Texas Tough: These women are making headlines in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 25: Simone Biles of Team United States competes on balance beam on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images) (Amin Mohammad Jamali, 2021 Amin Mohammad Jamali)

Simone Biles will compete. That’s the word from Japan regarding the elite gymnast from Spring. After withdrawing from several Olympic events due to a condition dubbed the ‘twisties’, a resilient Biles appears to be ready to compete on the balance beam. All-around champ Sunisa Lee is also in the beam line-up very early Tuesday morning.

By early, we’re talking approximately 3:53 a.m. Houston time, according to the NBC Olympics schedule. Men’s parallel bars and men’s high bar are scheduled to take place around women’s beam. If you want to make sure you don’t miss the performance that will certainly have a lot of people holding their breath, the livestream of all gymnastics events begins at 3 a.m. Here’s the link to come back to if you want to wake up to watch the competition live.

Coverage of the beam event will of course also be part of the Olympic broadcast on KPRC Tuesday evening. Our fingers are crossed both Biles and Lee have medal-worthy performances. 🤞

Shoutout to even more tough Texas women

How about Sarah Robles?! Early today, she became the first U.S. woman ever to win TWO Olympic medals in weightlifting. Robles first won bronze in Rio in 2016. She now has a pair of medals, earning bronze as well in Tokyo. According to USA Weightlifting, her final lift of 128kg tied the American record set in 2003.

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

Tamyra Mensah-Stock of Katy is eyeing gold! The Morton Ranch High School alum blew threw the competition to earn a spot in the finals of the women’s 68-kilogram (150 pounds) freestyle wrestling event. She’ll be trying to outmatch Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria for a spot at the top of the medal stand. The match is on the schedule for 7:15 a.m. Houston time Tuesday.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock of Team United States competes against Alla Cherkasova of Team Ukraine (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

Houston’s Raevyn Rogers and Texas A&M’s Athing Mu will be two of the women racing in the 800m finals in track & field which is set for 7:25 a.m. Tuesday. These women with Texas ties have already proven they are among the fastest athletes in the world. We’re rooting to see both with medals around their necks!

And University of Texas track star Tara Davis will compete on KPRC 2 in primetime TONIGHT in the finals of the women’s long jump. She’s already made a statement with her performance in Tokyo and hopes to bring home a medal after tonight’s big leap.

More action in primetime tonight

After a disappointing finish in uneven bars, Jade Carey had a chance at redemption in the floor exercise. If you’ve somehow managed to avoid knowing the result and are waiting until primetime this evening to watch, we won’t spoil it. All we’ll say is A LOT of people are talking about what happened. (If you don’t want to wait, go to Click2Houston.com/Olympics for video.)

Live on KPRC 2 this evening, you’ll also see the men’s 400m hurdles final and men’s steeplechase final. Semifinals will be run in the women’s 200m, men’s 400m, and women’s 400m hurdles. Qualifying rounds will be held in the women’s 400m and men’s 200m.

And be sure to tune in to see if April Ross & Alix Klineman can move past the women’s beach volleyball quarterfinal. They’ll face a team from Germany in that matchup LIVE tonight.

A reminder - a lot of events are available online as they are happening. You can find links to watch events tonight and early tomorrow, HERE.


ADDITIONAL OLYMPIC VIDEOS

BASEBALL: Japan comes back to beat USA 7-6 with walk-off hit

BASKETBALL: USA takes down France to end group play on high note

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Ross/Klineman cruise to win over Cuba in Round of 16

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Germany takes down USA, ends Jake Gibb’s Olympic journey

SOCCER: USWNT falls to Canada in semifinal on late VAR decision

TRACK & FIELD: McLaughlin rises up in downpour to make first Olympic final

TRACK & FIELD: Muhammad fights pouring rain, advances to 400m hurdles final

TRACK & FIELD: Camacho-Quinn wins 100m hurdles gold, USA’s Harrison silver

TRACK & FIELD: Valarie Allman uncorks giant first attempt for discus gold

TRACK & FIELD: USA’s Sandi Morris snaps pole, withdraws after injury

TRACK & FIELD: Thompson-Herah equals 2015 personal best for top 200m semi

WRESTLING: Rotter-Focken wins wrestling gold, Adeline Gray takes silver

GENERAL: Raven Saunders and other Olympians explain podium demonstrations


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

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

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Spain (WATCH LIVE MONDAY AT 11:40 p.m. HERE)

Gymnastics – Men’s Parallel Bars Final

Women’s Water Polo Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Canada

Equestrian – Jumping Qualifying

Cycling – Track Finals

Sport Climbing – Men’s Qualifying

7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Gymnastics – Women’s Balance Beam Final

Track & Field – Finals, Semifinals & Qualifying

  • Women’s 400m Hurdles Final (LIVE)
  • Women’s 800m Final
  • Women’s 200m Final
  • Men’s 200m Semifinals
  • Men’s 110m Hurdles Semifinals (LIVE)
  • Men’s 110m Hurdles Round 1

Gymnastics – Men’s Horizontal Bar Final

Diving – Men’s Springboard Final

11:05 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Volleyball – Women’s Quarterfinal (LIVE)

Skateboarding – Women’s Park Final


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