Simone Biles’ Olympic run not over, sport climbing debuts and more to be seen on Day 11 of the Tokyo Olympics – NBC New York
On Day 11 of the Tokyo Olympics, there is no shortage of must-see action. The GOAT des gymnastics, Simone Biles, returns on the final day of the women’s competition along with gold singles all-around winner Suni Lee, while the highly anticipated Olympic debut of sport climbing in Tokyo is on the calendar.
Allyson Felix, well on his way to becoming the all-time decorated track Olympic participant in the day’s activities, while New York’s Rai Benjamin seeks a medal after an injury in the 400m hurdles following an injury from Rio has kept away. And let’s hope that the US women’s water polo team does better in the quarter-finals against Canada than the US women’s national soccer team in the semifinals.
Without further ado, here are our 4 to watch on day 11:
DON’T MISS THE PROMOTION: For a full overview of all of the day’s events in Tokyo, visit Streaming schedule page for NBCOlympics.com. See every event live there, in the NBC Sports app and the connected set-top boxes and Catch the highlights in prime time on NBC.
1. Simone Biles, Suni Lee compete on the balance beam
Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam event at the Tokyo Olympics.
The GOAT of gymnastics is back.
Seven days after leaving the women’s team final, Simone Biles returns to the Olympic gymnastics stage. In the final women’s event, the balance beam, she competes with teammate Suni Lee.
Biles left the team final last week and has since retired from the individual all-around, jump and floor gymnastics finals. Team USA strengthened themselves without Biles – Lee won gold in the individual all-around competition, MyKayla Skinner won a silver medal in the jump and Jade Carey scored another goal in the floor exercise.
HOW TO SEE: Follow the last gymnastics action of the Tokyo Olympics on Peacock or stream it live online here from 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Biles and Lee event begins Tuesday at 4:53 p.m. ET. Watch live here.
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2. Sport climbing celebrates its Olympic debut in Tokyo
Meet athlete Kyra Condie, who talks about her inspiring path from recovery to competing at one of the newest Olympic events, sport climbing.
The long-awaited Olympic debut of sport climbing shapes the action on Day 11 in Tokyo.
There are three disciplines in Olympic sport climbing: bouldering, speed and lead. Each participant must compete in all three and a winner is determined by multiplying the placement of a participant in the various disciplines.
The lowest score wins gold. Every participant has to compete in all three disciplines on the beach, every climber has to have a combination of speed, flexibility and endurance if he wants to reach the podium.
Team USA’s hopes for gold in sport climbing rest on the shoulders of Nathaniel Coleman and Kyra Condie. Coleman won three consecutive USA Climbing Bouldering Open National Championships (2016-2018).
Condie makes an Olympic debut that was once thought impossible. Early in her climbing career, it was discovered that she had idiopathic scoliosis and needed an operation. After being told she would never climb again, Condie now has the chance to be an Olympic medalist on stage in front of the world.
HOW TO SEE: Watch all of the men’s sport climbing qualifying rounds live here starting Tuesday at 4 a.m. ET.
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3. Allyson Felix, Women’s 200 Meter Headline, Giant Night On The Line; NY’s Rai Benjamin in the 400m hurdles final
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At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Hera was recently named the fastest woman in the world, a title she also won at the 2016 Rio Games. On day 11, many of the fastest women in the world will again fight for the chance of Olympic glory.
In the first of two sessions on Monday evening, there will be final rounds in the men’s 400 m hurdles and the women’s long jump, in the men’s 1,500 m, 200 m and 400 m races and in the javelin qualification of women instead.
Allyson Felix of the United States, who is well on the way to becoming the most decorated female athletics Olympian of all time, will be featured in the women’s 400m, while we will also see American athletics star Noah Lyles be the one makes Olympic debut in Tokyo. Lyles is a 200m medal favorite, and New York Rai Benjamin finishes Monday night as he tries to win his first Olympic medal in the 400m hurdles.
HOW TO SEE: Check out all of the first prime-time session action on NBC or stream it live here from 8:00 p.m. ET.
Don’t miss the second session on Peacock or watch it live here online on Tuesday at 6 a.m. ET.
In the second session on early Tuesday: the final in the men’s pole vault, the women’s 800m (with Trenton’s Athing Mu), the women’s hammer throw and the eagerly anticipated women’s 200m as well as the men’s 200m semi-finals and the first rounds of the men’s 110m hurdles , Set the shot and the grueling 5000m.
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4. Women’s water polo meet Canada in the quarter-finals
Maggie Steffens became the all-time scoring leader in women’s Olympic waterpolo history when the US defeated the ROC on Thursday.
The U.S. water polo team ended the preliminary group stage with a 3-1 record as the club seeks its third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
They meet Canada in the quarter-finals. Let’s hope they have a better result than the US women’s national soccer team against the same country on Monday.
Mackenzie Fischer brought Team USA with three goals in an 18-5 win over the ROC the last time the Americans were in the pool, while team captain and three-time Olympian Maggie Steffens climbed to the top of the all-time Olympic water polo list.
HOW TO SEE: Catch the action on the USA Network or watch it live right here starting Tuesday at 1 a.m. ET.
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