TOKYO – The mid-weekend of any Olympics is always big. Swimming ends, the course begins, and team competitions approach the qualifying stages. And the deluge of events at the Tokyo Games seems to have peaked on Sunday.
A rough chronological look at a big day at the Games – here’s Sunday for us in Tokyo, Saturday night Sunday for those in the United States.
The final round of the golf competition starts at 7:30 am (6:30 pm on Saturday night) in Tokyo. Medal nominees include Britain’s Paul Casey, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, USA’s Xander Schauffele and Ireland’s Rory McIlroy.
You’ve seen BMX riders race, now see them doing tricks on their bikes in the freestyle competition new for these Games.
The final day of swimming features some of the most anticipated events, including the blazing fast 50 meters for both men and women.
And men may have another gold at 50 for Caeleb Dressel. When it comes to the medley relay, the US men have never lost—never. Can England end their streak? (Finals start at 10:30 in Tokyo.)
For fighting fans, two American boxers, Duke Ragan and Richard Torrez, face off in the quarterfinals with even a medal. For the sailing team, two yacht golds will be given in the men’s and women’s single boat. Gold medals will also be awarded in women’s diving diving.
There will be three tennis finals. In men’s singles, Germany’s Alexander Zverev faces off against Russian Karen Khachanov. Czech team consisting of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova plays Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic from Switzerland in women’s doubles. And a Russian team will win mixed doubles, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev, or Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev.
The gymnastics event finals kick off at 4 p.m. East 5 p.m. in Tokyo. Women will compete in the vaults and bars; and men’s horse and floor exercise. Although eligible, Simone Biles will not compete.
On the evening of Tokyo, early Sunday morning, USA, the course finals include the men’s high jump, who started the high jump-long jump pair with Ju’Vaughn Harrison of the United States, and the always eye-catching men’s 100 meters at 9:50 p.m. Japan time. To complete a perfect day at games.