8th Aug-2016 Olympics schedule

Olympic 2016 - Aug 8

Gymnastics (6-9 p.m.): Men's team final. China, winner of the last two Olympics, had its world championships winning streak of six snapped by rival Japan last year. The U.S. looks to return to the podium after finishing fifth at the 2012 Olympics and the 2015 World Championships.

Fencing (11 a.m.-8:15 p.m.): Women's sabre. American Mariel Zagunis took gold in 2004 and 2008 but tearfully dropped to fourth in 2012, after carrying the U.S. flag into the Opening Ceremony. Ibtihaj Muhammad is set to become the first American to wear a hijab in Olympic competition. Zagunis is ranked No. 3 in the world. Muhammad is ranked No. 8. The final is at 4:45 p.m.

Rugby (9-9:30 p.m.): Women's final. The first rugby medals since 1924 will be awarded, though this is the first time rugby sevens has been part of the Olympics.

Swimming (12-3 a.m. next day on Aug 9): Of the four finals, the best hope for U.S. medals comes in the men's 100m backstroke (9:38 p.m.) with David Plummer and Ryan Murphy, who rank Nos. 1 and 2 in the world this year. The U.S. has won this event at each of the last five Olympics. Australian Emily Seebohm is the favorite in the women's 100m back (9:30 p.m.) with 2012 Olympic champion Missy Franklin missing the Olympic team in the event.

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