The biggest question at Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics: Who steps up in Simone Biles’ absence?
The 24-year-old American gymnastics star bowed out of the all-around competition on Tuesday, giving the opportunity for an unheralded teammate to snatch her crown. Suni Lee is the most likely bet.
Here are the Olympic events that will take place on Thursday, July 29.
Swimming, 9:30 PM, NBC/Peacock
There are five finals in the pool on Wednesday night, with the Americans looking to add to their medal count.
Robert Finke goes for glory in the 800-meter freestyle (9:30 PM ET), while Nic Fink goes medal-hunting in the 200M breaststroke final (9:44 PM).
Regan Smith and Hali Flickenger hold the US’ hopes in the women’s 200M butterfly final (10:37 PM), while Caeleb Dressel should find himself in the medal mix for the 100M freestyle (10:37 PM).
The final US shot at the swimming podium comes in the women’s 4x200M relay (11:30 PM)
Women’s gymnastics individual all-around, 6:30 AM, Peacock
Biles is out, leaving the door wide open for one of her US teammates to claim gold. Lee and Jade Carey — Biles’ replacement — are the ones to watch.
US Baseball vs. Israel, 6:00 AM, Peacock
US plays its first game of the tournament. There are no current MLB players on the team, but New Yorkers will certainly recognize ex-Mets infielder Todd Frazier and former Yankees reliever David Robertson.
No current MLB players on the team but there are some former Yankees who could be interesting (Todd Frazier, David Robertson)