By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports activities Author
TOKYO (AP) — The search for gold medals is on observe for the U.S. girls’s basketball and volleyball groups after ending on the prime of their teams in pool play.
The U.S. girls’s soccer staff cannot say the identical.
Jessie Fleming scored on a penalty kick within the 74th minute and Canada earned a 1-0 semifinal victory over america within the Olympic girls’s soccer competitors on Monday.
Canada goes on to face the winner of the late semifinal in Yokohama between Sweden and Australia. The gold medal match is about for Friday on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
It’s the second straight Olympics that america has been knocked out of competition for the gold medal match.
The Individuals have been bounced from the 2016 Video games by Sweden within the quarterfinals. The U.S. staff goes on to play within the bronze medal match in Kashima on Thursday.
Canada had not gained in opposition to america since 2001.
In basketball, A’ja Wilson scored 22 factors and Breanna Stewart added 17 to assist the U.S. beat France 93-82 of their last pool play match.
The win was the 52nd in a row for the U.S. going again to the bronze medal sport of the 1992 Olympics. The U.S. went undefeated in group play and superior to the quarterfinals. The Individuals (3-0) haven’t misplaced a sport in group play since girls’s basketball was added to the Olympics in 1976.
“It wasn’t a should win, however we at all times need to win,” Stewart stated. “To have that momentum going into the quarterfinals, that is the place we begin to peak.”
Whereas the U.S. girls’s basketball staff has dominated on the Olympics, the ladies’s volleyball staff is looking for its first gold medal ever.
The Individuals are off to a superb begin after beating Italy in 5 units Monday to win their pool regardless of dropping a second starter to a rolled ankle. Jordyn Poulter joined Jordan Thompson on the sidelines, however the U.S. nonetheless improved to 4-1.
“They actually stayed collectively,” coach Karch Kiraly stated. “I look again and our substitute field is getting very lonely again there. There’s solely three or 4 gamers there. So it’s attending to be a little bit of an journey. However our staff performed with nice coronary heart and performed collectively.”
Simone Biles is returning to competitors in Tokyo.
The 2016 Olympic champion will compete within the stability beam finals on Tuesday, somewhat over every week after stepping away from the meet to deal with her psychological well being.
The 24-year-old Biles gained bronze on beam in Rio de Janeiro 5 years in the past.
She eliminated herself from the staff last on July 27 after a shaky efficiency on vault in the course of the first rotation. She watched from the sidelines as her three American teammates accomplished the meet with out her; the U.S. took silver behind the staff often called the Russian Olympic Committee.
Biles later stated she was coping with points surrounding air consciousness, known as “the twisties” in her sport. Biles certified for all 5 particular person occasion finals however took herself out of 4 of them.
Elsewhere in gymnastics, American gymnast Jade Carey gained the gold medal on flooring train, Shin Jeahwan of South Korea gained the boys’s vault, and Liu Yang of China gained the boys’s nonetheless rings.
World champion Sifan Hassan made an unimaginable restoration from a fall on the last bell to win her 1,500-meter warmth.
Hassan picked herself up after getting in a tangle with Kenyan runner Edinah Jebitok at the beginning of the final lap. She sped across the outdoors of the pack on the again straight and ended up crossing the road first in 4 minutes, 5.17 seconds to qualify for the semifinals.
It stored alive the Dutch runner’s bid for a uncommon distance-running treble on the Tokyo Video games.
Hassan has certified to run within the 5,000-meter last later Monday on the Olympic Stadium, when the power she expended on that last-lap scramble within the 1,500 heats would possibly meet up with her.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico has gained gold within the girls’s 100-meter hurdles, powering forward of American Keni Harrison.
That stored america out of the win column on the Olympic observe meet for one more session.
Camacho-Quinn completed in 12.37 seconds for a .15 second win over the world-record holder, Harrison. Jamaica’s Megan Tapper completed third.
“This was what I needed for this 12 months. I needed to be a gold medalist,” Camacho-Quinn stated.
Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory that competes beneath its personal flag on the Olympics, has yet another observe gold medal than the deepest staff on the Video games, because the meet approaches its midway level.
Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece has edged Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria for the boys’s lengthy bounce gold medal with a profitable bounce on the final try.
April Ross and Alix Klineman have superior to the quarterfinals of the Olympic seashore volleyball match.
The American “A-Crew” beat Cuba 21-17, 21-15. The win got here a day after two different U.S. groups have been ousted within the first knockout spherical.
Subsequent up for the Individuals is one defending gold medalist Laura Ludwig of Germany and her companion Maggie Kozuch.
“Now we have plenty of respect for them and, clearly, Laura’s success,” stated Klineman, who additionally performed in opposition to Kozuch on the Italian indoor volleyball tour. “We all know they’re going to come back out motivated. As are we.”
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