2016 Rio Summer Games: What to watch Sunday
RIO DE JANEIRO — Day 9 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, gymnastics, tennis, golf, fencing and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local):
TRACK AND FIELD
The title of world’s fastest man goes on the block when Jamaican Usain Bolt, American Justin Gatlin and the other sprinters take to the track.
The 100 meter final is at 10:25 p.m. following three rounds of semifinals that start at 9 p.m.
Bolt won his first heat of the games in 10.07 seconds Saturday. He’s still a favorite for an unprecedented third straight gold, despite a sore hamstring that forced him from the world championships last month.
Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles goes for her third gold in Rio when she competes in the women’s vault final at 2:47 p.m.
The 19-year-old already has two golds during the games after leading the “Final Five” to the team title and becoming the fourth straight American woman to win the all-around last week.
Biles’ biggest challenge will come from Russia’s Maria Paseka, who upset Biles at the 2015 world championships.
The final day of tennis is headlined by the gold medal match between Britain’s Andy Murray and Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro at 3:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Rafael Nadal plays Japan’s Nishikori Kei for the bronze.
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. Play begins at 7 a.m. today.