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5 to Watch: Biles Returns to Win Bronze in Beam Finals; US Men's Basketball Wins in Semifinals

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Biles is back! We were able to see Simone Biles compete one more time in Tokyo in the balance beam final. Plus, the U.S. men's basketball team faced its toughest test yet against Spain.

Simone Biles wins bronze in balance beam finals

The GOAT of gymnastics is back.

Seven days after exiting the women’s team final, Simone Biles returned to the Olympic gymnastics stage.

Biles came back to win a bronze medal after scoring a 14.000. Teammate Sunisa Lee placed fifth with a score of 13.866.

China's Chenchen Guan won gold with a 14.633 and Xijing Tang won silver with a 14.233.

Biles left the team final last week and has since withdrawn from finals in the individual all-around, vault and floor exercise. Team USA has stepped up without Biles -- Lee won gold in the individual all-around, MyKayla Skinner earned a silver medal in vault and Jade Carey brought home another goal in the floor exercise.

You can see the replay here.

Team USA beats Spain in men’s basketball quarterfinals

Jayson Tatum of Team USA during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round Group A - Match 4 between France and USA on Day 2 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Jayson Tatum of Team USA during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round Group A - Match 4 between France and USA on Day 2 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Team USA has beat Spain in the men's basketball quarterfinals. The finals score was 95 to 81.

Kevin Durant led the charge for the U.S., but it was no easy feat getting around a stellar performance from Spain’s Ricky Rubio.

Team USA came in as the three-time defending gold medalists. Things haven’t come easy for Kevin Durant and Co. though, as the team lost a pair of exhibitions coming into Tokyo and lost its first Olympic game to France. With improved performances from the likes of Durant, Damian Lillard and Jayson Tatum, the U.S. bounced back with wins against Iran and the Czech Republic. They can now add Spain to that list.

Spain has medaled at each of the last three Olympics and lost a pair of gold medal games to the U.S. in 2008 and 2012.

You can replay the game here.

US wins bronze in women's 200m track and field event

Elaine Thompson-Herah of Team Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's 100m Final on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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Elaine Thompson-Herah of Team Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's 100m Final on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

The Tokyo Olympics recently crowned Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Hera the world’s fastest woman, a title she also claimed at the 2016 Rio Games. On Tuesday morning, many of the world’s fastest women competed for a chance at Olympic glory.

The United States is taking home another bronze medal after Gabrielle Thomas won third in the women's 200m track and field event. Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah took gold and Namibia's Christine Mboma won silver.

The other day 11 track and field finals included: Women’s long jump, men’s 400m hurdles, women’s hammer throw, and the women’s 800m.

There were also final competitions in men’s pole vault and women’s hammer throw.

American track star Noah Lyles made his Olympic debut in the men's 200m event. He came in fifth and qualified for the finals. His teammates Kenny Bednarek and Erriyon Knighton also qualified for the finals.

You can rewatch the events here.

Take Two: Yale sailor advances to medal race

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FUJISAWA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Stuart McNay and David Hughes of Team United States compete in the Men's 470 class on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Enoshima Yacht Harbour on July 28, 2021 in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Sometimes at the Olympics, Mother Nature doesn't play along. That was the case early Monday in Tokyo where the men's two-person dinghy 470 class races were postponed due to lack of wind.

Stu McNay, who went to Yale, and his teammate, David Hughes, were able to move up to the 10th spot with their final two preliminary races overnight. The top 10 teams move onto the medal race. That will take place early Wednesday morning ET.

You can catch all of the action in the replay here.

Sports Climbing makes its Olympic Debut

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INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - JUNE 26: Nathaniel Coleman of the USA competes during the men’s boulder finals at Kletterzentrum Innsbruck on June 26, 2021 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Marco Kost/Getty Images)

Sports climbing made its Olympic debut on Tuesday morning.

There are three disciplines in Olympic sports climbing: Bouldering, Speed, and Lead. Each participant must compete in all three, and a winner is determined by multiplying a competitor's placement in the various disciplines. The lowest score wins gold. Because each competitor must compete in all three disciplines, each climber must have a combination of speed, flexibility, and endurance if they wish to reach the podium.

Team USA’s hopes of for gold in sport climbing's Olympic debut rest on the shoulders of Nathaniel Coleman and Kyra Condie. Coleman won three consecutive USA Climbing Bouldering Open National Championships (2016-2018).

Condie is making an Olympic debut that was once thought impossible. Early into her climbing career it was discovered that she had idiopathic scoliosis and would require surgery. After being told she would never climb again, Condie now has a chance to be an Olympic medalist.

You can rewatch the debut here.

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