Sydney McLaughlin sets World Record, Americans pack men’s 200M podium, and women’s basketball marches on | What You Missed

It was yet another jam packed day in Japan for Team USA with plenty to cover. Sydney McLaughlin and Delilah Muhammad finished 1-2 in the 400M hurdles, Kenny Bednarik and Noah Lyles grabbed silver and bronze in the 200M, Courtney Frerichs earned her first Olympic medal, and Team USA’s women’s basketball team continued its dominant run toward the Gold Medal game.

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- Welcome back to "Beyond Gold," where we catch you up on all of the Tokyo 2020 highlights that you may have missed because, well, you were probably asleep. Let's get things started on the hardwood where the US women's basketball team had their gold medal blinders on. They took care of business against Australia 79 55 in the quarterfinals for their 53rd straight Olympic win. After losing to the Aussies last month, in an exhibition game, Team USA made a statement. Breanna Stewart poured 20 of her 23 points in, in the first half to propel her team to a 21 point halftime lead that they never gave up. They'll face off against Serbia in the semi-finals on Friday.

Over to Yokohama Stadium, where Team USA Baseball beat the Dominican Republic 3 to 1 to keep their gold medal hopes alive. Red Sox prospect, Triston Casas, got things going with a two-run homer in the first. His teammate, Tyler Austin, then followed suit, going yard with a solo shot in the 5th while pitcher Scott Kazmir delivered a two-hit scoreless performance over 5 to help the US get the W. Next up, they'll play the loser of today's game between Japan and South Korea on Thursday, for a chance at a bath in the gold medal game.

Onto the volleyball court where the women of Team USA met the Dominican Republic in the quarterfinals. And the result was never in doubt, as the Americans were led by Andrea Drews, who finished a three-set victory with 21 points. Team USA now advances to the semi-finals on Friday.

In the boxing ring, American Richard Torres Jr. advanced to the gold medal match, with a TKO, in the third round of his semi-final. Torres is the first American super heavyweight to advance to the gold medal match, since Riddick Bowe, in 1988. He will face Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov for the gold on Saturday.

And finally, we head to Tokyo's Olympic stadium for a jam-packed day of track and field. We start on the track where Sydney McLaughlin and Delilah Muhammad met in the women's 400-meter hurdles and put on an absolute show. Both broke the previous world record and finished 1, 2, with McLaughlin grabbing gold and Muhammad bringing home silver.

Team USA packed three athletes into the men's 200-meter final, and none of them disappointed. Kenny Bednarek earned silver, Noah Lyles grabbed bronze, and 17-year-old Erin Knighton came in just behind the podium, in 4th. Canada's Andre De Grasse posted a personal best 19.62 to bring home gold for our neighbors up North.

In the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, Courtney Frerichs led almost the entire race and held on to take silver for her first Olympic medal.

And in the women's 400 meters two of Team USA's most impressive moms are heading to the final, as Allyson Felix and Quanera Hayes both advanced in their semi-finals on Wednesday.

Checking in on the medal count, China still leads the field in the Gold medal standings. With Team USA chasing their tail. And as has been the case all games, Team USA is holding on to the total medal count lead, with China, ROC, Great Britain, and Japan following behind. Make sure to follow Yahoo Sports on Twitter for up-to-the-minute medal updates. That's all from Tokyo, for today. Be sure to check in again tomorrow morning for more Team USA action from across the land of the rising sun.