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newscast. today our olympic coverage begins at 10:00 this morning. what records will fall today? we'll have to find out. tears of joy, a gold and emotional night for team u.s.a. >> mel presidents has done it again. >> michael phelps grabs his fourth gold in rio and 22nd of all time in his final show down with ryan locked tee. >> sam moan manuel wins gold, the first african-american woman to medal in an individual swimming event ever. that race ending in a dead heat. >> it's a tie. it's a tie for the gold. >> and simone biles cements her place as the world's greatest gymnast with gold in the all around. her teammate aly raisman taking silver. and they are with us exclusively
along with her fellow final five team members. friday, august 12th, 2016. >> this has been her destiny all along. >> one more time for the ages. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games. with matt lauer, lo i have from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone, welcome to a special split edition of "today," rio and new york, the games of the 31st olympiad and as you can see behind us it's dark and rainy and windy on copacabana beach, but it doesn't matter because yesterday was bright and cheery and fantastic for team u.s.a. >> it was crazy as we talked about simone manuel first african-american woman to win
gold. i have a feeling in individual swimming i have a feeling if we mark our calendars in about nine months there will be a lot of sinones named as babies. >> simone biles turned in one of the most impressive performances ever to win gold in the women's all around. right on her heels of course teammate aly raisman who told the silver. emotion pouring out of them both as they finished their floor routine. we will talk to simone, aly, the rest of the final into i have in just a moment. look who else is here, ryan loch lochte, a second ago he was greeting fans on our deck then the skies opened up so he came inside. we will talk to him. he won gold earlier in the week in the 4 x 200 free style relay, even though he missed the podium in his final face youf against michael phelps this is one of the greatest swimmers in u.s.
history and talk talk to him coming up. >> let's see what savannah has coming from new york. >> you have everybody on the show this morning. we will do politics from here. is donald trump facing a republican revolt this morning. there is word that some republicans want the party to direct resources to spend money on those down ballot races instead of on the presidential race which they fear may be lost already. and just this morning trump is trying to explain his repeated new attack on president obama and hillary clinton, he called them the founders of isis. is he now walking that back a little bit? we will get into the political headlines just ahead, guys. >> busy there has well. let's bring in natalie and get a wrap up of all of the olympic action. >> it certainly with as a busy night and golden night for team u.s.a. highlighted by one last duel in the pool that history gold for sim own manuel and the one, two finish in the women's gymnastics. >> michael phelps has done it again. >> olympic history in the pool,
michael phelps grabbing his record 22nd gold medal in a clash of two olympic titans. for phelps it was the final showdown with ryan lochte in the 200 im, lochte taking the lead midway through the race, but then phelps surging past him and the rest of the field and never looking back. >> this isn't even close. >> phelps winning gold again. >> come on, michael. >> his fiancée cheering his fourth straight olympic gold medal in the event. for phelps' rio roommate, lochte, a disappointing finish, failing to make the podium. >> i'm going to need some time off. just a break mentally and physically. >> just 30 minutes later phelps back in the pool placing second in the 100 fly semifinal. >> in women's 100 free style an unexpected moment, two gold medal win iners. >> it's a tie. >> american simone manuel and penny aleksiac.
manuel becoming the first african-american woman to win an individual gold in swimming. >> it's definitely been a long journey these past four years and i'm just so blessed to have a gold medal. i'm just so blessed. >> her teammates cheering the incredible win. manuel openly weeping on the medal stand. another american, ryan murphy, added to team u.s.a.'s dominance. >> there is a new king and he is right there. >> winning gold in the 200 backstroke. >> in the gymnastics all around competition the favorite, simone biles and aly raisman, did not disappoint. the russians took the lead on the uneven bars, but faltered on balance beam. then raisman took the floor, turning the tide. bursting into tears after her incredible performance. but it was simone biles who came
out on top. proving why she is the best in the world during her floor routine. the teammates supporting each other before taking the podium. gold for biles, silver for raisman. and it was a wild match in men's beach volleyball. a tense back and forth between italy and team u.s.a. with 2008 gold medalist phil doll houser and nick louis in a finally winning after eight match points. >> a standing ovation for an incredible match. >> and checking the medal opportunity team u.s.a. still leads followed closely by china, japan and rugs. on the menu tonight michael phelps final individual swim as an olympian and katie ledecky goes in the 800 meter plus track and field gets under way if the weather clears up and kerri walsh jennings and april walsh
compete in the elimination round. let's talk more about that impressive one/two finish nor simone biles and aly raisman in the women's individual all around. with her gold biles is the first woman ever to hold the olympic and world titles at the same time. we will talk to simone, aly and the rest of the final five in just a moment. first let's see how it all played out last night. >> a showdown between russia and the u.s.a. >> and all the top players are in this group. >> first on vault both biles and raisman tackled the same skill, a round off back handspring two and a half twists with a blind landing. even with the step biles nabbed the top score with raisman in second place. >> simone biles has done the job here. >> but the russians stepped up on the bars and biles fell behind. >> this hasn't happened very often in simone biles career. >> while raisman dropped to fourth place also behind russia.
>> just a bevy of problems. >> on beam the russians wavered, but biles stuck the landing, back on top with raisman in third. >> that was a big routine for aly raisman. >> then team u.s.a. took the floor. raisman electrified. >> a return to the olympics has been worth it. >> no score needed for that routine. biles defied graffiti with every leap and her signature move brought down the house. >> this has been her destiny all along. >> the night was theirs. >> gold and silver medalists, one/two. biles took gold, raisman silver. the top two gymnasts in the world from the top team, the final five. >> yay. all five members of the u.s. women's gymnastics team are with us, simone biles, aly raisman.
ladies, good morning. >> good morning. >> okay. simone, tell me about your dream last night. what happened? you woke up and did you dream about it? >> no, i didn't dream about it, but as soon as i woke up yesterday i walked into aly's room and i said, i have a really good feeling about today and she said, me, too. >> you knew that. do you know what was interesting, i was at the match watching you guys and you guys had done the vault and the unevens and i looked up at the big scoreboard and i saw russia first, we were second, russia was third and we were fourth and i got to tell you my hands got a little swea hands got sweaty. simone, what were you thinking when you saw the standings? >> i did not look at it because we had to go to beams so quickly. everyone told me after wards, but i don't think that it was a tenth apart. it's not something that you can worry about. we only worry about the teams and not what the judges give us. >> you're so good. i was hanging with your family
and your mom says that you have nerves of steels and your sister cried from the landing to the anthem is over. she had tears coming down and it was beautiful. >> aly, when you finished the floor routine, it was an emotional and beautiful moment for everyone in the audience. what was it like for the last moment when you knew that you did something beautiful? >> well, it was a special moment. i joust broke down in tears and thinking of the hard work. four years ago when they broke the time and i got fourth place, it was heart breaking. i just used it for motivation and being here in brazil, it felt like we were in the arena and in the u.s. everybody was standing up and sheering for us. it was a special moment, and i will never forget. >> your parents were doing their signature moves as they always
do. >> yeah. >> gabby, you won this last year -- i mean last olympics. what did you say to the two teammates after they scored so well? >> i told them that they did an amazing job and deserved it. they worked so hard in the gym and i am so happy for them. i love them so much. this was a great competition to watch. >> madison, you're competing on sunday and this is a instagram that your brother wrote to you. he wrote it's blowing my mind that the same little girl that i use today see doing flips on my bed at age 6 now has a gold medal. we have something for you. simone, there's a podium to your right. do you see something?
>> yes. >> would you go over and stand up and reveal what is under there. >> just pick it up? >> just take the cover off. >> it's a kelloggs box. >> look at you. you all look so good. >> then on the back. >> we're so-me proud of you. we're going to let you check that out. the final five, simone, aly, gabby, laura and madison we're so proud of you. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> throwing it over to matt. >> so cool. now to swimming. michael phelps and then the gold and he is going leave rio as the second most decorated male swimmer of all-time. that's a huge deal. good morning to you. >> good morning.
>> how you feeling? i know this is not the outcome that you wanted. did you feel before the race a little off. >> yeah, something happen in the middle of the race that i don't know, i just fell apart. >> yeah, you were leading by a fraction and felt surged. did you just not have anything in the tank to go after him? >> i think that i used too much energy in the front half and that hurt me in the end. it happens. >> yeah, you said after the race that you need a mental and physical break from the sport. talk to me about that. do you feel the same way this morn something. >> yeah, i feel the same way. i have not taken a break since i started swimming. the longest break is a month. going in day in and day out and beating up the body takes the toll. being the age that i am, it's time to take a break. i can't say that it's over. >> i am glad to hear that.
there's a lot about the combination and the rivalry and the friendship between you and michael. is it fair to say ryan that he in your career has served an inspiration and frustration? >> yes, you can definitely say that. definitely an inspiration. just what he has accomplished in the sport. he brings the best out in me. hopefully i can say the same to him. you know, the rivalry that we have created and that friendship it's definitely -- i'm definitely going to cherish it for my life. >> do you want to look in the camera and say michael i will see you in tokyo? >> i can definitely say that because i guarantee that he will be there. >> do you really? >> yeah. i think so. michael, i will see you in tokyo. >> we make news here. ryan, congratulations. really a pleasure to see you. >> thank you so much. >> before we send you to new york you can see the prime time
coverage tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central time here on nbc. they will see each other in tokyo savannah. back to you. >> i will be there to see that. now to politics and the fire storm in the presidential race in the labelling of president obama as the fund er of isis and hillary clinton is cofounder. now, trump is tweeting about this this morning. is he backing off and talking of a party revolt. we have the latest political headlines. good morning. >> good morning to you. a lot going on. the new defense going on for donald trump and tweeting just moments ago the accusations that president obama founded isis were sarcasm and asking why people did not get i. this is different than what donald trump said over the last year hours and given the opportunity to walk it back, he did not. now, gop sources are fighting a
report of a huddle with trump staffers and saying that it's a ground game as trump try toss get the campaign back on track. >> new push back of a report of a plan between donald trump stach ers and gop party leader after several straight days from the candidate. the latest labelling president obama an isis founder. >> he is the founder. >> he actual lip founded isis but doubling done does not begin to deviscribe what he is doing. >> he is founder. he is founder. >> everybody knows what he meant. >> you meant that he backed it. >> i meant that he is the founder of isis. >> as he takes the aim the republican rip is going nowhere. a new party insider asks the rnc to give up on trump and instead focus on saving the senate that
jor majority in case he loses in the land slide. >> they're not going to split because these are not the people that i want. >> taking a new aim and top clinton travelled to new york for the clinton foundation while work on the state department and raising questions on blurred lines. clinton's campaign calling suggestions of a conflict of interest obserabsurd and clinto offering up a team and arguing that he is not strong but scare zbld if team usa was as fearful as trump, michael phelps and simone would be cow erring in the locker room. instead, they're winning medals. >> she is expected to release the tax return and ten years of the running meat and a pressure
to release the campaign out with a new wed video this morning and reiterating that. trump say that is he is under audit and will release that once it's wrapped up. >> okay. in the florida battleground for us. 7:18. let's head back to the guys and gals. yeah, cold and raining here and you're talking of dangerous heat. >> yeah, we have a wide swap of the country that's under a heat advisory. 117 states under the heat add vie erie and 75 million people from texas all the way into new england and all of the cities from washington dc, philadelphia, new york, hartford, boston and albany under a heat advisory. first time in new york an excessive heat warning. big pressure pumping in the moisture. look at the feel like
temperatures all weekend long. it's 100 in new york city to boston and more. we're going to get to your local forcas forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we do still a lo t of clouds near the coastline. it's starting to clear up for spots like the tri-valley, 58 degrees there. it's 62 degrees in the south bay. and the north bay as you head out, 61 degrees. cooler there. it will still be hot this
afternoon. reaching 89 degrees. 65 in san francisco. our skies will gradually clear and look at how hot it gets in the tri-valley today. 93 degrees. in the peninsula expect the highs in the low 80s with some upper 80s in the south bay. wide range in temperatures continue as we go into the weekend. . thanks so much. fill ahead michael phelps' biggest fans, his mom debbie and fiancée nicolle join us to talk about phelps' unparalleled success in rio. i wonder is booming coming? >> another side of rio, an eye opening trip to one of the city's oldest if a vel las to find out the challenges so many here are facing. first on a friday morning this is "today" on nbc. oday" on nbc.
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m right across the street, 2 other trees were chopped down just a few weeks ago. all the trees were planted as part of a $50,000 project with volunteers from our city forest program. city heres are offering $5,000 to anyone with information. a look at the forecast with kari. >> laura, we start out with clouds across much of the bay area. can't even see the golden gate bridge that the point. low visibility in some spots and the temperature now at 67 degrees. as we see the skies clearing today, the warmup from the upper
50s to low 60s into the 90s for the inland areas. up to 92 in fairfield today. some 90s also from concord down to livermore and morgan hill. oakland today, 74 degrees in san francisco. nice and cool 65 while 85 today in santa rosa and palo alto, 82. let's see what's happening now as you head out for the commute with mike. >> kari, the roads are fine. they are the options to take you through the areas where the problems with the rails. caltrain in palo alto had a problem near the palo alto station. northbound 305 had an issue so they had to stop that train. single tracking past that scene causing delays through this area. in fact, of course, that ripples throughout the system. meanwhile, b.a.r.t. still has the delays from 24th to daly city back and forth there. they're going to single track all day because of an issue earlier debris fire on the track caused some damage. so they're going to do that so they can do repairs this evening. just between 24th and daly city. you will find those single tracking delays and that may cause an issue on the peninsula side. east bay experience nos problem. easy flow.
rough sea today along copacabana beach. back 7:30 now on a friday morning. 12th day of august, 2016. and we have some great fans out in the sand cheering on team usa and actually athletes from all over the place. >> all right. i think somewhere out there we have debbie, michael phelps' mom, nicole, his fiance, and hopefully boomer, too. >> let's talk about headlines in the olympics from the last day. another big night in the pool for team usa. michael phelps won his fourth gold medal in rio.
simone manual tied with canadian swimmer in the 100 meter freestyle and becomes the first african-american women to win gold in an individual swimming event and ryan murphy took the gold in the 200 meter backstroke. an elite club. >> a great night. in gymnastics it was one-two finish for team usa. >> fiji celebrating its first medal after 60 years of competing in the olympic games. it's men's rugby team defeated britain to capture gold. >> announcer: "today's" athlete to watch is sponsored by citi. proud partner of team usa. proud ponsponsor of progress. >> we start this half hour with
"today's" athlete to watch. one of the most recognized stars at these games. six-time olympic champ usain bolt, the track and field events begin today and the jamaican sprinter hopes to add to his record setting legacy. peter alexander has more from olympic park. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the fastest man on earth almost missed these games. bolt injured a hamstring and had to withdraw from the jamaican olympic trials. he said he's ready to run in rio and same sentiments he shared with us when we spoke with him in jamaica's national stadium. rio de janeiro, usain bolt's last lap as the greatest sprinter in olympic history. having won the 100 and 200 meter races in the last two olympics, he's putting his winning streak on the line in brazil. after your 2012 performance in london, you said it's what i came here to do.
i'm now a legend and greatest athlete to live and i have nothing left to prove. you're back. you have something left to prove. what is it? >> i want to do something no one has ever done before. doing it three times is different. it sets myself apart from everyone else. he has to work harder than i did to be as great as i am. >> reporter: this time bolt heads to the starting line just days shy of his 30th birthday. what does 30 sound like? sounds old, right? >> yeah. it does. i remember when people say these young kids. no one calls me a kid anymore. >> reporter: bolt says maturity and mental toughness now help carry him as far and as fast as his 6'5" frame. how does your mind work that makes you superhuman like your physique does? >> people put pressure on themselves. i think that's one of the
biggest things that's out there. when athletes get to these moments, my god, i need to win. yes, you need to win. you can't stress yourself about it. >> if you think, you fail. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: few things are more stressful for a top tier athlete than an injury. prior to his recent hamstring injury, bolt told us how difficult it can be. >> first of all, track and field is unforgiving. if you get injured, you could train for six or seven months and you get injured and you'll be out for two or three weeks and it feels like you haven't trained a day in your life when you go back on the track. >> reporter: bolt's startu -- stature makes him a target. how do you convince haters that you haven't been doping? >> i've been tested many times.
i want to show them what i go through. it's not easy. >> reporter: greatness never comes easy and bolt's toughest opponent may be father time. could you compete as a 33 year old? >> no. >> he's hoping to do something no one has ever done. run 200 meters in under 19 seconds. what are you going to do when you win gold in rio? >> i've been thinking about it. i haven't come up with anything solid yet. i'll do something crazy for sure. >> reporter: bolt's first race is here tomorrow. the first round of the 100 meters. if you listen to him in his press conference here, he sounded loose and confident. hardly nervous which certainly means his competitors should be. matt and hoda? >> all right, peter. thanks so much. >> let's check back with in with mr. roker. you are talking about weather getting worse.
>> in parts of the gulf they are issuing flash flood emergencies which means flooding is happening. parts of i-10 are closed. i-55 closed. a city in mississippi completely cutoff because of this rain going on. rainfall rates of 3 to 5 inches per hour and it's just going to continue. let's put maps into motion and show you what we expect during the day today into tomorrow. some areas could be looking at anywhere from 7 to 12 more inches of rain. flash flooding likely. tropical moisture will fuel these thunderstorms today, tomorrow and on into the early part of the weekend. as you look at the rainfall totals that we expect through sunday, we talk about some areas upwards of a foot more on top of what's already fallen. we're very, very concerned about the situation in that region. we're going to get to your local clouds near the coastline. clearing out as we go through the rest of the morning.
temperaturewise, now as you head out it's in the upper 50s to lower 60s. into the rest of the day, it will be hot for the tri-valley. up to 93 degrees. also well above average for the south bay and the north bay reaching into the upper 80s there. 65 degrees in san francisco. the peninsula will be a fairly much more comfortable with some 70s. into the next several days, expect it to stay very hot with a lot of sunshine for the valleys. >> get your weekend forecast whenever you need it. go to the weather channel. >> we have michael phelps' number one fans. his family here on copacabana beach. we'll talk about them. boomer will make an appearance. >> the city's other side as we >> the city's other side as we look at one of >> the city's other side as we look at one of hi! hey! i've made plans for later in case this date doesn't go well. likewise! but, funny story. on top of that? my mom is my best friend. uh oh. yeah. oop! there's the rescue text from my roommate saying she needs me.
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the redeemer sits a community named for a saint. what are challenges living in a favela? >> health, education. those are top priorities. >> few residents would stop to speak with us on camera for fear of associating with our group traveling with a police escort. >> often houses look precarious to an outsider but to people that live in them, they rebuilt the homes several times over three generations. you see building materials everywhere. you see stacks of cement. it looks chaotic. these are people who are developing -- plastering a wall. these are people who are slowly but surely improving their homes. >> we talked about basic services. everywhere you look there's garbage.
it seems like a huge issue here. >> it is. it constantly piles up unless the government comes in and cleans it or community members do it, which both can happen and do happen occasionally but not frequently enough. >> you know, there's graffiti everywhere. not only here in the pbut also n rio. >> in communities where they kind of run things or have historically you'll see that graffiti. >> means that's their territory. >> gangs still have a presence here. a program launched by police eight years ago promised to make things safer and to some extent it has. heavily armed officers patrol the favela wearing body iron with their names and blood type stitched over their hearts. community and police working together not butting heads?
he says the police and community are like a family. sometimes he says they have problems but they try to solve them in a way that benefits both sides. i was talking to a member of the military police. i kept asking him, is it safe here? is it safe here? he kept saying yes, yes, yes and yet he's wearing a bulletproof vest and two of his fellow officers followed him out of the police station and to be perfectly honest, they are following us everywhere we go. >> to make sure that everything is okay. >> is it safe? >> it was much safer two years ago than it is now. >> because the economy turned down it's gone bad again? >> part of it is economy decline. part of it is policing program itself lost respect as it rolled out so in other places where there was widespread abuse and part of it is that people were much more hopeful. >> hope remains. this man opened a shop six months ago.
people outside of the paf have . what don't they understand? >> he said it's become peaceful. he lived here for 50 years and now he sells snacks and drinks to tourists. the people here at the end of the day get ready to go to bed, they look down and see the lights of rio. that's sugarloaf right over there. they see modern rio down here. is there a sense here of envy, jealousy, how do they feel about life down there? >> i think there's both. people envy. that's why you have high crime rates. part of the reason and also the desperation and inequality. >> do they want to be there? >> not necessarily. people are born and raised in these communities. they're very culturally vibrant. they don't see the same sense of community in those neighborhoods. >> they may walk down during the day and work down there and at night this is where they want to return for their sense of community and comfort. >> there's an element of people
are born and raised for generations and this is where they can create their lives. this is where they have control over their outcomes. often there's a cultural element where they don't even imagine what it would be like to live there and people who live there can't imagine what it is like to live here. they're right next to each other but they're worlds apart. >> it's important as we sit on this beautiful beach on most days to remember there are two sides of rio. >> absolutely. great piece. coming up, michael phelps' mom, fiance and 3-month-old son boomer all joining us live. >> how awesome. and billy bush is in the orange room with one announcer's unbelievable call during last night's duel in the pool. wait until you hear this one coming up right after this. distracting you?
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with less pain, i can be more active. ask your doctor about lyrica. back now at 7:51. we'll check in with billy bush covering the orange room. loom who is with us, billy. boomer. >> one and only. >> it's a tossup between who is wearing better shoes at the olympic games, boomer or phelps. you'll like this. listen to this. this morning we showed you how that heated rival rry between phelps and lochte ended up. if you watched the race in canada, you may have heard a different outcome. cbc sportscaster elliott freeman called the entire race confusing lochte for phelps in what ended up sounding like the swim of
lochte's life. here's how it played out live. >> lochte is going for it. phelps doesn't look like he has this one in him. ryan lochte going for his 13th career medal saving the best for last. finally he's going to do it. ryan lochte is going to beat michael phelps in this event. phelps might not even make the podium. >> well, seconds later freeman realized his mistake and apologized on air. social media is not the place you go when you need a tender hock. users mocked him online. the overwhelming majority came to his defense. connor tweets, these things happen. i guarantee no one is more disappointing than he is. that seems to be the case. friedman said i'm sorry. i blew it. no excuses. joan rivers had a
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good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have low clouds and fog in san francisco. you can't even see the golden gate at this point. visibility affecting drivers. you may have to turn on the windshield wipers if you're near the coastline. 57 degrees there. inland, we have mostly clear skies and a little bit warmer in sunol. as we go into the rest of the day, temperatures spread out from the 60s in san francisco. 74 degrees in oakland. san jose, 88 degrees. and some low 90s in fairfield. down to livermore and morgan hill. expect the valleys to get really hot not only today but also the next several days as we go into the weekend and also early next week. let's head over to mike to see what's happening on the roads and the rails. >> well, you know, looking at the roads. bay bridge toll plaza, friday light. folks waiting in the fastrak lanes. get to the cash lanes. much lighter. the map will show you the speed sensors around the bay looking good for this friday. the problem has been on the
rails. palo alto just got word though they cleared that disabled train. 305 has been cleared from the palo alto station. we have both sides going now instead of single tracking. that should clear up some delays. 10 to 15 delays before. ten-minute delays for b.a.r.t. from 24 to the millbrae. problem on the peninsula this morning resulting in debris fire. so they will continue the repair work this evening after the commute as well. the rest of the bay moves nicely into and out of san francisco. thank you, mike. we have breaking news to report right now out of san jose. the union representing court clerks and some there striking santa clara court workers says mediation talks have broken down. that means the picketing a the local courts continues. in total, number of days for the workers' strikes reaches eight as the backlog and cases promise to pile up. also happening right now on our website, what caused b.a.r.t. delays to rip through the transit system this morning. turns out it was a piece of equipment called an insulator on the track at the balboa park
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, team usa's golden night. >> michael phelps has done it again! >> michael phelps dominates the pool yet again while simone manuel makes history as the first african-american swimmer to win individual gold. >> olympic gold. manuel is going to do it! >> it's definitely been a long journey these past four years. i'm just so blessed to have a gold medal. >> on the floor, simone biles and aly raisman take the top two spots in the individual all-around bringing home gold and silver for team usa. plus, team phelps is in the
house. they're the swimmer's biggest fans. we'll talk to michael's mom and fiance about his record breaking run in rio. and girls night out. >> who is ready to dance? >> natalie takes hoda and jenna out for a night on the town rio style. >> good night, everybody! >> "today," friday, august 12th, 2016. ♪ >> good morning, montana. sending love to our children. we love you! >> hello to my mom and dad in massachusetts. go women's gymnastics! >> shout out to my family in florida. i'm in rio "today" show. >> we're celebrating 3-0 in rio!
we welcome you back to a special split edition of "today" from rio and new york on day seven of these olympic games. >> as we've been mentioning, michael phelps' mom, fiance and adorable 3-month-old boomer are here. we're going to speak to them in a moment. there's nothing better than having olympic families with us. you know who is with us? simone biles' older brother and younger sister who is a ringer for her. >> you two are soaked. you are soaked to the bone. i don't think you care, do you? >> no. >> have you been smiling for the past four or five or six days? >> yes. >> ever since trials. it's been fantastic. >> we'll dry you up in just a little while and we'll talk more about your daughter's accomplishments here. >> and how about biles?
i was watching you guys last night when simone nailed it. describe for us just that feeling you had when you were in the audience watching her. >> speechless. >> very emotional. >> very proud of her. she did it and that's all we could ask for. >> ron, you came here and talked to matt with that big cutout head. where is it? that's a good luck charm? >> i have it in the back. unfortunately it got rained on. >> it still works. >> check his pants out. got the pants working. there you go. >> thank you so much. >> a big thanks to all of you. let's go to nbc's peter alexander up at olympic park with the highlights from one of the most exciting nights of the games so far. peter, good morning again. >> reporter: good morning to you. i hustled over to the aquatic center last night and you could hear that place roaring before you got near it. team usa dominant at the pool and on the mat. michael phelps delivering as well as a pair of simones
earning gold and american hearts. the american swimmers collecting gold and making history. >> just when you think you've seen it all. >> 20-year-old simone manuel becoming the first african-american woman to earn gold in an individual swimming event. >> manuel tracked down everybody. >> manuel who tied penny oleksiak of canada in the 100 meter freestyle visibly shocked. weeping on the medal stand, shedding more tears with her coach and teammates. >> this medal is not just for me. it's for some of the african-americans that have came before me and have been inspirations and mentors to me. >> reporter: for two long-time friends and swimming rivals, a highly anticipated olympic finale. ryan lochte starting strong. >> the race starts right here. >> reporter: but phelps eventually pulling away from the pack. >> this isn't even close. >> reporter: winning a record fourth gold medal in the event.
cementing his title as the most decorated olympian earning a record 22nd gold. >> it's very emotional event for me. and something that, it's very special. being able to win 22 olympic gold medals. something you just dream of. >> reporter: ryan murphy maintaining u.s. dominance in the backstroke, winning gold in the men's 200. >> ryan murphy will sweep the backstrokes here in rio. >> reporter: the sixth consecutive games an american has done that. >> the club just got more exclusive, buddy, and you're in it. >> reporter: in gymnastics, a legendary performance. simone biles soaring into history becoming the fifth american woman to win the all-around competition. >> this has been her destiny all along. >> reporter: her teammate, aly arrest man, surging ahead during her floor exercise to earn silver. >> some say the sequel is never as good as the original. aly raisman just proved them wrong.
>> reporter: the women reveling in their win earlier on "today." >> just kind of broke down in tears right away thinking about all of the hard work. obviously four years ago when they broke the tie and i got fourth place, it was very heartbreaking. i just used it for motivation every single day in the gym. >> reporter: -- >> the most decorated american fighter of all-time. >> reporter: kayla harrison grabbing gold again in judo. >> i'm going to retire as one of the greatest that's ever done judo. it hasn't sunk in. >> reporter: and finally, fiji winning its first ever olympic medal. >> fiji, olympic champions. >> reporter: beating great britain in rugby for the gold. singing in celebration. at home on the small pacific island, jubilation. fiji's first medal of any color. so cool for a country whose total population is just 900,000 people. here is your medal count this morning. team usa already surpassing its
2012 pace firmly in front of china, japan, and russia. and there are a ton of medals up for grabs again today. 24 golds including michael the magnificent. how else do you describe him? phelps in 100-meter butterfly and back on the beach the elimination round. matt, hoda, back to you. flrn >> thank you very much. let's go back to new york where savannah has a check of the morning's other top stories. savannah, good to see you. >> good morning. we'll start with politics again. donald trump campaigning in pennsylvania a battleground state where he acknowledges he's struggling in the polls and trump is backing off his claim that president obama is the founder of isis. an accusation he made and defended multiple times over the last day or so. this morning he tweeted he meant it sarcastically and reports the trump campaign will meet with
rnc officials amidst growing tension within the party. dozens of republicans have signed a letter urging the republican national committee to suspend support for trump and focus instead on saving republican majorities in congress. >> breaking overnight, 22 passengers and two crew members were taken to the hospital after severe turbulence forced a jetblue plane to make an emergency landing in south dakota. that plane was headed from boston to sacramento when it hit bad weather. one passenger said "it got really rocky. we felt like a giant hand hit the plane." all 24 people were treated for minor injuries and were released. state safety inspectors returning to pennsylvania to an amusement park there where a 3-year-old boy was hurt in a fall from the roller coaster on thursday. officials say regulations did not require seat belts on the 78-year-old wooden coaster. this accident happens in the same week that saw a 10-year-old boy killed on a water slide in
kansas and also three girls injured in a fall from a ferris wheel in tennessee. and finally, a jaw dropping story this morning from the world of sharks. scientists studied sharks caught accidentally by fishing boats. eight of the sharks had lived for at least two centuries and one enormous female may have been 400 years old. researchers say the sharks survived so long because they have few predators and metabolisms so slow they only eat one or two huge meals each year. so now i have something in common with the greenland shark. slow metabolism. >> not age though. not age. thank you very much. thank you. >> up next, team phelps live here on copacabana beach. we'll talk to michael's mom and fiance about this incredible run in rio and how becoming a father has changed him.
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mother gold medals to his record haul. >> no one was cheering for him harder or louder than his mom and fiance. we're joined now by debbie phelps, nicole johnson and michael's son, boomer. nice to see you. good morning. how are you doing? >> wonderful. >> boomer, let me start with you -- debbie, another olympic games. how does it feel different? >> it's amazing to think of michael's journey since 2000 at age 15 and now 31 and it's remarkable. >> let me narrow that time frame a little bit. think about 2014. we talked about this and how low it got. could you imagined back then that you would be here in rio watching all this unfold?
>> no. you know, michael was very driven. driven to correct things that have gone wrong. to set goals for himself as to where he wants to be. and i've never seen him so happy as he is now. >> we talk about the race. when i watch you guys in the stands, debbie, i remember you from past races. does it ever get any easier? does it ever feel any less stressful? >> no. >> even when you know he's got it. >> no. no. you never know. you never know how it can turn out. i try to hold myself together. i really do. it doesn't always work though. >> nicole, i think you're the major reason. and boomer as well. what's it like for you to watch it unfold? >> it's incredible. i've watched it firsthand, the training, the dedication, downside in coming back from all of that and it's just really
cool. i'm kind of speechless over all of it. >> do you think about what you guys will tell boomer when he's hold enough to realize what his dad has accomplished. >> for sure. it's amazing. to be able to share it with boomer although he won't remember outside of all of the pictures and videos. it's really neat. >> i just love that scene where michael came in the crowd and kissed everybody. by the way, real quickly. ryan lochte was here earlier. he predicted without any doubt that he and michael will see each other in tokyo. how do you feel about tokyo, debbie? >> that would be wonderful. i already have the race picked out. >> nice to see boomer without his headset on. a good look at that face. >> congrats. >> thank you. >> have fun. our best to michael. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> guys, thanks so much. let's show you again dangerous situation going on right now down in the gulf especially louisiana. rainfall rates three to five inches per hour.
rainfall amounts and we've already got reports of i-10 being closed. roads washed out in parts of mississippi as well. the rainfall totals will equal 12 inches by sunday in some places where it's already fallen and then the other big story is the massive heat that's going to be going on from the plains from texas all of the way into the northeast. heat advisories in 17 states. 75 million people under some sort of heat advisory or heat emergency. it's going to be dangerous heat going into the weekend. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we'll see a wide range in temperatures as we go through the day. once again, the low clouds and fog in san francisco only brings the temperature up to 65 degrees. it will warm up to 85 in santa rosa, oakland at 74. expect the 90s for the inland areas where we will have some high ozone levels and also some smoke drifting in from the
wildfires to our south. and it is a clear the air alert day. take public transportation if you can. >> that's your latest weather. >> it's time for another special olympics edition of "what's trending today." a cool moment that didn't happen in rio but back in the united states. last night the baltimore ravens kicked off their preseason with a home game against the carolina panthers. baltimore is michael phelps' hometown. the two teams actually stopped right in the middle of the game to watch michael swim. they just stood there and watched him on the big screen. and of course we know what happened next. [ cheering ] >> i love this. i love this. crowd goes crazy.
watching the hometown boy win gold and to top it off, ravens won too. >> is that an olympic time-out? did they take an official olympic time-out? >> just crafted into the game. time to check on our favorite unofficial olympic sports. twist and turns of aly raisman's parents. people love to watch them in the stands. last night they did not disappoint. they were squirming in their seats. the very definition of nervous parents. the internet has turned them into a meme once again. why did i have that final tequila shot last night? >> ended very well. >> you remember golf has returned to the olympics for the first time in 112 years. there's an unlikely group of stars emerging on the green. they weigh 150 pounds. less than two feet tall.
not well proportioned. meet the capybaras. these are the largest rodents in the world. they've become a hit on social media thanks to all the golfers who have stopped to take photos of these creatures. they are found all over south america. they live near bodies of water making the olympic golf course a really nice venue for them. >> didn't realize they were so big. so large. >> they don't look like it. >> large guinea pigs. >> thinking of bill murray showing up with in "caddyshack." >> mr. bush? >> here we go with "pop starts." final five have owned these games. celebrities have been lining up to congratulate them. elizabeth banks is in town and wrote, aly raisman making me cry giving it her all. congrats. kim kardashian west tweeting back and forth with simone biles. she tweeted that simone is her low-key crush. i don't know what that means.
perhaps simone's achievement is best summed up by leslie jones. >> champion! champion! champion! champion! >> leslie in the pool last night -- not in the pool but watching swimming as well. surprised she didn't get in the pool. now to celebrity olympian doppelgangers. having fun with this. we've seen athletes that look like leo dicaprio and duchess kate. kerri walsh jennings and lori. >> he looks more like jim carrey. >> that's your "pop start." for more news, visit "today's" facebook page. >> announcer: "today's" olympic
moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. >> let us turn to today's olympic moment. this morning an epic match in men's beach volleyball that proved to be one for the record books. take a look. history meets its match. >> united states eighth match point. >> team usa and italy battling to the bitter end which seemed like it would never come. >> lucena is there. dalhuasser is there. i'll take it. >> an epic showdown in the sand finishing with marathon third set. >> here we go. match points for the americans. >> the longest in olympic beach volleyball history. >> united states has had two match points. italy has had one. >> a typical third set goes to 15. >> there's no cap in beach volleyball. >> but both teams refused to back down.
>> in a set to 15, it is 23-22. >> with eight match points, team usa finally serving up the dramatic conclusion. >> the united states has hung on to beat italy. >> winning 24-22 and bringing fans to their feet. >> mastery skills by all four players. >> both teams now advance to the knockout round. victory sweet revenge for american phil dalhuasser. >> i got my redemption. it was an epic match. >> settling the score, making history, hoping to avoid any chance of rio deja vu. >> i was watching this match yesterday and the crowd was going crazy at the end. they really were. congrats to both of them. just ahead, a trio in rio. the triplets chasing their olympic dreams together. but first, some of our favorite new images from the olympic games so far. these are amazing.
good morning. 8:26 on friday. i'm sam brock. we continue to follow breaking news out of san jose. the union representing court clerks and some other striking santa clara county court workers says mediation talks have broken down. that means the picketing at the local courts continues. in total, the number of days has reached eight and the backlog in cases promises to pile up. normal operations in all 11 santa clara county courthouses are at a near stand still and the paperwork problems are mounting. all but essential hearings have been postponed at this point. mike is keeping a close watch on a crash on 280. >> slow drive around edge wood, most of the bay moves well and cal train back in service,
b.a.r.t. has a ten minute delay on that system. crash near edgewood, affected by fire crews on scene, precautionary measures there. 101, a crash as well. lighter flow of traffic, keeps things moving well for the bay. bay bridge, we have no problems, look at that, coming out of a maze. mitering lights on, minor backup. friday, navigation just fine. back to you. >> thank you very much. we are heading right into the weekend. we'll have more news updates for you coming up in half an hour. for now, back to the olympic coverage and the "today" show.
♪ >> we're back now. 8:30 on this friday morning. it is the 12th day of august, 2016. you know what? into every life a little rain must fall but we have a wonderful crowd of people gathered here on the beach. we thank them very much. >> coming up, we had some fun. we had our girls night out. natalie took us on a tour. we'll show you what happened when we hit the town and natalie knows how to hit the town. >> of course we've enjoyed having all of the medal winners join us each morning. things are just getting started. >> that's right.
because we're going to kick off next week with two of the biggest stars of these games. michael phelps and katie ledecky will join us live on copacabana beach and we'll talk to the man called the greatest athlete in the world and which sport will matt and al take on this time around? will it involve spandex? who votes for speedos? raise your hands. i think we have a winner. it will be revealed when our dynamic duo goes for gold. >> i'm not sure if -- we're racking our brains here. >> we might have one. >> meanwhile, another gold medal winner with us right now. this is kayla harrison. she made history winning second straight gold medal in judo thursday night. congratulations. you repeated. >> i did.
can you believe it? >> i can. can you? >> i can't. i don't believe this is my life really. to go and win america's first gold medal, i didn't think that it could get better than that. yesterday was the best day of my life. >> a lot of people from brazil wanted you to go head to head with their girl and it didn't really work out that way. >> it didn't. i was booed from the very beginning yesterday. >> how did that work out for them? >> i've never been the bad girl before. i fed off that i liked it. in the end, i won them over. >> can we talk about you on the podium singing the national anthem. you knew every single word. >> i've heard it a lot to be fair. that might be the last time i ever stand on top of the podium and hear those beautiful notes and i wanted to really remember all of it. show my true joy. i was so happy to be there. >> what are you going to do now? >> i don't know. i was going to sit on the beach. >> the first time you won a gold medal you named the medal
freddy. what are you naming this one? >> i spent a very long night. i didn't get much sleep. after much deliberation i decided to name her flavia. they're together forever. yeah. >> kayla, congratulations again. >> thank you, guys, so much. >> if you could stick around and help us because now it's time for natalie's portuguese class. i'm giving it up completely. we're celebrating that the weekend is almost here. so to say thank god it's friday you say -- what she said. and next. have a great weekend. and finally, what nat will be saying all weekend -- that's
right. and that's al and natalie's portuguese class and now time for weather to show you what we've got for your weekend. unfortunately the eastern half of the country into the plains it is going to be brutally hot. look at wet weather. gulf coast into the mid-atlantic states and northeast. it will be drenched. beautiful weather. lots of sunshine out west on saturday. then on sunday, sunday, the heat continues in the east. the rain. torrential rains continue down through the gulf. dangerous flooding possible. sunshine from the p good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. heading through the day, a lot of sunshine in the south bay. high of 90 degrees in palo alto. 82 in san francisco. clouds hold on longer, we see highs reaching 65. 85 for santa rosa. oakland at 74. and pleasanton, expect a high of 92 degrees. we'll continue on with the wide
range of temperatures as we go into the weekend. and when heat will stick with us, even into next week, the highs as high as 96 degrees. >> and that's your latest weather. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. a nice crowd of people here from the states. let's talk about the olympic history that's going to be made over the weekend. natalie has that story. >> incredible story. on sunday the first triplets will compete against each other. they are identical triplets and they are set to run in the women's marathon. about to compete in the world's biggest sporting arena, they put the finishing touches on their paces. >> we knew we to go to olympics together. >> running the marathon in rio fulfilling a dream. >> we dreamed of olympic dreams and if you want something very big you can achieve it. >> three identical sisters as
close as triplets can be competing against each other? taking sibling rivalry to the max. >> we try to run together. >> so much work and so much effort. >> rio is a long way from where these sisters grew up always active as kids, they love and taught dancing and worked as lifeguards. a colleague encouraged them to train. now 30, the triplets started running seriously just six years ago and each qualified for the olympics. >> we started at age 24 that we have big potential. >> of course there are sacrifices. for the sisters, they say it's worth it.
>> we love running. >> and another benefit, they can eat whatever they want. >> you can eat everything. and you feel good and strong. >> a small good-bye ceremony but they are already famous well beyond estonia. >> an australian guy said he saw us on video. famous there. >> and on sunday, all eyes will be trained on a single race half a world away. the race this sunday. look for the sisters. >> incredible accomplishment. coming up, the girls go out in rio. do they get in trouble? we'll find out. first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> announcer: "today" at the p & g house is sponsored by bountbo. yen hey, jenna. >> the family house is part of the thank you moms program and alison told me it's a place that served as home away from home for olympic families. this could be my only chance at beating an olympic athlete. >> chances are high. i even lost this. congratulations. >> this is a tour of the home. you can get your hair done. you can get your nails done.
>> this place really takes care of athletes families. >> for sure. this is a very important part of the house. families can come and bring their laundry and get it done. that's important when you're away from home for a long time. it's the little things. >> four-time olympic gold medalist alison felix knows a thing or two about sacrifice. tell us what it takes to do what you do. >> it's a different kind of lifestyle. it's a lot of determination. you have to give up a lot of things. at times it can be lonely. track and field is an individual sport. the moments when you make it and it all comes together, that's just when it all pays off. >> talk to me about what it feels like to go into your fourth olympic games. >> it's amazing. such a blessing. now i have all of this experience. i feel like i'm able to use it and embrace it and take it in. >> is it still just as exciting? >> it really is. that part never changes. marching in opening ceremonies.
it is a dream come true. >> i like traveling with an olympian. perks. nice that this place gives back to the people that supports the athletes. >> it means so much and is special for us to know that our family is being taken care of and we don't have to worry. >> look here. >> that is me. >> is it strange to see yourself in billboard form? >> it's different. for sure. se >> what do olympics mean to you? >> the olympics about everyone coming together and having this amazing celebration. you get to celebrate so many different athletes that have so many different stories and that olympic spirit is just special. >> do you have a special ritual you do to get pumped right before you go? music? anything you do? >> i listen to my music. get in my zone. i like to be by myself a little bit. i always take a moment when i'm at the blocks and look around and take it all in because i don't want to forget what this
moment feels like. >> do you think we'll see you in four years? >> i don't know about that. we'll see. >> she's so awesome. the families sacrifice so much and a lot to get here so a place that takes care of them is great. >> one of my favorite parts of the show is talking to the families. up next, a few drinks, a little dancing, our girls night out on the town in rio. not pretty. first, this is "today" on nbc. california's clean air laws are working. we've cut toxic pollution. we're seeing fewing cases
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>> that's exactly what natalie, jenna and i did. let's just say, rio will never be the same. >> there's an olympic tradition for all of us. it's our favorite. it is called girls night out. >> we're going in there. >> don't take your life in your own hands when you cross. >> hold onto the cocktails. >> can we talk about the only word that i know in portuguese. >> this is strong. >> we have a long night. dark natalie has to come out at some point. >> dark natalie is already here. >> can i tell you one thing. i wore red because i want to dance with a stranger. >> henry, did you hear that? >> i want to dance with you. >> awful.
>> say the night is young. >> what is this, poetry? let's get going already. let's samba. >> who is ready to dance? >> you can feel the energy. >> work the camera. work it. work it. there you go. >> this is where we're going to dance. >> we're going to dance here, girls. >> i feel the rhythm already. >> let's go in the booth. >> my god. that's so fun. >> i'm like this with you. >> flag. flag. flag. >> brazil. >> i'm stealing your stranger.
>> she stole my stranger. ♪ ♪ >> good night, everybody, from rio! >> is there a web extra? >> henry is at home taking care of the two kids. >> i meant a stranger woman with them. >> that doesn't make it any better. i just want you to know. >> when is boys night out is what i want to know? i think it would end differently. >> we wouldn't bring cameras. >> we are embarrassed. thank you. >> up next, one week down and one week to go.
normally when we celebrate birthdays with our friends at smucker's, we pay tribute to people with a lot of life experience. today we're going to the other end of the spectrum. a little younger here. we know a couple special little ladies turning two this month. savannah's adorable daughter and carson's little girl london. now in honor of their birthdays, viewers have been sharing pictures of their 2 year olds. i learned so much from them. how to just laugh and almost how to go in two directions at once and kate loves wearing her shades and walking around the house saying cool, dude. cute. keep your toddler pics coming at today.com/celebrates. back to you. >> one more to add to that list. >> big birthday tomorrow. >> 1-year-old tomorrow. happy birthday. >> are you going to facetime?
>> i'm going to cry. >> favorite moment real quick of this week? >> michael phelps. >> the girls gymnastics, baby. all the way. >> men's beach volleyball win yesterday. loved that. >> japanese announcer calling swimming. >> how about the canadian announcer calling swimming. >> all right. we want to leave you this morning with a look back at the first week. >> the waiting is finally over. the olympic rings have made their to south america for the first time in history. >> go usa! >> the games are under way. ♪ >> michael phelps is going to do it again. katie ledecky looks like she'll
win another olympic gold. >> get the gold medals ready again. >> we are the final five! >> that is an olympic gold medal winning moment. >> you nailed that floor routine and it was over. >> i was proud of the entire team. >> gold and silver medalists, one, two for team usa. >> who has more pressure? you or her? >> pressure is equal because we're in this together. >> it is a party on the beach in rio. >> hello. how about this guy, right? >> tirico! >> and the united states will win gold in the relay again. >> your face during that ceremony.
that's why we love covering the olympics. >> can i just touch the gold. >> he won gold and he won so many hearts. >> michael phelps, count them, 20 gold medals. >> number 20 in the books. >> one more time for the ages. ♪ >> good morning all you medal winners. >> the best u.s. finish ever in this event. >> you can let go now, sir. >> take it off. take it off. >> katie ledecky smashes her own world record. >> congratulations. >> looks like she's going to win another olympic gold and she does. manuel is going to do it!
good friday morning at 8:56. i'm sam brock. we follow breaking news, one we have been tracking for the last hour on air and online. the union representing court clerks and some other striking santa clara county court workers say mediation has broken down. that means picketing continues. in total, the number of days for the worker strike reaches eight as the backlog in cases continues to pile up.
normal operations at all 11 santa clara county courthouses are at a near stand still. as we mentioned, the paperwork problems are mounting. all but essential hearings have been postponed. kris sanchez is following the story closely and we'll keep you updated all day. also happening now on our website, we're revealing more on what caused the b.a.r.t. delays to rip through the transit system this morning. the problem stems from a piece of equipment insulator on the track at the balboa park station. on our twitter page, we're covering other concerns. another problem is how caltrans notified us that passengers should expect delays after one of the trains broke down earlier this morning in palo alto. in other news on our facebook page, a discussion under way on how clay thompson, delay mo draymod green and kevin durant are back on the court today.
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xfinity. the future of awesome. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, and billy bush live from the olympic games in rio de janeiro, brazil. >> welcome to "today" on this friday morning. >> i thought you said fresh fish friday. >> that means welcome. what does it mean? happy friday? i'm billy bush along with nat and al. >> you hear this song so much if you were beach volleyball in the
stands, gymnastics, all of the venues. you see brazilians singing along with this song. >> did anybody else have the strobe lights going all night long? >> it was close by then. something else going on. >> michael phelps easily won the men's 200 meter individual medley. 22nd olympic gold medal. what a swim. his family celebrating in the stands. boomer is a huge star on instagram. >> how about that ryan lochte went out strong. he was here just a little while ago. >> five feet away from us. >> that lochte really -- >> he was good. by the way, ryan you did terrifically in canada. your race was fantastic. have you heard about this? >> no. >> come on over here. check this out. all right.
so this was the commentator in canada calling cbc broadcaster friedman calling the race confusing you for phelps. take a look. >> ryan lochte is going for it. phelps doesn't look like he has this one in him. ryan lochte going for his 13th career medal saving the best for last. finally he's going to do it. ryan lochte is going to beat michael phelps in this event. >> seconds later he apologizes on air and tweets i'm sorry. can you imagine how badly he must feel? >> social media attacks, it's the worst place to go when you need love and hug. poor guy got blasted. if i were you, i would get on a plane and get to canada right
now. >> o canada. >> your hair is going blond in the back. >> i have no idea what it's doing. it's taking a roller coaster ride. >> all kinds of stuff going on. >> congratulations on the race. and the olympics. you're coming back in four years. you said it, didn't you? >> yes, i am. i mentally need a break right now to relax. i think that loss kind of sparked a little fire in me and hopefully it will keep going for the next four years. >> we'll chat with you in just a bit. we just wanted you to see that. >> also history made last night. >> have one of these. what are these? >> this is like a ginger ale with more caffeine. >> and sugar. >> wow. >> good way to start your friday. it's just a soft drink. nothing in it. >> and stay awake until saturday. >> more great racing in the pool. simone manual won an historic gold medal last night tying with
canadian swimmer penny oleksiak. this is amazing. they tied. >> great olympics. >> an olympic record but they touched with the same finger molecule a molecule. >> being the first african-american woman to medal in an olympic event. >> she talked about her emotional journey right after she won. >> it's definitely been a long journey these past four years. i'm so blessed to have a gold medal. it means a lot. this medal is not just for me. it's for a bunch of people that came before me and inspiration to me. it's for all of the people after me who believe they can't do it and i want to be an inspiration to others that you can do it. >> she has inspired so many. >> on the medal stand with the tears. it was really touching. >> incredible. >> i can't get over the touching of that wall. do you remember in beijing.
michael phelps won his eighth gold medal it was a relay. they kept showing it over and over again. underwater camera. he touched -- it looked exactly the same time. in this he touched, i mean it looked exactly the same time. in this case it was as exact as it could be. >> it's incredible. from the pool to the gym and as expected the u.s. women dominated there. >> good night for the simones. >> great night for simone. simone biles winning gold in women's gymnastics, the individual all around. aly raisman who's her best bud taking silver as well. when you were watching last night, the u.s. women, they were in second. then the chinese came up, so it wasn't that huge blowout that everybody was talking about. and then the floor routine, when you saw first aly went first and when she finished her routine, she was just bawling with tears rolling down her eyes because she knew what she had done. it was so incredible. to then be followed by simone
and simone was like a rocketship on the floor. you could barely see her, just flying across. incredible. >> doesn't seem humanly possible. >> it doesn't. the biles move that she does, that two layouts and then a twist, i mean, that's -- nobody can do that move except her. >> it's not enough to just do a move. you have to invent a move. >> that's right. >> shaun white of gymnastics, remember the flying tomato, the know boarder, he always comes up with his own moves. she's changing the sport. >> i remember at the bar in athens, you came up with the bush. >> yes. >> what was that? >> i slid the entire way. >> it's nothing we can really show you or talk about actually. but it was -- >> he's got his own moves, trust us. >> that was your 50th birthday party at the nightclub. i have footage. >> you have footage, but it's in the vault. >> i have footage. >> because it would take so many of us down. >> by the way, i'm ready for that boy's night out.
here are some fascinating things you may have wondered about during the olympic games. take a look at these two photos of the fierce five in 2012 and this year's final five. can you notice one big difference? this, yes -- >> oh, no flowers. >> this is the first olympics to do away with flowers at the medals ceremony. a spokesperson said flowers are just thrown away which is wasteful and not sustainable. >> now they're giving steaks, very nice, very nice. a nice ribeye which is really good. >> perishable. >> they go back. >> after competing like that that's what they want. >> they grill it on a nice little ha biatchy. >> don't flowers grow back? >> they don't grow back. >> the pool is going green, we know that. >> they give them a commemorative, a beautiful painting i think. >> that's right. that's better. >> dogs playing cards.
that's the gift that keeps giving. >> big one, speaking of flowers, fiji, they have a lot of beautiful flowers there. yesterday fiji won its first olympic ever medal, a gold in men's rugby sevens, beating bring, spanking britain. >> i love the way they celebrate as a team. when they won this is what they did. they were all singing in a group and praying together, and that really is just such a classy, amazing moment. >> a team that prays together plays together. >> one of the rugby members actually works at the airport and another at a hotel, another at a prison. these are regular guys. >> how about the medal bonuses, it pays to win. many countries give cash bonuses to the athletes who bring home the medals. the u.s. olympic committee pays $25,000 to gold, $15,000 to
silver and $5,000 to bronze. >> there's a wrestling federation that actually pays the wrestlers if they medal. burrows got $250,000 last year and could get half a million if he wins a gold. >> not to mention they get the endorsements as well. >> i hear china is giving out a million yen which is like 700 grand. >> china, they just get to stay there. >> show me the medal count. >> that's it. we'll do that in the next half-hour. >> check the weather? >> we do have some severe weather. serious weather to talk about. as you can see rio, we've got wet weather today, sunny going into the weekend. but back home, boy oh, boy looking at serious stuff for heat. advisory 17 states, 75 million people under advisories. in the gulf we've got dangerous flooding going on. we're watching that. we're looking this weekend for those temperatures to just climb well above 100 in the feels-like department. stretching from atlanta all the way up into new england,
good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we'll see a wide range in temperatures throughout the day. the low clouds and fog in san francisco. only brings the temperature up to 65 degrees. then it warms up to 85 in santa rosa. oakland up to 74. expect 90s for inland areas. we'll have some high ozone levels and also some smoke drifting in from the wildfire to the south. it's a spare the air alert day. make sure you take public transportation if you can. >> that's your latest weather. coming up, the man, the myth, the joker. roker meets the joker. ryan lochte is here to tell us all about his time in rio and hairstyle seen around the world. i think he goes purple or magenta next. an unprecedented natural outburst seems to have taken over the country. we'll bring you more as soon as new updates come in. this house was literally invaded minutes after the
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the duel in the pool last night as michael phelps and ryan lochte swam the 200 meter individual medley. >> ryan missed out on the podium coming in fifth but he's leaving with gold and as a consolation he's with us. >> second most decorated male swimmer of all-time. lochte. good morning, my friend. >> good morning. >> dude, you are a total machine in the pool. you were leading in the beginning. you said you swam a good race. was that the best? did you give it your all? >> i always give it my all. i felt great going into that race. i felt great the first half and
then something happened. i have no idea what it was. >> was it a thought that something came into your mind? >> no. i just felt the pain. the pain, that laacid was buildg up. >> if you reviewed and went back on the race again, would you have taken more time? >> if i was supposed to do that race again, i definitely -- second leg backstroke i definitely would have laid off my legs a little. i think i would have had a better outcome in that race. >> you had a bit of a reputation in the last olympics. things have changed in the last four years. for the positive. you changed cities. you changed your diet and lifestyle. what was the switch that said i got to do something differently here? >> i think it was just growing
up. i was a big fish in a small pond at the university of florida. i had been there for so long. it was time for a change in my swimming career. so i packed up my stuff. i moved to charlotte. i had to do a lot of different things in my training, friends, family, everything kind of just changed. >> including the hair. what inspired the hair? >> well, so connor dwyer is the one that said for a couple of guys to change our hair. all right. let's do it. of course, me, outgoing one, i'm on it. so we all did it. and then the one that decided, connor, backed out at the end. >> we love connor. you backed out? >> the finger wave there. >> i'm paying for it now. >> i said earlier it brings out the blue in your eyes or green or something.
>> will that washout? >> look at it. first it was light blue grayish tint and then in the chlorine it turned green and now it's coming back to the blue. >> blond in the back there. >> i don't know what's really going on. >> i have to ask you the girl question. we were talking during the break and we were talking about your account here which is verified. >> how do you verify? >> how close a potential mate is? >> there's one out there. i think the one right there operating that camera. >> there's no girlfriend as of yet? >> no girlfriend. >> what's your pinterest account like? just curious. >> he does a lot of cooking online. >> embroidery. >> in the olympic village, who are the most highly sought after, the most beautiful?
>> the word around the village is the volleyball players. beach volleyball. >> tall and lean. >> you have to deal with all that sand. >> any specific netherlands, slovakian? >> from what i recall back in 2012 -- >> where are you pulling these things out of? >> netherlands field hockey was a big hit in 2012. >> what about now? have you seen them around? >> i haven't been able to -- >> now you're available. >> now that i'm available. >> this suddenly took a turn, didn't it? >> will you watch phelps this weekend? will you watch the last two races? >> yes, by all means. definitely got to support team usa. >> all right. that's our boy, ryan lochte. >> we love you. >> thank you so much, my friend.
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♪ >> two the best dressed people in rio or really anywhere in the world are with us. johnny and tara. yesterday i showed you a video of johnny and i out there continuing our tradition that started at the winter olympics in sochi four years ago. that's us walking along the pier. that coat is fabulous? >> it's a mink. >> it's a beautiful mink. we walk out and the old grizzled russians fish out there and couldn't believe their eyes when they saw us coming. >> in rio you had to double down, right? >> yeah. johnny caught a fish in sochi. those guys were so stunned. >> i'm really effective on a beach. whether it be a winter beach or summer beach, very effective.
>> last night on "access hollywood" the television program -- >> opposed to the magazine? >> you know how we love to plug "access hollywood." johnny and i reuniting in gale force winds and torrential rain. johnny in a gorgeous pink -- >> it's a feathered coat. >> i'm trying to glamorize it. >> the real triumph is my hair. my hair did not fall in those gale force winds. >> there was a lot at stake here. whoever caught a fish -- >> you gave me as a joke, a speedo. you have to put this on. i lost my courage. >> i think we jumped the gun a little bit. >> we jumped something. >> wait a minute. i was going to -- >> wow. >> i guess it was chilly out
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willow glen neighborhood. someone is chopping down dozens of trees. city officials say they are trying to track down the culprit. 23 trees were chopped down on dry creek road, but that wasn't the first time. right across the street 23 other trees were also cut down to their stumps only a few weeks ago. all of the trees were planted as part of a $50,000 project with volunteers from the our city forest program. . city leaders are offering $5,000 to anyone with information on that crime. as we head into the weekend for a lot of folks, it's beginning to be very toasty. we have a look at your forecast, right after this.
the inland areas will be hot reaching 91 today. in the mid-90s for the weekend. early next week we'll not catch a break from the heat. hitting 96 degrees next tuesday as well as wednesday. now as e we head over to mike, let's get an update on what's happening on the roads and the rails. >> we're looking at roadways moving nicely. no major problems. a little e slowing by the airport. also recovery for palo alto. a smooth flow of traffic toward the bay bridge. we might have 10-minute delays on the peninsula side. not seeing problems here. back to you. >> that's a good sight. thank you very much. that's it for us now. we'll see you in 30 minutes with more news.
taking a look at the headlines, 24 people were treated for minor injuries and released after a jetblue flight taking a look at the headlines, 24 people were treated for minor injuries and released after a jetblue flight hit turbulence saturday night. it was diverted to south dakota for an emergency landing. one passenger tweeted it felt like a giant hand hit the plane. a replacement aircraft was sent to help uninjured passengers continue their trip. the cost of expanding medicaid is rising faster than expected. president obama want to extend full federal funding as an incentive for the 19 states that have yet to adopt medicare expansion, but higher cost estimates could make it harder
to convince congress to go along. alarming news when it comes to heart health. the majority of american children do not get a passing grade. a university of minnesota study looked at how many kids met the american heart association standards for ideal cardiovascular health. 91% had poor diets, full of high calories, sugary foods an not enough fruits and vegetables. only a half of boys and a third of girls met the exercise standard of 60 minutes every day. american airlines is facing a new policy that's likely to get good reviews. all inflight movies, tv shows and games are going to be free including new releases. they started making this changes this month. delta began all free in flight entertainment last month. for those of you with a sweet tooth, if you like cookies and cream and swedish fish, you're going to love this mashup, a limited edition swedish fish oreo rolling out this week at kroger stores.
also deep fried twinkies, you can find them on store shelves. you keep them frozen and bake them before eating them, available exclusively at walmart. let's get a check of the weather from al. deep fried twinkie, my friend. you bake it. >> they could be a sponsor, so i'm not going to say anything. just move on from there because i need the job. let's look at your weekend outlook, shall we? good idea. glad i thought of it. starting off with tomorrow, we expect to see a lot of wet weather. maybe we're not going to look at the weekend outlook. we are going to look at the weekend outlook. heavy rain around the gulf coast, big problems there. heat oppressive back into the planes. sunday, sunday, looking at more wet weather into the northeast and mid-atlantic again.
heavy flooding possible through the gu good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we'll get a lot of sunshine in the south bay. gill roy, expect a high of 90 degrees. in san francisco, the clouds hold on a little longer with highs near 65. 85 for santa rosa. oakland up to 74. pleasanton, 92 degrees. a wide range in temperatures into the weekend. inland heat will stick with us even into next week. with highs as hot as 96 degrees. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. from michael phelps' game face to lily kings finger wag there's been buzz about olympic moments all week long. >> who better to help us break down the most viral stories than nbc olympics commentators johnny
weir and tara lipinski. >> that's right. with a segment we like to call medal worthy. you guys are going to give a gold, silver or bronze to each story. >> i like this. >> let's start off with the usa women's gymnasts facing a fire alarm. the ladies made sure to grab there are medals before racing and even recorded the event on snapchat. >> i mean, your gold medal one day old, that's the first thing. >> far more important than your passport. >> you can use the medal as a passport. >> certainly. >> so what would you give that? >> gold. >> gold probably, yeah. >> getting your gold medal, yeah. >> as olympians, we protect those medals. >> we? >> we. >> you're an olympian, too? >> that's right. i share hers. >> you share a medal? >> yeah. >> lochte who was just here, lochte's platinum locks, he went in as a blonde, then silver gray. now he's green. we don't know why. it's the chlorine in the pool we think. what do you think about lochte's
hair? we've had a lot of fun with it. gold medal worthy in silver? >> he's a beautiful man regardless but i like him au natural. >> i like how it started, very nice blue, matched the water. now it's algae green. >> now it matches the water. >> not great. >> the diving pool. >> you're saying bronze? >> i'd say bronze. >> somebody who wanted her hair to be green, jamaican flag bearer, shelly ann wright, she ended up braiding her hair with these gold and yellow green hombre tress. what do we think of this? >> johnny and i love a good hair moment to match, and this with your country, i give it a -- >> i go silver with this one. i've had a lot of colored weave in my hair in my day. >> i haven't seen that much of a look on you yet. maybe you should try this. >> but i think i could wear it really well. so i give it silver because i want the gold. >> there you go. i like that.
>> and silver also because peta was the other flag bearer and he just stole the show. >> so oily. >> got to zsush him down a slip and slide and see what happens. >> wow. >> oh, yeah. >> that's an image. >> isn't it though? how fast, like the tongue and bullet. >> whoa. >> there's another image, okay. let's move on. >> here we go, back to the tale of two pools in rio. al touched on this a second ago. we can't decide, the communications director for the organizing committee says it's a sudden change in alka lynnty. there's something called an algae bloom is going on. all we know is that the pool is now green and trying to get back to blue. is that a gold medal story? >> we've heard it a lot. i think it's a gold medal story. >> it's pure gold. >> i don't want to get in there. >> it's shocking, like your whole world turning upside down
overnight. >> can you imagine looking down into that and knowing you have to go. >> if the ice had been a different color. >> like if the ice had melted overnight. it's pure shock. it's a gold medal story because it's so shocking. >> to the swimmer from ethiopia after he came in dead last on the 100-meter freestyle on tuesday for the heat. the 22-year-old mocked for his dad bod. here he is. >> she's a solid fella. >> what we like about it more and what caught our attention was the outpouring of love online. emily writing i have to tweet my respect for him and the disrespect for the unsportsmanlike haters. bravo, earth yoep ya. >> how about a well lived in man. he's not a giant huge guy. >> he's the al roker of olympians. i like this guy.
>> is that like a couch? >> he's a fun guy on the weekends, maybe a couple beers. he's the guy. >> he was relatable. the olympians come in all shapes and sizes from the basketball players to the gymnasts and everything in between. >> he gives us hope. >> i think he looks sexy. tara, thank you very much. johnny, thank you. up next, ham and cheese crepes. we'll all have a dad bod when we're done with this. might sound french but they're brazilian. ka milaal investigate teaches us about the most important meal of the day the real way after these messages.
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this morning on "today food" we're cooking up a brazilian breakfast. >> showing us how a brazilian day starts here. that's right. camila alves, goo to have you here. >> so good to be here. we're usually on the other side. >> you have made quite the splash. you and matthew at the different venues. >> we've been moving around. >> what are you making today? i've never seen anything like this? >> it's called tapioca. it's gluten free. it's what people are doing instead of regular white bread.
flour that's made out of yuka flour. you'll mix with water. and then once you do that -- >> this is the finished one? >> this is finished. and then you sprinkle in a hot pan. >> spray it first? >> no oil. nothing. >> no fat. >> no fat at all. >> it will stick together? >> yes. you cover it all the way. it turns into this. you want to do filling inside. maybe some ham and cheese. >> there we go. a little cheese. >> it's healthy then. >> it's very, very healthy. if you want to lose weight, a great way to do it. it's great for athletes because if you have diabetes you don't want to eat this but you want to eat this before you go to exercise, gives you a big spike
of energy and helps burn the fat. >> on the bread front, some people don't want bread so they'll go to a wrap to keep it lighter on the carbs. is this even lighter? >> it's lighter. and it has no fat. >> you have some made here. let's talk about some of the other great foods to start the day. breakfast, juices, we love the fresh juices. >> we have our bread that's amazing. >> cheese bread is unbelievable. >> you can find it in the states. this is a cake made out of corn, which have very traditional in brazil. this is a cheese. farm cheese that my grandfather grew up with on the farm. >> is this what you showed me the other day? >> yes. >> and then another cake that's famous here is the carrot cake with chocolate on top. and then the fruits. we have the star fruit.
you have to try it. >> did star fruit come like that or did you cut it into that shape? >> when you cut it, it comes out like that. that's the shape of it. >> hence the star fruit. >> no cookie cutter. that's the natural shape for it. >> try the canoe fruit. >> they call that the orange. >> this is canoe fruit right here. >> that's my favorite. >> thank you so much. >> more of camila on our sister network e. up next, if you plan on planting yourself all weekend to watch the olympic action, we've got a preview of the athletes you won't want to m
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100 fly. favored in. he races his last race of what we think is going to be his career 4x100 medley relay tomorrow. >> tonight is 100 fly. never lost this in three olympics. if he wins here, it's amazing. i don't think any swimmer has done it. >> he's already gone four events, four gold medals. he now has 22 gold medals. crazy thing is last night was his 13th individual gold medal. that breaks a record of 2,100 years. >> they kept records back then? >> apparently. >> five fingers waving in the pool tonight. >> ryan lochte earlier in the program says he thinks we'll see him in tokyo. >> he'll be one of those guys until he's 80 we'll be saying maybe he will still come back. >> let's talk about another team that's dominating in the women's
8 rowing team. the ultimate dream team. going for their 11th consecutive gold. >> they have won every title at the world championships and olympics dating back to 2006. the impressive thing about this team is it's not the same team. they keep changing members. snyder has a great back story. led the team to the world title in 2009 and then mary came back and so they had to make a decision of who is going to take that job and ended up they went with mary and then a couple months later, her younger brother died of cancer. she had to make decisions. do i want to keep doing this? what do i do? so she decided to stick it out. she now led them to world championships the last two so they had fastest time in the
heats the other day. >> looking strong. >> incredible. also this is incredible. on the team refugee. hasn't seen her parents since she was six years old. fled south sudan and took up in a refugee camp in kenya. what happened to her? she was discovered. >> she is part of the refuge e team. she started running when she was in grade school. she won some races when she was in grade school but it wasn't until a group came to see if there were kids to would benefit running for her foundation she was discovered and here she is at the olympics. >> incredible. u.s. women's volleyball team competing this weekend. >> and bolt. >> bolt on sunday night. usain bolt. can't forget that. >> a lot to look forward to. thank you so much. and to see matt and savannah's pick for athletes to watch, pick
>> that does it for our first amazing week in rio. >> we're still buzzing about our interview with ryan lochte. we can't stop to think about his awesome new hair color. got us wondering, what will we look like with that same hair color? >> i think i look good. >> brings out the blue in your eyes. >> al. >> you look like doc brown. >> you have hair. >> and natalie. >> winner, winner. >> i don't think
88 degrees. san francisco today stays at a nice and mild 65 degrees with breezy winds. now let's head over to mike with a look at what's happening on the roadways. >> traffic is light on the roadways. no major issues. i want to take you over to fremont. i got this word of breaking news. this is not far from north gate park. so it makes a curve around hire. we're hearing about a dumpster fire. there's concern about the smoke being emitted. this is near newton court. that's near the curve right here. and north gate park. that area have a shelter in place. we'll follow this. no lane closures as far as major roadways. freeways are moving well. happening now, the union representing the clerks are striking at the court. mediation talks have broken down this morning. we're updating that story on twitter. our reporter continues to watch the developments and we will do
michael phelps is going to do it again! >> he did it! ♪ >> it has been a rainy friday morning in rio de janeiro so far. but action continues all across the city and begins today at olympic stadium on day seven of the 2016 games. and from inside our studio at copacabana beach, where the sun is doing its best to peep out, welcome along. i'm rebecca lowe. last night in rio, michael phelps won his 22nd olympic gold. we'll see phelps and