Key moments from Day 13 of the Olympic Games

Here’s what you missed from Day 13 of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

U.S. Track and field: Crouser and Nageotte win gold, men’s relay team out

U.S. pole vaulter Katie Nageotte took home the gold medal in Thursday’s track and field events while shot putter Ryan Crouser won one of his own in his second consecutive Olympic win. The podium was a familiar sight for Crouser: For the first time in Olympic history the same three athletes finished in the same three spots for two Olympic Games in a row. Team USA’s Joe Kovacs took silver in the same event.

The U.S. men’s 4x100m relay team had another bad baton exchange and failed to qualify after finishing sixth in their heat. What used to be an event Team USA could count on has been plagued by bad exchanges in recent Olympics.

U.S. women’s soccer takes home the bronze

It may not be the color they were after, but the U.S. women’s soccer team will leave Tokyo with a medal. Team USA defeated Australia 4-3 with two goals each by Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd.

U.S. men’s basketball advances to gold medal game

The U.S. men’s basketball team defeated Australia 97-78 and will advance to the gold medal game. The effort was led by Kevin Durant who scored 23 points and Devin Booker who finished with 20. Team USA will play France in the gold medal match and if they win, it will be the team’s fourth straight gold medal.

COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics rise to 358, Tokyo reaches record high

There were 31 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, including a Greek artistic swimmer who was staying at the Olympic Village at the time of the positive test. The total now stands at 358, according to data released by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.

The surrounding city of Tokyo reported 5,042 new cases on Thursday, a new record high. The seven-day average increased by 164.0%, according to data from the Tokyo metropolitan government.

U.S. baseball to play Japan in gold medal game

The U.S. baseball team defeated South Korea 7-2 to advance to the gold medal game on Saturday against Japan.

Karate makes its Olympic debut

After years of lobbying, Karate has made its way into the Olympics and debuted in Tokyo on Thursday. The Tokyo Games will hold competitions in both kumite, competitive sparring and in kata, which is a demonstration of form.

First medals awarded in sport climbing, USA takes silver

Spain’s Alberto Gines Lopez took home the first gold medal awarded to sport climbing in the Olympics, winning the men’s combined competition. Team USA’s Nathaniel Coleman finished with the silver. This is the first year that the sport was featured and includes three disciplines, speed, bouldering and lead.

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Amelia J. Bell

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