Sports to watch this week: August 2-8

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Chen Long vs. Viktor Axelsen-Tokyo Olympics men's badminton singles final

Chen Long of China returns the shuttlecock duing the men's singles final between Chen Long of China and Shi Yuqi of China at 2018 BWF French Open in Paris, France on Oct. 28, 2018. Chen Long claimed the title by defeating Shi Yuqi with 2-0. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen)

Defending champion Chen Long defeated Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia in the semifinals and will now meet Denmark's Viktor Axelsen for the men's singles title.

Date: August 2

China vs. Belgium-Tokyo Olympics women's basketball

The Chinese women's basketball team have won two consecutive games in the group stage to clinch a spot in the final eight. China will play Belgium, currently ranked fifth in the world, in their final group match as the girls aim to top their group.

Date: August 2

Tokyo Olympics weightlifting women's +87kg

Li Wenwen of China competes during the women's weightlifting +87kg event at 2019 IWF World Cup & Qualification Event For 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 27, 2019. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

Li Wenwen, the Chinese women's super-heavyweight champion, has three world records in the snatch, clean and jerk and total in the 87kg + category, making her the favorite to win this event.

Date: August 2

USA vs. Spain-Tokyo Olympics men's basketball

The three-time reigning Olympic champion Americans will play reigning World Cup champion Spain in the quarterfinals of the men's tournament at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday, a matchup of teams that finished second in their respective groups at the Olympics.

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