Swimming, gymnastics and table tennis among the events of day 4

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Team USA has had a mixed start to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

American champion Katie Ledecky finished second to Australian Ariarne Titmus in the 400-meter freestyle final. But Ledecky bounced back with strong performances in the 200-meter freestyle and 1,500-meter freestyle.

Women’s gymnastics finished second in qualifying for the team finals behind the Russian Olympic Committee. Simone Biles qualified for the four individual finals (uneven bars, beam, floor and vault) as well as the all-around.

Caroline Marks also shone in the very first surfing event, scoring the highest score of the day among the male and female competitors.

After the third day of the Olympics, the United States has 14 medals: seven gold, three silver and four bronze.

Their gold medals include historic victories in men’s and women’s shooting, women’s fencing and taekwondo. The United States team also won its first medal, a bronze, in skateboarding.

Tokyo itself continues to experience a resurgence of COVID cases, averaging over 1,000 a day over the past week.

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Caroline Marks of Team USA surfs during the women’s third round of day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach on July 26, 2021 in Ichinomiya, Chiba, Japan.
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