LIVE BLOG: Day 9 of the Tokyo Olympics

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Caeleb Dressel, of the United States, swims in the men’s 100-meter butterfly final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

TOKYO, Japan (BRPROUD)- As of 6 p.m. on Saturday, China and the United States are tied with 46 total medals.

Here is what to expect on Day 9 of the Olympics:

On Saturday night, NBC will present primetime coverage of track & field prelims and swimming finals, as well as a beach volleyball Round of 16 match featuring U.S. duo Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil. In the swimming finals, Caeleb Dressel will have two opportunities to add to to his medal collection as he races in the men’s 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay.

7:00PM:

Women’s Beach Volleyball Round of 16 starts us off on NBC. Canada versus the United States.

The duo of Brandie Wilkerson and Heather Bansley are representing Canada.

Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes are hitting the sand for the United States.

What a first set! The USA takes Set One, 24-22.

Canada takes Set Two, 21-18.

Canada wins Set Three and takes the match after a controversial call reversal.

We are off to the track! First, we get the Women’s 100 meters.

Elaine Thompson-Herah wins the Gold Medal and breaks American Florence Griffith Joyner’s 1988 Olympic record with a time of 10.61.

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Now we head to the pool to see if Caeleb Dressel can get his fourth Gold Medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the 50 Meter Freestyle.

Caeleb Dressel wins the Gold Medal with an Olympic Record time of 21.07.

Emma McKeon wins Gold in the 50 Meter Freestyle with an Olympic Record time of 23.81.

Now we get the 1500 Meter Freestyle Final.

WHAT A FINISH!

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Robert Finke in the last fifty meters, AMAZING! Finke takes Gold with a time of 14:39.65.

We now go to another swimming event, the Women’s 4 × 100 Meter Medley Relay. This will be the USA versus Australia.

Australia takes Gold by .13. The USA comes in second place.

Golf is up now, Xander Schauffele of the United States has a two shot lead.

The United States are 14 of 14 in the Men’s 4 × 100 Meter Medley Relay. The U.S. is the underdog tonight.

For the final, the U.S starts in Lane 1.

World Record for the Untied States! 3:26:78 is the winning time.

Simone Biles is out of the floor exercise final at the Tokyo Olympics.

We are now watching Men’s Beach Volleyball.

The United States versus Qatar is in the first set.

Ahmed Tijan and Cherif Younousse versus Phil Daulhausser and Nicholas Lucena.

Qatar is the number one team in the world and both teams are playing on sand that currently sits at 123 degrees.

The United States takes the first set, 21-14.

Qatar takes Set Two, 21-19.

Qatar wins it, two sets to one.

It is midnight in Baton Rouge and now we get to see the Mixed 4 X 400 Meter Relay Final.

Poland takes it with an Olympic Record.

Raven Saunders wins the Silver Medal in the Shot Put.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 30: Raven Saunders of Team United States on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Cycling BMX freestyle is up now on NBC.

Two Americans finish in the top four as Charlotte Worthington takes Gold for Great Britain in Cycling BMX freestyle.

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The men follow the women at the Cycling BMX freestyle park. Here are the final results:

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