USA at Tokyo Olympics 2021: summary, results and medal count - 03 August

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USA at Tokyo Olympics 2021: summary, results and medal count - 03 August

Tokyo Olympic Games live: Day 11

Headlines

- France advance to men's volleyball semis

- Spain beat Japan in extra-time to make men's football final

- USA's Mu, 19, wins women's 800m gold, sets national record

- American Gabrielle Thomas takes bronze in women's 200m

- USA's Chris Nilsen wins silver in men's pole vault

- Team USA trio through to men's 200m final

- Simone Biles wins bronze in women's beam final

- USA beat Spain to advance to semis of men's basketball

- Rai Benjamin of the US wins silver in 400m men's hurdles

- Team USA's Brittney Reese gets silver in women's long jump

- Sweden's Armand Duplantis looking to break his own men's pole vault world record

- Sport climbing makes its debut with the qualification rounds

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Australia's Artacho Del Solar/Clancy through to beach volleyball semi-final

Australia's Mariafe Artacho Del Solar and Taliqua Clancy beat Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes in today's beach volleyball quarter final.

Australia will take on Latvia's Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka in the second semi-final on Thursday. Switzerland and USA will contest the other semi-final at Shiokaze Park.

Australia stride into basketball semis

Australia trounced Argentina 97-59 to make sure of their place in the men's basketball semi-finals. With 51 seconds left, Argentina's Luis Scola left the court of his fifth and likely last Olympics, those in the stands and both teams sending him off with an extended standing ovation.

The United States await Australia in Thursday's semi-final.

France set up semi-final meeting with Argentina

France knocked out defending world champions Poland to book their place in the men's volleyball semi-finals. France kept their nerve to win 21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-9 over five sets. They will face Argentina in Thursday's semi-finals at Ariake Arena while Brazil will take on ROC in the other semi-final match.

Asensio

Spain defeat hosts to book place in men's football final

Marco Asensio hit the only goal of the game in today's men's semi-final between Spain and Japan which was settled in extra-time after ending goalless on 90 minutes. Spain had earlier has a penalty decision overruled by VAR. The winner came on 115 minutes when Asensio curled his shot past Kosei Tani.

Spain will meet Brazil in the final on Saturday.

Nilsen grabs silver as Duplantis wins men's pole vault

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis has won gold in the men’s pole vault final, but has been denied a world record 6.19m vault, twice coming very close to beating his own mark of 6.18m.

Duplantis, who was born in Louisiana and has an American father, won with a jump of 6.02m.

He finished ahead of Team USA’s Christopher Nilsen, who has won silver with a personal-best 5.97m, with Brazil’s Thiago Brazi coming third with a vault of 5.87m.

Japan Spain

Japan-Spain stalemate continues

In the men's soccer tournament, it remains 0-0 in Japan and Spain's semi-final clash in Saitama, which is now into extra time.

They're battling for the right to face Brazil in Saturday's gold-medal match, after André Jardine's side beat Mexico on penalties in today's first last-four clash.

(Photo: Diario AS/Miguel Morenatti)

Thomas takes bronze in women's 200m

Team USA’s Gabrielle Thomas has claimed bronze in the women’s 200m final. She finished third behind Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, who has clinched gold with a national-record time of 21.53, and Namibia’s Christine Mboma.

Wlodarczyk takes gold in women's hammer throw

Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk has won the women’s hammer throw with a season’s best 78.48m, ahead of China’s Zheng Wang and fellow Pole Malwina Kopron.

The USA’s Deanna Price, Brooke Andersen and Gwen Berry finished eighth, 10th and 11th, respectively.

Mu wins 800m final; Raevyn takes bronze

A one-woman race as Team USA's Athing Mu takes the gold with a new national record time of 1:55.21. Her team mate Raevyn Rodgers wins bronze with a PB time of 1:56.81. Britain's Keely Hodgkinson takes silver.

Lyles and Bednarek complete USA trio in 200m finals

Lyles and Bednarek complete USA trio in 200m finals

After Knighton's win in heat 1, Lyles Noah's third place finishing time in heat 2 is enough to see him through to the final. Kenneth Bednarek comes second in heat 3 behind Canadian star Andre de Grasse to ensure a USA trio in the 200m final.

Knighton sails home in 200m semi-final

Knighton sails home in 200m semi-final

A comfortable win for Team USA's Erriyon Knighton, who kept glancing to the side to see where his closest competitor, Rasheed Dwyer (JAM), was as he approached the finish line. The 17-year-old American clocks 20.2 and secures his place in the final alongside Dwyer. The US’s youngest male track athlete in the Olympics in decades has already broken Usain Bolt records at junior level. He looks like a star in the making.

Kevin Durant demands gold push as USA edge out Rubio-led Spain in quarters

Kevin Durant demands gold push as USA edge out Rubio-led Spain in quarters

Kevin Durant said Team USA have "got to finish it" after battling past Spain to reach the Olympic semi-finals. The Brooklyn Nets star poured in a team-high 29 points as the United States won 95-81 at the Saitama Super Arena, bolstering their gold medal hopes.

It was far from an easy assignment, and nor was it always entirely convincing from the US team, who trailed 39-29 with 3:25 of the second quarter remaining. They rallied impressively, however, to draw level at 43-43 at the halfway point, and Spain never led again.

"We started making shots there in the second quarter. Once we see that ball going into the rim, that put all of us at ease," Durant said.

"Our defence was a little better, a little tighter, we rebounded better after that. And guys just got more comfortable shooting the basketball.

"We drove it to the rim at the end of that second and were able to get our rhythm back a little bit. I like how we played in that second quarter, from the end of the second quarter all the way to finish the game, and that's how we're gonna need to play going forward.

"It was a huge boost. We didn't want to go into the half down double digits. We knew we didn't want to get down big against this team." (Perfoem)

Simone Biles speaks after bronze medal win

Simone Biles speaks after bronze medal win

"It was really, really hard. I've never been in the stands, so I just wasn't used to it so to have one more opportunity to compete meant the world. Definitely bringing a light to the conversation of mental health, it something that people go through a lot that is kind of pushed under the rug. I feel like we're not just entertainment, we're humans as well and we have feelings."

Men's soccer: Brazil advance to final

Brazil will have the chance to defend their Olympic title following their penalty shootout win against Mexico in the semi-final after a 0-0 stalemate over 120 minutes. The will face either Spain or hosts Japan in the final.

Simone Biles marks return with bronze medal

Having sat out the last couple of events due to her physcial and mental health struggles, Simone Biles takes bronze in her much-anticipated return to action in the women's beam finals. Biles went third, scoring 14.000, which was below then-leader Xijing Tang of China, who scored 14.233 in the opening routine. Biles remained in the silver medal posititon until the end, when last-up Guan Chenchen (China) scored 14.633  to take the gold, pusing Biles back to the bronze medal position.

Guan Chenchen

Biles knocked off silver medal position at the end

Seventh up, Brazil's Flavia scores 13.133 to put her into sixth. And finally it's China's Guan Chenchen, who saves the best for last, scoring an impressive 14.633 to knock her team mate Tang Xijing off the top spot to claim gold. That means Biles drops back to third, while Sunisa Lee finishes fifth.

Disappointment for ROC as Urazova Vladislava scores a poor 12.733 to leave her in sixth place. Biles stays in the sivler medal position with two more competitors to go.

Biles remains second, Suni Lee in joint third after Japan's Urara Ashikawa scores 13.733.

Suni Lee

Suni Lee scores 13.866

Suni Lee is a bit shaky on the finish of her triple back flip but the rest was good. That mistake has cost her though ans she scores 13.866, the same as Canada's Elisabeth Black.

Suni Lee scores 13.866

Suni Lee is a bit shaky on the finish of her triple back flip but the rest was good. That mistake has cost her though ans she scores 13.866, the same as Canada's Elisabeth Black.

Biles into silver medal position

Biles into silver medal position

A great routine on the beam from Simone Biles for Team USA. What a return. She scores 14.00, but it's not enough for the gold medal position, which is retained by Xijing Tang.

China's Xijing Tang up ahead of Biles and Lee

Second up in the balance beam final is China's Xijing Tang, who scores 14.233, which puts her in the lead. A lovely clean routine from the Chinese Athlete.

Biles and Suni Lee are on the floor

The eight athletes for the women's balance beam final are on the floor. First up is Canada's Elisabeth Black, who scores 13.866.

Track Cycling: Germany break WR again to take gold

Germany's women's team pursuit quartet (Franziska Brausse, Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein, Mieke Kroeger) have set a new WR for third time in 24 hours. They've knocked another two second off their previois WR set just a while ago. They take gold in the final, while Britain must settle for silver.

Gymnastics: Team USA's Mikulak out of medal race

Sam Mikulak went third in the men's parallel bars and scored 15.000. That put him third behind China's Zou Jingyuan (16.233) and Turkey's Ferhat Ferhat Arican (15.633). But he was immediately knocked off the bronze medal position by You Hao of China, who scores a 15.466 and sets the Chinese up for a gold and bronze in this event. USA Gymnastics hopes of a medal today will now fall solely on Simone Biles and Suni Lee. 

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Mexico vs Brazil underway

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Simon Biles coming up soon!

The artistic finals have started with the men's parallel bars, where Team USA's Samuel Mikulak will compete. Then Simone Biles makes her much-anticipated return in the women's balance beam final.

Records being smashed at the Velodrome

Records being smashed at the Velodrome

Team GB's WR could be one of the shortest-lasting of all time. After Germany set a new WR in the women's team pursuit yesterday, GB did one better today today. But Britain's WR lasted about six minutes as Germany cut another second off that time to re-take the record, with a time of 4:06.166.

Less than a half-hour later, the Netherlands set a new OR in the men's team sprint, clocking 42.134 seconds. Not long after that, Italy took a staggering two seconds off the men's team pursuit WR in their race against New Zealand.

 

Water Polo: USA win comfortably against Germany

US goalie Ash Johnson was on point as she kept Germany at 5 goals, while the US scored 16, which sees them head on to the semi-finals of the women's water polo.

More sailing gold for Team GB

Giles Scott won the gold medal for Britain in the men's Finn class in sailing at the Enoshima Yacht Harbourç.  Zsombor Berecz of Hungary took the silver medal, with Joan Cardona Mendez securing the bronze for Spain. (Reuters)

More sailing gold for Team GB

More sailing gold for Team GB

Giles Scott won the gold medal for Britain in the men's Finn class in sailing at the Enoshima Yacht Harbourç.  Zsombor Berecz of Hungary took the silver medal, with Joan Cardona Mendez securing the bronze for Spain. (Reuters)

Warholm's 'wow' moment as hurdles star smashes 46-second barrier

Karsten Warholm revelled in the "wow" factor of his astonishing 400 metres hurdles triumph as the world record was obliterated at the Tokyo Olympics. The 25-year-old Norwegian ran 45.94 seconds, breaking the record for a second time in five weeks, after Kevin Young previously held the global mark for 29 years.

"I didn't touch one hurdle. I was even able to find another gear coming home, so 'wow'," Warholm said.

"It's just so big. It's almost like history here. It was the only thing missing from my collection. I had a World Championships [gold medal]. I had European Championships, I had the world record, the European record.

"The Olympic gold medal is what everybody talks about. I knew this race was going to be the toughest of my life, but I was ready." (Perform)

USA finish strongly to beat Spain

Spain started well and tied the US 43-43 at the end of the half, but Team US rallied in the last quarter to win the game by comfortably at 95-81. Kevin Durant was the USA's leading scorer with 29 points from 31 minutes of play. The US will now face either Argentina or Australia in the semi-finals.

Basketball: US take lead after third quarter

Basketball: US take lead after third quarter

The USA looked much more convincing after that half-time break, taking a commanding lead in the third quarter as they stamped their authority on the game. But Spain managed to cut the deficit slightly towards the end of the quarter and the score is now 69-63 to the US. All to play for in the final quarter!

Sailing: GB take gold in 49-ers

A sensational finish to the medal race by Britain's Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell saw them win gold in the men's 49er sailing event at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour on Tuesday. They edged out Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand, who took the silver, with Germany's Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel taking the bronze. (Reuters)

Basketball: Spain-US tied at half-time

The half-time buzzer has just sounded in the quarterfinal between Spain and the USA, with the scored tied at 43-43. US managing to cancel the deficit in the last few minutes of the first half.

OLYMPICS | GYMNASTICS

Simone Biles will return for Team USA for balance beam final

Olympic fans are eagerly awaiting the return of Simone Biles to competing in the Tokyo Olympics.

Along with her teammate Suni Lee, Biles will compete in the balance beam final.

OLYMPICS

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Basketball: Spain leading the US

Spain are currntly leading US by 39-31 in the quaterfilnal of the men's basketball competition. You can follow the action with us here on AS with our live text commentary.

Irie Sena makes history for Japan

Sena becomes the first woman to win an Olympic boxing medal for her country. Filipina Nesthy Petecio gives her country their second Olympic medal, making her only the second woman from the Philippines to ever win a medal in the Games.

In sailing... the women of Brazil clinch the gold medal.

Team Germany wins the silver, while the Netherlands takes the bronze.

Rai Benjamin of the US wins the silver medal in the men's 400m hurdles.

Karsten Warholm of the Netherlands smashes the world record with a time of 45.94 and takes home the gold.

The bronze medal goes to Alison dos Santos of Brazil.

 

Team USA's Brittney Reese gets the silver medal in the women's long jump.

World champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany wins the gold with a jump of 7.00 meters.

Nigeria's Ese Brume takes the bronze.

New Zealand's Lisa Carrington dominates the 200m women's kayak single to achieve a three-peat!

Her back-to-back-to-back wins at the Olympics are part of an amazing winning streak- she has been undefeated at this distance since 2011.

Meanwhile, Spain's Teresa Portela shows that perseverance pays off. In her sixth Olympic Games, she finally gets a medal, the silver.

Denmark's Emma Jorgensen takes home the bronze.

Doncic powers Slovenia through to the final four of the men's basketball tournament.

They will play Italy or France in the semi-final after a convincing 94-70 win over Germany in the quarter finals.

Zoran Dragic scored a game-high 27 points.

ROC rolls tov volleyball semis

ROC is to the semis in men's volleyball after defeating Canada in straight sets  straight sets 25–21, 30–28, 25–22. This was the first of four matches that will be played out thorugh the course of Day 11. Japan and Brazil is on deck, that match will start in just over an hour and a half

Lewandowski advances after 1500m heat fall

Bronze medalist at the World Championships, Marcin Lewandowski (POL) has been included to the semis of the 1500m after falling during the heat. It was that ruled he had been impeded, and has been advanced by the referee.

Long jump finals begins

The Women's long jump is officially underway and all eyes will be on Brittney Reese. The American won gold in Rio and is looking to make it back to back trips to the the top of the podium. Germany’s Malaika Mihambo has the very early lead with a jump of 6.83m

Come sail away

Sailing is set to resume after a windless day pushed the medal races back a day.

Competition is set to resume at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour as winds are expected to pick up on Tuesday following the cancellation of Monday’s action.

Monday’s medal races in the men’s and women’s 49er category will now take place on Tuesday, with the men’s Finn class and the mixed Nacra 17 category also down for a decision on a busy day at the harbour.

A weather forecast from governing body World Sailing predicts winds of 10 to 12 knots in the middle of the day.

- Reuters

Doncic leading the way in quarters

Slovenia led by double digits early in the first half but Germany roared back. Doncic, and the Slovenians are up by 7 at the break.

Doncic leading the way in quarters

Slovenia led by double digits early in the first half but Germany roared back. Doncic, and the Slovenians are up by 7 at the break.

Dive on in

The men's springboard 3m semis are in progress as 18 divers are looking to get to the final round, taking place later today

Favorites Belgium playing for a spot in final

We are offically into the semifinal round in the mens hockey tournament. The opening match of the day is underway as India and Belgium face off for a spot in the gold medal match. Belgium come in favorite for the gold, but does India have anymore surprises in store?

Doncic & Co. rolling to start the quarters

Slovenia has the early lead over Germany in the first quarter. Slovenia came into Tokyo ranked in the teens worldwide, but this team looks nearly unstoppable out of the gate.

Fenix the feature star in the women's 400m heats`

The women's 400m heats are in progress and Allyson Fenix is getting set to take the stage. Fenix has 9 medals overall, including 6 golds. How many more can she add to her tally before the games come to a close?

Less than an hour until the long jump final

The women's long jump is one of the highlight events from the National Stadium on a jam packed track and field day. We are just about an hour away form the start of the final. American Brittany Reese is the odds on favorite, while Malaika Mihambo (GER) will be eyeing the gold, coming into today as the second favorite. Looking at the this tweet you understand why Reese is the favorite.

USA knocks off defending beach volleyball champs

Team USA is on to the women's beach volleyball semifinal after defeating the defending Olympic champions, Germany. Both sets went down to the wire, but the "A Team" proved too much in the late stages. They are the first team in the semis and they will have to wait to see who their opponent will be.

Handball quarters now in play

The men's handball quarters are underway, as France and Bahrain are in the early stages of the first half. It must be said that France is the big favorite in this contest but Bahrain has been in excellent form recently.

Skin tight start to beach volleyball quarters

The "A Team" takes the opening set in the beach volleyball quartersfinals. Germany found themselves down early but clawed back to take the lead in the middle of the set, but USA just edged the Germans out 21-19 in the first set. Team USA is 21 points away from the semis.

Slovenia to start the Men's Basketball quarters

All the talk in Tokyo coming into Day 11 is surrounding the USA vs Spain game in the quarters, but one of the favorites to give the Americans problems in their four-peat quest is Luka Doncic's Slovenia who start the quarters off aginst Germany in just under an hour's time.

"A Team" looking for Semis

Day 11 is offically underway, as Team USA kicks off the day with a women's beach volleyball quarterfinals against Germany. USA has the early lead. The "A-Team" are looking for a semfinal spot.

"A Team" looking for Semis

Day 11 is offically underway, as Team USA kicks off the day with a women's beach volleyball quarterfinals against Germany. USA has the early lead. The "A-Team" are looking for a semfinal spot.

Squad goals

If this isn't what the Olympics is all about, then I don't know what it. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn's family gathering to root on their superstar track sensation from half way across the world

Medal count Day  11 start

Medal count to start Day 1

Team USA is leading the toal medal count going into to Day 11, but China has a commanding lead in gold medals with nearly 30 already. The host country Japan sits in third with 17 golds and 33 overall.

Big test for Team USA vs Spain in quarters

Team USA has been shadowed by a cloud of question and doubt even before the Olympic Games began. An opening round loss to France did them no favors, but the side formely know as the Dream Team is looking to continue thier quest for a fouth consecutive gold medal. Spain is one of the favorites outside of Team USA, but a loss to Slovenia forced what could have been a gold medal match into a quarterfinal battle for survival.

Biles to return to action in balance beam finals

The Team USA Gymnastics twitter page confirmed that Simone Biles will be making a comeback in the balance beam finals tonight from Tokyo. Biles has been the talk of Tokyo since mental struggles forced her to withdraw from nearly every team and individual event over the last week, but the Rio 2016 breakout sensation will return to the spotlight. The women's balance beam final will begin just before 5 am ET.

Women's long jump finals starts Athletics day off with a bang

An action packed day the National Stadium in Tokyo await us as a full day of athletics kicks off with the women's long jump at 9:50 pm ET. When the jumpers are done and the medals have been awarded, the focus will shift to the final of the men's 400m hurdles.

The rest of the Day 11 finals from the National Stadium:

Men’s pole vault 6:20 pm ET
Womens 800m 8:25 am ET
Women’s 200m 8:50 am ET

Breakfast schedule from Tokyo

The Beach volleyball women's quarters will kick off the action as Team USA gets their day going early, April Ross and Alli Klineman take on Germany in the opening match of the day at 8 p.m ET. At the same time ROC will face up against Canada in the men's volleyball quarters.

After that a handful of events that are nearing the final stages will commnce:

Men’s handball quarters France vs Bahrain 8:30 pm ET
Men’s 3m spring board diving semifinal  9 pm ET
Quarterfinal men’s team table tennis 9:00 pm ET
Mens hockey semis India-Belgium 9:30 pm ET

Day 11 Slate

Tuesday from Tokyo promises to be a memorable one. 24 gold medals will be awarded across nine different sports including gymnastics, athletics, boxing and weightlifting.  Meanwhile beach volleyball, volleyball, hockey and basketabll are reaching the deep stages of the tournamnet as we inch closer towards the end of the Olympic games.

Tokyo Olympics Day 11 live updates: welcome

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 11 of the Olympic Games from Tokyo, where track and field events will continue, Team USA face off against Spain in the basketball quarter-finals, and Simone Biles returns to the gymnastics competition, along with much, much more.

Stay with us throughout the day or pop back and forth to check out how things are progressing. We'll make sure we're on top of the action for you...

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