The USWNT there is another match between them and guaranteed Olympic medal in Tokyo, and her semi-final opponent is known.
Departure a quarterfinal match to it came down to penalties, USWNT will begin against Canada on Monday at 4 a.m. Eastern Time for a chance in a gold medal game. Canada advanced to the quarterfinals against Brazil 4-3 on penalties after breaking regulation and overtime in a draw.
Although the United States and Canada are advertised as rivals due to their close proximity, The Canadians had little success against the USWNT. The two teams met 61 times before Tokyo, with the Americans winning 51 of those games.
If USWNT wins, it will advance to its sixth Olympic final, missing just one of the sport’s 1996 additions. USWNT could be the first team to win consecutive World Cup and Olympic titles, after winning a trophy in 2019 World Cup.
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The remaining U.S. national team in the women’s beach volleyball competition continued its search for a medal on Monday as April Ross and Alix Klineman achieved a consecutive victory over Cuba in their first match in the knockout round.
Ross and Klineman beat Lidy and Leila 21-17, 21-15 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Two weeks after losing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kenny Harrison set up a world record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.20.
The former University of Kentucky athlete, who is now in the school’s Hall of Fame, won the NCAA 60 and 100-meter hurdles title in her final year 2014-15. Several other former cats, including colleagues with groins Sydney McLaughlin, also competes in Tokyo.
Harrison became the American team with a time of 12.47 in Olympic trials. She finished second in the semifinals behind Britain’s Anderson of Jamaica, to advance to the medal round. The Olympic record is 12.35, set by Australian Sally Pearson at the 2012 London Games.
The event will be broadcast live at 22:50 ET, following the men’s long jump final at 21:20 ET.
– Sierra Jones, Louisville Courier Journal
The USA team will play against the host Japan in one of the two games in the quarterfinal round of the Olympic baseball tournament (8:00 ET) on Monday.
Former New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka will be the beginning for Japan. The double MLB All-Star played for the Yankees seven seasons before returning home and signing for the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the NPB.
On the mound for the U.S. is right-winger Shane Baz, 22, who was Pittsburgh Pirates ’first pick in the 2017 draft and is now vying for the AA team from the Tampa Bay Rays.
The last time the two nations met on the international stage, the U.S. defeated Japan 4-3 in the 2019 WBSC Premier Super Round. However, Japan won that tournament.
In Monday’s second quarterfinal match, Israel will face Korea in a rematch of their first-round clash, which Korea won 6-5 in 10 innings. Israel eliminated Mexico 12-5 on Sunday, while Korea jumped to a 4-3 victory over the Dominican Republic.
For the last game of the qualifying round, Team USA tips against France at 11.40pm ET. The women will hope to have a better success against France going to the quarterfinals than their male counterparts.
Team USA won the first game v. Nigeria 81-72 26 July. Then it was Thursday led to a 86-69 victory over Japan by Aj’a Wilson and Brittney Griner
France fell to Japan 74-70, but beat Nigeria 87-62.
The first women’s national team of the United States in beach volleyball plays its first game of the elimination round at 19.00 ET.
April Ross and Alix Klineman will play against Lidy Echevarria Benitez and Leila Martinez, a Cuban duo who lost two of their three preliminary matches before beating the Netherlands in two sets in the Lucky Loser round. The Americans won the preliminaries.
Ross and former partner Kerri Walsh Jennings won bronze in Rio. These are the first Klineman Olympics.
On Saturday, another couple from the U.S., Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil, lost 2-1 to Canada, eliminating them from the round of 16.