olympic medal

Team USA swimmers Caeleb Dressel, Nic Fink, Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith finished beardown during their aquatics heats aboriginal Tuesday. All 4 volition beforehand to the semifinals, which aerial connected the USA Network Tuesday night.

Caeleb Dressel already has 3 Olympic golden medals to his sanction from swimming relays, including 1 astatine the Tokyo Games. On Wednesday, helium volition person a accidental to gain 1 connected his own.

Dressel leads a packed tract successful the last for 1 of swimming's quickest and astir aggravated events, the men's 100m freestyle. The 24-year-old American has won the lawsuit astatine the past 2 satellite championships and is the third-fastest 100m freestyler of each time.

The men's 100m freestyle is 1 of 5 finals included successful Wednesday's primetime slate, which begins astatine 8:30 p.m. CT. Medals are besides connected the enactment successful the men's 800m freestyle, men's 200m breaststroke, women's 200m butterfly and women's 4x200m relay. Katie Ledecky, Regan Smith, Hali Flickinger and Texan Nic Fink volition beryllium among the Americans trying to correspond Team USA connected the podium.

Wednesday's enactment besides includes semifinals for the women's 100m freestyle, men's 200m backstroke, women's 200m breaststroke and men's 200m idiosyncratic medley.

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US men's h2o polo squad takes connected Italy

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NEWPORT, CALIFORNIA - JULY 08: Alex Bowen of the United States Men's Waterpolo Olympic Team practices during a media availability connected July 08, 2021 successful Newport, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Team USA is looking to physique disconnected a 2-0 commencement successful Group A preliminary play erstwhile it takes connected Italy astatine 12:10 a.m. CT connected Thursday. The U.S. bushed Japan 15-13 successful the opener and dominated South Africa by a people of 20-3 successful the 2nd game.

Ben Hallock leads the squad with 7 goals done 2 contests. Alex Bowen and Alex Wolf person besides enactment guardant standout performances. Bowen scored a game-high 5 goals against Japan, portion Wolf enactment connected a goalie session against South Africa.

Italy is 1-0-1 successful radical play truthful far, thrashing South Africa 21-2 and past drafting Greece 6-6.

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Olympic men’s play tourney tees off


For the 2nd consecutive Olympic Games, play volition beryllium 1 of the events taking place. It volition beryllium featured for the 4th clip successful Olympic past aft making a comeback astatine the 2016 Rio Olympics. Here is everything you request to cognize astir the play events successful Tokyo astatine this year’s Summer Olympic Games.

After a 112-year layoff, play returned to the Olympics for the 2016 Rio Games. With nary returning men’s medalists participating astatine the 2020 Games, determination volition beryllium a caller champion successful Tokyo.

The U.S. fields a stacked roster of Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed. Morikawa (No. 3), Thomas (No. 4) and Schauffele (No. 5) are the highest-ranked players participating successful the tournament. Reed is the lone returning subordinate of the four, finishing tied for 11th successful Rio. Team USA has won 5 of the 10 Olympic medals ever fixed retired successful men’s golf.

The world’s top-ranked golfer, Spain’s Jon Rahm, was forced to retreat from the Olympics aft investigating affirmative for COVID-19 earlier this week.

Round 1 astatine the East Course astatine Kasumigaseki Country Club successful Kawagoe, Saitama, begins astatine 5:30 p.m. CT connected Wednesday.

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Team USA faces Turkey successful women’s volleyball

United States teammates observe  during the women's volleyball preliminary circular  excavation  B lucifer  betwixt  China and United States astatine  the 2020 Olympics connected  July 27, 2021, successful  Tokyo, Japan.

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United States teammates observe during the women's volleyball preliminary circular excavation B lucifer betwixt China and United States astatine the 2020 Olympics connected July 27, 2021, successful Tokyo, Japan.

The U.S. women’s volleyball squad volition look to support rolling successful Pool B play erstwhile it takes connected Turkey astatine 7:45 a.m. CT connected Thursday.

The Americans person yet to concede a acceptable truthful acold successful Tokyo, winning their opening lucifer against Argentina and 2nd lucifer against China successful consecutive sets. The second triumph was peculiarly awesome with China entering the tourney arsenic the defending Olympic golden medalists.

The squad has been led by 2 players who stock a archetypal name. Jordan Thompson has been unstoppable truthful far, scoring 54 points crossed the 2 wins. Jordyn Poulter has taken power arsenic a distributor, collecting 88 assists.

The U.S. is aiming to marque its 4th consecutive Olympic podium and assertion its archetypal ever Olympic golden successful the event.

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