The gold medal matchups in both women’s basketball and women’s handball will be determined Thursday, and medals will be awarded in women’s 10m platform diving as well.
On the basketball court, Spain meets Serbia in the first semifinal of the day. Both teams won their quarterfinals in dramatic fashion, with Serbia hanging on to upset Australia and Spain beating Turkey on an Anna Cruz runner as time expired. The winner will get the winner of the second semifinal of the night, with the U.S. taking on France.
On the handball court the semifinals are an all-European affair, with the Netherlands playing France in the first game with Norway’s game against Russia to follow. While Netherlands and Norway enjoyed comfortable victories in their quarterfinal games, France beat Spain by a point (27-26) and Russia held off Angola (31-27) to advance. And in the women’s 10m platform competition the field will look to stop China’s dominance of the diving events, with China having won five of the six events that have been completed.
Ren Qian and Si Yiaje will look to continue that dominance, with Americans Katrina Young and Jessica Parratto aiming to make sure that they don’t.
WATCH LIVE: Women’s basketball semifinals, Spain vs. Serbia — 2 p.m. Eastern
WATCH LIVE: Handball, women’s semifinals — 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Eastern
WATCH LIVE: Women’s 10m platform diving final — 3 p.m. Eastern