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  Tonight at the Tokyo Olympics, Australian superstar Ariarne Titmus upset Katie Ledecky in the 400-meter free, seen as Ledecky’s toughest race. Men’s sprinter Caeleb Dressel earned his first Olympic medal in Tokyo, in the 4×100 relay.

  Women’s skateboarding awarded its first ever Olympic gold. U.S. softball defeated Japan in a preview of what’s to come in the gold-medal game later this week. And in the early morning Eastern time on Monday, the U.S. men’s gymnastics team will attempt an upset of its own: After a fourth-place finish in qualifications, the Americans will aim for the podium in team finals.

  We’ve got you covered with all the action:

  The Russian Olympic Committee team edged home team Japan for gold by just a little over a tenth of a point. And it came down to ROC’s Nikita Nagorny on the very last routine. The 2019 world all-around champion saved an early pass from going out of bounds, then stuck his half-in half-out dismount on floor to clinch the win. The U.S. team, led by Sam Mikulak’s parallel bar score of 15.000, placed fifth, one spot below their finish in prelims.

  ROC has won #gold in #Gymnastics – men’s team at #Tokyo2020 #UnitedByEmotion | #StrongerTogether

  — #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) July 26, 2021

  ? LET’S GO! @Yul_Shin0122 off to a great start on pommel horse. @teamusa x #TokyoOlympics


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  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  What a Team Final!

  The men’s artistic team pulls in with a 5th-place finish! Congratulations on a huge day in Tokyo, fellas!

  Next up, the All-Around Final for Brody (@brody1700) and Sam (@SamuelMikulak) on Wednesday! #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/TbuJvf1V2E

  — USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 26, 2021

  The highly anticipated showdown between Australia’s Ariarne Titmus and five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky ended in the slimmest of margins. Ledecky swam her second-fastest time of her career, 3:57.36 — behind only the world and Olympic record she set at the Rio Olympics — and still lost to Titmus, who came in at 3:56.69. This is the first time Ledecky has not won gold in an Olympic individual event.

  Australia’s Ariarne Titmus wins the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 400m free.@KatieLedecky gets the silver, earning her first Olympic medal of these #TokyoOlympics.



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  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  As Titmus touched the wall, her coach was thrilled — to say the least.

  when the preworkout kicks in #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/xkU7zyF0gG

  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  Ledecky had to turn around quickly for her 200-meter heat and set an Olympic record for the 1,500-meters.

  Good morning from @katieledecky.

  She wins her heat in the 200m freestyle. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/fjYiq267P3

  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  It’s an OLYMPIC RECORD for @katieledecky as she wins her heat in the 1500m freestyle.

  15:35.35 #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/jw29Dfu1FP

  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  She will race for gold in this event Tuesday night.

  For Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice, the sting of an Olympic defeat was quickly parried by a stroke of love.

  Perez Maurice had just been beaten in the women’s saber when her longtime coach and partner Lucas Guillermo Saucedo turned the loss into a surprise marriage proposal.

  While Perez Maurice was speaking to reporters, Saucedo held up a handwritten note asking “Do you want to marry me” in Spanish. She accepted.

  Caeleb Dressel gave the U.S. an early lead in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Italy won silver, while Australia snatched bronze.

  GOLD FOR TEAM USA!@TeamUSA owns the men’s 4x100m free relay to secure the GOLD #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/CISVBhIdMZ

  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  One former swimmer you might have heard of was impressed…

  when you find an extra fry at the bottom of the bag@MichaelPhelps #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/qqpJIcU1Ap

  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  Regan Smith set an Olympic record in the women’s 100-meter backstroke during her semifinal heat.


  Regan Smith sets a new Olympic record and is off to the final in the women’s 100m backstroke along with teammate Rhyan White. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/t2yMkfGZjN

  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  Japan has swept street skateboarding’s Olympic debut. With her win, 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya of Osaka becomes the fifth-youngest gold medalist in Olympic history. Brazilian Rayssa Leal, who is also 13, took silver, and 16-year-old Funa Nakayama of Toyama, Japan, took bronze. The future of women’s street skating is bright.

  What were you doing at 13?

  Japan’s Momiji Nishiya and Brazil’s Rayssa Leal have two things in common:

  They are both 13 years old and they are both Olympic medalists.#TokyoOlympics | #OlympicHERstory pic.twitter.com/uuMckwPLuS

  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  How it started: How it’s going: pic.twitter.com/CgnwTnBXEn

  — Olympics (@Olympics) July 26, 2021

  Alexis Sablone, 34, a three-time X Games gold medalist with a master’s degree in architecture from MIT, was the only American in the final and finished just off the medal podium in fourth. — Alyssa Roenigk

  In a duel between American surfers, California’s Kolohe Andino eliminated Hawaii’s John John Florence to advance to the quarterfinal. The two shared a nice moment in between heats.

  Cooling off before the next heat. @usasurfteam x #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/kycDzpVQn6

  — Team USA (@TeamUSA) July 26, 2021

  Four-time Grand Slam champ Naomi Osaka of Japan needed just 65 minutes to see off 49th-ranked Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland to reach the last 16.

  Despite failing to manage a hit for the first five innings, Team USA softball tied Japan in the sixth inning and won 2-1 in the seventh, thanks to a walk-off home run off Kelsey Stewart’s bat. The same two teams, which were undefeated headed into Sunday’s game, will meet in the gold-medal game scheduled for Tuesday evening Tokyo time. Cue: pandemonium.

  The walk-off homer for @usasoftball sent Delaney Spaulding’s family into a FRENZY! #TokyoOlympics #OlympicHERstory pic.twitter.com/RqcNw9v4ca

  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  When summer meets winter …

  Jagger Eaton’s moves earned him @TeamUSA’s first skateboarding medal…

  But can @AdamRippon name them? #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/ARlxpPS132

  — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021

  A debut to remember — for both player and country. Luka Doncic led Slovenia to a blowout win over Argentina, 118-100, in the nation’s first appearance in Olympic basketball. The NBA star ended the game with 48 points, 11 rebounds and five assists — the first player to score more than 40 points at the Olympics since Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt in 1996.