4 to Watch: Allyson Felix Wins 10th Medal, Makes History

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4 to Watch: Allyson Felix Wins 10th Medal, Makes History originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

It’s a big day for Team USA women.

Women teams in basketball and volleyball secured their chance to compete for gold. And dynamic duo April Ross and Alix Klineman won gold in beach volleyball.

It’s the third Olympic medal for Ross and first for Klineman — plus they got a shoutout from Mr. T.

In track and field, Allyson Felix won her 10th medal and secured her spot as the most-decorated female athlete in the history of track and field.

For a complete rundown of the day’s events in Tokyo, visit the streaming schedule page for NBCOlympics.com. Watch every event live there or on the NBC Sports App, and catch the highlights in primetime on NBC.

Here’s what to watch at the Tokyo Olympics.

Allyson Felix Becomes Most Decorated Track and Field Athlete

Allyson Felix earned the title of most decorated female Olympian in track and field history Friday morning, winning her 10th Olympic medal in the Women’s 400m final.

Felix crossed the finish line in 49.46 seconds. Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won gold (48.36 seconds), while Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic won the silver medal (49.20 seconds).

The 35-year-old mother passed Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey, who won nine Olympic medals (six golds and three silvers) and tied Carl Lewis for most track and field medals by an American.

Felix’s bronze highlighted a three-medal day for the Americans on the track. Paul Chelimo started the day with a bronze medal in the men’s 5000m, finishing behind Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed. The Americans added a silver in the 4x100m relay, when the team of Javianne Oliver, Teahna Daniels, Jenna Prandini and Gabrielle Thomas finished second to Jamaica.

US Women’s Basketball Beats Serbia, Will Play for Gold

The U.S. women’s basketball team is one win away from a seventh straight gold medal.

After a 79-59 win over Serbia in the semifinals, Team USA advances to face the winner of Japan and China in the final on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET. The team will look to tie the U.S. men’s basketball team’s record for most consecutive gold medals in a team sport.

The U.S., which won its 54th straight game, held Serbia to 30 percent shooting in a strong defensive performance. Brittney Griner finished with 15 points and nine rebounds and Chelsea Gray added 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting to lead the United States.

April Ross, Alix Klineman win beach volleyball gold

April Ross, left, of the United States, and teammate Alix Klineman, display their gold medals after winning a women’s beach volleyball Gold Medal match against Australia at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

The United States’ top women’s beach volleyball pair took down Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy in straight sets in Thursday night’s gold medal match. Ross and Klineman took the first set, 21-15, before sealing gold in the second set, 21-16. The victory completes a perfect 7-0 run to the top of the podium for Ross and Klineman, as they became the second American pair to ever go undefeated at the Olympics. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings accomplished the feat three times (2004, 2008, 2016).

Ross and Klineman rolled through the preliminary round, dropping just one set total across three matches. That dominance carried over to the knockout rounds, where they won all four of their matches in straight sets.

Ross, who won silver in 2012 and bronze in 2016, completed her Olympic collection with the elusive gold. In doing so, the 39-year-old topped former teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings’ record as the oldest woman to ever medal in Olympic beach volleyball. Klineman, 31, was making her Olympic debut.

Team USA Volleyball US Women’s Volleyball Beats Serbia to Advance to Gold Medal Match

The United States women’s indoor volleyball team will play in the gold medal match after a semifinal win over Serbia early Friday morning.

Team USA beat Serbia in straight sets, winning the first frame 25-19, the second 25-15 and the third 25-23.

The U.S. will face the winner of Brazil-Korea’s semifinal game in the gold medal match on Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET.