Rio Olympics 2016: Katie Ledecky beats Jazz Carlin in 800m freestyle

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There are 22 golds to be won on Day 8 of the Rio Games in 13 different sports.

Day 8 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, tennis, fencing, track cycling and more.

It's the final day of swimming at the Rio Olympics and four gold medals are up for grabs. Additionally, WVU student Ginny Thrasher, won the first gold medal awarded at the Rio Olympics for the women's 10-meter air rifle event. Ledecky swims the 800-meter freestyle and Phelps is in the100 fly.

Ledecky's time was almost seven seconds faster than anyone else. In the 2016 games, he has earned four gold medals and one silver.

Men will swim for the gold in the 50 free at 10:44 p.m. In the evening, the men's 400 and women's 100 heats will be key events to watch.

Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the two-time defending Olympic champion, had the fastest time in qualifiers Friday night. In the longer of the two, the man to beat is David Rudisha, though he did struggle in the Kenyan trials. He holds the world and Olympic records, both set at the London Games. Still, he won comfortably in 14:34.57. His first heat is at 10:26 a.m.

Meanwhile, two women will each be seeking a third consecutive gold.

At 11:10 a.m., Tirunesh Dibaba seeks another medal in the 10,000.

And the gold medal isn't the only thing Schooling will take away from these Olympics. She'll likely compete in the 4x100 medley relay at 10:49 p.m. with the potential to grow her new fan base.

A loud roar went up as Singapore's history-maker strode up the top step to take his bow and receive the medal from countryman Ng Ser Miang, member of the International Olympic Committee.

Also, medals will be given after the men's 20km race walk, which is at 2:30 p.m. We came back from a goal down. While the U.S.is still the team to beat, they were tested in their last contest against Australia. Austria took the men's title on Friday night. The Aussies and Brazilians met at the Women's World Cup past year, and it was Australia that advanced by beating Marta and Co.

The other games will see China take on Germany at 4 p.m. and Canada against France at 7 p.m.

Britain's Justin Rose made two eagles in the opening five holes Saturday on the way to a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead over Sweden's Henrik Stenson going into the final round at Olympic Golf Course. He had a one-shot lead over Thomas Pieters of Belgium, a former NCAA champion who closed with three straight birdies. Sweden also beat the US women on penalty kicks, sending the favored USA team home without an Olympic medal for the first time. The Nadal-del Potro match immediately follows Murray's.

The bronze match is between the US team of Johnson and Jack Sock and Canada's Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil.

The men's heavyweight semifinals start at 12:45 p.m. with Evegeny Tishchenko of Russian Federation vs Rustam Tulaganov of Uzbekistan. Felix has been to three Olympics and picked up six medals.

The women's team sabre finals is at 6:15 p.m. after quarterfinals that start at 9 a.m. Uchimura and Brits Whitlock and Christian Thomas are also in the group of eight finalists who start at 2 p.m.

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