More Olympic action? More Olympic action. The Tokyo Games rolled on at -- wait for it -- the track. Allyson Felix started Wednesday morning by booking a trip to the 400-meter final. In the much-anticipated men's 200-meter final, Canadian Andre De Grasse defeated Americans Kenneth Bednarek, Noah Lyles and Erriyon Knighton for the gold.
Earlier on the track, Sydney McLaughlin broke Dalilah Muhammad's record in the 400-meter hurdles during Olympic trials, and the 21-year-old American broke her own record by nearly half a second in the Olympic final, finishing in 51.46 seconds, 0.12 seconds faster than Muhammad, to win her first gold medal.
Breanna Stewart, Brittney Griner and the U.S. women's basketball team routed Australia 79-55 to advance to the semifinals, where Serbia awaits.
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De Grasse wins 200 meters
In a field loaded with high-profile North Americans, Canadian Andre De Grasse defeated Americans Kenneth Bednarek, Noah Lyles and Erriyon Knighton to win the gold medal. He is the first Canadian since Percy Williams in 1928 to win the event.
It lived up to the hype!— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
An intense men's 200m final ends with Andre De Grasse taking the GOLD. 🥇#TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/xBohSMgDSL
Felix will race for gold
ALLYSON. FELIX.— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
In her FIFTH Olympic Games, @allysonfelix advances to the women's 400m final. @TeamUSA x #TokyoOlympics
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The legend is through. @allysonfelix will compete in one last individual Olympic final. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/EFviOcdLC1— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 4, 2021
With nine medals, Felix is tied with Jamaican Merlene Ottey-Page for the most career Olympic medals by a female track athlete. In her final Games, Felix will race to break the mark after earning a spot in the 400-meter finals.
Sydney McLaughlin wins gold
USA's Sydney McLaughlin set a world record of 51.46 seconds -- her second record in two months -- in the 400-meter hurdles, overtaking rival/defending champion Dalilah Muhammad to win her first Olympic gold medal. Muhammad won the silver medal in 51.58, which broke McLaughlin's previous world record that she set during Olympic trials.
HER GOLDEN MOMENT!@GoSydGo takes the gold in world record fashion in the women's 400m hurdles final! #TokyoOlympics x @TeamUSA— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
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.@GoSydGo is incredible. Wow #WorldRecord #gold #— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) August 4, 2021
Read more: McLaughlin-Muhammad race lived up to the hype
Heartbreaking but awe-inspiring
British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson pulled up injured during her 200-meter heat. She was disqualified from the race for leaving her lane, but refused to be helped off the track and made it to the finish line.
After suffering an injury, Katarina Johnson-Thompson refused to be helped off the track before crossing the finish line. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/J5GVl2lrVp— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
History on the mat
Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the first American Black woman to win Olympic gold in wrestling, defeating Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu 4-1 in the women's 68-kilogram freestyle wrestling final on Tuesday.
Stewie's strong game leads USA women's hoops
Breanna Stewart's résumé is already filled with two WNBA titles, one WNBA MVP, four NCAA tournament titles (and MOPs) and one Olympic gold medal. With Wednesday's victory over Australia, she moved one step closer to a second Olympic gold.
Stewart, 26, scored 20 of her game-high 23 points in the first half as Team USA routed Australia 79-55 to advance to the Olympic semifinals, where Serbia awaits (12:40 a.m. ET Friday).
We have Stewie & the other team does not. Advantage us.— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 4, 2021
🔥 @breannastewart 20 PTS, 5 REB
🇺🇸 #USABWNT #Tokyo2020 #Basketball pic.twitter.com/VxCtbjXNO9
America's gold hopes stay alive on diamond
Scott Kazmir threw five scoreless innings and Triston Casas and Tyler Austin both homered as the U.S. baseball team staved off elimination with a 3-1 win over the Dominican Republic. The U.S. will face the loser of Japan and South Korea in the semifinals at 6 a.m. ET on Thursday.
.@DRob30 with the 👊out to finish off our 3-1 victory #ForGlory🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/zr6Ff4z0B9— USA Baseball (@USABaseball) August 4, 2021
Daily Daley knitting update
Tom Daley won a gold medal for Great Britain in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform dive on July 26. What has he done in Tokyo since? Knit.
This is now a Tom Daley knitting thread! 🧶 pic.twitter.com/TUlyjmlHvy— Peacock (@peacockTV) August 4, 2021
Whatever this is...we need it. 🧶 pic.twitter.com/VFRmlVVFwR— Peacock (@peacockTV) August 4, 2021
Park skateboarding makes Olympic debut
Park skateboarding made its Olympic debut Wednesday as the women dropped into the course at Ariake Park in Tokyo. Sakura Yosozumi of Japan became the first gold medalist in park skateboarding history. With her win, Japanese skateboarders have captured all three gold medals in the sport's debut in Tokyo. Only men's park skateboarding remains on Thursday.
Twelve-year-old Kokona Hiraki of Japan recorded a 59.04 thanks to a kickflip indy grab above the coping and a variety of lip tricks, grinds and aerial tricks, helping her earn silver. Thirteen-year-old Sky Brown of Great Britain won bronze.
Japan goes 1-2 in the women's skateboarding park finals!— ESPN (@espn) August 4, 2021
Sakura Yosozumi takes gold, while 12-year-old Kokona Hiraki, the youngest Japanese Olympian ever at a Summer Games, takes silver 👏 pic.twitter.com/iiNCdpKWFq
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Dancin' Devon Allen highlights men's 110-meter hurdles
Twenty-six-year-old American Devon Allen, who finished fifth in the men's 110-meter hurdles finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is one step closer to an Olympic medal in Tokyo, finishing first in his semifinal heat, qualifying for Wednesday's finals (10:55 p.m. ET). Allen finished his heat in 13:18 and celebrated with a few dance moves.
🎶 Down, down, do your dance, do your dance (We got a brand new dance) 🎶 #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/cfBI7Uq7wo— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
Not to be outdone, the world champion and the second-fastest man in the 110-meter hurdles, USA's Grant Holloway, cruised in his semifinal heat. Favored to win his first Olympic gold medal during the finals, Holloway ran the fastest semifinal time (13:13).
It's Holloway runaway in the semifinal heat!#TokyoOlympics x @TeamUSA x @Flaamingoo_— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
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Simone and Swift
Simone Biles won bronze on the balance beam in the last day of event finals, and her journey captured the attention of legendary artist Taylor Swift, who tweeted, "I cried watching YOU."
I cried watching YOU. I feel so lucky to have gotten to watch you all these years, but this week was a lesson in emotional intelligence and resilience. We all learned from you. Thank you. https://t.co/VQxyeEf0mJ— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 3, 2021