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Team USA seeks first medal Sunday

After getting shut out in the medal events on Day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics, Team USA will look to break through on Sunday.

The first medals are set to be awarded in swimming with Americans Emma Weyant and Chase Kalisz among the favorites for gold in the women’s and men’s 400-meter individual medley finals. 

The U.S. men’s basketball team gets into action in their version of pool play against France. Meanwhile, skateboarding and surfing will make their debuts as official Olympic sports. 

And Simone Biles makes her debut in Tokyo as the women’s qualification round begins in gymnastics.

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TOKYO — French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a gruesome injury at the Rio Olympics that horrified anyone who saw or heard it. Competing in Tokyo five years later, he is the epitome of the Olympic spirit.

“When I arrived here, I had some flashbacks from Rio. But then I realized I have to go forward,” Ait Said said Saturday, after qualifying for the still rings final. “I gave everything I had, thinking about my family, especially my father. I will give everything I have to have a gold medal. At least a medal.”

– Nancy Armour, USA TODAY

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