Key moments from the Olympic Games: Day 6

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Each day, ABC News will give you a roundup of key Olympic moments from the day’s events in Tokyo, happening 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. After a 12-month delay, the unprecedented 2020 Summer Olympics is taking place without fans or spectators and under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. gymnastics team competes without Biles

The U.S. gymnastics team is competing in the individual all-around finals without Simone Biles after she withdrew from competition so that she can can "focus on her mental health," USA Gymnastics said in a statement Wednesday. Jade Carey, who had the ninth-highest score in qualifying, will compete in Biles' place in the all-around, according to USA Gymnastics.

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PHOTO: Simone Biles of Team United States cheers as Jordan Chiles competes in floor routine during the Women's Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Simone Biles of Team United States cheers as Jordan Chiles competes in floor routine during the Women's Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Caeleb Dressel wins gold in 100m freestyle, sets Olympic record

U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel won his first individual gold medal after a record-setting time of 47.02 seconds in the 100m freestyle. Fellow swimmer Robert Finke took home the gold in the 800m freestyle event, increasing Team USA's gold medal count to 13.

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PHOTO: Caeleb Dressel of Team United States reacts after winning the gold medal in the Men's 100m Freestyle Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Caeleb Dressel of Team United States reacts after winning the gold medal in the Men's 100m Freestyle Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Robert Finke competes in the final of the men's 800m freestyle swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Robert Finke competes in the final of the men's 800m freestyle swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)

COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics rise to 198, Tokyo sees record number of cases

There were 24 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among people at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, including U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks and two other athletes staying in the Olympic village. The total now stands at 198, according to data released by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.

The surrounding city of Tokyo reported a record high of 3,865 new cases on Wednesday, a seven-day average increase of 161.9%, according to data released by the Tokyo metropolitan government.

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PHOTO: In this June 21, 2021, file photo, Sam Kendricks competes during the finals of the men's pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)
PHOTO: In this June 21, 2021, file photo, Sam Kendricks competes during the finals of the men's pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)
PHOTO: People wearing protective masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are seen inside the athletes' village for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2021. (Kim Kyung-hoon/Reuters)
PHOTO: People wearing protective masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are seen inside the athletes' village for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2021. (Kim Kyung-hoon/Reuters)

Heat continues to be a factor, tennis matches moved to later afternoon

The heat index hit 99 degrees on Wednesday, causing athletes, including the world's second-ranked tennis player, Daniil Medvedev, to seek medical attention. The matches were moved from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time to avoid the hottest part of the day, the International Tennis Federation announced in a statement.

PHOTO: The olympic rings are seen in the semifinal match between Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marin Cilic of Croatia against Marcus Daniell of New Zealand and Michael Venus of New Zealand on July 29, 2021. (Edgard Garrido/Reuters)
PHOTO: The olympic rings are seen in the semifinal match between Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marin Cilic of Croatia against Marcus Daniell of New Zealand and Michael Venus of New Zealand on July 29, 2021. (Edgard Garrido/Reuters)
PHOTO: Daniil Medvedev of ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) gets medical treatment during men's singles third round against Fabio Fognini of Italy at Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. (Hiroto Sekiguchi/AP Photo)
PHOTO: Daniil Medvedev of ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) gets medical treatment during men's singles third round against Fabio Fognini of Italy at Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. (Hiroto Sekiguchi/AP Photo)

20 athletes banned from Olympics before tomorrow's track and field opening

Athletes from Belarus, Bahrain, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco and Nigeria were barred from competing after they did not meet the anti-doping requirements by the Athletics Integrity Unit, according to The Associated Press. The athletes were part of the track and field competitions, which begin Friday.

PHOTO: Pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden gets the feel of the track ahead of competition in athletics at the National Stadium  ahead of competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden gets the feel of the track ahead of competition in athletics at the National Stadium ahead of competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

More scenes from today's action:

PHOTO: Cyclists go over a jump at the Women's BMX quarterfinal on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Cyclists go over a jump at the Women's BMX quarterfinal on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Luka Doncic of Slovenia is seen in action as Gavin Edwards of Japan holds his shoulder after sustaining an injury on July 29, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)
PHOTO: Luka Doncic of Slovenia is seen in action as Gavin Edwards of Japan holds his shoulder after sustaining an injury on July 29, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)
PHOTO: Competitors take part in the women's windsurfer race during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games sailing competition at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on July 29, 2021. (Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Competitors take part in the women's windsurfer race during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games sailing competition at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on July 29, 2021. (Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Flora Pasztor, of Hungary, cries after her team lost against Canada Foil team in the women's individual Foil classifications 5-8 competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)
PHOTO: Flora Pasztor, of Hungary, cries after her team lost against Canada Foil team in the women's individual Foil classifications 5-8 competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)

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