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France tests Team USA women’s basketball, Harrison takes silver by a sliver

Just like that, our pool days are behind us. Team USA dominated in the water throughout these Olympic Games. Now we turn our attention to the track … and the court … and the pitch … and the floor.

Oh, and Simone Biles will compete in the beam final.

The action rolls on Monday in Tokyo — Day 10 of these Olympic Games. The U.S. women’s basketball team is on to the quarterfinals, but the soccer team will not play for gold.

American Jade Carey is now a gymnastics gold medalist as gymnastics events finals continue.

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Timely penalty ends USWNT run at gold

The USWNT was dealt a blow in the first half when goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher left with a leg injury. Naeher was a rock star in goal in the quarterfinal match against the Netherlands.

In the second half, Canada got all of one shot on goal. The Canadians made it count. After being awarded a penalty kick, Jessie Fleming scored the game’s lone goal and sent Canada to the gold-medal game.

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) August 2, 2021

Canada converts the penalty to take the lead. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/r856yMXjIb

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021


Time to go fast

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

.@MCJR__ said ZOOM to the rest of the field. 💨@usatf x #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/9YbHpAUHQ5

— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 2, 2021

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021


Knockout stage in baseball

Team USA baseball has reached the knockout stage and is playing Japan, the top seed in the tournament.

— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 2, 2021

Nick Allen DELIVERS! ⚾️@USABaseball has the lead. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/trbFo1jZlh

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 2, 2021


France tests Team USA in final game of group

3 for 3 from 3 🤩🤩🤩@tinacharles31 x #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/N3DGUcUFAG

— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 2, 2021

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

A’ja Wilson led the way for Team USA with 22 points and six rebounds during a 93-82 win over France in the final game of the group stage. Wilson made 9 of 12 shots.

All of Team USA’s bigs played well. Wilson, Breanna Stewart, Brittney Griner and Tina Charles all scored in double digits.

France took a 72-71 lead over the United States with just over nine minutes to go. Then the U.S. took over, ending the game on a 22-10 run.

The U.S. finishes the group stage unbeaten and advances to the quarterfinals.

Read more: It’s a win, but USA is still out of sync


100-meter hurdles: First women’s track gold for Puerto Rico; silver for USA

Can’t. Stop. Watching. @Ken_AYE_ x #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/XJgi5kIP4Z

— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 2, 2021

World champion and world-record holder Kendra Harrison of the U.S. is now an Olympic silver medalist in the women’s 100-meter hurdles. She finished the race in 12:52 seconds, taking second place by three-hundredths of a second.

After failing to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, Harrison has been working for five years to get to this point.

— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) August 2, 2021

Puerto Rico has its very first women’s track and field medal — Jasmine Camacho-Quinn took the gold medal with a time of 12:37 seconds. Jamaica’s Megan Tapper grabbed the bronze, giving Jamaica its first Olympic medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles.

This is Puerto Rico’s second gold medal at the Olympics after Monica Puig’s gold in singles tennis in Rio 2016. — Aishwarya Kumar


USA’s A-team to final eight against Germany

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

April Ross and Alix Klineman advanced to the quarterfinals of women’s beach volleyball with a 21-17, 21-15 round of 16 win over Lidy Echevarria Benitez and Leila Martinez Ortega of Cuba. They will face Germany in the next round.


U.S. women’s volleyball team tops Italy

Team USA defeated Italy in five sets 21-25, 25-16, 25-27, 25-16, 15-12. The win gives them four wins in five games in Pool B. Next up will be the quarterfinals.

The U.S. Women 🇺🇸 come back to win the 4th set v Italy 🇮🇹 25-16. WE ARE GOING 5⃣!

Annie Drews leading U.S. scoring with 18 points. Michelle Bartsch-Hackley has 14.

Micha Hancock still setting for U.S. Jordyn Poulter watching the match from a wheelchair on the sidelines. pic.twitter.com/3nT3xk7nRJ

— USA Volleyball (@usavolleyball) August 2, 2021

The U.S. trailed 2-1 before rallying in the fourth set.

Gabby Thomas joins Jamaica’s Fraser-Pryce in 200-meter final

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021


Trip, fall, win

Never give up!

Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands tripped with one lap to go in a preliminary heat of the women’s 1500m but got back up to continue the race.

She ended up winning her heat to advance. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/gU536XvyHg

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

World champion Sifan Hassan made an incredible recovery from a fall at the final bell to win her 1,500-meter heat. Hassan picked herself up after getting in a tangle with Kenyan runner Edinah Jebitok at the start of the last lap. She sped around the outside of the pack on the back straight and ended up crossing the line first in 4 minutes, 5.17 seconds to qualify for the semifinals.


Greece takes men’s long jump gold

What a finish!#GRE’s Miltiadis Tentoglou clinches men’s long jump gold on the last attempt – 8.41m!@WorldAthletics #Athletics @HellenicOlympic pic.twitter.com/KGEXkXOAHr

— Olympics (@Olympics) August 2, 2021

Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece took gold in the long jump, followed by a pair of jumpers from Cuba — Juan Miguel Echevarria and Maykel Masso — for silver and bronze.

The only American to compete in the final of the long jump was JuVaughn Harrison, who finished fifth. He also competed in the high jump and finished seventh. He’s the first American man to compete in both at the Olympics since Jim Thorpe in 1912.


Saunders makes a statement

One of the primary themes leading into these games was athlete expression.

We’ve seen numerous examples already in Tokyo, and earlier today, Raven Saunders showed us another example on the podium. pic.twitter.com/VMAcKlKZTe

— On Her Turf (@OnHerTurf) August 1, 2021

During the photo op at her medals ceremony Sunday night, shot putter silver medalist Raven Saunders of Team USA stepped off the podium, lifted her arms above her head and formed an “X” with her wrists. Asked what that meant, she explained: “It’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.”


Knitting for nerves

— Cheryl Preheim (@CherylPreheim) August 2, 2021


She’s just Ilona from the block

I choose you too Ilona 🤍
Go team USA 🇺🇸 @NBCOlympics pic.twitter.com/bCYgDnUawU

— jlo (@JLo) August 1, 2021

Ilona Maher of Team USA Rugby Sevens is really into Jennifer Lopez. Like really. And J.Lo returned the love on Twitter.


Original grandma of USA gymnastics

The grandma of @TeamUSA, @mykaylaskinner, reveals her thoughts on classic grandma things. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/UX62nNnXor

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2021

Vault silver medalist MyKayla Skinner likes cabinets with things you can’t touch.