U.S. takes both 4×400 relays, basketball wins fourth straight gold


The U.S. men’s basketball team faced France for the second time at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, only this time, there was gold on the line.

A historically dominant force in international basketball, the United States had struggled in Tokyo – and even before it. In July, it lost exhibition matches against Nigeria and Australia. Then in the opening game of Olympic pool play, it lost 83-76 to France.

After a semifinal win over the Aussies, though, something finally clicked for the American squad. Milwaukee Bucks star Jrue Holiday and Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker, who were busy with the NBA Finals during the U.S. exhibitions, have supplemented an offense that’s been carried by Olympic veteran Kevin Durant.

The U.S. defeated France in the rematch Saturday, 87-82, to win the gold medal.

Zach Lavine and Jayson Tatum celebrate during Team USA’s win over France.

The United States has now won 16 gold medals since men’s basketball was added to the Olympic slate in 1936 and five of the six this century. USA Basketball’s only blemish was a loss to Argentina in the 2004 semifinals in Athens before the team came back to beat Lithuania for bronze.

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U.S. men win 4×400 relay

TOKYO – The U.S. men’s track and field team got their first medal on the track on the ninth day of competition.

The men’s 4×400-meter relay team featuring Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon and Rai Benjamin cruised to a relatively comfortable victory to earn a gold medal. Their gold-medal-winning time was 2:55.70.

– Tyler Dragon

Japan shuts out USA for baseball gold

TOKYO — Japan defeated the United States 2-0 on Saturday at Yokohama Baseball Stadium to win the country’s first Olympic gold in baseball.

U.S. starter Nick Martinez, who has pitched in Japan’s professional league since 2018, fired six gutsy innings with seven strikeouts, five hits and one walk allowed to keep the U.S. in the ball game.

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All tournament, the U.S. offense had done enough to support its pitching staff – which entered Saturday’s contest with the best team ERA (2.18) in the field – came up empty on the competition’s final day.

– Chris Bumbaca

U.S. super team wins women’s 4×400 gold

TOKYO — With a star-studded foursome of Sydney McLaughlin. Allyson Felix. Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu, the U.S. continued its reign of dominance in the women’s 4×400 relay, cruising to gold in a time of 3:16.85.

Team USA has now won gold in the women’s 4×400 relay in seven consecutive Summer Games dating back to 1996. It hasn’t gone home with worse than silver since the event was added to the Olympic program in 1972.

Tom Schad

Vashti Cunningham misses out high jump medal

TOKYO — Vashti Cunningham placed 13th at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as an 18-year-old first-time Olympian. Her jump was 6 feet, 2 inches. Cunningham improved in her second Olympics, but her dreams of making the podium fell just short.

Cunningham placed sixth in the women’s high jump on Saturday.

“I don’t really know what happened out there,” Cunningham said after the competition. “It just wasn’t my day.”

Cunningham was one of the favorites to reach the podium in Tokyo. The 6-foot-1 Cunningham placed third at the 2019 world championships. She finished first at this year’s Olympic trials, clearing 6 feet, 5 inches to win the event.

Russian Olympic Committee’s Mariya Lasitskene won the event with a jump of 6 feet, 8¼ inches. Australia’s Nicola McDermott got the silver medal (6 feet, 7½ inches) and Yaroslava Mahuchikh of Ukraine finished third (6 feet, 6¾ inches).

Cunningham is coached by her father, Randall, a former NFL All-Pro quarterback. The four-time Pro Bowler was in the stands coaching his daughter throughout the high jump competition.

– Tyler Dragon

American wrestlers make history with another medal

TOKYO — Sarah Hildebrandt has won bronze in the 50kg weight class, giving U.S. wrestlers nine medals, their most at a non-boycotted Olympics.

The Americans had won eight medals at both the Barcelona and Atlanta Games. This is also the most the United States has won since Athens, when they claimed six.

The bronze salvages what had been disappointed for Hildebrandt in the semifinals, when the 2018 world silver medalist led 7-0 only to lose to China’s Sun Yanan in the closing seconds. In the bronze-medal match, Hildebrandt wrestled Ukraine’s Oksana Livach, who’d had to go through the repechage phase earlier in the day.

Livach took the first point. But Hildebrandt went up 2-1 at the buzzer for the halfway point, and dominated Livach from there. She won 12-1, and burst into tears when the match ended.

– Nancy Armour

Jump-off! Springsteen, USA get silver in equestrian

TOKYO – The U.S. jumping team took Olympic silver after narrowly losing a jump-off to Sweden.

The Americans and Swedes were tied with eight in penalties after the final here, sending their six riders to jump a rearranged course for gold. All riders got through clear, but the Swedish team edge the Americans by 1.3 seconds.

In the final, Laura Kraut led off the U.S. team with a clear round to start before Jessica Springsteen took four in penalties after Don Juan van de Donkhoeve clipped the fourth jump.

– Rachel Axon

U.S. baseball squanders chances

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The U.S. has threatened in back-to-back frames but has nothing to show for it through six innings in the gold-medal game.

Nick Allen roped a single to right and Morishita plunked nine-hole hitter Jack Lopez on the next pitch for a good chance in the fifth. With the lineup turned over for the third time, Alvarez fell behind 0-2 but battled back to work the count full. On the sixth pitch, Alvarez grounded out to shortstop, ending the United States’ best chance against Morishita.

In the sixth, reliever Koudai Senga walked Tyler Austin to lead off the inning, then hit Eric Filia with two outs. He fell behind Jamie Westbrook 3-0 before the count went full and Westbrook popped out in foul ground to the catcher.

Japan loaded the bases via two singles and a walk against Martinez in the fourth, but a force play at home and a three-pitch strikeout of Ryosuke Kakuchi got him out of trouble. Martinez struck out the side in the fifth and has seven on the day.

– Chris Bumbaca

New Olympic record in men’s 1500

TOKYO — American Cole Hocker finished sixth in the men’s 1500-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, setting a new personal best but still finishing three seconds behind the winner, Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway.

Ingebrigtsen set a new Olympic record and recorded one of the 20 fastest times ever at the distance, crossing the finish line in 3:28.32. Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot finished second in 3:29.01, and Josh Kerr of Great Britain was right behind him in 3:29.05 to win bronze.

Hocker’s time was 3:31.40.

Though the 20-year-old Oregon student finished off the podium, his sixth-place finish served as an impressive end to a lengthy, successful season. Hocker won the 1500 at the NCAA championships in June, then returned to win it again at the U.S. Olympic trials. He was the only American to qualify for the final.

– Tom Schad

Japan takes early lead

Munetaka Murakami drove a ball to left field with one out in the third that just made it over the 15-foot fall to give Japan a 1-0 lead in the third. U.S. starter Nick Martinez had retired five in a row until that point with a pair of strikeouts (three total).

Masato Morishita, Japan’s starter, also has three strikeouts in the first three innings.

— Chris Bumbaca

U.S. baseball team rematches with Japan in gold medal game

In the meeting between the two group winners earlier this week here at Yokohama Baseball Stadium, they battled back-and-forth in the early innings before Triston Casas’ three-run home run broke a 3-3 tie. But Japan quickly cut the lead to 6-5 and U.S. reliever Scott McGough allowed a Japan rally with two outs in the ninth to force extra innings.

The U.S. couldn’t score a run in the top half of the inning, and catcher Takuya Kai lined a ball to the right-field wall for the walk-off hit.

Japan starter Masahiro Tanaka, who pitched seven seasons with the New York Yankees, didn’t make it out of the fourth inning yet fared better than the American starter, Tampa Bay Rays prospect Shane Baz. The 22-year-old was chased after 2⅔ innings, forcing manager Mike Scioscia to lean on his bullpen heavily in the first matchup.

Of course, there will be a short leash for both pitchers tonight, and a all-hands-on-deck approach is expected given the stakes.

The U.S. is seeking their first gold medal since the 2000 Sydney Games, where they were managed by Tommy Lasorda. Japan is looking for its first-ever Olympic baseball gold.

— Chris Bumbaca

Starting lineups for U.S. vs. Japan gold medal baseball game

The United States baseball team is set to play Japan in the gold medal game.

The starting lineup for the United States (away team):

2B Eddy Alvarez

DH Tyler Austin

1B Triston Casas

3B Todd Frazier

RF Eric Filia

LF Jamie Westbrook

C Mark Kolozsvary

SS Nick Allen

CF Jack Lopez

P Nick Martinez

In Martinez’s first start of the tournament, which the U.S. won 4-2 over South Korea, he fanned nine over five innings and allowed one earned run. The former Texas Rangers right-hander has pitched the last three seasons in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball League.

The starting lineup for Japan (home team):

DH Tetsuto Yamada

SS Hayato Sakamoto

LF Masataka Yoshida

RF Seiya Suzuki

1B Hideto Asamura

CF Yuki Yangita

2B Ryosuke Kikuchi

3B Munetaka Murakami

C Takuya Kai

Masato Morishita, 24, will get the ball for Japan. He was the 2020 NPB Rookie of the Year. The right-hander allowed two earned runs over five innings and picked up the win as Japan defeated Mexico 7-4 on Saturday.

— Chris Bumbaca

Women’s water polo team wins gold medal

TOKYO — The U.S. women’s water polo team, as dominant a team as any the United States has sent to these Olympics, became the first women’s team in the sport to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals with a 14-5 victory over Spain on Saturday afternoon.

The Americans relied on a stifling defense to shut down Spain, led by goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson. Time and again, Johnson, who in 2016 became the first African-American woman to make the U.S. Olympic water polo team, swatted away Spain’s shots on goal.

In the second half, Spain did not score until the final two minutes, after the Americans had cleared their bench and Johnson had been replaced by U.S. reserve goalie Amanda Longan.

The United States is the only nation to win a medal at each Olympics since women’s water polo was added to the Games in 2000 in Sydney.

— Christine Brennan

American Nelly Korda wins women’s golf tournament

KAWAGOE, Japan – After a brief suspension of play in the final round due to a severe storm, U.S. golfer Nelly Korda won gold in the women’s golf competition.

Korda, 23, finished with a 2-under-par 69, dropping her to 17-under for the tournament. After settling for a double bogey on the par-3 seventh, Korda rebounded with three consecutive birdies. She stalled on holes 14 through 17, making par on each, and Japan’s Mone Inami birdied the 17th to grab a share of the lead.

On the final hole, Inami bogeyed and Korda finished with par, which was enough to claim gold in her first Olympics. Korda finished one shot ahead of Inami and Lydia Ko, who were headed to a playoff to decide the silver and bronze medals. In the playoff on the 18th, Inami made par and Ko bogeyed, earning them silver and bronze, respectively.

With Korda’s victory, the U.S. completes a sweep in the Olympic golf competition. One week ago, Xander Schauffele won the men’s golf tournament, finishing 18 under through four rounds.

— Olivia Reiner

U.S. men’s basketball team wins gold medal

SAITAMA, Japan — After all of the doubts and naysayers, the U.S. men’s basketball team has won its fourth straight gold medal at the Olympics, dating back to the Beijing Games.

The U.S. led France, which topped the Americans during group play in Japan, all game and won Saturday at Saitama Super Arena, 87-82.

Kevin Durant, without scoring in the fourth quarter until he hit free throws with 8.8 seconds to go, led all players with 29 points. Jayson Tatum racked up 19 points while guards Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday carried the U.S. late and finished with 11 points apiece.

Rudy Gobert had 16 points for France, but only three of those came after halftime. Evan Fournier added 16 points of his own.

France makes a run

Including Nice Batum’s 3-pointer that ended the third quarter, France put together a 10-2 run that brought them within 73-67. The only U.S. basket of the fourth quarter is a Bam Adebayo jumper. U.S. coach Gregg Poopovich called timeout with 6:28 left in the game.

Frank Ntilkina’s 3-pointer, his first points of the game, made it 73-70 before Adebayo hit another short jumper. Jure Holiday stole a pass and went the length of the floor to make the lead five, and Damian Lillard nailed a jumper from the corner to suddenly make it a nine-point game. France cut it back to a six-point deficit with less than four minutes remaining.

— Chris Bumbaca

Team USA takes lead into fourth quarter vs. France

Outside of Kevin Durant (27 points), the guard play is picking up for the U.S. between Damian Lillard, who made another three and is up to seven points, and Jrue Holiday. Jayson Tatum brought the lead back to 10 with his second 3-pointer of the game. Meanwhile, Guerschon Yabusele converted his third 3-pointer of the quarter.

Four quick points came from Zach LaVine, one down low from a Draymond Green feed and another from Durant on a pass to the right corner on a fast break. Tatum’s fast-break dunk after another France turnover gave the U.S. its biggest lead at 71-57 with 1:18 left in the third.

France stopped the bleeding a bit and Nicolas Batum made a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to make it 71-63 USA going into the fourth quarter.

Play briefly suspended in final round of women’s golf tournament due to weather

KAWAGOE, Japan – Play has been suspended at Kasumigaseki Country Club in the final round of the women’s golf competition due to a severe storm approaching.

American Nelly Korda is currently sitting in first place at 17-under in the tournament with two holes remaining in the final round. Japan’s Mone Inami is one stroke behind in silver position and India’s Aditi Ashok and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko are tied for bronze two shots behind Korda.

Officials said there will be an update on the status of play at 1 p.m. local time. Play was suspended at 12:26 p.m. local time.

It was decided that play would resume at 1:15 p.m. local time.

— Olivia Reiner

Kevin Durant going off for Team USA

Kevin Durant is pumped up, and he has every reason to be. A jumper from the left elbow extended the U.S. lead over France to six before Jrue Holiday scored inside. Using a screen, Durant dribbled right and pulled up to make his third 3-pointer of the game, which stretched the lead to 11 (56-45) for the U.S.

Guerschon Yabusele drilled a 3-pointer in the opening seconds of the second half to make it a two-point game before Damian Lillard answered for the U.S. with his own to extend the lead back to five prior to Durant’s mini-run. Yabusele made another three with about six minutes left to cut it to an eight-point game.

— Chris Bumbaca

U.S. men’s basketball team leads France at halftime of gold medal game

The U.S. is 20 minutes away from its fourth straight gold medal in men’s basketball, but France has hung around and trails just 44-39 at halftime.

Kevin Durant (21 points) and Jayson Tatum (11 points) have provided the bulk of the U.S. offense. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert is up to 13 points for France. Tatum leads all players with a +/- of +10.

The U.S. has done a much better job taking care of the ball, winning the turnover battle 10-2.

Of course, in the two teams’ meeting during group play, the U.S. led by eight at halftime before a disastrous third quarter in which France outscored them 25-11.

— Chris Bumbaca

Mike Tirico briefly takes over play-by-play duties in gold medal game

Mike Tirico, NBC’s primary host for the Olympics, briefly took over play-by-play of the broadcast from the studio after the NBC feed of the men’s gold medal basketball game airing in the U.S. apparently lost audio.

A three-point play from Kevin Durant gave the U.S. its largest lead of the game at 35-26, and he then nailed a 3-pointer from the left corner to make the lead 12. Evan Fournier was then called for a technical and Durant made the free throw to give him 19 points with more than four minutes to go before half.

— Chris Bumbaca

France hanging around vs. U.S. men’s basketball team

Big baskets inside against a smaller U.S. lineup by Moustapha Fall (four points) has kept France close.

Jayson Tatum (3-of-4 from the field) is off to one of his best starts of the tournament with seven points and three rebounds in six-plus minutes.

France called timeout and the U.S. led 30-24 with 6:26 until halftime.

— Chris Bumbaca

Team USA leads France after first quarter

Draymond Green and Zach Lavine were the Americans’ first substitutions for Damian Lillard and Bam Adebayo. The U.S. started hitting shots, but Kevin Durant is having a tougher time with Rudy Gobert in the paint.

Khris Middleton and Jayson Tatum were next off the bench and the first U.S. three, via Durant, tied the game at 15. Durant was fouled on his next attempt from behind the arc and nailed all three free throws. Beautiful ball movement on the ensuing French possession led to a Nic Batum three. Tatum followed with a three of his own and the U.S. led 22-18 after the first quarter. Durant already has 12 points.

— Chris Bumbaca

USA Basketball off to slow start against France in gold-medal game

As a team, the U.S. started 2-for-8 from the field and missed their first seven 3-pointers. Things haven’t gone much better on the other side of the floor, as France worked inside for a couple of dunks. Evan Fournier nailed a three and coach Gregg Popovich called timeout with the U.S. trailing 10-4 and 5:28 left.

— Chris Bumbaca

France vs. USA gold-medal basketball game begins

SAITAMA, Japan – The gold medal game between the U.S. men’s basketball team and France has tipped.

The starting lineups for both teams for the game at Saitama Super Arena:

For the United States: Kevin Durant, Jrue Holiday, Devin Booker, Damian Lillard, Bam Adebayo.

For France: Nicolas Batum, Nando de Colo, Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, Guerschon Yabusele.

US distance runner competing against two of fastest women in world

TOKYO — Emily Sisson didn’t mind the heat at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon in June when she cruised to a victory in the 10,000-meter event.

The Arizona native finished with a time of 31:03.81 in 80-degree heat at the trials in a race she said she wouldn’t have changed. Now, with high temperatures in Tokyo, she’s poised to finish top 10 against some of the world’s fastest distance runners.

Sisson will compete against the Netherland’s Sifan Hassan, who already won the gold in the 5,000-meters, and Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey. The two runners each reset the world record in the event within a three-day span. Gidey’s time of 29:01.03 is the record going into event finals in Tokyo.

The 29-year-old Sisson originally tried to make the U.S. marathon team in February 2020 but dropped out after running with the leaders for more than 20 miles.

The women’s 10,000-meter race will air at 6:45 a.m. ET on Saturday.

— Jeff Metcalfe

Women lead the way for Team USA in Tokyo

TOKYO —Time and again at the Tokyo Olympic Games, U.S. athletes have climbed onto the medal podium to be rewarded with gold, silver or bronze. In an historic first, nearly 60 percent of those U.S. medalists have been women.

If U.S. women were their own country, they would be fourth in the Olympic medal count, ahead of Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France and nearly 200 other countries, and behind only the entire U.S. team, China and the Russian Olympic Committee.

Of Team USA’s 99 medals heading into the final weekend of the Games, 59 have been won by women, nearly twice as many as the 35 won by men. (Five of the medals have been won in mixed events featuring male and female athletes.)

That means 59.6 percent of all U.S. medals have been won by women. If that number holds through the last events of these Olympics, it will easily surpass the previous best result for American women, which was winning 55.8 percent of the medals at the 2012 London Olympics.

Rachel Fattal (4) is defended by Nadezhda Glyzina (12) of the Russian Olympic Committee during the semifinals. The U.S. women’s water polo team is seeking its third consecutive gold medal.

The U.S. is guaranteed at least three more medals from American women, with U.S. women’s basketball, water polo and volleyball playing for gold in the next two days. On Saturday at 3:30 a.m. ET, the U.S. women’s water polo team faces Spain in the gold-medal match. Later Saturday night, the U.S. goes for its seventh consecutive gold medal in women’s basketball when it takes on Japan at 10:30 p.m. ET. The U.S. women’s volleyball team has a chance to win its first ever Olympic gold medal when it meets up with Brazil Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET.

— Christine Brennan

US diver Jordan Windle made it from Cambodian orphanage to Olympics

Left outside a Cambodian orphanage as a child, Jordan Windle was adopted at 18 months old by his Jerry Windle and grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Jerry Windle put Jordan in his first aquatics class at 7-years-old. The campers had a chance to jump off the one meter diving board, and even at a young age, Jordan caught people’s attention. The head of the aquatics program, Tim O’Brien, son of former Team USA diving coach Dr. Ron O’Brien, said Jordan needed to be put in a diving program.

Jordan would move multiple times to train under different coaches, who were all delighted when their former protégé made the U.S. Olympic team. Now, he’s competing for a chance at an Olympic medal in Tokyo.

Men’s 10-meter platform diving semifinals began at 9 p.m. ET, and the finals are scheduled for Saturday at 2 a.m. ET.

Molly Seidel wins bronze in women’s marathon

Molly Seidel continues to impress. After a stunning performance to qualify for Team USA, Seidel ran another gutsy race Saturday, hanging with the lead pack and holding on to win bronze in the Olympic marathon. It was just the third marathon Seidel, 27, has ever run.

Seidel crossed the finish line third in 2:27:46 on a muggy morning in Sapporo. Kenyans Peres Jepchirchir and Brigid Kosgei finished first and second, respectively. Seidel becomes just the third American woman to ever medal in the women’s marathon. Joan Benoit won gold in the event in 1984, and Deena Kastor took bronze in 2004.

It’s an incredible accomplishment for a four-time NCAA champion in cross country in track, for whom the marathon is still a relatively unfamiliar distance.

Fellow American Sally Kipyego finished 17th. Aliphine Tuliamuk, who won Olympic trials, dropped out of the race about halfway through, with her team citing an injury in a post on social media.

— Tom Schad

Molly Seidel, of the United States, celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the bronze medal in the women’s marathon at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Jessica Springsteen set for Saturday’s equestrian finals

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band may have resumed their residency on Broadway, but all eyes are on the daughter of “The Boss,” Jessica, as she competes in the Olympics. She’ll have one last chance to medal alongside teammates McClain Ward and Laura Kraut in the equestrian team jumping finals on Saturday at 6 a.m. ET.

Ward and Kraut already have four career medals between the two of them but they are looking for another with Springsteen. The team qualified after a trio of nearly perfect runs around the course in qualifiers, good enough for fifth out of the 10 teams that advanced.

Jessica Springsteen, riding Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, competes during the equestrian jumping team qualifying at the Tokyo Olympics.

Tuliamuk drops out of marathon due to injury

Aliphine Tuliamuk dropped out of the women’s marathon Saturday due to injury, according to a post on social media from her team.

Tuliamuk, 32, won the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in early 2020. She dropped out of Saturday’s race a little before the halfway point, roughly 12 miles into the 26.2-mile race. Her running team, HOKA Northern Arizona Elite, wrote on Twitter that her hip “has been bothering her these last two weeks.”

“She tried her best to get it right but couldn’t fix it,” the club wrote. “More to come when we have details.”

Fellow American Molly Seidel was still with the leaders at the 15-mile mark, while Sally Kipyego was slightly behind, in 9th.

— Tom Schad

Banner day for wrestling family

It was an incredible week for the Kawai family as sisters Risako and Yukako won gold medals in wrestling. The 26-year-old Risako won the women’s 57kg freestyle wrestling gold while Yukako won gold in the women’s 62kg. Risako Kawai won the gold medal at 62kg at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

— Jace Evans

Canada’s Quinn becomes first openly-transgender Olympic gold medalist

Besides being the country’s first Olympic or World Cup title, Canada’s win over Sweden in the women’s soccer gold-medal game cemented a more important piece of history.

Quinn, a Canadian midfielder and one of the first openly transgender athletes to compete at the Olympics, is now a gold medalist. Their win is a momentous one for trans representation and acceptance.

“That’s such a huge thing for me, just making sure kids know that they have a place in this sport,” Quinn said after the game. “Sports bring me so much joy, so hopefully I can pass that message along and be a role model for younger folks, seeing that they can be themselves and they can also have a place here and they can be Olympic champions.”

While the International Olympic Committee has long had rules allowing for the participation of transgender athletes at the Games, the Tokyo Olympics are the first at which any have competed. New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard also competed in Tokyo.

— Nancy Armour

Women’s marathon moved up due to excessive heat

The women’s marathon, originally scheduled to start at 7 a.m. Saturday in Tokyo, was pushed up to 6 a.m. due to high temperatures creating dangerous running conditions.

The race will be broadcast live at 5 p.m. ET Friday on USA.

Climate change is becoming an increasing issue in sports. Competition times at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon were altered as temperatures soared above 100 degrees. In Tokyo, a caddy for U.S. golfer Lexi Thompson had to relinquish his duties because of heat exhaustion.

Aliphine Tuliamuk, the U.S. marathon champion, Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego and Molly Seidel will all race for the United States. Tuliamuk was one of the Olympic athletes who fought for breastfeeding mothers to be able to bring their children with them to Tokyo after originally not being allowed to.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Olympics 2021 live updates: Americans win 4×400 golds, baseball loses

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