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Day 14 Action: Most Decorated Woman in Olympic Track History, Gold for Beach Volleyball A-Team

From USA's beach volleyball gold and Dawn Staley taking her basketball team to the women's gold medal game, to an epic track and field finals slate, there was plenty to see on Day 14

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There was no shortage of must-see action on Day 14 of the Tokyo Olympics. The undefeated A-team of April Ross and Alix Klineman captured the gold medal for Team USA in beach volleyball, winning in straight sets over Australia. The duo went undefeated in Tokyo, and only dropped one set during the entire Olympics.

Meanwhile, America advanced to the final in women's basketball. For two of the all-star players, their current head coach was their teammate in 2004.

Allyson Felix, the most decorated woman in Olympic track and field history, added to her trove of medals in a stacked track and field finals slate, while USA's Brooke Raboutou fell short in the first-ever Olympic women’s sport climbing final.

Without further ado, here are our 4 to Watch on Day 14:

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. Allyson Felix Makes History (Again)

Allyson Felix is the most decorated woman in Olympic track and field history.

Allyson Felix earned the title of most decorated female Olympian in track and field history Friday morning, winning her 10th Olympic medal in the Women's 400m final.

Felix crossed the finish line in 49.46 seconds. Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won gold (48.36 seconds), while Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic won the silver medal (49.20 seconds).

The 35-year-old mother passed Jamaica's Merlene Ottey, who won nine Olympic medals (six golds and three silvers) and tied Carl Lewis for most track and field medals by an American.

Despite coming in third, Felix broke Evelyn Ashford's record as the oldest U.S. woman to win an Olympic track and field medal, according to Olympedia.

Her bronze medal-winning time was the second-fastest time she has ever run and .05 faster than her silver medal-winning time in Rio.

MORE: Bednarek, Lyles talk 200m medals, issues with relay team


2. Undefeated American Duo Gets Beach Volleyball Gold

April Ross and Alix Klineman won the gold medal in women’s beach volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics. It’s the third Olympic medal for Ross and first for Klineman.

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April Ross already had a silver medal from 2012 and a bronze medal from 2016 in her collection coming into the Tokyo Games — now, will add a gold.

Ross and partner Alix Klineman took down Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy in straight sets in Thursday night's gold medal match. Ross and Klineman took the first set, 21-15, before sealing gold in the second set, 21-16.

The first-ever gold for Ross and Klineman was never really in serious doubt in the final. In the first set, they jumped out to a 12-6 advantage and held a lead of at least five points the rest of the way. They started the second set on fire, gaining an early eight-point lead at 10-2. The Aussies clawed back to within three at 16-13, but that’s as close as they would get.

The American duo improved to a perfect 7-0 in the tournament, losing only one set along the way as they became just the second American pair to ever go undefeated at the Olympics. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings accomplished the feat three times (2004, 2008, 2016).

Ross and Klineman extended the United States' streak of winning at least one beach volleyball medal -- men's or women's -- in each Olympics since the sport debuted in 1996. Their win also means that a U.S. pair has stood atop the podium in four of the last five Olympics.

"This is what we dreamed of, and this is why we sacrificed so much and worked so hard," Klineman said. "But I still don't know if I ever really expected this to come true, and it just feels like such a fairytale."

The 39-year-old Ross topped former partner Walsh Jennings’ record as the oldest woman to ever medal in Olympic beach volleyball. She also became the first beach volleyball player to win an Olympic medal with three different teammates.

"For us to get here and do this, with this kind of competition, just blows my mind and I'm so grateful to everyone who helped us get here," Ross said. "… To get a gold medal finally just feels so amazing."

MORE: Reunited! Ross, Klineman share semifinal win with their families


3. Team USA Tops Serbia in Women's Basketball Semi, Will Play for Gold Medal

U.S. women's basketball advanced to the semifinals with its win over Australia. The win marks the team's 53rd straight win, putting the U.S. two victories away from a seventh straight gold medal.

The U.S. women’s basketball squad continues to look like a team determined (and maybe destined) to win its seventh straight Olympic gold medal so far in Tokyo.

In its 54th consecutive Olympic win, Team USA beat Serbia 79-59 in the semifinals on Thursday. The game was never as close as their previous one, where they trailed heading into the second quarter of the quarterfinal matchup against Australia before pulling away later on.

Against Serbia, the U.S. led 25-12 after the first quarter, and it never got closer than that. Brittney Griner led the team in scoring with 15 points.

The victory extended a winning streak that dates back to 1992, and puts the team just one win away from another gold medal. Next up for Dawn Staley’s squad will be the winner of the second semifinal between Japan and France.

Serbia will be back in the bronze medal matchup once again, a game the team won at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

MORE: Japan stuns Belgium in thriller, advances to women's semifinals


4. Brooke Raboutou Falls Short of Sport Climbing Podium

Climber Brooke Raboutou says one of her first memories of her sport was climbing on a small plywood board with holds on it in her parents' basement.

Brooke Raboutou couldn't capitalize on her chance to make history during the first-ever Olympic women’s sport climbing final. An American man made history in the same event.

Raboutou, a 20-year-old climber, placed sixth overall in Friday's final at Tokyo’s Aomi Urban Sports Park with a total score of 84 across the three events -- speed, bouldering and lead.

Slovenia's Janja Garnbret took home the gold, while Japan cashed out twice -- Miho Nonaka with the silver medal and Akiyo Noguchi with bronze.

MORE: Brooke Raboutou describes sport climb's three disciplines


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