Before American gymnast Jade Carey took the floor for her unexpected performance in the women's Olympic all-around final on Thursday, she talked to her teammate, Simone Biles, whose exit from the competition meant Carey got the chance to fill her spot. She told me, 'Good luck,' and go out there, do the best I can and have fun,” Carey said. Carey finished in eighth place, a result she said she was proud of given that just the day before she didn't even know she would be competing.
A pair of Cal swimmers Thursday aim to continue stacking up medals for Team USA in the pool, competing in the 200m backstroke final; the U.S. womens soccer team is into the quarterfinals; and the track and field competition gets underway. Heres what to watch for in the next 24 hours:
Team USA racked up medals in the pool, but the rest of the big news early Thursday at the Olympics came outside of competition.