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Olympics 2021 live updates: Regan Smith returns to pool, USA women’s hoops begins and more from Tokyo

Another night, another full slate of Tokyo Olympics action. Medal events include the women’s triathlon, rowing, men’s and women’s swimming and shooting.

The Americans look to rack up more hardware in the water with four individual finals. First, Kieran Smith competes in the men’s 200m freestyle final. Then, Regan Smith — who set an Olympic record during her semifinal heat — and Rhyan Elizabeth White go head-to-head in the women’s 100m backstroke final. Next, Ryan Murphy holds it down in the men’s 100m backstroke. Finally, Lilly King and 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby will strive to make their mark in the women’s 100m breaststroke final.

Oh, you thought that was it? Night owls will be rewarded with some hoops as the U.S. women’s basketball team begins its quest for a seventh consecutive gold medal. Team USA takes on Nigeria in group play at 12:40 a.m. ET. Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi — who both boast four gold medals to their names — have never lost in Olympic competition and don’t plan on starting now.

From the pool to the basketball court, we’ve got you covered with updates from all of tonight’s action:

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Great Britain goes gold-silver in 200M freestyle

Tom Dean won the 200M freestyle with a time of 1:44:22, just fractions of a second ahead of countryman Duncan Scott. Team USA’s Kieran Smith finished sixth.


Triathlon: Bermuda earns first gold ever; U.S. takes bronze

Flora Duffy, who splits her time training between Boulder, Colorado, and South Africa, won the first gold — and only second medal ever — for the island nation of Bermuda. Their only other medal was a bronze in boxing by Clarence Hill in 1976.

Duffy crossed the line in 1 hour, 55 minutes and 36 seconds, 1:14 ahead of Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown, who recovered from a flat tire for the silver medal.

Katie Zaferes of the United States took the bronze 1:27 behind Duffy.


A-Team rolling through Group B

April Ross and Alix Klineman improved to 2-0 in Pool B with a women’s beach volleyball win over Spain 21-13, 21-16.


Celebrating Tom Daley’s gold from afar

Great Britain’s Tom Daley won gold in synchronized diving with partner Matty Lee yesterday in Tokyo, but it’s worth revisiting for the reaction from his husband and mom watching together from afar.

Afterward, Daley talked about winning a gold medal while his son could watch.


Don’t beat the typhoon, be the typhoon

Following the Russian Olympic Committee’s gold medal in men’s gymnastics, gymnast Nikita Nagorny got a little spicy.


Wild waves in Japan



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