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TOKYO, JAPAN August 1: Athletes pass empty seating in the 100m hurdles for women semi final during the Track and Field competition at the Olympic Stadium at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images) (Tim Clayton - Corbis, 2021 Tim Clayton)

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Let’s race to the TV because Olympic coverage is already on RIGHT NOW on KPRC 2. Tune in tonight for a women’s beach volleyball elimination round as Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman battle a duo from Cuba.

You’ll also see how Suni Lee, Jade Carey, and MyKayla Skinner fared in women’s gymnastics events that took place early today.

And in track & field, you’ll see several semifinals and finals LIVE tonight. Medals will be awarded in the men’s 100m, women’s 100m hurdle, and men’s long jump. Semifinal events include the men’s 800m, men’s 400m, men’s 100m, and women’s 100m hurdles.

Some big matchups in team sports will play out in the overnight and early morning hours.

The Team USA women’s basketball team featuring Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, and Houston’s Brittney Griner will face France in their final game of group play Sunday night. That game starts at 11:40 p.m. Houston time. A win sends the Americans to the quarterfinals and one step closer to claiming a seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal.

The women’s soccer team takes on Canada in the semifinals at 3 a.m. Houston time. The squad’s just two wins away from winning it all.

And Team USA baseball will look for a win against Japan in the playoff round Monday at 5 a.m. Houston time. There are three players with Houston connections on that team so we know a lot of you are also following the team’s progress in Tokyo!

Yesterday, we mentioned a couple of women from the Houston area would be making their Tokyo debut early this week.

Sarah Robles, who is competing in her third Olympic Games in weightlifting, will be trying to add another medal to her resume. She already has a bronze. Her group in women’s weightlifting competes Monday at 5:50 a.m. Houston time.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Sarah Elizabeth Robles of the United States competes during the Weightlifting - Women's +75kg Group A on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Stoyan Nenov- Pool/Getty Images) (2016 Getty Images)

Tamyra Mensah-Stock, who made it to her first Games in women’s freestyle wrestling, will compete against Sara Dosho from Japan tonight at 9:30 p.m. Houston time.

And one more woman to watch - Tara Davis. The University of Texas Longhorn secured a spot in the long jump final in track & field. She’ll compete tomorrow night at 8:50 p.m. CDT. Of course, she’ll have people across the Lone Star State cheering her all the way to the medal stand.


ADDITIONAL OLYMPIC VIDEOS

CYCLING: Hannah Roberts wins silver with huge BMX freestyle run

DIVING: Krysta Palmer stuns on springboard, wins historic U.S. medal

GOLF: Xander’s gold medal win, seven-way playoff highlight Round 4

SWIMMING: Caeleb Dressel surges to 50 free gold in Olympic record

SWIMMING: U.S. wins 4×100m medley relay gold in world record time

SWIMMING: Bobby Finke turns it on late to win men’s 1500 free gold

TENNIS: Zverev follows up Djokovic upset with gold medal

TRACK & FIELD: Italy’s Marcell Jacobs surprisingly claims men’s 100m gold

TRACK & FIELD: Bromell beat out for 100m final auto-qualify spot by .001

TRACK & FIELD: Keni Harrison takes second in 100m hurdles semi, makes final

TRACK & FIELD: Barshim, Tamberi forgo jump-off to share high jump gold

TRACK & FIELD: Saunders steals show, taking silver in shot put behind Gong

TRACK & FIELD: Yulimar Rojas smashes triple jump world record with 15.67m


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

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

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gymnastics – Men’s Vault and Men’s Rings Finals

Men’s Beach Volleyball Round of 16 – Gibb/Bourne (U.S.) vs. Thole/Wickler (Germany)

Diving – Men’s Springboard Qualifying

Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Greece

Equestrian – Eventing Jumping Finals

Track & Field – Women’s 5000m Final

7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Gymnastics – Women’s Floor Final

Track & Field – Finals, Semifinals & Qualifying (LIVE)

  • Women’s 200m Semifinal
  • Men’s 400m Semifinal
  • Women’s 400 Hurdles Semifinal
  • Men’s Steeplechase Final
  • Women’s 5000m Final
  • Women’s 400m Round 1
  • Men’s 400 Hurdles Final
  • Women’s Long Jump Final
  • Men’s 200m Round 1

Beach Volleyball – Women’s Quarterfinal (LIVE)

11:05 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Volleyball – Men’s Quarterfinal (LIVE)


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