Olympics 2021 live updates: Allyson Felix advances to semis, Benjamin goes for gold, plus more from Tokyo

Olympics 2021 live updates: Allyson Felix advances to semis, Benjamin goes for gold, plus more from Tokyo

08/03/2021

Another night, another jam-packed slate of Tokyo Olympic action.

The A-Team — the American duo of April Ross and Alix Klineman — continued its quest for Olympic gold with a 21-19, 21-19 win over Germany in the beach volleyball quarterfinal.

Then, U.S. track and field stars Brittney Reese and Tara Davis go for gold in the women’s long jump final. Later, if you’re looking for a night cap, you can catch Rai Benjamin representing for the U.S. in the men’s 400-meter hurdles final.

Since days and nights pretty much blend together at this point, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that Simone Biles is returning to the competition floor to compete alongside all-around champion Suni Lee in Tuesday morning’s balance beam final.

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As always, we have you covered with updates from the Games as it’s all happening:

Allyson Felix returns to form

Allyson Felix, competing in her fifth and final Olympic appearance, moved one step closer to becoming the winningest female track and field athlete of all time, winning her heat in the 400 meters in 50.84 seconds. Jamaica’s Roneisha McGregor and the Czech Republic’s Lada Vondrová tied for the second spot at 51.14, also qualifying for the semifinals, which begin on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 a.m. ET.

A-Team to semis

The U.S. beach volleyball duo of April Ross and Alix Klineman, otherwise known as the A-Team, defeated Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Margareta Kozuch in straight sets to advance to Thursday’s semifinal. The gold-medal match will be on Friday.

Gold for Gabby Thomas?

Gabby Thomas, 24, grew up admiring Allyson Felix. Now, the Harvard graduate who is studying epidemiology has a chance to be the first American woman since Felix in 2012 to win gold in the 200-meter dash.

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