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Olympics Quick Hits

Olympic Sports

July 27, 2021
Source: USWNT/Twitter
Source: USWNT/Twitter

⚽️Soccer: It wasn’t pretty, but it was enough. In their final game of group play earlier today, the USWNT battled to a 0–0 draw with Australia, squeaking into a spot in Friday’s quarter-finals. USWNT will face the Netherlands at 7 a.m. ET, a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final. LFG

🏀Basketball: Team USA women’s 5x5 basketball notched a milestone 50th straight Olympic win with a 81–72 victory over Nigeria. While we would've loved to see WNBA stars Nneka Ogwumike (pronounced NEH-kuh oh-gwoo-MIH-kay) and Elizabeth Williams suit up for Nigeria, it was so fun watching reigning WNBA MVP, Team USA’s A’ja Wilson, net a double-double in her Olympic debut. 

  • Meanwhile, after going 6-1 in pool play to lock up the top seed, Team USA women’s 3x3 is on to the semifinals tomorrow at 4 a.m. ET. It’s go time. 

🥇First medals: Bermuda is now the smallest country (by population) to ever win a gold medal, after triathlete Flora Duffy won the country’s first gold yesterday, finishing her race in 1:55:36. Small but oh so mighty.

  • Meanwhile, the Philippines are still celebrating their first-ever Olympic gold, after weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won in the 55kg category on Monday. And as the cherry on top, Diaz also set an Olympic record, lifting a combined weight of 224kg.