5 to Watch: Team USA Look for More Medals in the Pool & Undefeated U.S. Softball vs Undefeated Japan

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Sunday started with Team USA bringing location medals and making history, some bully (first-ever golden medals successful fencing and taekwondo) and atrocious (losing the men's hoops opener, the archetypal nonaccomplishment successful the Olympics since 2004).

The remainder of the time is packed with contention including a skateboarder who calls Fort Worth location making her debut successful a debut sport.

Can Team USA Remain Unbeaten successful Softball vs. Japan? 

Team USA’s Women’s Softball squad walked disconnected with a triumph against Australia, 2-1, moving them to 4-0 wide successful the Olympic tournament.

Arguably America’s strongest squad done the archetypal play of play, the U.S. softball squad volition look to stay undefeated against the big state connected Sunday, July 25, astatine 8 p.m. CT.

Team USA has won against Canada, Mexico, Italy and Australia truthful far. A triumph implicit Japan would enactment the squad astatine a cleanable 5-0. The lone clip Team USA has gone undefeated done the full tourney was astatine the 2004 Athens Olympics. The squad went undefeated successful the radical signifier astatine the 2008 Beijing Olympics earlier falling to Japan successful the golden medal game.

The discourtesy has lone posted sevenruns truthful acold successful Tokyo, but it has been backed up by tremendous pitching. Monica Abbott gave up the archetypal tally of the Games to Australia connected Saturday night.

Stream Sunday’s crippled unrecorded astatine 8 p.m. CT online oregon astatine 2 a.m. CT Monday connected NBC Sports Network. The golden medal crippled is acceptable to beryllium played connected Tuesday, July 27 astatine 12 p.m. CT. 


Katie Ledecky, Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Highlight Swimming Finals

Four much swimming medals volition beryllium awarded Sunday night, arsenic finals get underway for the women’s 100m butterfly, men’s 100m breaststroke, women’s 400m freestyle and men’s 4x100m freestyle relay opening astatine 8:30 p.m. CT.

Katie Ledecky volition get her archetypal accidental astatine a medal successful Tokyo successful the women’s 400m freestyle. The six-time Olympic medalist acceptable the satellite grounds successful the lawsuit astatine the 2016 Rio Olympics and had the fastest clip successful Sunday’s qualifying.

The U.S. men are besides looking to repetition arsenic golden medalists successful the 4x100m freestyle relay. Two-time Olympic medalist Caeleb Dressel volition marque his Tokyo debut successful the event.

Torri Huske volition beryllium successful contention for a medal successful the women’s 100m butterfly aft finishing with the fourth-fastest clip successful qualifying connected Saturday. Michael Andrew volition besides beryllium successful the premix successful the men’s 100m breaststroke aft posting an awesome third-place clip successful qualifying.

Sunday’s swimming slate besides includes semifinals successful the men’s 200m freestyle, women’s 100m breaststroke, men’s 100m backstroke and women’s 100m backstroke.

Watch unrecorded successful NBC’s primetime coverage, oregon stream it live.

Women’s Skateboarding Makes Olympic Debut

Alana Smith ne'er dreamed she would beryllium successful the Olympics. Not due to the fact that she didn’t judge successful herself, but alternatively due to the fact that the athletics she loved wasn’t considered for the satellite event. Laura Harris reports.

The women’s thoroughfare lawsuit takes spot a nighttime aft the inaugural Olympic men’s thoroughfare skateboarding contention was filled with falls. Jagger Eaton took bronze for the U.S., whereas Nyjah Huston disappointed with a seventh-place finish.

There volition beryllium 3 Americans competing: Mariah Duran, Alexis Sablone and Alana Smith from Fort Worth. Duran has won 3 X Games medals, including golden successful the 2018 thoroughfare event. Sablone has six X Games medals, highlighted by 3 thoroughfare golds.

Smith lone has 1 X Games medal, but it was a historical one. Back successful 2013, Smith claimed metallic successful the parkland lawsuit astatine conscionable 12 years old, becoming the youngest medalist successful X Games history.

The 3 Americans volition person to contend with favorites similar Japan’s Aori Nishimura, Brazilians Pamela Rosa and Rayssa Leal and a competitory tract successful bid to scope the podium.

The lawsuit begins with qualifying heats starting astatine 6:30 p.m. CT connected Sunday and concludes with last runs starting astatine 10:25 p.m. CT.

Watch qualification online and the finals here. You tin besides drawback it successful NBC’s Primetime Plus sum astatine 11:05 p.m. CT. 


Men’s Triathlon

Morgan Pearson (bronze medal) of USA competes during the Elite Men lawsuit   of the ITU World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama connected  May 15, 2021 successful  Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

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Morgan Pearson (bronze medal) of USA competes during the Elite Men lawsuit of the ITU World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama connected May 15, 2021 successful Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

The men’s idiosyncratic triathlon takes spot astatine 4:30 p.m. CT Sunday. Vincent Luis, the two-time defending satellite champion, is favored to triumph golden successful his 3rd Olympics aft finishing disconnected the podium successful 2012 and 2016. Both Americans, Morgan Pearson and Kevin McDowell, are first-time Olympians. Pearson could marque a propulsion for a medal, which would marque him the archetypal American medalist successful the event.

Watch unrecorded successful NBC’s primetime coverage, oregon stream live.

Gymnastics Men’s Team Final Kicks Off Three Events for Team USA

When Sam Mikulak placed 6th successful his archetypal large competition, helium looked to the victor and said to himself: "I privation to bushed that guy," which motivated him to strive to beryllium the best.

Team USA finished 4th successful the all-around qualifying competition connected Saturday and volition beryllium looking to upset Japan and China successful the men's squad last Monday, July 26, astatine 5 a.m. CT.

The squad combined to station the highest people connected level workout successful qualification. Sam Mikulak (parallel bars), Brody Malone (high bar), Yul Moldauer (floor exercise) and Alec Yoder (pommel horse) qualified for idiosyncratic events.

Team USA is seeking its archetypal medal successful the lawsuit since 2008, portion big federation Japan is looking to repetition arsenic golden medal winners.

Stream the event and way the Team USA athletes connected the NBC Olympics website. Or drawback the contention during NBC’s primetime coverage.


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