Most eyes will be on Simone Biles and the women of USA Gymnastics on Sunday, with qualifications for the team and individual competitions starting at 2:10 am, up to five gold medals possible for them. She is the big favorite to win the all-round event.
Skateboarding will be added to the Olympic program for the first time as Nyjah Huston leads a team of three Americans in the men’s street event from Ariake Park. Both the qualification and the final take place on the same day and this is the first gold medal in the sport. For so many who grew up with sport as a counterculture place of rebellion, the circle will come full on Sunday.
Team USA’s men’s basketball is one of the biggest question marks on the road to Tokyo and they will face one of their toughest tests of the games against France in the open pool game. The US is a 12-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook and is -850 on the money line.
And if you are looking for an out-of-the-way event: the Asaka shooting range will host the prelims and the final of the 10-meter air pistols for women, with the Americans Sandra Uptagrafft and Alexis Lagan among the 55 participants. Each shooter will shoot 60 times in the preliminary rounds, with the top eight going to the finals.