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What to watch at the Rio Olympic games on Tuesday

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Day 4 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS It’s show time for the U.S women’s team, which made a statement in Sunday’s qualifiers by posting a top score that outpaced second-place China by a staggering 10 points. China, Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands will look to knock off the Americans, which are led by Martha Karolyi. How difficult will…

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Katie Ledecky all the rage at Rio Olympics

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In a hallway beneath the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Missy Franklin was surrounded by the media after her first race of the Rio de Janeiro Games. Until Katie Ledecky walked by. At least half the reporters bolted away from Franklin while she was in mid-answer Monday, all of them eager to fire a few questions at Ledecky. It was the clearest sign yet of the changing of the guard on the U.S. women’s swim team. Franklin was the darling of the…

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US-Australia rivalry highlights 1st night in Olympic pool

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Katie Ledecky is going for a sweep of the longer freestyle races at the Olympics, a feat unmatched since another American teenager achieved it 48 years ago. Before she tries to equal Debbie Meyers‘ golden triple, Ledecky could join the U.S. 4×100-meter freestyle relay team when the eight-day swimming competition begins Saturday. If she wins her three individual events and a relay, the 19-year-old Ledecky would take four gold medals back to her Maryland home, equaling the record for a…

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