Tokyo Olympics while you were sleeping: USWNT stunned by Canada; Simone Biles will compete again

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Entering Monday's semifinal game against Canada at the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. women's national soccer team had beaten their neighbors to the north 51 times in 61 matches.

Unfortunately, the Americans could not make it 52 in 62.

Canada defeated the USWNT 1-0, sending the Americans into the bronze medal game where they will face the loser of the match between Australia and Sweden.

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, the hero of the USWNT's quarterfinal win, was forced from the game in the first half with a knee injury. Canada's lone goal came on a second-half penalty kick, but it was enough to earn their first victory over the Americans since 2001.

The Americans lost to the Swedes 3-0 in their first game in Tokyo, and played Australia to a 0-0 draw.

Carli Lloyd reacts after the U.S. women's national team's loss to Canada.
Carli Lloyd reacts after the U.S. women's national team's loss to Canada.

Here are some of the other notable moments you missed Monday in Tokyo while you were sleeping:

Simone Biles to compete again

Women's gymnastics star Simone Biles will return to competition Tuesday to take part in the balance beam final, USA Gymnastics announced.

Biles had pulled out of the all-around competition as well as the event finals for the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise after she withdrew from the team competition last week.

Without Biles in the fields, Team USA still got medal performances from MyKayla Skinner – who got silver in vault as Biles' replacement – and Suni Lee (bronze in uneven bars).

She has been battling the "twisties," a dangerous condition given the high-flying acrobatics involved in top-level gymnastics.

In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Biles took the bronze in the balance beam as part of her five-medal performance (her other four medals from those Games were all gold).

Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam final.
Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam final.

Golden moment for Jade Carey

With Biles not competing, Team USA only had one entrant in Monday's floor exercise final. She won the gold medal.

Jade Carey became the third consecutive U.S. gold medalist in floor exercise, following Aly Raisman in 2012 and Simone Biles in 2016, as she posted a 14.366. The second competitor on the night, her score held up as the winner.

Jade Carey during her gold medal-winning floor routine.
Jade Carey during her gold medal-winning floor routine.

Keni Harrison can do it

Ahead of the Rio Olympics, Keni Harrison experienced heartbreak. Expected to be a favorite in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Rio Games, she failed to qualify at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

After five long years, she took the silver medal Monday in the 100 hurdles in Tokyo.

"I think missing out in Rio, it's always in the back of my head when I'm training," Harrison said. "That's what continues to make me work hard – just remembering that moment of getting sixth at the U.S. trials.

"So just picking myself back up and just going after it, just building my confidence back up – to get a silver medal to bring home to my country, I couldn't be happier."

Team USA put to the test again

The U.S. women's basketball team won its 52nd consecutive Olympic game Monday. But once again, it was far from easy.

France challenged Team USA every step of the way – even holding a lead in the fourth quarter – before the Americans put the game away.

Simply put: The United States has not been dominant these Games. You should get used to that, Dan Wolken writes.

Other must-read stories from Monday:

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2021 Olympics: USWNT loses; Simone Biles to return; Jade Carey wins

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