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WATCH LIVE: Olympics Day 3, Equestrian, judo, table tennis and weightlifting

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Day three of the Olympics gets underway with competitions in a number of sports, including equestrian, judo, table tennis and weight lifting. And by the end of the day, medals will be awarded in judo and weightlifting.

In equestrian the individual and team cross country eventing competitions will be held Monday, with the United States among the teams looking to position themselves for a medal. The U.S. finished the dressage portion of the competition tied for sixth place with New Zealand, with Germany and France tied for the lead.

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Equestrian, eventing individual and team cross country — 9 a.m. Eastern

In judo two Americans will take to the mat, with 2012 bronze medalist Marti Malloy looking to win another medal in the women’s 57kg division and Nick Delpopolo looking to make up for a disappointing showing at the last Summer Olympics. Not only did Delpopolo lose in the quarterfinal round, but it was later revealed that he’d failed a drug test. He’ll be looking for redemption in Rio, and the action begins at 9 a.m. Eastern.

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Prelims & quarterfinals, women’s 57 kg and men’s 73 kg (Mat 1) — 9 a.m. Eastern

Prelims & quarterfinals, women’s 57 kg and men’s 73 kg (Mat 2) — 9 a.m. Eastern

Repechage, semifinals and medal matches, women’s 57 kg and men’s 73 kg — 2:30 p.m. Eastern

The men’s and women’s singles table tennis tournaments move into the third round Monday, with one American scheduled to compete. Lily Zhang faces Suh Hyo-Won of South Korea in a third round match, with Zhang looking to remain alive in a tournament that has featured its fair share of upsets over the first two days.

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Lily Zhang vs. Suh Hyo-Won, Table 1 — 10 a.m. Eastern

All Table Tennis — 10 a.m. Eastern

Last but not least there are competitions in two different weight classes in weightlifting, with the men’s 62 kg (137 lbs) and women’s 58 kg (128 lbs) divisions being contested. Athletes such as China’s Chen Lijun (men’s 62 kg) and Chinese Taipei’s Kuo Hsing-Chun (women’s 58 kg) will be competing, and both are expected to at minimum contend for a medal.

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Men’s 62 kg Group B, Women’s 58 kg Group B — 9 a.m. Eastern

Women’s 58 kg Group A (Medals) — 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Men’s 62 kg Group A (Medals) — 6 p.m. Eastern

Federica Brignone passes Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup overall lead

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Italian Federica Brignone passed an absent Mikaela Shiffrin for the World Cup overall standings lead by winning a combined in Switzerland on Sunday.

Brignone prevailed by .92 of a second adding times from super-G and slalom runs in Crans-Montana. Full results are here.

Brignone moved 73 points ahead of Shiffrin in the overall through 29 of 40 scheduled races. A race winner receives 100 points on a descending scale through the 30th-place finisher. The season runs through March 22.

Shiffrin, the three-time reigning World Cup overall champion, has not competed since the unexpected death of her father on Feb. 2. She has not announced if or when she will return this season.

Brignone, 29, is having a career season with five wins and 10 podiums across four disciplines.

Brignone’s best previous World Cup overall standings finish was fifth. She earned giant slalom medals at the 2018 Olympics (bronze) and 2011 World Championships (silver).

She could become Italy’s first female World Cup overall champion. The last Italian male winner was Alberto Tomba in 1995.

The women’s Alpine skiing World Cup moves to La Thuile, Italy, for a super-G and a combined next Saturday and Sunday.

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Jade Carey on brink of becoming first gymnast to qualify for U.S. Olympic team

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The U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials aren’t until late June, but Jade Carey is in position to qualify for the Tokyo Games in March.

Carey, seeking an individual Olympic gymnastics spot outside of the team competition, earned the maximum points in a World Cup series that is one path to Olympic qualification.

Carey has three wins each on floor exercise and vault with two World Cups left in March. Carey will mathematically clinch an Olympic spot if no other gymnasts earn maximum points on one of the apparatuses to force a tiebreaker.

A gymnast’s top three finishes across the eight-stop series count in Olympic qualifying. If Carey finishes atop the floor or vault standings, she goes to the Olympics.

Carey picked up those third wins on floor and vault at the sixth World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend.

So far, no other gymnast has two wins on floor. One other gymnast can get to the maximum points on vault with one win between the last two stops (and others with two).

The one downside to qualifying this route: Carey would not be able to compete in the team competition at the Olympics. Those four spots will be determined at and after June’s trials in St. Louis, with Simone Biles likely grabbing one of them.

“I knew I would be giving up being on the team,” Carey said in October of going the World Cup route, “but I think, for me, it made sense to just go for it.”

Carey is a world medalist on vault and floor, but she doesn’t have the all-around credentials of Biles and some other U.S. gymnasts.

Olympic team event roster sizes were cut from five to four for Tokyo, putting a greater onus on all-around prowess given a team must put three gymnasts on each apparatus in the Olympic final.

The U.S. is the deepest country in women’s gymnastics, so the only truly safe pick to make the four-woman Olympic team event roster is Biles.

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