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Hoosiers to watch at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, July 27

Hoosiers are competing across multiple events Tuesday in Tokyo, including swimming, diving, cycling, basketball, rugby and tennis.
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Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith (4) controls the ball against the Minnesota Lynx during a WNBA basketball game, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

TOKYO, Japan — More than 600 athletes are representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympics and a number of them are from Indiana.

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Here are the Hoosier athletes to watch on Tuesday, July 27 (Note: All dates and times listed are in eastern time):

Jackie Young — 3-on-3 Women's Basketball

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Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young dribbles during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks Friday, July 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Aces won 66-58.

Princeton, Indiana native and former University of Notre Dame student Jackie Young was a late replacement in the 3-on-3 women's basketball tournament after Katie Lou Samuelson tested positive for COVID-19 while training in Las Vegas.

Young, Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray and her Las Vegas Aces teammate Kelsey Plum have defeated France, Mongolia, Romania, ROC, Italy and China in the pool round. 

USA played Japan in their seventh and final game on Tuesday before the elimination rounds. Japan won the game, 20-18.

Team USA has already advanced to the semifinals and awaits the winner between Japan and France. The semifinal games are scheduled for Wednesday, July 28 at 4 a.m. ET and 5:10 a.m. ET.

3-on-3 women's basketball will be available to stream on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports mobile app.

Skylar Diggins-Smith and Jewell Loyd — Basketball

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Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith drives to the lane during the second half of a WNBA basketball first round playoff game against the Washington Mystics, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Team USA is seeking its seventh consecutive gold medal in women's basketball.

South Bend native and University of Notre Dame graduate Skylar Diggins-Smith and University of Notre Dame graduate Jewell Loyd are part of the 12-person roster.

The team played their first game in Group B of the preliminary round Tuesday, beating Nigeria, 81-72. Diggins-Smith scored 1 point, while Loyd added 8. 

Team USA's next game in Group B is Friday, July 30 at 12:40 a.m. ET vs. Japan. 

Jessica Parratto — Diving

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United States' Jessica Parratto competes during the women's 10-meter platform diving preliminary round in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Eight teams competed in the women's synchronized 10-meter platform diving event. 

Jessica Parratto, a 2019 Indiana University graduate, and partner Delaney Schnell went up against Canada, China, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Malaysia and Mexico.

Parratto and Schnell earned silver medals with 310.80 points for their routine, with China winning gold.

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Rajeev Ram — Tennis

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Rajeev Ram of the United States and Joe Salisbury of Britain return to Kevin Krawietz of Germany and Andreas Mies of Germany during their doubles tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Carmel High School graduate Rajeev Ram and doubles partner Frances Tiafoe's quest for gold ended Tuesday morning.

The Americans lost to Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the men's doubles tournament.

Ram and Tiafoe defeated No. 6 seed Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov of ROC 6-7, 7-6, 12-10 in the first round.

Ram will move his attention to the mixed doubles competition alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The No. 3-seeded team plays their first round Wednesday, July 28 against Kevin Krawietz and Laura Siegemund of Germany. The match is scheduled fourth on Court 5, which means it will start roughly at 4 a.m. ET. 

Ram won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games in mixed doubles alongside Venus Williams.

Tennis will be available to stream on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports mobile app.

Joe Schroeder — Rugby

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Joe Schroeder (center) is a Westfield native and graduated from Cathedral High School.

USA is out of medal contention in rugby after losing their quarterfinal match vs. Great Britain 26-21. The Americans can now finish as high as fifth place in the tournament after defeating Canada 21-14. 

They will face the winner of South Africa-Australia at 3:30 a.m. ET Wednesday. The winner finishes fifth, the loser finishes sixth. Either outcome would be the USA's highest finish ever in an Olympics, after previously finishing ninth in Rio in 2016.

Joe Schroeder, a Cathedral High School graduate from Westfield, made the U.S. men's roster for Tokyo earlier this month.

Rugby matches are available to stream on NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports mobile app.

Zach Apple — Swimming

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United States men's 4x100m freestyle relay team of Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowen Beck and Zach Apple, celebrate with their medals after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Fresh off his first gold medal, IU graduate Zach Apple is competing in the men's 100-meter freestyle.

Apple finished third in his heat with a time of 48.16 seconds. He finished with the 11th fastest time across the nine heats, which means he advances to the semifinals.

Apple finished sixth in the second semifinal finishing in 48.04 seconds, leaving him on the outside of Wednesday's final by 0.22 seconds. 

The final takes place Wednesday, July 28 at 10:37 p.m. ET, live on WTHR Channel 13.

Zach Apple and Drew Kibler — Swimming

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Drew Kibler reacts after the Men's 200 Freestyle during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Monday, June 14, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Zach Apple, who swam at IU, Drew Kibler, of Carmel, and Blake Pieroni, of Chesterton and also went to IU, were part of the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay team for the United States.

USA finished fourth in Wednesday's finals with a time of 7:02.43. Great Britain won the gold medal in near-world record time. Their final time of 6:58.58 was just 0.03 seconds off the world record the United States set in Rome in 2009 and only 0.02 seconds slower than the Americans' Olympic record time of 6:58.56 set in Beijing in 2008.

USA finished fourth with a time of 7:02.43. 

In the finals, Kibler swam the second leg in 1:45.51, and Apple swam the third leg in 1:47.31. They were joined by Kieran Smith and Townley Haas.

Kibler and Pieroni swam in the second heat for Team USA Tuesday morning to help the team advance to the finals.

Michael Brinegar — Swimming

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Michae Brinegar

Columbus native and IU student Michael Brinegar competed in the men's 800-meter freestyle swimming event.

Brinegar finished seventh in his heat with a time of 7:53.00 and did not advance to the finals.

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Chloé Dygert — Cycling

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United States' Chloe Dygert pedals during the women elite race, at the road cycling World Championships in Harrogate, England, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Brownsburg native and former Marian University student Chloé Dygert is competing in her second event at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Dygert started slow and finished seventh in the event. 

She placed 31st in the women's road race with a time of 3:58:51 on Sunday, July 25.

Cycling will be available to stream on NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports mobile app.

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