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Gophers wrestler Gable Steveson, of Apple Valley, knocked off the defending champion from the Rio Games in the quarterfinals.
Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics.
The U.S. has owned gold for three straight Olympics, making the middle of the medals platform property of the Americans.
The focus for the Russian Olympic Committee men's volleyball team had started to shift to the fourth set of the semifinals when it fell behind by a big deficit to powerhouse Brazil in set three.
Already with her first major title and the No. 1 ranking, Nelly Korda took a big step toward a gold medal Thursday with a 9-under 62 that tied an Olympic record and gave her a four-shot lead.