Tokyo Olympics: The Latest Competitions

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky and three-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel, who has already won gold as part of the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team at the Tokyo Olympics, headline a deep pool of Team USA medal contenders in swimming across five medal events, beginning live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Team USA has won 12 medals (three gold) in the pool through the first three days of finals competition.

Ledecky will attempt to win the gold medal in both the women’s 200m and 1500m freestyle finals this evening. A gold medal in the women’s 200m freestyle would mark her second straight in Olympic competition, and she will also look to win the women’s 1500m freestyle in the event’s Olympic debut. On Sunday, Ledecky won silver in the women’s 400m freestyle and will again face Ariarne Titmus of Australia, who took home gold in the 400m freestyle, in the women’s 200m freestyle. Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass, both making their Olympic debuts, will represent Team USA as medal contenders in the women’s 200m individual medley. Team USA also looks to contend for a medal in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, where Dressel will compete alongside Rio Olympic gold medalist Townley Haas and first-time Olympian Kieran Smith, who won a bronze in the men’s 400m freestyle in Tokyo. In the men’s 200m butterfly, Team USA will be led by Zach Harting and Gunnar Bentz.

Also in primetime on NBC, Suni LeeGrace McCallum and Jordan Chiles make their Olympic debuts, as Team USA competes in the women’s gymnastics team final.

Kevin Durant and the U.S. men’s basketball team continue group play when they face Iran live on Wednesday morning at 12:40 a.m. ET (9:40 p.m. PT Tuesday) on Peacock.

2021 U.S. all-around champion Brody Malone and three-time Olympian Sam Mikulak lead Team USA in the men’s gymnastics all around Wednesday morning live at 6:15 a.m. ET on Peacock.

TUESDAY, JULY 27

Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel headline a deep pool of Team USA medal contenders in swimming across five medal events, beginning live tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Ledecky will attempt to win the gold medal in both the women’s 200m and 1500m freestyle finals this evening. A gold medal in the women’s 200m freestyle would mark her second straight in Olympic competition, and she will also look to win the women’s 1500m freestyle in the event’s Olympic debut. On Sunday, Ledecky won silver in the women’s 400m freestyle and will again face Ariarne Titmus of Australia, who took home gold in the 400m freestyle, in the women’s 200m freestyle. Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass, both making their Olympic debuts, will represent Team USA as medal contenders in the women’s 200m individual medley. Team USA also looks to contend for a medal in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, where Dressel will compete alongside Rio Olympic gold medalist Townley Haas and first-time Olympian Kieran Smith, who already won a bronze in the men’s 400m freestyle in Tokyo. In the men’s 200m butterfly, Team USA will be led by Zach Harting and Gunnar Bentz.

Team USA, featuring Suni Lee, Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles in their Olympic debuts, competes in the women’s gymnastics team final tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Kevin Durant and the U.S. men’s basketball team continue group play when they face Iran live on Wednesday morning at 12:40 a.m. ET (9:40 p.m. PT Tuesday) on Peacock.

The U.S. women’s soccer team faced Australia earlier this morning aiming to advance to the quarterfinals. The match will be presented at 6 p.m. ET on USA Network as well as at 11:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Rio silver medalist Michael Hixon and Andrew Capobianco will attempt to win a medal in the men’s synchronized springboard final live at 2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT Tuesday and in primetime Wednesday evening on NBC.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28

Ledecky and Dressel will look to add to their Tokyo Olympics medal count in the women’s 4x200m freestyle and men’s 100m freestyle, respectively, in primetime on Wednesday on NBC. Medals will also be awarded in the men’s 800m freestyle, men’s 200m breaststroke and women’s 200m butterfly.

Brody Malone and Sam Mikulak lead Team USA in the men’s gymnastics all around Wednesday morning live at 6:15 a.m. ET on Peacock.

Americans will be in action in both men’s and women’s beach volleyball live in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network when Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena (vs. Argentina) and Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil (vs. Kenya) continue pool play.

Four Americans — Justin ThomasCollin MorikawaXander Schauffele and Patrick Reed — headline the 60-man field in the men’s golf tournament, as the first round gets underway from Kasumigaseki Country Club live Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

In pursuit of a seventh consecutive gold medal, Sue BirdDiana Taurasi and the U.S. women’s basketball team face Japan in group play live at 12:40 a.m. ET (9:40 p.m. PT Wednesday) on USA Network. Team USA began their Tokyo campaign with an 81-72 victory over Nigeria.

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Americans will again be well represented in the pool on Thursday in Tokyo with contenders in four medal events live in primetime on NBC: the women’s 200m breaststroke, men’s 200m backstroke, men’s 200m individual medley and women’s 100m freestyle. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King, who won a bronze medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke earlier this week, will be a gold medal contender alongside Annie Lazor in the women’s 200m breaststroke. Three-time Olympic gold medalist and bronze medalist in the men’s 100m backstroke in Tokyo, Ryan Murphy, will aim for his second straight gold medal in the men’s 200m backstroke. The men’s 200m individual medley American contingent will include Chase Kalisz, who has won gold in the men’s 400m individual medley in Tokyo, and Michael Andrew.

The gymnastics women’s all around competition, expected to feature numerous American medal contenders, will be presented live Thursday morning at 6:50 a.m. ET on Peacock, and in primetime Thursday evening at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

The opening track & field qualifying rounds of the Tokyo Olympics will be presented live in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network. American medal contenders Rai Benjamin (men’s 400m hurdles), Athing Mu (women’s 800m) and Ajee’ Wilson (women’s 800m) are expected to compete in the qualifiers.

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