It’s a busy day in Tokyo as track and field joins the fray, more swimming medal races go down in prime time, and the USWNT enters the knockout stage. Check out the top U.S.-centric events on deck below. See more medal events and TV info here.
Track and field
What: Women’s 100m, men’s high jump and more prelims
When: Thursday, 8 p.m.-midnight; Friday, 7-9 a.m.
TV: NBC (Thursday session) and streaming
Sha’Carri Richardson would’ve been one of the first athletes to take center stage in track and field if not for her suspension. The women’s 100-meter prelims are featured in the first block of events from Tokyo, along with several other events. The first medal event is the men’s 10,000-meter final to close the Friday morning session.
What: Women’s 200m breast, men’s 200m back, women’s 100m free, men’s 200m IM finals, plus semis and heats
When: Thursday, 9:30 p.m. (semis and finals); Friday, 6 a.m. (heats)
TV: NBC and streaming
Americans Lilly King, Annie Lazor, Ryan Murphy, Bryce Mefford, Abbey Weitzeil and Michael Andrew go for medals in the evening session. The morning heats feature the men’s and women’s 50-meter freestyles, the next appearance for both Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel. Follow tonight’s action at our swimming blog.
What: United States vs. Netherlands (quarterfinals)
When: Friday, 7 a.m.
TV: NBCSN and streaming
A rematch of the 2019 World Cup final pits the USWNT against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals in Tokyo. The Americans won that last…