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5 to Watch: Dolson Gets Gold; Old Lyme Rowers Advance

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There are a lot of UConn basketball greats who already have an Olympic gold medal as part of their resume and Stephanie Dolson is now added to that list after the 3x3 team won in Tokyo on Wednesday. Plus two rowers from Old Lyme were back on the water trying to keep their Olympic journey alive.

Team USA 3x3 basketball wins gold medal game

Team USA has won the gold medal game of the first-ever Olympic women’s 3x3 basketball tournament on Wednesday.

UConn's Stefanie Dolson, Kelsey Plum, Allisha Gray, and Jackie Young helped the US score 18 points, beating ROC by 3.

The team advanced to the gold medal game after beating France in the semifinals early Wednesday morning ET with a score of 18 to 16.

You can watch the replay here.

Hack, Corrigan row into the finals

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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 24: Julian Venonsky, Liam Corrigan, John Harrity, Nicholas Mead, Alexander Richards, Austin Hack, Daniel Miklasevich, Justin Best and Benjamin Davison of Team United States compete during the Men's Eight Heat 1 on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sea Forest Waterway on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Austin Hack and Liam Corrigan helped propel the U.S. men's eight crew into the finals on Tuesday night.

Hack and Corrigan are both from Old Lyme. They are part of the men's eight crew, which did not qualify for the finals in their first race over the weekend.

They got another chance on Tuesday night when they raced in the repechage against Great Britain, Romania, New Zealand, and Australia. They came in third and are now qualified for finals on Thursday night. Romania was eliminated.

You can watch a replay of the action here.

Katie Ledecky, Team USA swim for more Olympic medals

Katie Ledecky, of the United States poses with her silver medal in the women's 400-meters freestyle at the 2020 Olympics on July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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Katie Ledecky, of the United States poses with her silver medal in the women's 400-meters freestyle at the 2020 Olympics on July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Wednesday night will give Team USA more chances to stand atop the Olympic podium at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.

Katie Ledecky made history Tuesday night, becoming the first woman to earn Olympic gold in the 1500m freestyle with a time of 15:37.34 Fellow American Erica Sullivan took the silver with 15:41.41, and German Sarah Kohler with 15:42.91. The high moment came after Ledecky missed the podium in the 200m freestyle, finishing in fifth place.

Gunnar Bentz came in seventh in the men’s 200m butterfly final with a time of 1:55.46.

In the women’s 200m individual medley, Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass took home a pair of medals, finishing second and third respectively. The gold went to Japan's Yui Ohashi.

Tuesday’s slate concluded with the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay final. Ridgefield's Kieran Smith swam the first leg of the race for Team USA. He also swam the team's fastest leg with a time of 1:44:74. Unfortunately, the Americans finished in fourth. Great Britain took the gold, the Russian Olympic Committee grabbed the silver, and Australia won the bronze.

Catch the replays here.

U.S. men’s basketball wins against Iran

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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 25: Javale McGee of the USA drives to the basket during the preliminary rounds of the Men's Basketball match between the USA and France on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 25, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Team USA was stunned by France in the fourth quarter of their Group B opener on Sunday. France ended the game on a 16-2 run, handing the Americans their first Olympic loss since 2004 in Athens.

But it looks like Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, and Co. are getting their rhythm back after winning against Iran early Wednesday morning ET.

The USA won the game with a score of 120. Iran scored 66 points.

You can watch the replay here.

Hungary defeats the U.S. in water polo

United States' Kaleigh Gilchrist plays against Japan during a preliminary round women's water polo match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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United States' Kaleigh Gilchrist plays against Japan during a preliminary round women's water polo match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Team USA has looked like a team determined to win its third straight Olympic gold medal in women’s water polo.

The squad started off the tournament with a historic, 21-goal victory of host nation Japan on Saturday. The margin of victory was the most ever in a women’s Olympic water polo game … until Spain broke the record against South Africa just a few hours later. The Americans followed that outing up with a 17-12 win over China.

On Wednesday morning ET, Hungary beat the US with a score of 10 to 9.

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