We’re entering the final weekend of the Tokyo Olympic Games and there is some big hardware left to be awarded.
Friday evening starts with the women’s marathon and the final round of the women’s Olympic golf tournament. Despite struggling in the third round, American Nelly Korda still holds a 3-stroke lead.
Knitting fans, or fans of knitters, will get one more chance to see British diver/elite knitter Tom Daley, who competes in the 10-meter platform dive.
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That, however, is all appetizer to the main course: the men’s basketball gold-medal game. Kevin Durant and Team USA will face Evan Fournier and France (10:30 p.m. ET). This is somewhat of a revenge game for the Americans, who lost the Olympic opener to the French.
For Jerry Colangelo, the retiring architect of USA Basketball, this game is a culmination and maybe a coronation.
Here’s the best of all the action in Tokyo:
Surprise medal for Team USA
Team USA’s Molly Seidel ran her first marathon ever in February 2020 — at the U.S. Olympic trials. A year and a half later, she is the Olympic bronze medalist at Tokyo, finishing at 2:27:46. Kenya went 1-2 — Peres Jepchirchir won gold with a 2:27:20 finish, followed by Brigid Kosgei. The women’s marathon race was moved to earlier in the morning on Saturday in Sapporo, Japan, due to heat and humidity.
Seidel is the third American woman to win a medal in Olympic marathon, joining Deena Kastor (bronze, 2004) and Joan Benoit Samuelson (gold, 1984).
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