22 gold medals at stake on Day 8 of Olympics

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - There are 22 golds to be won on Day 8 of the Rio Games in 13 different sports.

Competitions wrap up Saturday in swimming and rowing - but they are just heating up in track and field, which will award five golds: for the women's 100 meter sprint and the heptathlon, and the men's 10,000 meters, discus and long jump.

In the pool, Saturday could be Michael Phelps's last time in an Olympic competition if he swims in the 4x100 meter medley relay. Simone Manuel is in the women's 50 free finals and likely for the women's 4x100 medley relay. Medals also will be awarded in the men's 1500 meter freestyle.

On the water, the smallest sculls (singles) and the largest (eights) are fighting for gold for both the men and the women.

On the tennis court, Germany's Angelique Kerber faces Monica Puig, who is looking for Puerto Rico's first gold in any Olympic sport.

Other medals will be awarded in fencing, track cycling, boxing, shooting, trampoline and weightlifting



 
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