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Day 8 Olympics highlights: US bringing in gold medals during final night of swimming

Rising superstar Caeleb Dressel dominated the field in the Men’s 100m butterfly, setting a new world record of 49.45 seconds and bringing home the gold.

After losing to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympics on penalty kicks, the U.S. Women’s National Team got a dose of redemption on Friday, prevailing against the Netherlands on penalty kicks following a 2-2 tie at the end of 120 minutes. 

Simone Biles withdraws from individual vault and uneven bars finals

“She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam,” USA gymnastics said in a statement.

Team USA’s Simone Biles in action on the vault during the women’s gymnastics team final at the Ariake Gymnastics Center on Day Four of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, on July 27, 2021.
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Team USA found its rhythm in the last two games, finishing the group round with a 119-84 win against Czech Republic

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More photos from today’s action:

Katie Ledecky of Team USA holds up the four medals she won during the Tokyo Games, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Ledecky won two golds for her performance in the women's 800-meter and 1500-meter freestyle races, as well as two silvers for the 400-meter freestyle and 4x200 freestyle relay.
Katie Ledecky of Team USA holds up the four medals she won during the Tokyo Games, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Ledecky won two golds for her performance in the women’s 800-meter and 1500-meter freestyle races, as well as two silvers for the 400-meter freestyle and 4×200 freestyle relay.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic smashes his racket during his Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's singles tennis match for the bronze medal against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 31, 2021.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic smashes his racket during his Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men’s singles tennis match for the bronze medal against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 31, 2021. 
Serbia's Novak Djokovic smashes his racket during his Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's singles tennis match for the bronze medal against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 31, 2021.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic smashes his racket during his Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men’s singles tennis match for the bronze medal against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 31, 2021. 
Team USA's Kevin Durant goes to the basket past Czech Republic's Ondrej Sehnal in the men's preliminary round group A basketball match between USA and Czech Republic during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on July 31, 2021.
Team USA’s Kevin Durant goes to the basket past Czech Republic’s Ondrej Sehnal in the men’s preliminary round group A basketball match between USA and Czech Republic during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on July 31, 2021. 
Draymond Green #14 of Team United States drives to the basket against Ondrej Balvin #12 of Team Czech Republic during the first half of a Men's Basketball Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 31, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.
Draymond Green #14 of Team United States drives to the basket against Ondrej Balvin #12 of Team Czech Republic during the first half of a Men’s Basketball Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 31, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. 
From left: Jamaica's runner-up Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, first-place finisher Elaine Thompson Herah and third-place finisher Shericka Jam Jackson celebrate with flags after the women's 100-meter, July 31, 2021, Tokyo, Japan.
From left: Jamaica’s runner-up Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, first-place finisher Elaine Thompson Herah and third-place finisher Shericka Jam Jackson celebrate with flags after the women’s 100-meter, July 31, 2021, Tokyo, Japan.
Gold medalist Caeleb Dressel of Team United States poses with the gold medal for the Men's 100m Butterfly Final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Gold medalist Caeleb Dressel of Team United States poses with the gold medal for the Men’s 100m Butterfly Final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. 
Caeleb Dressel of Team United States competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Caeleb Dressel of Team United States competes in the Men’s 100m Butterfly Final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Katie Ledecky of Team United States competes in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Katie Ledecky of Team United States competes in the Women’s 800m Freestyle Final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Habitam Alemu of Team Ethiopia and Athing Mu of Team United States lead their Women's 800m Semi-Final field on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Habitam Alemu of Team Ethiopia and Athing Mu of Team United States (center) lead their Women’s 800m Semi-Final field on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. 
Team France celebrates with the gold medal during the podium ceremony for the judo mixed team of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on July 31, 2021.
Team France celebrates with the gold medal during the podium ceremony for the judo mixed team of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on July 31, 2021. 
Gold medallist Russia's sabre team celebrate on podium during the medal ceremony for the womens team sabre during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on July 31, 2021.
Gold medallist Russia’s sabre team celebrate on podium during the medal ceremony for the womens team sabre during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on July 31, 2021. 
Jamaica's Tajay Gayle lands during the men's long jump qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 31, 2021.
Jamaica’s Tajay Gayle lands during the men’s long jump qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 31, 2021. 
USA's Jordan Thompson reacts after getting injured in the women's preliminary round pool B volleyball match between USA and Russia during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on July 31, 2021.
The United State’s Jordan Thompson reacts after getting injured in the women’s preliminary round volleyball match between USA and Russia during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on July 31, 2021. 
KC Lightfoot of Team United States competes in the Men's Pole Vault Qualification on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
KC Lightfoot of Team United States competes in the Men’s Pole Vault Qualification on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at Olympic Stadium on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. 
Valarie Allman of Team United States competes in the Women's Discus Throw Qualification on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Valarie Allman of Team United States competes in the Women’s Discus Throw Qualification on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at Olympic Stadium on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

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