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US women beat Brazil to win 1st Olympic volleyball gold

Aug. 08, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jordan Larson fell to the floor, put her head in her hands and cried after Brazil couldn’t return her spike on match point. The frustration of being so close but not quite good enough was replaced by a feeling of relief after the U.S. women’s volleyball...

US women seek to complete quest for 1st volleyball gold

Aug. 06, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When Jordan Larson and Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson made the commitment to compete in a third Olympics, this moment was what they had in mind. Two of the best U.S. women's volleyball players of their generation will wrap up their Olympic careers with a shot...

Americans go for gold in basketball, volleyball, water polo

Aug. 06, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball team will be playing for a record seventh gold medal Saturday night when the Americans play Japan at the Tokyo Games. Track and field competition comes to a close on Day 15 of the Olympics and Allyson Felix, fresh off her...

American Felix sets new women's Olympics medal record

Aug. 06, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The new medal standard in Olympic women's track has been set. American Allyson Felix stands alone at the top and still has a chance to go even higher. The 35-year-old Felix won her record 10th Olympic track medal Friday night at the Tokyo Games with a push...

US women's volleyball avenges loss to Serbia, reaches final

Aug. 06, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. volleyball star Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson woke up with a vision that her team was poised to make it back to the gold medal game. Five years after Akinradewo Gunderson could only watch the end of a crushing five-set loss to Serbia in the Olympic...

Short-handed US advances to women's volleyball semifinals

Aug. 04, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Five years after their quest for a first Olympic gold medal was denied in the semifinals, the United States women's volleyball team has returned to that stage after a relatively easy quarterfinal win. The short-handed Americans overcame the absence of two...

Banged-up US women's volleyball team heads to quarters

Aug. 02, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Coach Karch Kiraly knew there would be challenges and adversity to overcome if the U.S. women's volleyball team wanted to achieve its goals at the Tokyo Olympics. He sure was right during pool play, and now the Americans are in position to make a run at...

Japan's judoka stars look to calm nation's Olympic angst

Jul. 23, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The first day of full competition of the Tokyo Games could mark the turning point for an uneasy Japanese public that overwhelmingly disapproved of the Olympics being held during the pandemic. The first medal of the Games will go to the winner of the...

US women's volleyball team's quest for gold began in Rio

Jul. 23, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For the U.S. women’s volleyball team, the road to this Olympics and a quest for the country’s first gold medal in the sport began in the hours after a frustrating semifinal loss to Serbia in the Olympics five years ago. An inspiring letter from beach...

US volleyball star back for 3rd Olympics after giving birth

Jul. 22, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A third trip to the Olympics was far from a sure thing for U.S. volleyball star Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson when she gave birth to her son in November 2019. A challenging pregnancy that robbed her of most of her core strength left her questioning whether...