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While multiple track and field events will reach their conclusion Friday night, there’s one that sticks out. That would be the men’s 4×100 final, where Jamaica is looking to take gold for a third consecutive Olympic Games. And with Usain Bolt running the anchor leg, the expectation is that they’ll extend that streak to three.

Bolt, who has already won three straight Olympic gold medals in both the 100 and 200, is looking to complete the “triple triple” and the other seven teams in the final would like nothing more than to keep that from happening. Among those teams is the U.S., which is likely the group best equipped to pull off an upset. The women’s 4×100 final will also be run, and after making the most of their successful appeal to the IAAF the U.S. goes into the final as the favorite to take gold with Jamaica being their biggest threat.

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The finals of the women’s 5000, women’s pole vault and men’s hammer throw are also on the schedule, with the preliminary heats of the men’s and women’s 4×400 relays getting things going on the track. Among the competitors in the women’s 5000 are Americans Abbey D’Agostino and Shelby Houlihan, but Ethiopia will look to extend its gold medal streak in the event to four with Senbere Teferi, Ababel Yeshaneh and Almaz Ayana all competing.

Ayana has already won one gold medal in Rio, as she won the 10,000.

2023 French Open women’s singles draw, bracket

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At the French Open, Iga Swiatek of Poland eyes a third title at Roland Garros and a fourth Grand Slam singles crown overall.

Main draw play began Sunday, live on Peacock.

Swiatek, the No. 1 seed from Poland, can join Serena Williams and Justine Henin as the lone women to win three or more French Opens since 2000.

Turning 22 during the tournament, she can become the youngest woman to win three French Opens since Monica Seles in 1992 and the youngest woman to win four Slams overall since Williams in 2002.

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But Swiatek is not as dominant as in 2022, when she went 16-0 in the spring clay season during an overall 37-match win streak.

She retired from her most recent match with a right thigh injury last week and said it wasn’t serious. Before that, she lost the final of another clay-court tournament to Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.

Sabalenka, the No. 2 seed, and Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, the No. 4 seed and Wimbledon champion, are the top challengers in Paris.

No. 3 Jessica Pegula and No. 6 Coco Gauff, runner-up to Swiatek last year, are the best hopes to become the first American to win a Grand Slam singles title since Sofia Kenin at the 2020 Australian Open. The 11-major drought is the longest for U.S. women since Seles won the 1996 Australian Open.

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2023 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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The French Open men’s singles draw is missing injured 14-time champion Rafael Nadal for the first time since 2004, leaving the Coupe des Mousquetaires ripe for the taking.

Main draw play began Sunday, live on Peacock.

Novak Djokovic is not only bidding for a third crown at Roland Garros, but also to lift a 23rd Grand Slam singles trophy to break his tie with Nadal for the most in men’s history.

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But the No. 1 seed is Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who won last year’s U.S. Open to become, at 19, the youngest man to win a major since Nadal’s first French Open title in 2005.

Now Alcaraz looks to become the second-youngest man to win at Roland Garros since 1989, after Nadal of course.

Alcaraz missed the Australian Open in January due to a right leg injury, but since went 30-3 with four titles. Notably, he has not faced Djokovic this year. They could meet in the semifinals.

Russian Daniil Medvedev, who lost in the French Open first round in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, is improved on clay. He won the Italian Open, the last top-level clay event before the French Open, and is the No. 2 seed ahead of Djokovic.

No. 9 Taylor Fritz, No. 12 Frances Tiafoe and No. 16 Tommy Paul are the highest-seeded Americans, all looking to become the first U.S. man to make the French Open quarterfinals since Andre Agassi in 2003. Since then, five different American men combined to make the fourth round on eight occasions.

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