What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

From The Associated Press:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Day 15 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, basketball, golf, boxing, volleyball and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local):


Fresh off winning the 10 kilometer race in dramatic fashion , British standout Mo Farah is looking for his second double when the 5K sets off at 9:30 p.m. Farah won the 5K and 10K in London four years ago.

South Africa’s Caster Semenya has dominated the 800 meters this year and is a favorite to win the gold medal at 9:15 p.m. She kept plenty in reserve in the semifinals and still easily posted the fastest time. The silver medalist in London four years ago, Semenya has become the unwilling face of the controversial debate in track and field over women with very high levels of testosterone being allowed to compete.

The women’s 4×400 relay is at 10 p.m. The Americans made it look easy in their heat Friday night, winning by more than 3 seconds over second-place Ukraine. Courtney Okolo ran the first leg, followed by Taylor Ellis-Watson, Francena McCorory and Phyllis Francis.

Jamaica, the U.S. and Belgium had the top qualifying times on Friday night for the men’s 4×400 finals, which are being run at 10:35 p.m.

Defending javelin champion Keshorn Walcott set the tone for the 10:55 p.m. final by leading qualifying. The Trinidad and Tobago thrower produced one of the surprises of the London Games four years ago when he won the Olympic title only weeks after winning the under-20 world title. World champion Julius Yego of Kenya didn’t get a qualifying mark until his third throw in …

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