There are precious few days left at the Olympic Games, and the U.S. women's basketball team is one step closer to another gold medal. Allyson Felix, with a bronze in the women's 400-meter race, has her record-tying 10th Olympic medal. Wrestler Gabe Steveson won gold and did a backflip, and the American men's 4x400-relay team is into the final.
In the women's hoops semis, Team USA's frontcourt duo of Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner combined for 27 points and 22 rebounds as America cruised past Serbia 79-59 to advance to the gold-medal game (10:30 p.m. ET Saturday) against the winner of Japan vs. France.
They hope to be among the last USA squads to bring home the gold. One duo that did: the A-Team, April Ross and Alix Klineman.
Ross and Klineman capped their Olympic run with a gold medal in beach volleyball, defeating the Australian duo of Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar 21-15, 21-16.
Americans could end up with gold medals in both men's and women's golf. After Xander Schauffele won the men's title, Nelly Korda holds a 3-shot lead in the women's tournament entering the fourth round, which is set to be played as early as possible Saturday before a tropical storm in the forecast is scheduled to arrive.
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Canada is golden
After winning bronze in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, Canada brought home the country's first gold medal in women's soccer.
FOR THE FIRST TIME - CANADA HAS WON GOLD IN WOMEN'S SOCCER! 🥇#TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/nj0TwLt8Z9— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
For the first time, the women's #Football #Gold medal winners are @canadasocceren!#StrongerTogether | @Tokyo2020 | @FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/6ieIxHObZ9— Olympics (@Olympics) August 6, 2021
After being tied at the end of regulation and extra time, the match went to penalty kicks, where the Canadians outlasted Sweden.
Felix makes history
In what she says is the final Olympics of her storied career, Allyson Felix earned the bronze medal in the women's 400-meter race on Friday at Olympic Stadium.
Running in Lane 9, Felix crossed the finish line in 49.46 seconds, her best time of the season.
The 35-year-old Felix now has the most medals in the sport for any woman at the Olympics and is tied with Carl Lewis for the most medals by an American track and field athlete at the Games. This was her first Olympics since becoming a mother in 2018, and she has talked about wanting to motivate other women with her story.
"Hopefully, a lot of mothers will see themselves in me," Felix said after advancing to the final earlier this week. "I just want to be that inspiration."
Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won her second straight gold medal in the event, and Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic took the silver.
Quanera Hayes, the other American in the race, finished in seventh. -- D'Arcy Maine
The women's 400m final belongs to Shaunae Miller-Uibo. 🥇@allysonfelix takes the BRONZE, her 10th Olympic medal, tying Carl Lewis for the most by a U.S. track and field athlete. 🥉#TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/SB6gPcO2as— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
.@allysonfelix wins 400m bronze in her final Olympic Games.— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 6, 2021
Legendary. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/rjChLLKiTA
The first woman to win 10 Olympic track & field medals.— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
A legend in every way. #OlympicHERstory #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/GlFOoXpPSU
Jamaican women do it again
After sweeping the podium in the 100 meters last week, the Jamaican women continued their dominance in the event with a gold-medal finish in the relay.
The team finished with a national-record time of 41.02 seconds. It marked the third gold medal of the 2020 Olympics for Elaine Thompson-Herah, who also won the 100 meters and the 200 meters. She is the first woman to win all three events at a single Games since Florence Griffith Joyner in 1988.
This is the first gold for Jamaica in the event since 2004. The U.S. won the previous two Olympic titles and took home the silver medal on Friday. Great Britain earned the bronze. -- D'Arcy Maine
Women's 4x100m Relay + #TeamUSATF = 🎉🎉🎉pic.twitter.com/PjMKg8wuty— USATF (@usatf) August 6, 2021
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Italy wins men's 4x100
In a thrilling race that came down to the finish, Italy edged out Great Britain to win its first-ever gold in the men's 4x100 relay in the final event Friday night at Olympic Stadium.
Italy set a national record with a time of 37.50 seconds.
It marks the second gold medal of the 2020 Games for Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs, who won the 100 meters last week.
Great Britain took the silver, and Canada earned the bronze.
The U.S. team did not advance to Friday's final after finishing in sixth place in its heat on Thursday. After winning 15 of the 18 titles in the event from 1920 to 2000, the Americans have yet to win a gold since. American track legend Carl Lewis, who was a part of two Olympic-winning relay teams, called Thursday's race "a total embarrassment" on Twitter.
Steveson wins wrestling gold
It was an amazing match that saw American Gable Steveson come back to win in the final six seconds to win the gold medal. Then he did his signature backflip.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED! 🥇@GableSteveson grabs the GOLD as time expires. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/yqMc3wbXsu— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
DO A FLIP!@GableSteveson x #TokyoOlympicspic.twitter.com/PpSNj8wUSc— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 6, 2021
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American men cruise into 4x400 final
Cruising. @TeamUSA leads the way and advances to the men's 4x400m relay at the #TokyoOlympics.— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
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Rushing to the gold-medal game
The U.S. women's basketball team will officially have a chance to extend its dynasty and win its seventh straight Olympic gold medal.
Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner both recorded double-doubles, while Sue Bird filled out the score sheet with 8 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals as America defeated Serbia 79-59 to reach the gold-medal game.
This pass from @DianaTaurasi is just RIDICULOUS. #OlympicHERstory x @OnHerTurf pic.twitter.com/fdT7oD8yg3— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) August 6, 2021
The U.S., which hasn't lost an Olympic game since the 1992 Games (when America won bronze), will play the winner of Japan and France at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
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A-Team wins a gold
The USA is atop the beach volleyball world again. The A-Team of April Ross and Alix Klineman swept Australia's duo of Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar 21-15, 21-16 as the U.S. won the gold medal for the fourth time in the past five Olympics.
CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH! 🥇— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
The A-Team of @AprilRossBeach and @alixklineman is GOLDEN in beach volleyball #TokyoOlympics x @TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/zxBfQOtZ6w
Ross won a silver medal with Jennifer Kessy in 2012, losing to Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings in the final. In 2016, she teamed with Walsh Jennings but ultimately won bronze.
Wow! You did it Ladies, Congratulations! @AprilRossBeach and @alixklineman , you Deserve the Gold! You Brought your "A" Game to the A-team! USA All the Way, you made Us Proud! @NBCOlympics @TeamUSA @usavolleyball @USAVBeach #gold #theAteam— Mr. T (@MrT) August 6, 2021
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Another USA volleyball win
Ross and Klineman's victory on the sand wasn't the only American volleyball win. The U.S. women won their indoor volleyball match against Serbia in straight sets, advancing to the gold-medal match against the winner of Brazil and South Korea (12:30 a.m. ET Sunday).
So nice, you have to watch it twice. @bartschy x #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/Wqfe5lRtC4— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 6, 2021
Biles returns home
Simone Biles, fresh off winning a silver in the team all-around and bronze in the individual balance beam, returned home to Houston to a rousing welcome.
Details are key -- especially when it comes to nails. And some U.S. stars, from Simone Biles to Alex Morgan, represented the red, white and blue on their fingertips.
...Let's continue this discussion. pic.twitter.com/sUT10IGXRj— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 5, 2021