Tokyo Updates: Amber English Wins Gold in Women's Skeet Shooting

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Tokyo Updates: Amber English Wins Gold in Women's Skeet Shooting originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

On Day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics, American swimmers added to their medal count. The U.S. softball team is headed to the gold medal match with an undefeated record, while the men’s rugby team opened with a win. Here’s all the action:

Amber English takes gold in women’s skeet shooting

Amber English became just the second American to win the women’s skeet shooting event, taking the gold with an Olympic record score of 56. 

English defeated Italy’s Diana Bacosi by one point. Bacosi was the reigning gold medal winner of the event from 2016. 

The native of Colorado Springs missed just two of her final 30 targets, propelling her to the gold medal win.

Japan knocks out USA in men’s team archery quarterfinals

The U.S. men’s archery team will not defend its 2016 silver medal.

The Americans fell to Japan in the quarterfinals of the men’s team event 1-5. Jacob Wukie, Jack Williams and Brady Ellison dropped the first set 52-55, tied in the second set at 53 and dropped the third set 53-55.

Japan will now move on to face South Korea in the first semifinal game while Chinese Taipei will go up against Netherlands to decide the two countries in the gold medal match.

Luka Doncic scores second-most points in a single game in Olympic basketball history

Luka Doncic finished with 48 pointsin Slovenia’s blowout win over Argentina, which put him in a tie for the second most points scored in a single game by a player in Olympic history. He shares that mark with Ed Palubinaskas of Austria. 

Doncic finished seven points away from tying the Olympic record of 55, which is held by Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt. 

The star of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks had 17 points after the first quarter and 31 points at the conclusion of the first half. His performance led the way for Slovenia’s 118-100 win.

In U.S. surfing head-to-head, Kolohe Andino beats John John Florence

Americans Kolohe Andino and John John Florence were matched up in Round 3 of men’s surfing. Andino advanced with a score of 14.83 to Florence’s 11.60. He will next face Kanoa Igarashi of Japan in the quarterfinals.

U.S. men’s volleyball falls to ROC

The U.S. men’s volleyball team lost its second game in Pool B to the Russian Olympic Committee, three sets to one. The U.S. is now 1-1 after beating France in straight sets in the opening match.

The team is back in action on Tuesday at 10:05 p.m. ET, taking on Tunisia. Stream live here.

Two 13-year-olds go 1-2 in women’s street skateboarding

Some of the youngest competitors at the Tokyo Olympics came up big in women’s street skateboarding. Momiji Nishiya of Japan won the gold with a score of 15.26, and Rayssa Leal of Brazil grabbed the silver. Both of them are only 13 years old.

Nakayama Funa, 18, came up with the bronze despite scoring no points on three of her five tricks. American Alexis Sablone, 34, was just short of the podium after being in strong medal position after the two runs and the first trick.

Regan Smith sets new Olympic record in 100m backstroke

Regan Smith made history, setting a new Olympic record with a 57.86 time in the women’s 100m backstroke semifinals.

Smith finished first in her heat ahead of fellow teammate Rhyan White. Smith looks to contend for a gold medal in the event.

U.S. men take gold in 4x100m freestyle relay

The U.S. won the 4x100m freestyle relay in a time of 3:08.97. The Americans had a .20-second lead going into the final leg, and Zach Apple pulled away from the pack to secure the gold.

Italy finished second in 3:10.11, and Australia was .11 behind to capture the bronze.

U.S. men’s rugby wins first match

The U.S. men’s rugby team defeated Kenya, 19-14, in their opening match of Pool C. Madison Hughes had a game-high seven points, and Carlin Isles added five points. The U.S. has a quick turnaround to their next game on Monday at 5:30 a.m. versus Ireland.

U.S. softball walks it off to finish preliminary round undefeated

In its last match of the preliminary round, the U.S. softball team earned a walk-off win when Kelsey Stewart hit a solo home run. Japan had nabbed the early 1-0 lead in the first inning before the Americans equalized in the sixth.

The U.S. had already advanced to the gold medal round before the game began and has now finished the preliminary round a perfect 5-0.

Ariarne Titmus beats Katie Ledecky in the 400m freestyle

Katie Ledecky had to settle for silver in her first final of the Tokyo Olympics, as Ariarne Titmus of Australia took the gold in 3:56.69. Ledecky was about six-tenths of a second behind at 3:57.36 and held the lead for most of the race until Titmus overtook her in the last 100m.

Li Bingjie won the bronze, more than two seconds behind Ledecky and Titmus.

Titmus’ coach caused a sensation with his exuberant celebration of his swimmer’s win:

Adam Peaty of Great Britain defends his gold in 100m breaststroke

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty won the 100m breaststroke for the second straight Games. The silver went to Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands, while Italy’s Nico Martinenghi took bronze.

For the second straight race, the highest American finish was fourth by Michael Andrew. The other U.S. swimmer in the race, Andrew Wilson, tied for sixth.

American Torri Huske just misses podium in 100m butterfly

Eighteen-year-old Torri Huske finished fourth in the 100m butterfly, just one-hundredth of a second out of bronze medal position.

Maggie MacNeil of Canada took the gold, followed by Zhang Yufei of China and Emma McKeon of Australia. Only 14 hundredths separated the top four swimmers.

Caroline Marks, Carissa Moore advance to surfing quarterfinals

In Round 3 of women’s surfing, both Americans advanced to the quarterfinals. Caroline Marks had the highest score of the round so far with an impressive 15.33 to beat Japan’s Mahina Maeda. Marks next faces Brisa Hennessy from Costa Rica in the quarterfinals.

Carissa Moore had a slow start, scoring less than one point on each of her first three waves, but she recovered to score 10.34 to 9.90 for Peru’s Sofia Mulanovich. Moore will face Silvana Lima of Brazil in her next head-to-head.

Gymnast MyKayla Skinner ‘heart broken’ after missing out on finals

MyKayla Skinner, who was competing as an individual in the women’s gymnastics competitions, failed to qualify for the all-around final or any of the apparatus finals, bringing an abrupt end to her gymnastics career. The 24-year-old had announced earlier this month that she would retire after the Olympics.

She shared that she was “heart broken” but “humbled and blessed” to have an Olympic experience:

Read more about Skinner’s impressive career here.

Kevin McDowell has best-ever finish for an American in the triathlon

Kevin McDowell finished sixth in the men’s triathlon, marking the best finish by an American since the event was added to the Olympics in 2000. He finished 50 seconds behind Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway, who had a time of 1:45:04. Alex Yee of Great Britain and Hayden Wilde of New Zealand claimed the silver and bronze, respectively.

Two-time defending world champion Vincent Luis once again finished off the podium in his third Olympics.

Katie Ledecky has her first final

Katie Ledecky is widely expected to pick up medals – if not golds – in all the women’s distance events, from the 200m to the 1500m. Her first opportunity comes in the 400m final taking place Sunday night at 10:20 p.m.

Ledecky was the fastest qualifier in the heats at 4:00.45, almost a second ahead of China’s Li Bingjie. Her biggest competition in the final will likely be Ariarne Titmus of Australia, who had the third-fastest qualifying time and will also go up against Ledecky in the 200m.

Medalists can pose without masks

The International Olympic Committee has encouraged athletes to wear masks at all times when they’re not competing, including on the medal stand. But on Sunday, the IOC relented, stating that athletes can remove their masks for 30 seconds after the anthem of the gold medalist is played, so that photographers can get shots of the medalists without masks.

Check back for more updates as the events get underway

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