TOKYO (AP) – It will be another busy day in the Aquatics Center with five swimming finals and the men’s springboard finals on Thursday on day 5 of the coverage of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Americans play both men’s and women’s beach volleyball, and the US men’s volleyball team faces Tunisia. The men’s football is full and the master in all-around gymnastics for men is crowned.
Here are some things to check out (all east):
Katie Ledecky is aiming for her second gold medal in the women’s 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay at the Tokyo Games. As a five-time gold medalist at those Olympics, Ledecky had hoped to break the all-time record of eight gold medals won by a US woman.
A silver medal in the 400 meter freestyle slowed her pursuit, and then failed in the 200 freestyle on Wednesday. Ledecky finally took gold on her third attempt, the first time ever in her debut in the women’s 1,500 meter freestyle.
Caeleb Dressel, who has already won gold once in Tokyo, takes second place in the men’s 100-meter freestyle. Medals are also awarded in the men’s 800-meter freestyle, the men’s 200-meter breaststroke and the women’s 200-meter butterfly. Coverage of the swimming finals begins at 9:30 p.m. on NBC.
The American men’s divers begin the competition with the 3-meter synchronous springboard finals.
Michael Hixon won silver at the games in Rio de Janeiro and is now aiming for his first gold in Tokyo together with Andrew Capobianco.
Capobianco is also entered in the men’s individual 3-meter springboard later in the week. The synchronized springboard finale will air live at 2 a.m. on the USA Network with a prime-time encore on NBC.
Two nights after an exciting final of the men’s gymnastics teams, which turned into a three-way battle between Russia, Japan and China, the three superpowers meet again in the all-around final.
The Russians beat the Japanese for gold in the team event behind 2019 World Champion Nikita Nagornyy. Nagornyy and his teammate Artur Dalaloyan will face up-and-coming Japanese star Daiki Hashimoto with single gold on the line.
19-year-old Hashimoto achieved the best score in qualifying. Sun Wei and Xiao Ruoteng from China should also be in action for a medal. The competition will be part of NBC’s prime-time coverage.
The first medal competitions on the Sea Forest Waterway are held after rowing has been postponed for a day due to bad weather.
The US team of Gevvie Stone and Kristi Wagner will compete in the women’s double scull final. Stone, a three-time Olympian and 2016 silver medalist in two, stepped down from retirement and put off her medical residency for nearly three years to win another Olympic medal. The final will be your last race.
The two-time Olympic champion Anders Weiss leads the USA in the final of the men’s foursome. The events will be streamed live on CNBC at 8pm, with additional coverage of the BMX racing quarterfinals and the fencing team’s foil semifinals.
FOR THE LATE CROWD
USA Network has a full list of events that run until 2 a.m., including five live events.
Both the US men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams compete against each other, with Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil playing in the pool against Kenya and Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena against Argentina.
The US men’s water polo team is playing against Italy and the women’s rugby qualifying round continues live. The women’s semi-finals in table tennis will also be presented.
A replay of the US men’s basketball game against Iran will be broadcast on NBCSN.
This story has been corrected to show that Andrew Capobianco participated in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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