Tokyo Olympics 2021 schedule today, July 29: events, sports, times, and how to watch
Catch all the information on the Olympics for today, July 29. Events, disciplines, times, and how to watch your favorite sport at the games.
How to watch Games Live?
You can watch the Tokyo Olympic Games on T.V. via the NBC Sports Network channel, which offers 24-hour coverage, or on the Olympic Channel from 2 am to 8 pm E.T.
If you don't have a cable service provider, you can watch the Olympics live stream through NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock or through streaming options NBC, Sling TV, FuboTV, Youtube T.V., among others.
Women's gymnastics individual all-around final
Simone Biles will not be competing at the individual all-around finals, after pulling out of the team finals, citing mental health concerns.
"After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health," read a statement from the governing body.
This will leave the door wide open for other athletes. Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade will begin the finals in first place, after a stellar performance in the qualifications. Sunisa Lee of USA qualified second, while Angelina Melnikova finished fourth; both looking finish at the top of the podium.
Rebeca Andrade's 🇧🇷 All-Around performance was extraordinary in Women's qualification; her 57.399 total is the second-highest of the day in #ArtisticGymnastics, 0.032 behind Simone Biles 🇺🇸! 💪 #Tokyo2020— FIG (@gymnastics) July 25, 2021
Meanwhile, ROC’s Vladislava Urazova qualified in fifth, and Belgium’s Nina Darwael rounded off the top 6 of the women’s individual all around. Tang Xijing of China will start on the bars, as she finished in seventh place.
Women's volleyball pool play - USA vs. Turkey
The U.S. women’s volleyball team will look to keep rolling in Pool B play when they play against Turkey.
The Americans haven’t conceded a set so far in Tokyo, winning their opening game against Argentina and second game against China in straight sets. The second victory was particularly impressive with China entering the tournament as the defending Olympic gold medalists.
The squad has been led so far by Jordan Thompson, who has scored 54 points across the two wins, and Jordyn Poulter, who has collected 88 assists.
The U.S. will try to make its fourth straight Olympic podium and claim its first-ever Olympic gold in the event.
Track and field heats - Women's 800m, Men's 400m hurdles, Women's 100m
Track and Field will start with a series of early-stage races, with the best runners in the world looking to become Olympic champions.
Of the various men’s events going on, the 400m hurdles show will mix speed and endurance. Norway’s Karsten Warhold is the man to beat.
However, the one event many from the state of Michigan may be keeping an eye on will be the Discus Throw, as Alex Rose is representing his father’s country of Samoa in the Olympics. He was also the country’s flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony last Friday.
Meanwhile, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is still the bar in the women’s sprints. The Jamaican star, 34, will try to become the oldest Olympian to win gold and the first woman to win three 100m golds at the Games.
Thank you, thank you! Still pinching myself https://t.co/9it5FyWLLX— ShellyAnnFraserPryce (@realshellyannfp) June 5, 2021
Men's golf round two
Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed will compete for the USA in the men’s competition, while Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda will represent Team USA for the women’s competition.
Both tournaments will be held at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kasahata, Saitama, Japan, about 35 miles outside of Tokyo.
There are five medal events on another action-packed day at the aquatics centre.
The first one will be the men's 800 meters freestyle final, featuring Queenslander Jack McLoughlin, who is coming off a silver medal in the 400m freestyle.
Later on, it will be the turn for the men's 200m breaststroke final, where Izaac Stubblety-Cook qualified fastest.
Brianna Throssell is in the final of the women's 200m butterfly and will go from lane seven.
Kyle Chalmers, the reigning 100m freestyle Olympics champion, will attempt to defend his crown.
Rounding out the medal events will be the women's 4x200 freestyle relay.
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