On the tenth day of the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, Team USA won five more medals. Track and field, gymnastics, weightlifting, and wrestling athletes made it to the podium to help the United States maintain its medal lead.
The US entered the day with eight more medals than second-placed China. Team USA added two gold medals, two silver medals, and a bronze medal to its tally, bringing its Games total to 64 medals. China won 11 medals on Monday, bringing its total to 62 at the Games.
Russian Olympic Committee athletes won six medals on Monday, bringing their total to 50 for the Games.
Kendra Harrison won Team USA’s first medal of the day with a second-place finish in the women’s 100-meter hurdles track final. Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won gold with a time of 12.37 seconds. Jamaica’s Megan Tapper claimed the bronze medal.
Harrison ran a time of 12.52 seconds for her silver medal.
Gymnast Jade Carey earned Team USA’s first gold medal of Day 10 with a victory in the floor exercise individual final.
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Italian Vanessa Ferrari won silver. Japan’s Mai Murakami and Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Olympic Committee posted the same score and each claimed bronze medals.
Valarie Allman then won Team USA’s first gold medal in track and field at the Summer Games. Allman took first place in the women’s discus with an initial throw of 68.98 meters. Kristen Pudenz of Germany claimed silver. Cuba’s Yaime Perez won bronze.
Allman’s toss was more than 2 meters farther than the field. She is the first American woman to win gold in the discus since Stephanie Brown-Trafton at the 2008 Summer Games.
In weightlifting, Sarah Robles also made history as the first American woman to win two Olympic medals in the sport.
Robles earned a bronze medal in the women’s +87-kg final. China’s Wenwen Li won gold. Emily Campbell of Great Britain won silver.
Robles tied the U.S. record of 282 pounds on her final snatch attempt. Her second clean and jerk attempt was 339 pounds. Wewen set an Olympic record with a 308-pound lift on her final snatch attempt. Her final clean and jerk attempt of 396 pounds also set an Olympic record.
In wrestling, Adeline Gray advanced to the women’s freestyle 76kg final, where she lost to Germany’s Aline Rotter Focken. Gray claimed a silver medal.
“I’m still coming home with a silver medal from the Olympics,” Gray told NBC. “I’m just so thrilled. I qualified for the world championships, so big things still happened.”
Fellow Team USA wrestler Tamyra Stock Mensah won her semifinal Monday to advance to the women’s freestyle 68kg gold medal match.
In non-medal events, Canada upset the United States Women’s National Team 1-0 in the semifinals of the 2020 Summer Games soccer tournament. Canada right wing Jessie Fleming scored the game’s lone goal on a penalty kick in the 75th minute.
The Americans face Australia in the bronze medal match Thursday in Kashima, Japan. Canada battles Sweden in the gold medal match Friday in Tokyo.
In beach volleyball, Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman beat Cuba’s Lidianny Echevarria Benitez and Leila Consuelo Martinez Ortega to advance to the women’s quarterfinals.
In baseball, Japan knocked off Team USA 7-6 in the quarterfinals to advance to a semifinal matchup against South Korea. Team USA first baseman Triston Casas went went 2 for 4 with three RBIs in the loss.
The Americans must beat the winner of the Israel-Dominican Republic game to remain in medal contention.
In women’s basketball, Team USA beat France 93-82 to advance to the quarterfinals. WNBA star A’ja Wilson scored a game-high 22 points for Team USA. Breanna Stewart and Tina Charles chipped in 17 and 15 points, respectively.
On Wednesday, Team USA will face Australia to determine who advances to the semifinals. The winner will face either China or Serbia for a chance to compete for the gold medal.
In women’s volleyball, Team USA advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over Italy in the preliminary round. Team USA was led by Andrea Drews, who scored 22 points. Michelle Bartsch-Hackley led the way with 17 points and 12 digs.
The Americans won Group B with a 4-1 record. In the quarterfinals on Wednesday in Tokyo, they will face the Dominican Republic.
The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan wins the women’s 5,000-meter final with a time of 14:36.79 on August 2. Photo by Tasos Katopodis