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Olympics Today: 15 gold medals in 9 sports up for grabs in Rio

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Nine Olympic sports will be awarding 15 gold medals Tuesday at the Rio Olympics, and the competitions include four big battles in the pool and the ever-dazzling women's team gymnastics title.
    
Gold medalists Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky of the United States and Katinka Hosszu of Hungary will be looking for even more glory; Phelps in the 200 meter butterfly, Ledecky in the 200 meter freestyle and Hosszu in the women's 200 meter individual medley. The men's 4x200 meter freestyle relay then caps off a busy night at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium.
    
On the mats, balance beams and vaults, U.S. women's gymnastics team, which topped second-place China by a staggering 10 points in qualifiers, will be looking to turn all their star power into gold. China, Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands will be trying to stop them.
    
Medals will also be awarded in canoe slalom, diving, equestrian, fencing, judo, shooting and weightlifting

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