Devon Allen on the track tonight, sport climbing medals – and how to watch the men’s basketball semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics – NBC New York
There is no shortage of must-see actions on Day 13 of the Tokyo Olympics. The United States Women’s National Football Team is looking for a medal after another disappointing performance as Kevin Durant and the United States Men’s Basketball Team move closer to gold.
The first medals in sport climbing will be awarded (it’s a brand new Olympic sport this year) and two Americans are vying for the podium. And, of course, another exciting athletic slate features fan favorites Grant Holloway and Devon Allen, known for his recent dance moves, in a packed final of 110 m hurdles men.
Without further ado, here are our 4 to watch for on day 13:
DON’T MISS THE ACTION: For a complete overview of all of the day’s events in Tokyo, visit the streaming program page for NBCOlympics.com. Watch every event live there, on the NBC Sports app and connected set-top boxes and watch prime time highlights on NBC.
1. USWNT aim for bronze against Australia
The United States women’s soccer team lost to Canada 1-0 in the semifinals on Monday, missing an opportunity to play for gold for the second consecutive Olympics.
The United States women’s soccer team appears to be recovering from a crushing semi-final loss to Canada in their bronze medal match against Australia.
After winning four of the first five gold medals in women’s Olympic football history, the United States team failed to advance to the final in consecutive games. The US was tied scorelessly with Canada until Jessie Fleming defeated Adrianna Franch on a 74th-minute penalty for the only goal of the game.
HOW TO WATCH: Watch all the action on USA Network or stream it live online here starting at 4 a.m. ET Thursday.
Now Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd of New Jersey and the rest of the USWNT are turning their attention to Australia. Needing a win or draw against Australia in the round robin, the Americans scored one point in a 0-0 draw against the Australians on July 27.
It’s not gold, but after missing the podium together at the Rio 2016 Olympics, the USWNT will be hungry in Thursday’s tilt. Sweden and Canada will meet for the gold medal Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET. Watch it here.
2. Grant Halloway, Fan Favorite, Ryan Crouser Chase Track and Field Gold
Team USA’s Grant Holloway, Devon Allen and Daniel Roberts all advanced to the men’s 110m hurdles semifinals. The three Americans will face off on Tuesday night for a chance to compete for gold in the final.
Three finals are scheduled for Wednesday night’s track and field action: the men’s triple jump, the men’s shot put and the men’s 110m hurdles.
Grant Holloway leads a group of three American men in the final of the 110m hurdles. He set the fastest qualifying time in 13.02, just 0.22 seconds off the world record set by American Aries Merritt in 2012. He will be joined by teammates Devon Allen, who made the headlines for a dance, and Daniel Roberts.
The men’s shot put final will also feature three Americans. Ryan Crouser, the world and Olympic record holder, is the favorite, while Joe Kovacs and Payton Otterdahl were the last two to qualify.
HOW TO WATCH: Watch all the action from the first session on NBC in prime time or stream it live here starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Don’t miss the second session on Peacock or find it live here starting at 6 a.m. ET Thursday.
Two Americans will compete in the men’s triple jump final. Will Claye (No.2) is the highest ranked athlete in the final, while Donald Scott is No.5. Claye’s personal best (18.14m) is 0.05m longer than the Olympic record.
Wednesday night’s roster also includes men’s decathlon, women’s heptathlon, women’s high jump qualification and round 1 of the men’s and women’s 4x100m relays.
Athletics returns with another session early Thursday which will include the finals in the women’s pole vault and the men’s 400m. On top of that, there are races in the women’s 4x400m relay and the men’s 1500m, while the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon will crown their champions.
3. American men’s basketball faces Australia in the semi-finals
Team USA men’s basketball advanced to the semi-finals after beating Spain. Kevin Durant led the charge for the United States, but it wasn’t easy to get around a stellar performance by Spaniard Ricky Rubio.
Team USA are two wins away from their fourth straight gold in men’s basketball, and their next test will be against Australia in the semi-finals.
After a disturbing opening loss to France, the United States’ men strung together three straight wins against Iran, the Czech Republic and Spain. Kevin Durant, the all-time new Olympic scorer in American men’s basketball, Damian Lillard and Jayson Tatum are among the stars of the United States through four games, Durant scoring a team-record 29 points in a victory. in the quarterfinals against Spain on Tuesday. .
HOW TO WATCH: Watch all the action on Peacock or stream it live here starting at 12:15 a.m. ET Thursday.
Australia are unbeaten for Thursday’s semi-final. Patty Mills, Joe Ingles and Co. went 3-0 in the group game before giving Argentina an unbalanced 38-point quarter-final loss on Tuesday. Australia is on the hunt for their first ever Olympic men’s basketball medal.
The winner of the USA-Australia team will face the winner of Slovenia-France in the gold medal match on Friday August 6, while the two losers will play for bronze on Saturday August 7.
4. Colin Duffy tries to reach the 1st Olympic sport climbing podium
After sport climbing made its Olympic debut on Tuesday, US climbers Colin Duffy and Nathaniel Coleman will battle it out for the sport’s first-ever Olympic gold medal on Thursday.
On Thursday, two Americans will try to climb to the top of the walls – and the rankings – at the Aomi urban sports park in Tokyo.
Colin Duffy and Nathaniel Coleman of Team USA are among eight athletes competing in the first Olympic Sport Climbing Final. Duffy came third overall in qualifying after placing sixth in sprint, fifth in bouldering and second in lead.
Coleman, on the other hand, was eighth overall and the last to qualify for the final. He placed 10th in speed, 11th in bouldering and fifth in the lead.
HOW TO WATCH: Capture all the action live online here starting at 4:30 a.m. ET Thursday.
Frenchman Mickael Mawem finished first in the qualifying standings, while Japan’s Tomoa Narasaki Tomoa finished second.
The action begins with the sprint final at 4:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, progresses to the bouldering final an hour later, and begins the leading final at 8:10 a.m. ET. As climbers face three different disciplines, medals will be awarded to the top three in the overall standings.