Day 7 of the 2021 Olympics: USWNT enters knockout stage

One week in and the Olympics are still going hard.

Day 7 in Tokyo will see medal counts rise and the beginning of track and field events.

It will also see a heated matchup between the US Women’s National Soccer Team and The Netherlands to open up the knockout stage.

Here’s what to watch for on Day 7 of the 2020 Olympics:

Swimming, NBC, 9:30 PM

Lilly King should be in the medal chase for the US in the Women’s 200M breaststroke final (9:41 PM), and she’ll have back-up in fellow American Annie Lazor. Ryan Murphy and Brett Redford will go for the gold in the Men’s 200M backstroke final (9:50), while Abbey Weitzel is the lone US representative in the pool for the Women’s 100M freestyle final (10:00).

The Americans will also have a stake in the Men’s 200M individual medley (10:16) to wrap up their day in the water.

Track and field, NBC, 8:00 PM

It’s the first day of track and field in Tokyo, and there are plenty of qualifiers to keep an eye on: high jump, steeplechase, discus throw, 400m hurdles, triple jump, relay, and more.

BMX racing finals, NBC, 10:40

The mud will fly for the men’s and women’s finale. Defending Olympic champ Connor Fields and Corben Sharrah will represent the US in the men’s race, while Alise Willoughby, and Felicia Stancil will do so in the women’s.

Men’s doubles tennis, bronze and gold medal games, Olympic Channel, 2:00 AM

American duo Tennys Sandgren and Austin Krajicek will look to add to the medal count in the bronze medal match.

USWNT vs. Netherlands, NBCSN, 7:00 AM

Kelley O'Hara #5 of Team United States sends a crossing ball
Kelley O’Hara and the USWNT will see a familiar foe on Day 7 in Tokyo.
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As far as quarterfinals go, it doesn’t get much bigger than this. The USWNT, which finished second in Group G, opens the knockout stage against the Netherlands — a rematch of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. The Americans haven’t lost to the Dutch since 1991, winning eight straight matchups.

Men’s 10000M final, 7:30 AM, Peacock

Three Americans will race for the first medals in track and field, and it won’t be easy. Grant Fisher, Woody Kincaid and Joe Klecker will vie for the US’ first medal in the approximately 6-mile run since Galen Rupp’s silver in 2012.