Suni Lee looks to shine again, Houston women ready to compete in other events

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 25: Sunisa Lee and Jade Carey of Team United States fist bump during Women's Qualification on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 25: Sunisa Lee and Jade Carey of Team United States fist bump during Women's Qualification on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

Before we look to what’s on the Olympic line-up on this Saturday night in Houston, let’s fast forward to early tomorrow morning. Expect to wake up to a lot of spoilers if you sleep through the next gymnastics events in Tokyo.

If you want to watch women’s vault and uneven bars and men’s floor and pommel, set the alarm for 3 a.m. Houston time. Once you’ve shut off the alarm and wiped your eyes, click this LIVESTREAM LINK. If you prefer to keep snoozing in the morning, the women’s events will be shown Sunday night on KPRC 2.

Brody Malone and Sam Mikulak are competing on the men’s side. For the women, All-Around champ Suni Lee along with Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner will get another chance to impress the judges in individual events. MyKayla was able to enter an individual event competition when Spring’s Simone Biles withdrew, still trying to overcome the now much talked about ‘twisties.’

Saturday night, it was announced that Biles was also withdrawing from Monday’s floor exercise competition. A decision on her status for the balance beam (Tuesday) is yet to be made.

A quick round-up of local Olympians

Sugar Land’s Simone Manuel didn’t get the finish she wanted in last night’s 50m free semi-finals. But the tried and true Olympian posted on social media: “God is not finished with me yet!” She’s a champion in the pool and a role model for so many and we look forward to following her journey!

There are even more tough women from the Houston area still to watch in these Tokyo Games.

A huge congratulations to Kinkaid High School alum Raevyn Rogers who raced in the 800m track semifinals early today. She was fast enough to earn her lane in the finals! She’ll run for a medal Tuesday morning. Athing Mu who attended Texas A&M will also be in that final.

Katy’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock has her big freestyle wrestling match Monday. Mensah-Stock was the 2019 World Champion.

Houston Olympic weightlifter Sarah Robles and her League City Coach Tim Swords are preparing for her Tokyo debut. She’s also competing Monday morning.

Switching over to Olympic Golf, Spring’s Patrick Reed was four under for the tournament going into the final round which began at 5:30 p.m. (Houston time). Going in, American Xander Shauffele led the tournament at 14 under.

Now to what you’ll see in primetime tonight on KPRC 2

In the pool, look for five-time gold medalist Caeleb Dressel to try to earn two more. He’s racing in the men’s 50m freestyle and the 4x100 medley relay. Joining him on the relay team are Ryan Murphy, Zach Apple, and Michael Andrew. You’ll be able to watch that LIVE this evening.

The U.S. women have a shot at gold in the 4x100m medley relay behind two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King, three-time Olympic medalist Abbey Weitzeil and Torri Huske.

Team USA swimming has won 26 medals in Tokyo (8 gold) so far.

Americans are competing in both the men’s and women’s beach volleyball elimination rounds tonight. The duo of Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena compete against a team from Qatar. Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil will have to fend off competition from Canada.

Also in primetime - NBC will be showing the track & field finals for the mixed 4x400m relay and women’s 100m. If you can’t wait OR already know the results, here are a couple of videos to check out:

Reminder - a lot of other events are available to watch ONLINE as they’re happening. You’ll find the links for viewing using your cable provider account, HERE.

And, here’s another plug to follow our awesome KPRC 2 team in Tokyo on social media! Keith Garvin, Christine Noël, and Rose-Ann Aragon are covering our local athletes as well as some biggest stars of the Games!


ADDITIONAL OLYMPIC VIDEOS

BASEBALL: USA Baseball lands top seed with win over South Korea

BASKETBALL: Team USA men shake off slow start, rout Czech Republic

BASKETBALL: Durant breaks USA men’s all-time Olympic scoring record

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Youth movement continues as Claes/Sponcil remain unbeaten

GOLF: Matsuyama moves to No. 2 slot in third round of men’s golf

SWIMMING: Caeleb Dressel breaks 100m butterfly world record, wins gold

SWIMMING: Ledecky eyes ‘at least’ 2024 Olympics after Tokyo finale

TENNIS: Djokovic falls short of singles medal at Tokyo Olympics

TRACK & FIELD: Trayvon Bromell fourth in 100m prelim, advances on time

TRACK & FIELD: Muhammad clocks fastest 400m hurdles prelim of first round


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

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

7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Argentina (LIVE)

9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gymnastics – Men’s Floor & Pommel Horse Finals

Women’s Beach Volleyball Round of 16 – Claes/Sponcil (U.S.) vs. Bansley/Wilkerson (Canada)

Men’s Beach Volleyball Round of 16 – Dalhausser/Lucena (U.S.) vs. Younousse/Tijan (Qatar)

Tennis – Men’s Singles Final

Golf – Men’s Final Round

Diving – Women’s Springboard Final

Fencing – Men’s Team Foil Final

Equestrian – Eventing Cross Country

Cycling – BMX Freestyle Finals

6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Gymnastics – Women’s Vault Final

Gymnastics – Women’s Uneven Bars Final

Track & Field – Semifinals and Finals (LIVE)

Men’s 100m Final

Women’s 100m Hurdle Final

Men’s Long Jump Final

Men’s 800m Semifinal

Men’s 400m Semifinal

Women’s 200m Round One

Track & Field – Semifinals

Men’s 100m Semifinal

Women’s 100m Hurdles Semifinal

Women’s Beach Volleyball Round of 16 – Ross/Klineman (U.S.) vs. Echevarria/Martinez (Cuba) (LIVE)

11:05 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Italy


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