Americans are racing for a spot on the medal stand and they are FAST

Decorations at Raevyn Rogers watch party in Houston
Decorations at Raevyn Rogers watch party in Houston (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

We’ll talk gymnastics, promise. PLUS track, because there are some really fast Houstonians racing tonight. But first...

Whoa! Did you watch swimming in primetime yesterday? Star of the Games Caeleb Dressel pulling off an Olympic record setting time in the men’s 100 free was a huge highlight.

But the biggest stunner of the night had the world asking... where did HE come from?? American Bobby Finke surprised the field of swimmers in the final seconds. If you missed it or want to relive it, click the image below. It’s a race worth sharing with friends!

(NBC Olympics)

By the way.... 21... that’s how many medals Team USA has claimed in swimming so far in Tokyo!

Tonight in primetime on KPRC 2, the Americans have a chance to rack up more medals. Reminder - this will be LIVE!

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King will be a gold medal contender alongside Annie Lazor in the women’s 200m breaststroke. Ryan Murphy will battle for his second consecutive gold medal in the men’s 200m backstroke. Other swimming events taking place this evening are the men’s 200m individual medley and women’s 100m freestyle.

It probably was pretty hard today to avoid seeing what happened in the women’s All-Around gymnastics final. If you managed to do it and are waiting to watch tonight, we won’t give anything away. Here are some intentionally vaguely named links regarding Americans Suni Lee and Jade Carey’s performances.

Click ONLY if you want to see and read more:

Track and field events are gearing up in Tokyo and tonight a Houstonian will be competing in the women’s 800m. We caught up with Raevyn Rogers before she left H-town for the Games. Tonight we’re lucky to be with her family as they watch her compete on the world stage. Their party decorations are certainly medal worthy!

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Missouri City native Bryce Deadmon is also in the spotlight this evening as he races in the 400m relay.

In team sports, the U.S. women’s basketball team will be playing Japan at 11:40 p.m. Houston time.

And the U.S. women’s soccer team will take on the Netherlands in a quarterfinal match at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning (Houston time again.) This is a rematch of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which was won by the Americans.

If you’re a night owl or early bird, a lot of other events available to watch ONLINE. You’ll find the links for viewing using your cable provider account, HERE.


ADDITIONAL OLYMPIC VIDEOS


Here’s a look ahead to events airing on KPRC 2 on Friday

*Programming schedule is subject to change. All times below are Central time.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Ross/Klineman (U.S.) vs. Keizer/Meppelink (Netherlands)

Swimming – Qualifying Heats

Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Russian Olympic Committee

Rowing – Women’s and Men’s Finals

Cycling – BMX Racing Finals

Diving – Women’s Springboard Qualifying

7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Swimming – Finals (LIVE)

Men’s 100m Butterfly

Women’s 200m Backstroke

Women’s 800m Freestyle

Mixed 4x100 Medley Relay

Track & Field – Women’s 400m Hurdles Round One (LIVE)

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Claes/Sponcil (U.S.) vs. Ana Patricia/Rebecca (Brazil) (LIVE)

Track & Field – Mixed 4x400m Relay Semifinals

Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds

Men’s 800m Round One

Women’s 100m Hurdles Round One

Men’s 100m Prelims

11:05 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Saturday)

Track & Field – Men’s 10000m

Triathlon – Mixed Relay

Cycling – BMX Freestyle Qualifying

For a complete list of events and results anytime, head to Click2Houston.com/Olympics.