In an event defined by who wasn’t competing, Suni Lee stepped up and delivered a gold medal win in the women's all-around individual final, while U.S. men's swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Robert Finke had record-setting performances in the pool. Plus, the U.S. women's rugby sevens team advanced to the quarter-final round, as Team USA continued to add to their total medal count lead.
LIZ LOZA: Good morning, America, and welcome back to the On Gold. While you were sleeping, Team USA has been owning the podium in Tokyo. Here's what you might have missed. In an event that's been defined by who wasn't competing, Americans Suni Lee and Jade Carey took on the field with grace and precision in the women's gymnastics individual all-around. Kerry, who was promoted to the finals and replaced Simone Biles, finished eighth overall. While Lee, who came in just behind Biles at the Olympic trials, emerged from the vet's shadow and absolutely crushed, displaying remarkable concentration in the floor routine. Her clutch performance fended off Brazil's Rebecca Andrade, allowing the 18-year-old from Minnesota to take home the gold.
Now, let's hop into the pool where the American swimmers picked up a pair of gold medals with some amazing firsts. Talib Dressel won the gold in the 100 meter men's freestyle event in spectacular fashion. Not only was this his first individual gold medal, but he set an Olympic record while ousting Australia's Kyle Chalmers by 600ths of a second. Dressel's teammate Robert Fink wowed as well while storming back in the final leg of the 800 meters men's freestyle to become the event's first ever gold medalist. The women of Team USA also added to the medal count by picking up the silver in the 4 by 200 meter freestyle relay, and in the 200 meter butterfly final where Reagan Smith and Haley Flickinger won a silver and bronze respectively.
Let's go from the pool to the pitch, where Team USA women's rugby beat China 28 to 14 in last night's opener, followed by a 17 to 7 win over Japan this morning. In that match, 21-year-old Ariana Ramsey scored her first ever Olympic try to put Japan away. The American Women's 2 and 0 start advances them to the rugby sevens quarterfinal round which begins tomorrow afternoon. On the piste, US Women's fencing failed to Italy 45 to 23 in the tin foil bronze medal match. But despite the loss, Team USA is still racking it in the medal count standings. As you can see, Japan and China are now tied for the most gold medals, with the US trailing just behind them. However, the Americans still maintain a sizable lead in the total medal count. Remember, medal counts are ever changing so be sure to follow Yahoo Sports on Twitter from moment to moment updates. That's it for now, but check back in tomorrow for everything you might have missed from the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.