Tokyo (Associated Press)-The last night of swimming gave Caeleb Dressel and four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel more opportunities to collect hardware on the 8th day of the Tokyo Olympics.
Dreiser is a gold medal favorite in the men’s 50m freestyle and is a two-time defending world champion. Manuel will participate in the women’s 50m freestyle competition. She won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The United States is also expected to compete for the gold medal in the men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relay.
Allyson Felix will try to surpass Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey to become the female Olympic athlete who has won the most track and field medals in the mixed 4×400 relay, while the women’s 100-meter sprint will be fierce Decided after the preliminaries one day.
Kevin Durant and the US Men’s Basketball team played against the Czech Republic in the final game of the group stage.
Here are some things to watch (all times are Eastern Time):
The last day of swimming is of great significance to Caeleb Dressel. He will win two more gold medals in the 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay. The Americans are favorites in both games.
Although 50 free times are always some nonsense determined by a few hundredths of a second, Drexel has turned his excellent underwater skills into 50 free times champions in the past two world championships. At the same time, American men have never lost a medley relay in the Olympics.
Also keep an eye out for Simone Manuel, who will swim in the only individual event in these Olympics because she won the 100 freestyle qualifications for the US team at the Rio Olympics. Manuel revealed in a US trial that she was diagnosed with overtraining syndrome, which forced her to stop training for nearly a month. Kate Campbell and 100 free agent champion Emma McKean are also expected to be the main contenders for 50 free agents.
The American is also the two-time defending champion of the women’s 4×100 medley relay, but will be challenged by the Australian women’s team, which has won five gold medals as of Friday.
In the men’s 1,500-man free game, American Bobby Fink can win another medal after his surprising victory in the 800-man free game.Swimming will be the highlight of NBC’s prime time coverage starting at 8pm
track and field
The women’s 100m sprint race will be decided after a fierce early preliminaries.
Defending world champion Shirley Ann Fraser Price ran her warm-up in the almost empty Olympic Stadium in 10.84 seconds. Her Jamaican opponent, the defending Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Hara, finished with a score of 10.82.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou, an Ivorian sprinter who finished fourth in Rio de Janeiro, kept saying “Wow! Wow!” after she crossed the finish line with an amazing personal best of 10.78.
They are the fifth, sixth and seventh fastest times of the year, and the day when 7 of 54 sprinters set their personal bests-all of which were completed in the first round.
In the mixed 4X400 relay, the American medal will push Alison Felix to surpass Jamaica’s Melin Otti to become the female Olympian with the most track and field medals. She currently has 10 medals. Most track and field reports will be broadcast during NBC prime time, but selected qualifying matches will also be broadcast live on the USA Network prime time.
The U.S. men’s basketball team can finish second in Group A in Saturday’s game against the Czech Republic and get a place in the Olympic quarter-finals.
A victory will also give the United States a chance to get the top four seeds in the quarter-finals, which will be played in Saitama on Tuesday. It is important to have the top four seeds, because it means that the US team will not face any group champions in the knockout stage before the semifinals. The game will be broadcast live on Peacock at 8 am on Saturday, and will be broadcast on NBC and NBC Sports Network later.
The playoffs began with beach volleyball. The top American teams Apris Rose and Alex Kleiman passed the preliminaries unscathed and won all three of their games.
This puts the Americans on the other side of the bracket with Canada, which ranks first overall. They didn’t meet until the gold medal match. The knockout matches will be broadcast on NBC during prime time.
For the deceased
The men’s beach volleyball knockout tournament will be broadcast live on NBC starting at midnight, and the men’s 1,500m freestyle and BMX freestyle finals will also be reported.
The men’s and women’s singles finals will be broadcast on the Olympic Channel starting at 2 a.m.
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