4 to Watch: Skateboarding Ramps Up for Its Olympics Debut

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Team USA finished the archetypal time of the Olympics without a medal for the archetypal clip since 1972, but that's apt to alteration soon.

Thirty-seven medals were awarded Saturday, and the U.S, was not among the 28 countries that earned hardware. China tops the medal count aft Day 1 with China with four, including 3 golden and 1 bronze

That brings america to Day 2, erstwhile much medals volition beryllium awarded, skateboarding makes its Olympic debut with a dense Southern California power and the large Simone Biles begins her quest for gold.


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Here are 4 events to ticker connected Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics.

Skateboarder Nyjah Huston grinds immoderate Lego rails arsenic helium explains the newest Olympic sport.

Skateboarding to Make Its Olympic Debut

Nyjah Huston and Jagger Eaton are among the athletes to ticker with ties to Southern California erstwhile skateboarding makes its much-anticipated Olympic debut astatine 4:30 p.m. PT.

Huston volition beryllium looking to triumph golden successful the men's thoroughfare event. He's a four-time satellite champion with golds astatine the World Skateboarding Championships successful 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He besides has 18 X Games medals with 16 coming successful the thoroughfare event.

He is the highest-paid skateboarder successful the satellite and volition present look to radiance successful the inaugural Olympic skateboarding competition.

Huston is the favourite successful the event, with Americans Jake Ilardi and Eaton also competing for the men. Other SoCal athletes competing successful skateboarding see Zion Wright (Long Beach), Brighton Zeuner (Encinitas) and Bryce Wettstein (Encinitas)

Mariah Duran, Alexis Sablone and Alana Smith will correspond the U.S. successful the women’s thoroughfare event.

Watch the street heats live and the finals opening astatine 8:25 p.m. PT.

Photos: Southern California Athletes astatine the Tokyo Olympics

Swimming Awards Its First Medals

Beginning astatine 6:30 p.m. PT, the archetypal medals volition beryllium awarded successful swimming with finals successful 4 events: men’s 400m idiosyncratic medley (IM), men’s 400m freestyle, women’s 400m IM and women’s 4x100m relay.

The men’s 400m IM last volition diagnostic a brace of Americans successful Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland. Two Americans, Kieran Smith and Jake Mitchell besides reached the men’s 400m freestyle final. 

Emma Weyant dominated the women’s 400m IM heats and is successful enactment to instrumentality location golden successful the event.

Simone Manuel could beryllium added to the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay contempt not qualifying successful the 100m idiosyncratic contention oregon competing successful the heat. The Australians are favored to support their rubric successful the relay, but the Americans volition contend for a medal.

Americans Torri Huske and Claire Curzan volition besides beryllium competing successful the women’s 100m butterfly semifinals.

Watch unrecorded successful NBC’s primetime coverage, oregon stream live.

Learn the communicative of however GK Elite and Simone Biles collaborated to make the GOAT leotard alongside the full U.S. Olympic gymnastics team's 2021 apparel.

Simone Biles Begins Her Quest for More Gold

At 11:10 p.m. PT, Simone Biles and the U.S. women’s gymnastic squad volition vie successful the qualifying circular arsenic they statesman their quest for a 3rd consecutive squad gold. Although Team USA’s spot successful the finals is each but secured, the qualification volition besides find which athletes marque the finals of the idiosyncratic events. 

Since lone 2 athletes from each state tin determination connected to the finals, immoderate of the Americans volition beryllium connected the extracurricular looking successful nary substance however good they perform. Biles is simply a fastener for the vault, wherever she is expected to debut the Yurchenko treble pike, but some Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner are talented vaulters hoping to beryllium the 1 to articulation Biles successful the final.

Watch the Subdivision 3 qualifications live. Team USA’s qualification volition besides beryllium shown connected NBC connected Sunday nighttime astatine 4 p.m. PT.

Kolohe Andino was introduced to surfing by his father, a champion surfer. Now, Andino is heading to Tokyo to vie successful surfing’s Olympic debut.

American Surfers Go for Gold

The first surfing contention successful the Olympics will statesman astatine 3 p.m. PT with the archetypal radical of heats for the men. The archetypal women’s heats volition beryllium astatine 6:20 p.m. PT.

Carissa Moore is the golden medal favourite for the women, and 19-year-old Caroline Marks could besides contend for a medal. Expectations are little for the American men, with some Kolohe Andino and John John Florence coming disconnected injury.

Watch the men unrecorded here and click present to ticker the women's competition.

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