5 to Watch: US Women's Gymnastics Trails, Skateboarding Medals Awarded

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Simone Biles had a somewhat shaky performance in the women's gymnastics qualifying round, but the American still leads the back in the all-around.

Nyjah Huston, the No. 1-ranked skateboarder in the world, surprisingly missed the podium. Plus, American swimmer put up more gold for Team USA.

Swimming awards its first medals

Americans went one-and-two in the first swimming medal event. Chase Kalisz on held off teammate Jay Litherland to take gold in the Men's 400m IM as Litherland touched to secure silver. 

Spring Grove's Hali Flickinger took Bronze in the women's 400 individual medley, becoming the first Pennsylvanian to bring home a medal in the Tokyo Olympics. She followed fellow American Emma Weyant, who took silver, and Japan's Yui Ohashi, who won gold.

Do you know the difference between backstroke and freestyle? Team USA swimmer Regan Smith explains the four major swimming strokes using Legos.

Nyjah Huston misses podium as Japan takes skateboarding gold

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Nyjah Huston is a four-time world champion with golds at the World Skateboarding Championships in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He also has 18 X Games medals with 16 coming in the street event.

But he surprisingly didn't medal as skateboarding made its Olympic debut.

Huston got off to a strong start in the final, scoring a 7.90 and 9.11 on his first two runs and a 9.09 on his first trick, but he crashed out on his next four trick attempts.

Skateboarder Nyjah Huston grinds some Lego rails as he explains the newest Olympic sport.

Instead, fellow American Jagger Eaton took bronze, while Japanese star Yuto Horigome claimed gold and  Brazil's Kelvin Hoefler took the silver.

Plenty of NJ, Pa. rowers will take to the waters in both men’s and women’s competitions

Rowing kicks off with Fair Lawn, New Jersey’s Tracy Eisser and Princeton’s Megan Kalmoe took second in the women’s pair repechage.

The lightweight women's double sculls will feature Short Hills, New Jersey’s Molly Reckford teaming up with Michelle Sechser looking for their chance at a qualification spot after placing third in heat one of the prelims.

Justin Best, the pride of Unionville High School in Chester County and Drexel University, is taking his talents from the Schuylkill River to compete on the men's 8 U.S. rowing team at the Tokyo Olympics. NBC10's Tim Furlong talks to the rowing star as well as some of those who have helped him grow into an Olympian.

The men’s eight crew – featuring Chester County, Pennsylvania, natives Justin Best and Nick Mead, as well as Malvern native and Philadelphia resident Julian Venonsky – took second place and will compete in the repechage.

Simone Biles leads all-around, but Team USA trails ROC

American sensation Simone Biles had a shaky qualifying round, but she's so good that she still leads in the women's all-around.

However, the U.S. trails the Russian Olympic Committee in the team event.

Simone Biles became the first female athlete to ever receive her own goat emoji on Twitter.

Team USA stunned by France in men's basketball

The US men's basketball team carried it's poor form into the Olympics in a shock loss to France.

The 83-76 defeat was the team's first in an Olympics since 2004.

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