Tokyo Updates: Jade Carey Wins Gold in Floor; USWNT Falls to Canada in Semifinals

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Tokyo Updates: Jade Carey Wins Gold in Floor; USWNT Falls to Canada in Semifinals originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

On Day 10 of the Tokyo Olympics, Jade Carey claimed gold in the women’s floor final, the U.S. women’s soccer team’s gold medal hopes ended against Canada and Simone Biles announced that she will compete in the balance beam event. Scroll down for the latest news from Tokyo:

Jade Carey wins gold in women’s floor

USA Gymnastics’ Jade Carey took home her first career Olympic medal with a gold in Monday’s women’s floor final.

The 21-year-old posted a 14.366 score. Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari earned silver with a 14.200 score, while Japan’s Mai Murakami and Russian Olympic Committee’s Angelina Melnikova earned bronze medals with matching 14.166 scores.

The result was far and away Carey’s best at the Olympics. She finished in eighth place in each of her previous two finals, the individual all-around and vault.

Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade came in fifth a day after becoming her country’s first ever female Olympic gold medalist gymnastic with a win in Monday’s vault final.

USWNT Out of Gold Medal Contention After Semifinal Loss to Canada

The U.S. women’s soccer team has missed out on gold for the second straight Olympics.

Canada eliminated the USWNT with a 1-0 win in Monday’s semifinal. Canada’s Jessica Fleming capitalized on a penalty kick opportunity in the 74th minute to give Canada a 1-0 lead over the U.S. women’s soccer team.

After a video review, it was determined Fleming was fouled in the box and was given the chance to score the lone goal of the game. Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch, who replaced an injured Alyssa Naeher, read it the right way, but the shot was too far away from her outstretched arms to save.

The USWNT will have a chance to reach the podium in Thursday’s bronze medal match against the loser of the other women’s semifinal between Australia and Sweden.

Simone Biles to Compete in Balance Beam

After withdrawing from the first three individual apparatus finals, Simone Biles has announced she will compete in the final event in women’s Olympic gymnastics: balance beam.

The six-time Olympic medalist has not competed since removing herself from the team final on July 27 to focus on her mental and physical health.

Since then, Biles has been training with the hope of returning to competition. In a series of Instagram Stories Friday, Biles explained she has previously experienced “the twisties,” which usually take about two weeks for her to get over.

Mattie Rogers Does Not Medal in Women’s 87kg Weightlifting

American Mattie Rogers finished in sixth in the women’s 87kg weightlifting event. 

Rogers lifted 108kg in the snatch and 138kg in the clean and jerk to give her a total weight lifted of 246kg. 

China’s Wang Zhouyu won gold, Ecuador’s Tamara Salazar took silver and the Dominican Republic’s Crismery Santana won bronze in the event.

Andrew Capobianco Makes Cut for Men’s 3m Springboard Diving

It was close, but Andrew Capobianco qualified for the men’s 3m springboard diving semifinals after the prelims. 

Capobianco, who already has a silver medal at these Games, scored a 385.50, good for 17th in the prelims. He makes the cut, as 18 divers move on to the semifinals, which take place later tonight at 9 p.m. ET.   

He started off strong, with his forward 2½ somersaults 2 twists dive scoring seventh-best to kick off the prelims, but struggled in the last four dives before holding onto his qualified spot.

Keni Harrison wins silver in women’s 100m hurdles

Keni Harrison ran the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.52 seconds to win the silver medal behind Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico. Megan Tapper of Jamaica won the bronze.

Camacho-Quinn’s medal was the first for Puerto Rico in Tokyo and its second gold in history after Monica Puig’s in women’s tennis in 2016. Puerto Rico’s only other track and field medal was also in a hurdle event, as Javier Culson won bronze in the men’s 400m hurdles in London in 2012.

USWNT Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher Leaves Semifinals Match With Injury

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher of the U.S. women’s soccer team was forced to leave the semifinals match against Canada early with an injury. 

The injury occurred after one of Canada’s corner kick attempts. It appeared that Naeher landed awkwardly on her right leg going up to deflect the ball. She tried to stay in the game, but was taken out shortly after play resumed.

The game is still scoreless, as Adrianna Franch takes over the net for the U.S.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Plays Canada for Trip to Gold Medal Match

A chance to play for gold is on the line in the semifinal match for the United States women’s soccer against Canada. 

After a thrilling quarterfinal win over Netherlands, the U.S. is in a rematch of the 2012 Olympics semifinals. The match can be streamed here.

The winner will face the winner of the Sweden-Australia match. The U.S. did not beat either of these teams in group play, as it tied Australia 0-0 and lost to Sweden 3-0.

US Women’s Basketball Beats France, Finishes Group Play Undefeated

The U.S. women’s basketball team continued Olympic dominance in Tokyo, extending its winning streak to 52 games, which dates back to the 1992 Barcelona Games.

The U.S. got off to a slow start in the first quarter and was down 22-19 at the end of the first. However, Team USA was able to go on a run and come back to take a 50-44 lead into halftime.

France led an inspired comeback in the third quarter, making it a one-point game with almost eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. But the U.S. was able to withstand France’s run thanks to five points from Chelsea Gray to ultimately walk away with another win on Monday by a final of 92-83.

A’ja Wilson, who entered the game averaging a double-double, scored 22 points and added three assists. Wilson has been the team’s top performer and averaged 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds through the first two games.

Breanna Stewart was the second-leading scorer with 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Stewart is also averaging a double-double.

Ross and Klineman advance in beach volleyball

April Ross and Alix Klineman took on a Cuban pair, Lidianny Echevarria Benitez and Leila Consuelo Martinez Ortega, in the Round of 16 and advanced in straight sets, 21-17, 21-15.

They will now face Laura Ludwig and Margareta Kozuch of Germany on Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET.

U.S. women’s volleyball closes out pool play with win

The U.S. women’s volleyball team came from behind to defeat Italy in five sets, 21-25, 25-16, 25-27, 25-16, 15-12.

Star player Jordan Thompson did not play after spraining her ankle in the Americans’ last game, a loss to the Russian Olympic Committee. In her absence, Andrea Drews scored a team-high 22 points.

The U.S. advances to the quarterfinals and will play sometime on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning U.S. time.

The U.S. has picked up at least one beach volleyball medal at every Olympics since the sport’s debut at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne go for a spot in the quarterfinals at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday. Two more U.S. teams – Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena; Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil – were eliminated in their Round of 16 matches.

U.S. men’s water polo ends pool play with a loss

The U.S. men’s water polo team, which had already clinched a spot in the quarterfinals, closed out the preliminaries with a loss to Greece, 14-5. With the win, Greece is the No. 1 seed in the quarterfinals.

The U.S. will play Spain or Croatia next, depending on which of those two teams wins their head-to-head match at 2:30 a.m. ET.

JuVaughn Harrison is fifth in long jump

In track and field’s first medal event of Day 10, American JuVaughn Harrison placed fifth in the long jump. His best jump was 8.15m to 8.41 for gold medalist Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece. Two Cubans, Juan Miguel Echevarria and Maykel Masso, won silver and bronze, respectively.

Harrison finished in seventh place in the high jump on Day 9 of the Olympics.

Beach volleyball veteran Dalhausser announces retirement

Four-time Olympian Phil Dalhausser announced his retirement, one day after he and his partner, Nick Lucena, were ousted in the Round of 16 in men’s beach volleyball. The 41-year-old said he wanted to spend more time with his wife and two children, who are 7 and 8 years old.

Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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