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5 Things to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Wednesday

USA! USA! USA! The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, are in full swing, and Team USA is currently leading the medal count. From swimming to basketball, here are the five events to watch during day five on Wednesday, August 10.

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1. Men’s basketball, United States vs. Australia

Livestream: 6 p.m. ET

NBCSN: 6 p.m. ET

The heavily favored USA takes on Australia in the men’s preliminaries, lead by Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Paul George and more NBA stars. Anthony will likely break the all-time Olympic scoring record for Team USA. He’s currently just 16 points behind LeBron James.

Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony works around Venezuela’s point guard David Cubillan during a Men’s round Group A basketball match between USA and Venezuela at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

2. Men’s 100-meter freestyle final

Livestream: 10:03 p.m. ET

NBC: 10:03 p.m. ET

After a rough start, U.S. swimmer Nathan Adrian will defend his gold in this event. He barely qualified during the preliminary heats, but came back with the fastest time in the semifinals. Fellow American Caeleb Dressel will also be competing in this race.

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3. Women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay final

Livestream: 10:55 p.m. ET

NBC: 10:55 p.m. ET

Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt lead the charge as the reigning champs in this event and seek their second consecutive gold, with teammates Melanie Margalis and Cierra Runge.

Missy Franklin
Missy Franklin prepares for the race before the start of the women’s 200-meter freestyle semifinal on Monday, August 8, 2016.

4. Men’s Gymnastics Individual All-Around Final

Livestream: 3 p.m. ET

NBC: 8 p.m. ET

A day after the U.S. women’s gymnastics team took home the gold in team finals, Americans Chris Brooks and Sam Mikulak will represent Team USA in hopes of beating defending champion Kohei Uchimura of Japan. 

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5. Women’s Beach Volleyball, United States vs. Switzerland

Livestream: 8 p.m. ET

NBC: 8 p.m. ET

April Ross Kerri Walsh Jennings
April Ross (right) and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States celebrate victory over Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Nicole Laird of Australia on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 6, 2016.

USA’s Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross will be up against the Swiss team of Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Vergé-Dépré in the last preliminary match. Walsh Jennings took gold at the London Olympics and Ross won silver, but they each played with different partners. 

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