Olympics 2021 live updates – France tests Team USA women’s basketball, Harrison takes silver by a sliver and more from Tokyo


Just like that, our pool days are behind us. Team USA dominated in the water throughout these Olympic Games, but, as they say, all good things must come to an end.

So it’s time to bid farewell to Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel & Co. and instead turn our attention to the track … and the court … and the pitch … and the floor.

The action rolls on Monday in Tokyo — Day 10 of these Olympic Games — with the women’s 100-meter hurdles final, U.S. women’s basketball’s final group-play game, a USWNT-Canada semifinal showdown and gymnastics events finals.

From U.S. track stars Gabriele Cunningham and Kendra Harrison’s quest for Olympic hardware to a soccer semifinal that’s primed to be of epic proportions, we’re making sure you don’t miss a moment of the Games.

Here’s the latest and greatest:

France tests Team USA in final game of group

A’Ja Wilson led the way for Team USA with 22 points and six rebounds during a 93-82 win over France in the final game of the group stage. Wilson made 9-of-12 shots.

All of Team USA’s bigs played well. Wilson, Breanna Stewart, Brittney Griner and Tina Charles all scored in double digits.

France took a 72-71 lead over the United States with just over 9 minutes to go. Then the United States took over, ending the game on a 22-10 run.

The U.S. finishes the group stage unbeaten and advances to the quarterfinals.


100m hurdles: First women’s track gold for Puerto Rico, silver for USA

World champion and world-record holder Kendra Harrison of the U.S. is now an Olympic silver medalist in the women’s 100-meter hurdles. She finishes the race in 12:52 seconds, taking second place by three-hundredths of a second.

After failing to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, Harrison has been working for five years to get to this point.

Puerto Rico has its very first women’s track and field medal — Jasmine Camacho-Quinn takes the gold medal with a time of 12:37 seconds. Jamaica’s Megan Tapper grabs the bronze, giving Jamaica its first Olympic medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles.

This is Puerto Rico’s second gold medal at the Olympics after Monica Puig’s gold in singles tennis in Rio 2016. — Aishwarya Kumar


USA’s A-team to final eight against Germany

April Ross and Alix Klineman advanced to the quarterfinals of women’s beach volleyball with a 21-17, 21-15 Round of 16 win over Lidy Echevarria Benitez and Leila Martinez Ortega of Cuba. They will face Germany in the next round.


U.S. women’s volleyball top Italy

Team USA defeated Italy in five sets, 21-25, 25-16, 25-27, 25-16, 15-12. The win gives them four wins in five games in Pool B. Next up will be the quarterfinals.

The U.S. trailed 2-1 before rallying in the fourth set.

Gabby Thomas joins Jamaica’s Fraser-Pryce in 200m final


Trip, fall, win

World champion Sifan Hassan made an incredible recovery from a fall at the final bell to win her 1,500-meter heat. Hassan picked herself up after getting in a tangle with Kenyan runner Edinah Jebitok at the start of the last lap. She sped around the outside of the pack on the back straight and ended up crossing the line first in 4 minutes, 5.17 seconds to qualify for the semifinals.


Greece takes men’s long jump gold

Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece took gold in the long jump followed by a pair of Cubans — Juan Miguel Echevarria and Maykel Masso — for silver and bronze.

The only American to compete in the final of the long jump was JuVaughn Harrison, who finished fifth. He also competed in the high jump and finished seventh. He’s the first American man to compete in both at the Olympics since Jim Thorpe in 1912.


Saunders makes a statement

During the photo op at her medals ceremony Sunday night, shot putter silver medalist Raven Saunders of Team USA stepped off the podium, lifted her arms above her head and formed an “X” with her wrists. Asked what that meant, she explained: “It’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.”


Knitting for nerves


She’s just Ilona from the block

Ilona Maher of Team USA Rugby Sevens is really into Jennifer Lopez. Like really. And J.Lo returned the love on Twitter.


Original grandma of USA gymnastics

Vault silver medalist MyKayla Skinner likes cabinets with things you can’t touch.




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