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Hoosiers to watch at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, July 28

Hoosiers will be going for gold in men's synchronized diving, 100-meter freestyle and women's 3x3 basketball on Wednesday.
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Zach Apple of the United States swims in a heat of the men's 100-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

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 Wednesday, July 28 (Note: All dates and times listed are in eastern time):

Andrew Capobianco and Michael Hixon — Diving

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United States' Michael Hixon and Andrew Capobianco perform a dive during the men's synchronized 3-meter springboard preliminaries at the FINA Diving World Cup Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Indiana University student Andrew Capobianco and 2018 graduate Michael Hixon won silver for Team USA in the men's synchronized 3-meter springboard diving event.

Capobianco and Hixon finished with a score of 444.36, about 23 points behind China and nearly 40 points ahead of Germany, who won bronze.

Hixon won a silver medal in the event at the Rio Olympics five years ago. He finished 10th in the individual 3-meter event. 

Capobianco, this year's 3-meter NCAA champion, made his first Olympics appearance.

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Joe Schroeder — Rugby

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Joe Schroeder of the United States, center, celebrates scoring a try against South Africa, as he walks with teammate Steve Tomasin of the United States in their men's rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Team USA men's rugby finished sixth at the Tokyo Olympics following a 28-7 loss during their match against South Africa at 4 a.m. ET. This is the team's highest ever finish in an Olympic Games 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.

The program will now look ahead to the start of the World Rugby Sevens Series in September.

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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's quest for gold ended Wednesday morning after a loss in mixed doubles with partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

The No. 3-seeded team lost their first round match to Kevin Krawietz and Laura Siegemund of Germany 6-4, 5-7, 10-8.

Ram and Frances Tiafoe lost their second round match in men's doubles Tuesday morning.

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.

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 is a gold medalist. 

Young, Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray and her Las Vegas Aces teammate Kelsey Plum won the inaugural women's 3x3 basketball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Team USA defeated France 18-16 in the semifinals and ROC 18-15 in the gold medal game. Young scored 2 points in the final game.

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.

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Annie Lazor and Lilly King — Swimming

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Annie Lazor after winning the women's 200 breaststroke during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Friday, June 18, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Annie Lazor, who trains at IU, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King, who lives in Evansville and graduated from IU, are both competing in the women's 200-meter breaststroke event.

King finished first in the third heat with a time of 2:22.10, and Lazor finished right behind her with a time of 2:22.76.

Both advanced to the semifinals, where King qualified for the final in the first heat, finishing second to South Africa's Kaylene Corbett.

Lazor finished third in the second semifinal, which was also the third fastest time overall at 2:21.94. King's time of 2:22.27 qualified her in fifth for Thursday's final.

The final is scheduled to start at 9:41 p.m. ET and can be seen live on Channel 13 or streamed on NBCSports.com.

King won the bronze medal in the women's 100-meter breaststroke Monday night.

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United States' Lilly King competes in a 100-meter breaststroke heat at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Felicia Stancil — Cycling BMX Racing

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Felicia Stancil of the USA stands on the podium after victory in the Junior Women's Time Trial competition at the BMX World Championships, Birmingham, England, Friday, May 25, 2012.

Indianapolis resident and Marian University graduate Felicia Stancil is competing in her first Olympic Games.

Stancil, who wears No. 6 on her jersey, finished second in her heat and qualified for Thursday's semifinals. The semis will take place Thursday, July 29 at 9:15 p.m. ET.

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