Rio Olympics Daily Preview: August 20

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Day 15 in Rio is a day of finals, with 39 events awarding medals on the next to last day of the Games in Rio.

Watch the gold medal games in women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and women’s handball. In golf, the women’s competition concludes with the final 18 holes of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

MORE: FULL Day 15 streaming schedule

A night of track and field is also packed with finals which includes the women’s high jump, men’s 1500m and the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays.

One highlight for Team USA on Day 15 will be to see if two-time triathlon world champion Gwen Jorgensen can make it onto the podium in Rio after a disappointing race at the 2012 London Olympics where she caught a bad break when her bike got a flat.

What to Watch: Day 15, Aug 20

6:30 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Women’s Golf: Final round


10 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Women’s Triathlon

Must see:

Gwen Jorgensen

Sarah True

Katie Zaferes

The Olympic history for triathlon is comparatively short when compared to other disciplines.  After its introduction to the Olympic program in 2000 the United States has come away with just one medal in the event, silver in 2004.  Heading into Rio, an American is the favorite.  Gwen Jorgensen, who finished 38th in London after her bike got a flat, could be the first athlete to win Olympic gold in the event for the States.


Women’s Basketball

10:30 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Bronze Medal Game – France vs. Serbia

2:30 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Spain


Men’s Soccer

Noon EDT – WATCH LIVE – Bronze Medal Match – Nigeria vs. Honduras

4:30 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Gold Medal Match – Brazil vs. Germany


1:15 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Men’s Boxing: Bantam 56kg final

Must see:

Shakur Stevenson (USA) vs. Robeisy Ramírez (Cuba)


10 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE

Men’s Diving: 10m platform semi & final

Must see:

David Boudia

Steele Johnson


Men’s Water Polo

4:50 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Gold Medal Match – Croatia vs. Serbia


7:10 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Track and Field: Day 15 Evening Session

Must see:

Women’s high jump final – Vashti Cunningham

Men’s 1500m final – Matt Centrowitz

Women’s 800m final

Men’s 5000m final – Mo Farah

Women’s 4x400m relay final – Allyson Felix

Men’s 4x400m relay final

A night of finals in track and field could include some of Team USA’s most notable track and field athletes. Look for the daughter of a former NFL quarterback (Vashti Cunningham, women’s high jump), the oldest American to ever run a race at an Olympic games, (41-year-old Bernard Lagat, men’s 5000m) and the final race of the Games for the girl nicknamed “Chicken Legs” (Allyson Felix, women’s 4x400m relay). Also, see if the USA’s 1500m specialist, Matt Centrowitz, can get on the podium in Rio after finishing fourth in London.


Women’s Volleyball

Noon EDT – WATCH LIVE – Bronze Medal Match – USA vs. Netherlands

9:15 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Gold Medal Match – China vs. Serbia