9 p.m. EDT / 2 a.m. EDT: men’s 3 m springboard semi-final / final
A total of 18 divers will participate in the morning semi-final and the top 12 scorers will advance to the afternoon final. An American, Andrew Capobianco, qualified for the semi-final; he won a silver medal in the synchronized event last week. Capobianco, 21, finished 17th in the preliminary round.
9:50 p.m. EDT: women’s long jump final
Two Americans, Brittney Reese and Tara Davis, advanced to the long jump final, competing in a field of 12. Reese is ranked world No.5, Davis No.15, but Davis is enjoying a career year. Americans will face stiff competition if they hope to win a medal; the four best jumpers in the world ahead of Reese made it to the final, as did Nos. 7, 8, 10 and 11 ahead of Davis.
11:20 p.m. EDT: men’s 400 m hurdles final
Rai Benjamin, 24, is competing in his first Olympics in Tokyo and is favorite for a medal in the 400m hurdles after finishing second in his semi-final. Benjamin is the second athlete in the world in the event and he set a personal best 46.83 seconds at the US trials in June, which also marked the second fastest time on record in the event.
2h33: mixed medal race Nacra 17 sailing
Americans Anna Weiss and Riley Gibbs will try to win a medal in Enoshima in the mixed event. The two are competing in their first Olympics, but as a duo they were Pan American Games champions in 2019 and won a bronze medal at the Oceania Championship in 2020.
2:44 am / 4:19 am EDT: women’s team pursuit, first round, series 3 / finals
The US team of Jennifer Valente, Chloe Dygert, Emma White and Lily Williams will face the UK team in the third round of the first round of the team pursuit. The winner of this race will qualify to face the winner of the fourth round between Germany and Italy. The losers of these rounds will be entered in a pool with the four remaining teams and classified by the times of the first round; two fastest teams in this pool will compete for bronze.
4:50 a.m. EDT: women’s balance beam final
Simone Biles will be back for one last Olympic event: the beam final. After retiring from team competition and the rest of her individual events due to mental health issues, Biles will compete in a final competition at the Games before retiring. Sunisa Lee, the 18-year-old athlete who helped propel the U.S. team to a silver medal in the team competition and won gold in the individual all-around last week, will also take part in the event.
5:39 a.m. EDT: men’s horizontal bar final
Brody Malone, the reigning United States national champion, placed 10th in the all-around but performed another lap on parallel bars, which will be named after him in the code of points. He has a chance of winning his first medal in the individual horizontal bar event, where he has had strong performances in previous NCAA Championships, winning gold in 2019 and 21.
6:20 a.m. EDT: men’s pole vault final
Two Americans, KC Lightfoot and Chris Nilsen, advanced to the pole vault final after crossing the 5.75-meter mark in the semifinals. Nilsen is the fifth pole vaulter in the world, and Lightfoot, 21, jumped six meters in a jump during a competition in February, setting a collegiate indoor pole vault record.
7:35 a.m. EDT: Women’s hammer throw final
Three Americans — Brooke Andersen, DeAnna Price and Gwen Berry — qualified for the bottom 12 field in the hammer throw, where the United States has a solid chance to win a medal. Price is the highest ranked pitcher in the world; she set an American record at the Olympic trials in June, when her throw of 80.31 meters marked the second-longest throw in history. Berry, who is No. 6 on the all-time longest throw list, has made a name for himself protesting the injustice of American and systemic racism. She, like Price, is on the hunt for her first Olympic medal, just like Andersen.
8:25 a.m. EDT: Women’s 800m final
Raevyn Rogers and Athing Mu won their respective heats in the 800m semifinals, with both Americans aiming for medals in the final. Rogers, 24, raced in Oregon and set a collegiate record in the 800 there, and Mu, 19, races for Texas A&M. She became a star at those Olympics after winning the 800 easily at the US Trials, even after tripping. Her practice time was the fastest of anyone who has raced the 800 this year, and she wasn’t even challenged at the end of the race and rode to the finish.
8:50 a.m. EDT: Women’s 200m final
At the Olympic trials, Gabrielle Thomas became the second-fastest woman of all time in the 200m, ahead of Marion Jones and behind Florence Griffith-Joyner. Thomas, who was diagnosed with a benign liver tumor earlier this year and is studying for a master’s degree in epidemiology, is aiming for gold in Tokyo.