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4 to Watch: Suni Lee Takes Gymnastics Gold, U.S. Misses Bronze in Women's Team Foil and More

From the Simone Biles-less individual all-around gymnastics final to Caeleb Dressel's big night in the pool and another medal chance for history-making fencer Lee Kiefer, there was plenty to see

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There is no shortage of must-see action on Day 6 of the Tokyo Olympics. American swimming superstar Caeleb Dressel set a world record and gets his first solo medal, while uneven bars aficionado Suni Lee won gold in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final for Team USA.

Without further ado, here are our 4 to Watch on Day 6:

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1. Caeleb Dressel Sets Olympic Record to Win Gold in Men's 100m Freestyle Final

Caeleb Dressel earned his first individual Olympic gold medal and set a new Olympic record in the 100m freestyle on Wednesday.

Caeleb Dressel already has three Olympic gold medals to his name from swimming relays, including one at the Tokyo Games, but he wanted one he didn't have to share.

The 24-year-old American won his first solo Olympic medal after finishing first in the men's 100m freestyle final on Wednesday, and while setting an Olympic record.

An emotional Dressel cried during the post-race interview: “I don’t know if it’s set in yet. Right now, I’m just kind of hurting. It’s a really tough year, it’s really hard, so to have the results show up, it really came together, so I’m happy.”

Dressel leads a packed field in the final for one of swimming's quickest and most intense events, the men's 100m freestyle.

Medals were also on the line in the men's 800m freestyle, men's 200m breaststroke, women's 200m butterfly and women's 4x200m relay.

The 21-year-old pulled ahead of three swimmers in the final lap to win the race.

American swimmer Bobby Finke took home a gold medal with an amazing late surge in the first-ever Olympic men's 800m freestyle final.

Finke, competing in his first Olympics, was fourth at 750 meters and passed Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri, who had held the lead through most of the race. "I just really wanted to get my hand on the wall," Finke said. "I’m just so happy I was able to switch into another gear."

In the women’s 200m butterfly, American Regan Smith won silver, and her teammate, Hali Flickinger, took bronze. The United States had not won a medal in the 200m butterfly since 2000. That ended with Smith and Flickinger.

The United States women’s 4x200m relay team won the silver medal late Wednesday night. China came in first for the gold, and Australia finished behind the Team USA for the bronze.

Anchor Katie Ledekcy swam the fastest leg for Team USA, but it simply was not enough to overtake China. All three teams that reached the podium beat the previous world record.

Katie Ledecky, Allison Schmitt, Katie McLaughlin and Paige Madden won a silver medal for Team USA in the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

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2. Suni Lee Wins Gold in Gymnastics All-Around

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Lee delivered a dominant floor routine, scoring 13.700 and winning gold in the women's all-around.

For the fifth straight Olympic Games, an American woman is crowned queen of the all-around.

Brazil's Rebeca Andrade came in second after stepping out of bounds twice in her floor routine. ROC's Melnikova rounds out the podium in third.

MORE: Latest on Simone Biles' withdrawal from the individual all-around


3. Italy Overtakes Lee Kiefer and Team USA in Bronze Medal Match

American fencer Lee Kiefer made Olympics history on Sunday after winning a gold medal in women’s foil. Lee is the first American to ever win gold in foil.

Lee Kiefer made history by becoming the first American to win Olympic gold in an individual foil event but Team USA was unable to come away with a bronze in the team event.

It started tight, but then the Italians dominated throughout and finished the competition over the Americasn with 23-45.

Kiefer was joined by Jackie Dubrovich, Sabrina Massialas and Nicole Ross. The U.S. has enjoyed success in the event recently, winning the 2018 World Championships and placing second at the 2019 World Championships.

The U.S. also won bronze in the event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

MORE: From near-retirement to historic gold, Lee Kiefer's Olympic journey


4. Olympic Men's Golf Tournament Tees Off

The world’s top-ranked golfer, Jon Rahm of Spain, will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus.

After a 112-year layoff, golf returned to the Olympics for the 2016 Rio Games. With no returning men’s medalists participating at the 2020 Games, there will be a new champion in Tokyo.

After being delayed earlier Thursday morning due to lightning, the round ended out with none of the four Americans competing inside the top 10 even though they are the highest-ranked players participating in the tournament.

The U.S. fields a stacked roster of Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed. Morikawa (No. 3), Thomas (No. 4) and Schauffele (No. 5).

Out of the four, Schauffele and Reed had the best rounds, both shooting 3-under par. After a bogeyless first nine, Schauffele coughed up two bogeys on the back nine, one coming on the final hole of the round, to push his score to a 68. He currently sits tied for 12th.

Reed, the replacement for Bryson DeChambeau and the only returning player, was on pace to be near the top of the leaderboard with a -3 through the front nine, but two bogeys on the back, one coming on 17, caused him to come out even on the final nine holes and end the round 3-under par.

Team USA has won five of the 10 Olympic medals ever given out in men’s golf and the team is trying to take gold for the first time in over a century.

The world’s top-ranked golfer, Spain’s Jon Rahm, was forced to withdraw from the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.

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