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Day 9 Must-Sees: Lee's Bars Bronze, Skinner Vaults Silver for Biles, Wild BMX Final, Fastest Man

From golden all-around winner Suni Lee's final on the uneven bars, the race to crown the fastest man alive, an epic BMX freestyle final and Caeleb Dressel's last swims in Tokyo, there was plenty to see

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There was no shortage of must-see action on Day 9 of the Tokyo Olympics. MyKayla Skinner stepped in for Simone Biles to earn silver in the vault final, while golden all-around gymnast Suni Lee earned another medal on bars.

Americans flew high in the BMX freestyle finals Saturday night, while Caeleb Dressel earned more gold in the pool. And there was an epic 100m race early Sunday to crown the fastest man in the world. The queen is already named.

Without further ado, here are our 4 to Watch on Day 9:

DON'T MISS THE ACTION: For a complete rundown of all the day's events in Tokyo, visit the streaming schedule page for NBCOlympics.com. Watch every event live there, on the NBC Sports App and connected set-top boxes and catch the highlights in primetime on NBC.

1. MyKayla Skinner Silvers for Simone Biles on Vault, Suni Lee Bronzes on Bars

Simone Biles has withdrawn from event finals for vault and uneven bars. USA Gymnastics says she will “continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam.”

After Simone Biles exited the team final and individual all-around final at the Olympics earlier this week, USA Gymnastics has announced she will withdraw from the event finals for the vault, uneven bars and floor at Tokyo.

MyKayla Skinner, an American who was competing as an individual, got Biles' spot in the vault final and earned a silver medal.

Skinner hit a Cheng and an Amanar in her two vaults, earning a total score of 14.916. Brazil's Rebeca Andrade won gold with a score of 15.083, while South Korea's Yeo Seo-jeong earned bronze with a 14.733 score. Andrade's victory marked the first Olympic gold for a Brazilian woman in gymnastics.

Fellow American Jade Carey finished in last place of the eight competitors. She scored an 11.933 on her first vault after being off on her steps, receiving a 3.300 difficulty score and 8.633 execution. She completed her second vault to bring her total score to 12.416.

Carey, who qualified for the Olympics as an individual, was seen as one of the favorites in the event.

Gymnast MyKayla Skinner was ready to head back to the U.S. when she learned that teammate Simone Biles would be unable to compete in the women’s vault competition. Instead of catching a flight home, Skinner returned to the Olympics to win silver for Team USA.

Suni Lee, meanwhile, is building a colorful collection of Olympic medals.

After previously earning a gold medal and silver medal in Tokyo, the 18-year-old American won bronze during Sunday's women's uneven bars final. She was the first gymnast to compete in the final and posted a 14.500 score with a difficulty of 6.200.

Belgium's Nina Derwael won gold with a score of 15.200, while Russian Olympic Committee's Anastasiia Iliankova won silver with a score of 14.833.

Lee became the individual all-around champion on Thursday. She posted the top score for the uneven bars in the all-around competition at 15.300.

Lee still has one more competition left in Tokyo. She will go for a medal in the women's balance beam final at 4:50 a.m. ET on Tuesday. She had the third-best score in the event during qualifying and second-best score during the individual all-around.

On the men’s side, Yul Moldauer will compete on floor exercise, and Alec Yoder will compete on pommel horse.

MORE: Sights and sounds from Suni Lee's all-around golden win


2. Trayvon Bromell Loses Quest to Become World's Fastest Man

Trayvon Bromell tore his Achilles in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Five years later, he is fully recovered and is competing at the Tokyo Olympics.

Fred Kerley won the silver medal in the men’s 100m final Sunday morning.

Kerley won the first semifinal heat with a time of 9.96 seconds and de Grasse finished second to also qualify for the final with a time of 9.98 seconds.

Trayvon Bromell failed to qualify for the men's 100m final in heartbreaking fashion. Bromell finished third to Nigeria's Enoch Adegoke by a thousandth of a second in the second semifinal heat.

Both sprinters crossed the finish line in 10.00 seconds but after photo review, Adegoke was given the automatic qualifying spot. In the next heat, American Ronnie Baker and China's Su Bingtian ran a semifinal-best time of 9.83 seconds to knock Bromell out.

MORE: Thompson-Herah defends Olympic 100m gold in Jamaican sweep


3. Americans Soar Into BMX Freestyle Finals

Team USA's Hannah Roberts won the silver medal in the first-ever Olympic BMX freestyle park final with a score of 96.10.

Team USA went after the first two gold medals in the inaugural Olympic BMX freestyle finals.

American Hannah Roberts entered the event as the favorite. She had an impressive first run that set the tone for the field's second run, with a score of 96.10. Despite the impressive run by Roberts, Great Britain's Charlotte Worthington put together a show-stopping final run that clinched the first-ever gold medal in BMX freestyle.

After an exciting women's final, it was the men's turn for the first-ever BMX freestyle final. Australian's Logan Martin took home the sport’s first gold medal with a score of 93.30.

Americans Justin Dowell and Nick Bruce dropped into the park first. Bruce didn't really ride in the seeding runs due to a hurt shoulder. Dowell put together effortless combinations and seemed to flawlessly spin in every direction. But then with 30 seconds remaining, he lost his rhythm and didn't land on his feet while trying a maneuver.

MORE: American medal favorite Connor Fields in scary crash at BMX semis


4. Caeleb Dressel Leaves Tokyo With 2 More Olympic Gold Medals

The U.S. men’s swimming team picked up a gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay.

The final day in the pool at the Tokyo Olympic Games gave Caeleb Dressel another shot at two gold medals. By the end of the night, he had secured his fourth and fifth gold of the Games.

The two-time reigning world champion set a new Olympic record to win the gold medal in the men's 50m freestyle final on Saturday night.

Dressel had already taken home three gold medals in Tokyo before becoming just the second athlete to win five gold medals at a single Olympics since 1992, joining former teammates Michael Phelps.

The day’s session also featured three other finals: the women’s 50m freestyle, men’s 1500m freestyle and women’s 4x100m medley relay.

Bobby Finke picked up his second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, wining the men’s 1500m freestyle.

American Abbey Weitzel placed eighth in the women's 50m freestyle.

In the men’s 1500m freestyle, Bobby Finke won gold in the men's 1500m freestyle, while Mykhailo Romanchuk of Ukraine took silver and Florian Wellbrock of Germany took bronze. Finke came from behind on the final lap like he did when he won gold in the 800m freestyle.

Australia's team won the gold medal and set the Olympic record in the women's 4x100 medley relay final. The United States won the silver medal and Canada took the bronze. The U.S. men broke the world record to win gold in the 4x100m medley relay, a race they have won every time they’ve entered it. The silver went to Great Britain, and the bronze to Italy.

MORE: Caeleb Dressel breaks 100m butterfly world record, wins gold


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