We’re entering the final weekend of the Tokyo Olympic Games and there is some big hardware left to be awarded.
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.
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.
“It takes 10 years to become an overnight success.” – marathoners
“Hold my beer.” – Molly Seidel #TeamUSA
— des_linden (@des_linden) August 6, 2021
Seidel is the third American woman to win a medal in Olympic marathon, joining Deena Kastor (bronze, 2004) and Joan Benoit Samuelson (gold, 1984).
Olympics 2021 live updates – USA men’s hoops goes for gold; marathoner Molly Seidel wins bronze
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