On Sunday night, another list of athletics events at the Tokyo Olympics, with the men’s long jump and 3,000-meter steeplechase, joins the women’s 100-meter hurdles, discus and 5,000-meter. On the men’s side, the field of contenders is led by Juvaughn Harrison, who becomes the first American to compete in both the Olympic high jump and long jump since the great Jim Thorpe in 1912. A 22-year-old from Huntsville, Alabama, Harrison won in both categories at the US National Team’s Olympic Trials in June and placed seventh in the high jump Sunday morning in Tokyo.
The women’s team includes a pair of threatening US team medals in Kendra Harrison as well as Gabriele Cunningham. Harrison is the current 100-meter hurdles world record holder, which she set at the 2016 Muller Anniversary Games in London.
Coverage of the track and field competition is slated to begin at 9:20 p.m. ET on NBC and you can stream the events on fuboTV (try for free).