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Olympics: Skateboarding teen medalists blaze trail for women; plus the latest from Tokyo
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Olympics: Skateboarding teen medalists blaze trail for women; plus the latest from Tokyo

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On the Olympic podium, three teenage girls — 13, 13 and 16 — with weighty gold, silver and bronze medals around their young necks, rewards for having landed tricks on their skateboards that most kids their age only get to see on Instagram.

After decades in the shadows of men's skateboarding, the future for the sport's daring, trailblazing women suddenly looked brighter than ever at the Tokyo Games on Monday.

It's anyone's guess how many young girls tuned in to watch Momiji Nishiya of Japan win the debut Olympic skateboarding event for women, giving the host nation a sweep of golds in the street event after Yuto Horigome won the men’s event.

But around the world, girls trying to convince their parents that they, too, should be allowed to skate can now point to the 13-year-old from Osaka as an Olympic-sized example of skateboarding's possibilities.

Here's a roundup of more of the latest stories from Tokyo, an updated medal count, TV schedule, photo gallery, plus a look ahead to what's in store for Tuesday:


Titmus, Doncic make waves, buckets in Olympic debuts

Ariarne Titmus and Luka Doncic made memorable Olympic debuts.

Titmus lived up to the billing of her nickname the “Terminator” when she chased down Katie Ledecky in the 400 freestyle Monday to win one of the most anticipated races of the Summer Games.

Doncic scored 48 points in his first Olympic appearance to tie for the second most ever in men’s basketball history, leading Slovenia to a 118-100 victory over Argentina.

Titmus trailed by nearly a full body-length at the halfway mark of the eight-lap race before erasing the gap and finishing in 3 minutes, 56.69 seconds. It was the second-fastest time in history, surpassed only by Ledecky’s world record of 3:56.46 from the 2016 Rio Games.

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR

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MEDAL COUNT

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TV SCHEDULE

All times Eastern

NBC

Noon-5 p.m.: canoe slalom, women's water polo, women's 3v3 basketball, skateboarding, swimming, women's beach volleyball.

8-9:30 p.m.: diving, gymnastics.

9:30-11:30 p.m.: swimming, triathlon.

11:30 p.m.-12:05 a.m.: men's rugby.

Tuesday

12:05-2 a.m.: volleyball, U.S. vs. China.

CNBC

8-10:10 p.m.: women's beach volleyball, men's water polo.

10:10 p.m.-midnight: men's rugby, women's fencing, rowing.

Tuesday

Midnight-2 a.m.: softball, bronze medal game.

NBCSN

12:15-8 p.m.: table tennis, men's handball, men's volleyball, men's basketball.

8 p.m. Monday-2 a.m. Tuesday: women's water polo, men's volleyball, men's rugby, triathlon.

OLYMPIC CHANNEL

7 a.m.-4 p.m.: tennis.

10 p.m. Monday-2 a.m. Tuesday: tennis.

USA

10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: archery, table tennis, surfing, cycling, weightlifting, shooting, boxing, taekwondo, judo.

5:30-8 p.m., triathlon.

11 p.m. Monday-12:30 a.m. Tuesday, beach volleyball, archery.

Tuesday

12:40 a.m.-2 a.m., women's basketball, U.S. vs. Nigeria

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