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5 to Watch: Carey Steps in for Biles; Yale Sailor on the Water

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Yes, it's not the Team USA pair we expected to see in the women's gymnastics individual all-around final but the Americans made the most of their chance at Olympic glory. Plus a New England sailor who honed his skills at Yale was back on the water in Tokyo.

Suni Lee wins gold in women's gymnastics individual all-around final

Simone Biles only completed one vault before exiting Tuesday's team gymnastics final, where the team earned silver. USA Gymnastics later announced that Biles would miss the individual all-around final to focus on her mental health. Biles is the defending gold medalist in the event and compiled the highest all-around score in qualifying.

Team USA’s Jade Carey, who recorded the ninth-highest all-around score in qualifying, replaced Biles in the event. Learn all about Jade Carey here.

American Suni Lee, who finished with the third-best all-around score in qualifying, had a stellar showing, winning gold in the women's all-around.

Learn more about her here.

See her performance here.

Brazil's Rebeca Andrade came in second after stepping out of bounds twice in her floor routine and a gold medal winner from the Russian Olympic Committee, Angelina Melnikova, came in third.

The stream was live here.

McNay Continues Races in Men's Two Person Dinghy 470 Class

Sailing - Olympics: Day 5
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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)

Stu McNay was born in Boston, lives in Providence, and spent his college days at Yale, where he made his name in the sailing world.

McNay and his teammate, David Hughes, are sailing in the men's two-person dinghy 470 class in the Tokyo Olympics. After two races yesterday, McNay and Hughes are in the middle of the pack. In all, they will sail 10 races over the next few days to try and make it into the gold medal race.

The races started early Thursday morning and McNay and Hughes came in ninth in the first race and tenth in the second. The next race will be tonight. It streamed live here.

Caeleb Dressel grabs first individual Olympic medal; Finke takes first Olympic gold in men's 800m freestyle

Caeleb Dressel of the United States starts in his men's 100-meter freestyle semifinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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Caeleb Dressel of the United States starts in his men's 100-meter freestyle semifinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Caeleb Dressel now has four Olympic gold medals to his name, three from relays and one from Wednesday's men's 100m freestyle.

It was a strong showing from American swimmers overall. Bobby Finke took home a gold medal with an amazing late surge in the first-ever Olympic men's 800m freestyle final. Regan Smith and Hali Flickinger took silver and bronze respectively in the women's 200m butterfly.

Watch live in NBC’s primetime coverage, or stream live here.

Olympic men’s golf tournament tees off

Justin Thomas of the United States waves on the sixth green during the first round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 17, 2021 in San Diego, California.
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 17: Justin Thomas of the United States waves on the sixth green during the first round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 17, 2021 in San Diego, California.

After a 112-year layoff, golf returned to the Olympics for the 2016 Rio Games. With no returning men’s medalists participating at the 2020 Games, there will be a new champion in Tokyo.

The U.S. fields a stacked roster of Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed. Morikawa (No. 3), Thomas (No. 4) and Schauffele (No. 5) are the highest-ranked players participating in the tournament. Reed is the only returning player of the four, finishing tied for 11th in Rio. Team USA has won five of the 10 Olympic medals ever given out in men’s golf.

For the second consecutive Olympic Games, golf will be one of the events taking place. It will be featured for the fourth time in Olympic history after making a comeback at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Here is everything you need to know about the golf events in Tokyo at this year’s Summer Olympic Games.

The world’s top-ranked golfer, Spain’s Jon Rahm, was forced to withdraw from the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.

Round 1 at the East Course at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Saitama, kicked off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

You can catch a replay of the first round here.

Lee Kiefer goes for second medal in Tokyo

Gold medallist USA's Lee Kiefer celebrate on podium during the medal ceremony for the women's foil individual during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on July 25, 2021.
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Gold medallist USA's Lee Kiefer celebrate on podium during the medal ceremony for the women's foil individual during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on July 25, 2021.

Lee Kiefer made history by becoming the first American to win Olympic gold in an individual foil event. Now, she’s competing for a medal in the team foil.

Kiefer is joined by Jackie Dubrovich, Sabrina Massialas and Nicole Ross for Team USA. The U.S. has enjoyed success in the event recently, winning the 2018 World Championships and placing second at the 2019 World Championships. The U.S. also won bronze in the event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Team USA will certainly be in the mix for a medal, but the Russian Olympic Committee and Italy come in as favorites. The team began the tournament by winning a quarterfinals matchup against Japan.

Watch the replay here.

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