5 to Watch: Stanford's Bowen Leads Men's Water Polo; Dressel Eyes Gold

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Wednesday is simply a large time successful the pool, with Stanford's Alex Bowen starring the men's h2o polo squad successful its quest for golden and Caeleb Dressel targeting his archetypal idiosyncratic medal of the Tokyo Olympics. Also a brace of women's gymnasts vie successful the idiosyncratic all-around. Here's what's connected pat to look for:

US men's h2o polo squad takes connected Italy

Team USA is looking to physique disconnected a 2-0 commencement successful Group A preliminary play erstwhile it takes connected Italy astatine 10:10 p.m. Wednesday. The U.S. bushed Japan 15-13 successful the opener and dominated South Africa by a people of 20-3 successful the 2nd game.

Ben Hallock leads the squad with 7 goals done 2 contests. Alex Bowen and Alex Wolf person besides enactment guardant standout performances. Bowen scored a game-high 5 goals against Japan, portion Wolf enactment connected a goalie session against South Africa.

Italy is 1-0-1 successful radical play truthful far, thrashing South Africa 21-2 and past drafting Greece 6-6.

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NEWPORT, CALIFORNIA - JULY 08: Alex Bowen of the United States Men's Waterpolo Olympic Team practices during a media availability connected July 08, 2021 successful Newport, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Suni Lee, Jade Carey vie successful women's gymnastics idiosyncratic all-around final

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Simone Biles lone completed 1 vault earlier exiting Tuesday's squad gymnastics final, wherever the squad earned silver. USA Gymnastics aboriginal announced that Biles volition miss the idiosyncratic all-around final, scheduled for Thursday astatine 3:50 a.m., to absorption connected her intelligence health. Biles is the defending golden medalist successful the lawsuit and compiled the highest all-around people successful qualifying.

Team USA’s Jade Carey, who recorded the ninth-highest all-around people successful qualifying, volition regenerate Biles successful the event. Learn each astir Jade Carey here.

American Suni Lee, who finished with the third-best all-around people successful qualifying, volition beryllium successful the medal mix. Brazil's Rebeca Andrade and a brace of golden medal winners from the Russian Olympic Committee successful Angelina Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova volition beryllium successful contention, arsenic well.

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Jade Carey competes connected  the level  successful  the women's gymnastics qualifications during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Jade Carey competes connected the level successful the women's gymnastics qualifications during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The American gymnast volition proceed to beryllium evaluated regular to find whether oregon not she volition vie successful adjacent week’s idiosyncratic lawsuit finals.

Caeleb Dressel sets sights connected archetypal idiosyncratic Olympic medal

Caeleb Dressel already has 3 Olympic golden medals to his sanction from swimming relays, including 1 astatine the Tokyo Games. On Wednesday, helium volition person a accidental to gain 1 connected his own.

Dressel leads a packed tract successful the last for 1 of swimming's quickest and astir aggravated events, the men's 100m freestyle. The 24-year-old American has won the lawsuit astatine the past 2 satellite championships and is the third-fastest 100m freestyler of each time.

The men's 100m freestyle is 1 of 5 finals included successful Wednesday's primetime slate, which begins astatine 6:30 p.m. Medals are besides connected the enactment successful the men's 800m freestyle, men's 200m breaststroke, women's 200m butterfly and women's 4x200m relay. Katie Ledecky, Regan Smith, Hali Flickinger and Nic Fink volition beryllium among the Americans trying to correspond Team USA connected the podium.

Wednesday's enactment besides includes semifinals for the women's 100m freestyle, men's 200m backstroke, women's 200m breaststroke and men's 200m idiosyncratic medley.

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United States' Caeleb Dressel swims successful a 100-meter freestyle vigor astatine the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, successful Tokyo.

Team USA swimmers Caeleb Dressel, Nic Fink, Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith finished beardown during their aquatics heats aboriginal Tuesday. All 4 volition beforehand to the semifinals, which aerial connected the USA Network Tuesday night.

Team USA faces Turkey successful women’s volleyball

The U.S. women’s volleyball squad volition look to support rolling successful Pool B play erstwhile it takes connected Turkey astatine 5:45 a.m. Thursday.

The Americans person yet to concede a acceptable truthful acold successful Tokyo, winning their opening lucifer against Argentina and 2nd lucifer against China successful consecutive sets. The 2nd triumph was peculiarly awesome with China entering the tourney arsenic the defending Olympic golden medalists.

The squad has been led by 2 players who stock a archetypal name. Jordan Thompson has been unstoppable truthful far, scoring 54 points crossed the 2 wins. Jordyn Poulter has taken power arsenic a distributor, collecting 88 assists.

The U.S. is aiming to marque its 4th consecutive Olympic podium and assertion its archetypal ever Olympic golden successful the event.

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Team USA women's volleyball defeated China 2-0 connected Monday, and present looks to their lucifer against Turkey connected Thursday.

Lee Kiefer goes for 2nd medal successful Tokyo

Lee Kiefer made past by becoming the archetypal American to triumph Olympic golden successful an idiosyncratic foil event. Now, she’s competing for a medal successful the squad foil.

Kiefer is joined by Jackie Dubrovich, Sabrina Massialas and Nicole Ross for Team USA. The U.S. has enjoyed occurrence successful the lawsuit recently, winning the 2018 World Championships and placing 2nd astatine the 2019 World Championships. The U.S. besides won bronze successful the lawsuit astatine the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Team USA volition surely beryllium successful the premix for a medal, but the Russian Olympic Committee and Italy travel successful arsenic favorites. The squad begins the tourney with a quarterfinals matchup against Japan astatine 6:50 p.m. Wednesday.

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Gold medallist USA's Lee Kiefer observe  connected  podium during the medal ceremonial  for the women's foil idiosyncratic  during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine  the Makuhari Messe Hall successful  Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, connected  July 25, 2021.

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Gold medallist USA's Lee Kiefer observe connected podium during the medal ceremonial for the women's foil idiosyncratic during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine the Makuhari Messe Hall successful Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, connected July 25, 2021.

American fencer Lee Kiefer made Olympics past connected Sunday aft winning a golden medal successful women’s foil. Lee is the archetypal American to ever triumph golden successful foil.

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