Tuesday in Tokyo, one Mid-South Olympian will represent her home town on the international stage when she begins competing in the heptathlon. Erica Bougard is a track and field star from Mississippi State University.
In torrential conditions, reigning world champion Dalilah Muhammad of the U.S. got the job done and won her semifinal, clocking 53.30 to advance to the final for a chance to defend her Olympic gold from Rio.
Canada dealt the United States women’s national soccer team a crushing defeat in the semifinal round of the Tokyo Olympics women’s soccer tournament, capitalizing on a controversial 75th minute penalty call.
Team USA veteran MyKayla Skinner scored a 15.033 on her first vault and a 14.800 on her second in the women’s event final, earning a 14.916 overall. Jade Carey was off on her steps down the runway and scored a 12.416.