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4 to Watch: US Surpasses 100 Medals at Tokyo Olympics

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4 to watch day 15
4 to watch day 15

Team USA has won more than 100 medals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Men’s basketball contributed a gold to the count after defeating France, with Prince George’s native Kevin Durant scored 29 points to lead the U.S. to a 87-82 win.

For a complete rundown of the day’s events in Tokyo, visit the streaming schedule page for NBCOlympics.com. Watch every event live there or on the NBC Sports App, and catch the highlights in primetime on NBC.

Here’s what to watch at the Tokyo Olympics.

Team USA Men’s Basketball Defeats France to Win 4th Straight Gold Medal

The U.S. men’s basketball team got its revenge on France, winning the gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics, 87-82.The Americans held only a seven-point lead with three minutes to go, just as they did in the preliminary game against France, where France went on a run and got the win.

The French cut it to three with 10 seconds left on two free throws by Nando De Colo, but Kevin Durant made both of his free throws with 8.8 seconds left to seal the win.

“It’s winning time,” Durant said after the game when asked how he came through for the team in the gold medal game. Now a three-time gold medalist, he became the U.S. men’s basketball team’s leading scorer of all time during the Tokyo tournament. Jayson Tatum added 19 points for the U.S. off the bench, while starting guards Jrue Holiday and Damian Lillard each tallied 11 points.

 

The American men have now won four straight gold medals. The American women aim to extend their own gold medal streak against Japan at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Team USA wins both 4x400m relays to bring total gold medal count to 36

If the United States catches China in the race for most gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, it will have both men and female track and field athletes from this morning’s 4x400m relay races to thank.

On the men’s side, Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon and Rai Benjamin won gold in the 4x400m for the U.S. The Netherlands won silver, and Botswana wins bronze.

It was the ultimate redemption race for the US men’s team which had not medaled yet in track and field.

In what was the final race of her legendary Olympic career, Allyson Felix and the U.S. women’s 4x400m relay team of Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu ran to gold on a time of 3:16.85, finishing comfortably ahead of silver medal winner Poland (3:20.53). Jamaica took bronze with a time of 3:21.24.

Nelly Korda Wins US Gold in Women’s Olympic Golf Tournament

American golfer Nelly Korda won the women’s Olympic golf tournament on Saturday morning.

Korda held off Japan’s Mone Inami and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

The win completed Team USA’s sweep of gold medals in golf since Xander Schauffele won the men’s tournament. Korda is the first American female golfer to win gold since 1900.

Korda shot a -2 (69) in her final round, which put her at -17 for the tournament.

She had a three-shot lead entering the final round but saw disappear as Ko and Inami came charging late.

With Korda in the lead by one stroke on the 17th hole, the play was suspended for 49 minutes due to a tropical storm Korda pared 18 to win gold. Inami and Ko went to a playoff to decide silver and bronze, with Inami winning silver and Ko bronze.

It was Japan’s medal in golf at the Olympics.