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Day 7 Olympics highlights: Day of reckoning for U.S. teams

Each day, TKN will give you a roundup of key Olympic moments from the day’s events in Tokyo, happening 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. After a 12-month delay, the unprecedented 2020 Summer Olympics is taking place without fans or spectators and under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ryan Murphy won silver in the men’s 200-meter backstroke

Lilly King and Annie Lazor earned silver and bronze in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke, beaten to the wall by a South African, Tatjana Schoenmaker, who set a world record in the event and then burst into tears.

From left, Annie Lazor and Lilly King of the United States and Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke final.Credit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

American BMX racing medal hopefuls Alise Willoughby and Connor Fields violently crashed out in the semifinals.

Romain Mahieu of Team France and Connor Fields of Team United States crash during the Men’s BMX semifinal heat 1, run 3 on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Alise Willoughby of the United States puts her hands on her head after crashing in the BMX racing semi-finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Friday. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

After winning gold at the past three Games, the U.S. women’s eight rowing team placed fourth, marking the end of an era.

Canada, top, won the women’s eight rowing gold.

The United States opened its play in the Olympic baseball tournament as expected, with a win.

Best photos from today’s action:

USA's Sunisa Lee reacts to winning the gold medal in the women's individual all-around final
USA’s Sunisa Lee reacts to winning the gold medal in the women’s individual all-around final.
Team USA and Japan run onto the field for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics Women's Rugby Sevens game
Team USA and Japan run onto the field for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics Women’s Rugby Sevens game.
(Robert Gauthier)
Team USA forward Kris Thomas (11) slips out of the grip of Team Japan back Mifuyu Koide (11)
eam USA forward Kris Thomas (11) slips out of the grip of Team Japan back Mifuyu Koide (11) during a Tokyo 2020 Olympics Women’s Rugby Sevens Pool C play.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
Team Japan back Mei Otani (9) cuts the legs out from under Team USA back Kayla Canett (10)
Team Japan back Mei Otani (9) cuts the legs out from under Team USA back Kayla Canett (10) as back Nicole Heavirland (4) receives the ball during a Tokyo 2020 Olympics Women’s Rugby Sevens Pool C play.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

Team Australia back Dominique du Toit (4) chases Team China forward Minglin Tang (3)
Team Australia back Dominique du Toit (4) chases Team China forward Minglin Tang (3)T during Women’s Rugby Sevens.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

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Amya Clarke of Team Saint Kitts and Nevis prepares to compete during round one of the Women’s 100m heats on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan

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