After being eliminated in the medal competitions on the first day of the Tokyo Olympics, Team USA advanced significantly on Sunday, awarding the top medals in swimming with Americans Emma Yant and Chase Kalish among the gold medal favorites in the women’s and women’s competitions. Men’s 400m individual medley final. The US men’s basketball team begins its version of pool play on Sunday against France. Meanwhile, skateboarding and surfing will emerge as the first official Olympic sports. Simone Biles made her Tokyo debut as the women’s gymnastics qualifying round began. Latest from Tokyo: Sign up for the Olympic newsletter for exclusive insight Olympic text alerts: We’ll be your guide to the games with the inside scoop sent straight to Tokyo – American swimmers crowned first day of the finals with six pool medals, adding the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay Bronze in the last race in the morning. Australia set a world record, pulling the last 300 meters to win in 3:29.69 breaking the previous world record of 3:30.05, set in 2018. Canada won the silver in 3:32.78, followed by the USA in 3: 32.81, and the Americans’ bronze medalists are Erica Brown, Abby Wetzel, Natalie Hinds and Simone Manuel, as well as those who swam in the heats Saturday. These swimmers are Katie DeLough, Alison Schmidt and Olivia Smoliga. Schmidt has now racked up nine Olympic medals in her career, with 200 free to appear on Monday. – Jeff Metcalfe, USA TODAYTOKYO – In the goal-free overtime competition, Monica Abbott gave up a rule-laden walk at the top of the eighth, marking the first time an opponent has scored against the US in four games during this Olympics. The delay against Australia was short-lived, with Amanda Chester scoring two goals in the lower half of the half to win 2-1 to take the United States to 4-0 in team play. The rules dictated an auto runner in second place, and Australia held the rules against Abbott, who allowed her a sixth free pass of the match to put the United States on the 1–0 hole. One, with auto sprinter Ally Carda remaining in second place. Janie Reed moved both runners to the scoring center with a sacrifice kick before Chester hit one in the middle to win it, Abbott scored 13 goals and made 126 throws. She went 15 minutes without letting go, with two saves from Ostermann against Italy and Australia. Abbott led the way in a 1-0 win over Canada on Thursday, and the United States will face Japan on Monday in their final round-robin match. – Chris Bombaka, USA TODAYTOKYO – Americans Emma Wyant and Haley Fleckinger have added to the swimming medal in the women’s 400m individual medley. Weyant won the silver and bronze Flickinger behind Japan gold medalist Yui Ohashi who won in 4:32.08, and Weyant finished in 4:32.76, 0.68 seconds ahead of Ohashi. The 19-year-old American will attend the University of Virginia next school year, Flickinger, 27, is a two-time Olympian who moved to Arizona after the 2019 World Championships to train with Arizona state swimming coach Bob Bowman. She finished seventh in the 200 butterfly at the 2016 Rio Olympics and will swim in the event again in Tokyo. Yanant and Flicker are the first two American women to win a medal at the Tokyo Games. – Jeff Metcalfe, USA. TODAYTOKYO — Bryson DeChambeau will not be representing the United States in men’s golf at the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19. USA Golf announced the news Sunday morning in Japan, late Saturday night in the US, 2020 US Open champion Patrick Reed will be replaced as one of four US golfers in the field of 60. “I am very disappointed not to be able to compete in the Olympics. For Team USA,” DeChambeau said in a statement via USA Golf. “Representing my country means the world to me and it has been a great honor to make this team. I wish Team USA all the best next week in Tokyo. I will now focus on being healthy, and I look forward to getting back into the competition as soon as I am allowed to.” DeChambeau tested positive before traveling to Tokyo as part of the final testing protocol. – Chris Bombaka, USA TODAY British tennis star Andy Murray, who won his last two men’s singles golds, abruptly withdrew from the tournament on Sunday – hours before he was set to play a first-round match against Felix Auger – and Murray said in a statement that he He suffered a quadriceps strain and, on the advice of team doctors, decided to focus on doubles with partner Joe Salisbury. The duo won a first-round match on Saturday, upsetting France’s Nicolas Mahut and Pierre Hughes Herbert, seeded No. 2. – Dan Walken, USA TODAYTOKYO – American Kieran Smith won a medal on his Olympic debut, finishing third in the 400 meter freestyle Smith, 21, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and the University of Florida was in the medal position for most of the race at the Tokyo Aquatics Center on day one of the swimming finals, taking the bronze medal over the final 200 meters, finishing in 3:43.94 , and awarded the American men their third medal in swimming for the day. Ahmed Hefnawy overtook Australian Jack McLoughlin to win the gold medal in 3:43.36. McLoughlin, who led from 200 to 350 metres, was second with a time of 3:43.52 metres, and Smith also beat last month’s US Olympic Trials Jake Mitchell, who also reached the Olympic final, finishing eighth with a time of 3 : 45.39. – Jeff Metcalfe, USA TODAYTOKYO – Chase Callies, a Michael Phelps national who won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the men’s 400 individual medley, took the gold again to give the United States their first medal at this Olympics. Jay Leatherland took the silver. Kalish, 27, of Bel Air, Md., swam the 400mm, 100m all-four-stroke, in 4:09.42, and longtime favorite gold medalist in the event, Japan’s Daya Seto, shockingly failed to get out of the Saturday night. Playoffs, creating a wide open final. – Kristen Brennan, USA TODAYTOKYO USA Beach volleyball pair April Ross and Alex Kleinman won their inaugural Group B qualifier against China’s Chen Xiu and Xinjin Wang, with Ross and Kleinman winning in straight sets. They advanced early in the first set and never looked back, winning the match 21-17. China kept the second set close, but Ross and Kleinman were able to pull off a narrow 21-19 win, wrapping up the game in a total of 44 minutes. “It’s a really good Chinese team. We studied it seriously, being the first match in the Olympics. It feels really good to get this win,” Ross said after the initial victory. “I am very happy with that.” The next match for the US beach volleyball duo will be against the Spaniard Elsa Paquerizo and Liliana Fernandez JULY 27 at 9 a.m. – Tyler Dragon, USA TODAYTOKYO – A member of the US delegation has tested positive for the coronavirus, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee said Sunday. Among the 1,038 US delegates, the International Olympic Committee announced 10 new cases of the emerging coronavirus on Sunday, eight are non-residents in Japan, including two athletes. Organizers have announced 132 cases since July 1. – Rachel Axon, USA TODAYTOKYO – French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a horrific injury at the Rio Olympics that terrified anyone who saw or heard it.Five years later, he competed in Tokyo, an epitome of Olympic spirit. . “When I got here, I had some flashbacks from Rio. On Saturday, after qualifying for the fixed-rings final, I knew I had to move on,” Ait Said said. “I gave everything I had, thinking about my family, especially my dad. I will give everything I have to get a gold medal. At least a medal.”—Nancy Armor, USA TODAYPro hoops from the ’90s and early 2000s will feel a twinge of nostalgia during NBC’s coverage of Olympic basketball in Tokyo. The song ‘Roundball Rock’ will be showing which was the network used in the NBA on NBC from 1990-2002 on men’s and women’s television basketball programs. Written by John Teach, “Roundball Rock” became synonymous with the Chicago Bulls under Michael Jordan and his frequent national appearance extended to the Los Angeles Lakers Championship With Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.(The theme even spawned a Saturday Night Live 2013 skit featuring Jason Sudeikis as Tesh.) The Olympics’ first (replay) appearance will come when Team USA meets France in the Olympic opening game on Sunday (8 a.m. local time east).