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U.S. women swimmers dominate Rio

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>> Team USA dominating the pool again, Katie Ledecky taking the gold while breaking her own world record in the 800 meter freestyle final. And she is the first Olympian since Debbie Meyer to win the 200, 400 and 800 and that was in Mexico in 1968. USA's Maya Dirado pulling off an upset with her first place finish in the 200 meter backstroke beating out the favorite Katinka Hosszu of Hungary.
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Add to that the oldest swimmer on team USA, Anthony Ervin claiming gold in the men's 50 meter freestyle, his first in this event was 16 years ago, but Michael Phelps unable to keep up with the 21 year old Singaporean named Joseph Schooling in the 100 meter butterfly finishing in a three way tie for the silver.
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Phelps already has four golds at Rio and has his last event possibly of his career on Saturday. And the dream team not quite, USA men's basketball barely eking out a win against Serbia, Friday, their second strong challenge in the road following a narrow victory against Australia. Team USA had an early 18 point lead but ultimately won 94 to 91 in a hunt for a third gold medal in a row.
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Coming up this weekend, Usain Bolt gets his shot at proving he is still the fastest man in the world with the 100-meter sprint. The Jamaican has said the Rio games will be his last.