4 to Watch: Newport Beach's Sam Mikulak and Team USA Set Sights on Gymnastics Final

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Newport Beach's Sam Mikulak and Team USA volition vie for the United States' archetypal medal since 2008 successful the men's squad last connected Day 3 astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

This volition Mikulak's 3rd and last quality astatine the Olympics. He'd similar to spell retired connected a precocious by winning a medal, but that volition beryllium a pugnacious task against the likes of Japan, China and the Russian Olympic Committee.

Japan, Russia and China were 1-2-3 successful the men's squad lawsuit astatine the Rio Olympics.

Mikulak's champion idiosyncratic Olympic decorativeness is fourth. He'll person different medal accidental successful the parallel bars final.

Other Day 3 highlights see Team USA's matchup with Japan successful softball, high-stakes swimming events and the Olympics debut of women's skateboarding.

Gymnast Sam Mikulak is simply a high-flying enactment connected the horizonal bar, besides known arsenic the "high bar." But tin helium find occurrence explaining the lawsuit utilizing Legos?

Gymnast Sam Mikulak Looks to Go Out connected a High

Most of Southern California volition beryllium sleeping erstwhile the U.S. men's gymnastics vaults into the squad finals.

Team USA finished 4th successful the all-around qualifying competition on Saturday and volition beryllium looking to upset Japan and China successful the last Monday astatine 3 a.m. PT. 

The squad combined to station the highest people connected level workout successful qualification. Three-time Olymipan Sam Mikulak (parallel bars), Brody Malone (high bar), Yul Moldauer (floor exercise) and Alec Yoder (pommel horse) qualified for idiosyncratic events.

Team USA is seeking its archetypal medal successful the lawsuit since 2008, portion big federation Japan is looking to repetition arsenic golden medal winners.

Stream the lawsuit at here and way the Team USA athletes here. Or drawback the contention during NBC’s primetime coverage.

Team USA’s Women’s Softball squad walked disconnected with a triumph against Australia, 2-1, moving them to 4-0 wide successful the Olympic tournament.

Undefeated Team USA Faces Japan successful Softball

Arguably America’s strongest squad done the archetypal play of play, the U.S. softball squad volition look to stay undefeated against the big state astatine 6 p.m. PT Sunday.

Team USA has defeated Canada, Mexico, Italy and Australia truthful far. A triumph implicit Japan would enactment the squad astatine a cleanable 5-0. The lone clip Team USA has gone undefeated done the full tourney was astatine the 2004 Athens Olympics. The squad went undefeated successful the radical signifier astatine the 2008 Beijing Olympics earlier falling to Japan successful the golden medal game.

The discourtesy has lone posted seven runs truthful acold successful Tokyo, but it has been backed up by tremendous pitching. Monica Abbott gave up the archetypal tally of the Games to Australia connected Saturday night.

U.S. softball players with Southern California connections see Aubree Munro (Brea), Bubba Nickles (UCLA), Dejah Mulipola (Garden Grove), Delaney Spaulding (Rancho Cucamonga), Janie Reed (Placentia), Ally Carda (UCLA) and Rachel Garcia (Palmdale/UCLA).

Stream Sunday’s crippled unrecorded astatine 6 p.m. PT oregon ticker astatine midnight connected NBC Sports Network.

Turns retired Southern California athletes are not the lone ones whose talents are being showcased astatine the Tokyo games. John Cádiz Klemack reports for NBC4 News connected July 21, 2021.

Women’s Skateboarding Makes Its Olympics Debut

The women’s thoroughfare lawsuit takes spot a nighttime aft the inaugural Olympic men’s thoroughfare skateboarding contention was filled with falls. SoCal's Jagger Eaton took bronze for the U.S., but Laguna Beach's Nyjah Huston disappointed with a seventh-place finish.

There volition beryllium 3 Americans competing: Mariah Duran, Alexis Sablone and Alana Smith. Duran has won 3 X Games medals, including golden successful the 2018 thoroughfare event. Sablone has six X Games medals, highlighted by 3 thoroughfare golds.

Smith lone has 1 X Games medal, but it was a historical one. Back successful 2013, Smith claimed metallic successful the parkland lawsuit astatine conscionable 12 years old, becoming the youngest medalist successful X Games history.

The 3 Americans volition person to contend with favorites similar Japan’s Aori Nishimura, Brazilians Pamela Rosa and Rayssa Leal and a competitory tract successful bid to scope the podium.

The lawsuit begins with qualifying heats starting astatine 4:30 p.m. PT on Sunday and concludes with final runs starting astatine 8:25 p.m. PT.

You tin besides drawback it successful NBC’s Primetime Plus sum astatine 9:05 p.m. PT. 

Katie Ledecky, Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Highlight Swim finals

Four much swimming medals volition beryllium awarded Sunday night, arsenic finals get underway for the women’s 100m butterfly, men’s 100m breaststroke, women’s 400m freestyle and men’s 4x100m freestyle relay opening astatine 6:30 p.m. PT.

Katie Ledecky will get her archetypal accidental astatine a medal successful Tokyo successful the women’s 400m freestyle. The six-time Olympic medalist acceptable the satellite grounds successful the lawsuit astatine the 2016 Rio Olympics and had the fastest clip successful Sunday’s qualifying.

The U.S. men are besides looking to repetition arsenic golden medalists successful the 4x100m freestyle relay. Two-time Olympic medalist Caeleb Dressel will marque his Tokyo debut successful the event.

Torri Huske volition beryllium successful contention for a medal successful the women’s 100m butterfly aft finishing with the fourth-fastest clip successful qualifying connected Saturday. Michael Andrew volition besides beryllium successful the premix successful the men’s 100m breaststroke aft posting an awesome third-place clip successful qualifying.

Sunday’s swimming slate besides includes semifinals successful the men’s 200m freestyle, women’s 100m breaststroke, men’s 100m backstroke and women’s 100m backstroke.

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