Day three of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, in 2021, is underway in Japan, and Monday 26th July promises to be a busy one for the athletes from the United States.
Across the Games, everywhere you look there are events kicking off, with surfing and skateboarding among the highlights on Monday morning (Sunday evening in the U.S.). For some, it will be a continuation of pool play or group stages, for others medals will be on offer. And after the dramas of day two in Japan you don't want to miss out.
Who should you keep an eye and how should you follow their them in action? Read on for more.
Team USA: who to watch on day three of Tokyo 2020
In the pool, Katie Ledecky has her first shot at a medal in Japan's capital in the women’s 400m freestyle final at 11:20 JST (22:20 Sunday in her native Washington D.C.), but faces fierce opposition in Ariane Titmus of Australia.
The U.S. women's team will hope to continue their undefeated run in the pool rounds of the discipline making its debut at Tokyo when go up against Italy. The Aomi Urban Sports Park will host at action will get underway at 17:55 (JST).
The rugby sevens competition gets underway today, and the men from Team USA are medal hopefuls They will be in action twice in the Tokyo Stadium. Up first they have Kenya at 11:30 (JST) and then later in the day they face Ireland at 18:30 (JST) who will be making their Olympic debut in the sport - added to the Olympic programme in 2016.
The U.S. softball team will take on hosts Japan at 10:00 JST (21:00 on Sunday night, New York time) in the Yokohama Stadium, in continuation of the opening rounds of the competition. Both teams are yet to lose a game - and this could be a preview of the gold medal match later in the week.
There is guaranteed to be drama on the waves of Tsurigasaki Beach as fellow Americans John John Florence and Kolohe Andino face off against one another in round three of the men's surfing competition. One will progress through while the other will be eliminated from the sport making its debut at Tokyo 2020. They meet at 12:24 Tokyo time, which is 23:24 Sunday night on the U.S. east coast, 17:24 Sunday in Hawaii, and you can find out more about that heat right here.
How to watch U.S. athletes in action at the Tokyo 2020 Games
With so much on we have you covered no matter how you choose to consume the Games.
You can find out where to watch all the action at the Tokyo Olympic Games by clicking here.
For real-time updates on the sporting drama as it unfolds following our Tokyo 2020 live blog here.