Key moments from the Olympic Games: Day 7

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Key moments from the Olympic Games: Day 7

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.

US swimming brings in pair of silvers, men's team draws attention out of the pool

U.S. swimmers Lilly King and Annie Lazor finished second and third in the 200m breaststroke, an admirable finish for the swimmers who were bested by a world-record setting effort by South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker.

Team USA's Ryan Murphy also secured a silver medal in the 200m backstroke, but garnered more attention after he then suggested that the race was tainted by doping, according to The Associated Press.

Murphy's teammate Michael Andrew was notably without a mask after his fifth place finish, and after the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said he violated protocol, they later reversed their decision, according to USA Today.

PHOTO: Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa reacts after her world record time in the women's 200m breastroke Final as she is congratulated by Lilly King, Annie Lazor, and Kaylene Corbett in Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2021. (HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
PHOTO: Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa reacts after her world record time in the women's 200m breastroke Final as she is congratulated by Lilly King, Annie Lazor, and Kaylene Corbett in Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2021. (HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
PHOTO: The United States' Ryan Murphy gives a thumbs up to Evgeny Rylov, of Russian Olympic Committee, after Rylov won the men's 200-meter backstroke final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (David Goldman/AP Photo)
PHOTO: The United States' Ryan Murphy gives a thumbs up to Evgeny Rylov, of Russian Olympic Committee, after Rylov won the men's 200-meter backstroke final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (David Goldman/AP Photo)

COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics rise to 225, Japan extends state of emergency

There were 27 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among people at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, including two athletes staying at the Olympic Village. The total now stands at 225, according to data released by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.

The surrounding city of Tokyo reported 3,300 new cases on Friday, a 7-day average increase of 180.5%, according to data released by the Tokyo metropolitan government. Japan has extended its state of emergency to three of Tokyo's surrounding prefectures.

PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk through Shibuya area on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images)
PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk through Shibuya area on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images)
PHOTO: A picture shows empty seats in the stands as athletes compete in the men's 3000m steeplechase heats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. (Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: A picture shows empty seats in the stands as athletes compete in the men's 3000m steeplechase heats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. (Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images)

Track and field events get underway

The 2020 Olympics’ track and field events began with a fast start today; six women finished the 100m qualifying round under 11 seconds. The first medal event, the men’s 10,000m, will be held later this morning.

PHOTO: Selemon Barega of Ethiopia wins the men's 10000m final during the Athletics events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2021. (Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
PHOTO: Selemon Barega of Ethiopia wins the men's 10000m final during the Athletics events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2021. (Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
PHOTO: Athletes compete during round one of the Men's 400m hurdles heats on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (David Ramos/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Athletes compete during round one of the Men's 400m hurdles heats on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

US women’s basketball extends win streak to 51

Team USA’s women’s basketball team increased their win streak to 51 with an 86-69 win to the host country’s team. The effort was led by A’ja Wilson who scored 20 points and Breanna Stewart who ended with 15. The team has one game left in the group round.

PHOTO: United States' Brittney Griner shoots over Japan's Maki Takada during a women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)
PHOTO: United States' Brittney Griner shoots over Japan's Maki Takada during a women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)
PHOTO: Japan's Saori Miyazaki is blocked by United States' Brittney Griner during the women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 30, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)
PHOTO: Japan's Saori Miyazaki is blocked by United States' Brittney Griner during the women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 30, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)

Djokovic loses in semifinals, Golden Slam dream over

Serbia's Novak Djokovic lost to Alexander Zverev 6-1, 3-6, 1-6 in the semifinals and with the loss also went his hopes of achieving the Golden Slam. A Golden Slam is accomplished by winning all four majors and winning the Olympics all in the same year. The feat has only been achieved by Steffi Graf in 1988.

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PHOTO: Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts during a semifinal men's tennis match against Alexander Zverev, of Germany, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)
PHOTO: Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts during a semifinal men's tennis match against Alexander Zverev, of Germany, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)
PHOTO: Serbia's Novak Djokovic congratulates Germany's Alexander Zverev for winning their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's singles semifinal tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. (Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Serbia's Novak Djokovic congratulates Germany's Alexander Zverev for winning their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's singles semifinal tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. (Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty Images)

More scenes from today's action:

PHOTO: Constantin Preis of Team Germany competes during round one of the Men's 400m hurdles heats on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Constantin Preis of Team Germany competes during round one of the Men's 400m hurdles heats on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Kye Whyte of Team Great Britain competes during the Men's BMX semifinals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, July 30, 2021 in Tokyo. (Francois Nel/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Kye Whyte of Team Great Britain competes during the Men's BMX semifinals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, July 30, 2021 in Tokyo. (Francois Nel/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Amya Clarke of Team Saint Kitts and Nevis prepares to compete during round one of the Women's 100m heats on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Amya Clarke of Team Saint Kitts and Nevis prepares to compete during round one of the Women's 100m heats on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PHOTO: China's Chen Meng celebrates after defeating China's Sun Yingsha during the women's singles table tennis final match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: China's Chen Meng celebrates after defeating China's Sun Yingsha during the women's singles table tennis final match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: An overview shows Italy's Nadia Battocletti reacting after taking third place in a race of the women's 5000m heats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: An overview shows Italy's Nadia Battocletti reacting after taking third place in a race of the women's 5000m heats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP via Getty Images)

Catch up on the best moments from the previous days' events

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