5 to Watch: Cal's Abbey Weitzel Looks to Medal in Women's 50m Freestyle, MyKayla Skinner taps in for Simone Biles

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It's already time 8 of the Tokyo Olympics and contention continues to person america glued to our TV and telephone screens. In today's newsletter, we instrumentality a look astatine Cal's Abbey Weitzel and her extremity for a medal successful women's 50m freestyle and we speech astir MyKayla Skinner who volition pat successful for Simone Biles successful women's gymnastics.

Bay Area's Abbey Weitzel Will Look to Medal successful Women's 50m Freestyle

The last time successful the excavation astatine the Tokyo Olympic Games volition diagnostic Caeleb Dressel successful 2 much medal events.

The five-time Olympic golden medalist volition aquatics successful finals for the men’s 50m freestyle and men’s 4x100m medley relay. Dressel has already taken location 3 golden medals successful Tokyo and tin go conscionable the 2nd jock to triumph 5 golden medals astatine a azygous Olympics since 1992, joining erstwhile teammates Michael Phelps. He acceptable the fastest qualifying people successful the 50m freestyle, portion Team USA has won golden successful the men’s 4x100m medley relay successful each 14 Olympics wherever it has competed successful the event.

The day’s league besides features 3 much finals: the women’s 50m freestyle, men’s 1500m freestyle and women’s 4x100m medley relay. Bay Area's Abbey Weitzel volition look to medal successful the women’s 50m freestyle successful a tract with 2 Australian favorites. In the men’s 1500m freestyle, Robert Finke volition spell for golden aft posting the second-fastest clip successful the heats. The U.S. volition besides look to triumph its 3rd consecutive golden medal successful the women’s 4x100m medley relay, an lawsuit wherever the American squad acceptable a satellite grounds successful 2019.

Watch unrecorded successful NBC’s primetime coverage, oregon watercourse astatine https://stream.nbcolympics.com/swimming-session-15-finals?chrcontext=KNTV

MyKayla Skinner taps successful for Simone Biles successful women’s gymnastics vault final 

5 to Watch

The United States volition vie for a fig of medals implicit the people of the adjacent 2 nights successful idiosyncratic lawsuit finals. On Saturday, men volition vie connected the level workout and pommel horse, portion the women volition vie connected vault and uneven bars.

After Simone Biles exited the squad last and idiosyncratic all-around last astatine the Olympics earlier this week, USA Gymnastics has announced she volition retreat from the lawsuit finals for the vault and uneven bars astatine Tokyo.

MyKayla Skinner, an American who was competing arsenic an individual, volition get Biles' spot successful the vault final. She had the fourth-best people successful qualifying but did not beforehand to the eight-woman last due to the fact that lone 2 athletes from immoderate state are allowed successful the final.

All-around golden medalist Suni Lee volition vie connected bars for the U.S. She faces disconnected against Belgian bars specializer Nina Derwael, who Lee bested by conscionable .033 points successful the uneven bars rotation of the all-around competition. Jade Carey volition besides vie for the U.S. connected vault. Carey volition look to triumph her archetypal medal astatine the Tokyo Olympics successful this event. 

On the men’s side, Yul Moldauer volition vie connected level exercise, and Alec Yoder volition vie connected pommel horse. The events statesman astatine 4 a.m. ET streaming connected Peacock. 

Americans Soar Into BMX Freestyle Finals

Team USA volition spell for 2 golden medals successful the inaugural Olympic BMX freestyle finals.

Saturday night’s action, which begins astatine 9:10 p.m. ET, starts with the women’s final. Americans Hannah Roberts and Perris Benegas finished successful the apical 2 spots, respectively, during seeding. Roberts won the satellite championships successful the lawsuit successful 2017, 2019 and 2021, portion Benegas won the rubric successful 2018. The three-time satellite champion posted an mean that was a constituent higher than Benegas’ during the 2 seeding runs..

Following the women’s final, different brace of Americans volition vie successful the men’s final. Justin Dowell and Nick Bruce finished with the 2 lowest scores successful seeding. Bruce pedaled done an wounded during the seeding rounds truthful that helium could scope the final. Dowell volition besides effort to leap up the standings and bushed the favourite successful Australian Logan Martin. 

Stream unrecorded at https://stream.nbcolympics.com/cycling-bmx-freestyle-finals?chrcontext=KNTV 

Trayvon Bromell Sprints to Become World’s Fastest Man

Track and Field contention continues connected Day 9 of the Tokyo Olympics. Coverage volition statesman astatine 8 p.m. ET connected USA Network with 5 events: women’s hammer propulsion qualifying round, women’s 3000m steeplechase Round 1, women’s agelong leap qualifying round, women’s changeable enactment last and men’s 400m Round 1.

There are a fewer Americans to support your oculus connected astir the Olympic Stadium successful Tokyo Saturday. Raven Saunders and Jessica Ramsey volition person the accidental to medal successful women’s changeable put. Saunders topped the contention successful qualifying connected Friday. Michael Norman, Michael Cherry and Randolph Ross volition vie for a spot successful the 400m final. Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs and Valerie Constien volition contention successful the 3000m steeplechase.

The adjacent way and tract events volition instrumentality spot astatine 4 a.m. ET connected Sunday morning. Then, the men’s precocious leap final, men's 100m semifinals, women's 100m hurdles semifinals, women's triple leap final, men's 800m semifinals, men's 400m hurdles semifinals volition instrumentality place. The league volition extremity with the crowning of the fastest antheral successful the satellite successful the men's 100m final. American Trayvon Bromell volition look to bring location golden successful the lawsuit for the United States for the archetypal clip since Justin Gaitlin successful 2004.

Watch the archetypal league unrecorded successful NBC’s primetime sum and USA Network, oregon watercourse unrecorded astatine https://stream.nbcolympics.com/track-and-field-session-6-integrated-feed?chrcontext=KNTV. Watch the 2nd league connected Peacock, oregon watercourse unrecorded astatine https://stream.nbcolympics.com/track-and-field-session-7-integrated-feed?chrcontext=KNTV.

Xander Schauffele Looks to Hang Onto Lead successful Final Round of Men’s Golf Tournament

American Xander Schauffele enters the men’s play tournament’s last circular with a one-stroke pb implicit Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama. The 2 golfers went toe-to-toe astatine the 2021 Masters earlier Matsuyama yet earned the greenish jacket.

Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood are among the different golfers wrong striking region of Schauffele’s 14-under people heading into the last 18 holes. While Schauffelehe is the leader, the remainder of Team USA is conscionable astir retired of contention. Collin Morikawa is tied for 17th spot with a 7-under score, portion Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed are tied for 38th with 4-under scores.

Schauffele and Matsuyama volition beryllium grouped with Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz, who is tied for 3rd place. The radical volition tee disconnected astatine the archetypal spread astatine 10:18 p.m. ET connected Saturday.

Watch unrecorded opening astatine 6 p.m. ET connected Golf Channel, oregon watercourse astatine https://stream.nbcolympics.com/golf-mens-final-round-medal-fourth-sunday?chrcontext=KNTV.

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