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good morning. diving for gold. an incredible photo finish wins the women's 400 meters. >> it will be a dive by miller for the line. >> allyson felix edged out of the gold by a despera first leap but a silver medal making her the mostecorated female track star in u.s. history. >> oh boy. >> in gymnastics, a bobble on the beam dashes simone biles's chance of winning a record five gold medals in rio. laurie hernandez haking silver. biles settling for bronze. she'll have one more shot at gold "today," tuesday, august
now. >> and the united states is onto the quarterfinals. >> this was a tremendous routine. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. g welcome to a split edition from rio and new york. can we start by saying it's a beautiful day. can we show you a shot of the most decorated u.s. woman in olympic track and field history. that is allyson felix. she now has -- [ applause ] a dramatic finish to the 400
people will be watching for a long, long time. >> it was a dive that ended in basically a photo finish. >> today is also the final day of gymnastics. simone biles is looking to bounce back on the floor. she finally proved by the way that she's human, all right. she lost her balance on the beam. ended up with a you have to give it to 16-year-old laurie hernandez. she made the most of her lone individual event nabbing the silver. they hugged it out afterwards. hear from both of them in a little bit. a pretty dramatic night yesterday. >> ups and downs. let's head back to new york and savannah joins us now. what have you got cooking there? >> good morning. we have a big story here. they call this the worst flooding since superstorm sandy. the latest on flooding going on in louisiana right now.
and destruction as new communities are put on alert for water that is still rising. we'll have that in a moment. >> all right, savannah. thanks very much. let's bring in natalie in for a look at the olympic action from a day that saw the u.s. not winning a gold medal for the first time, first olympic day since the 12th day of beijing. >> wow. >> i know. it's incredible. you mentioned that dramatic track finish and a rare slip technical issues that made monday a day to remember. >> a dive by miller for the line. >> in the women's 400 meters, a photo finish. shaunae miller winning gold and upsetting allyson felix in her signature event. >> now felix. >> catching up to miller, felix had eyes on a fifth gold medal
threw herself over the line. despite the second place finish, felix is now the most decorated woman in track and field history winning her seventh medal in what could be her last olympic competition. >> it's been a fight all season. i gave it all i had tonight. >> the dramatic race capping an already chaotic day here in rio. heavy rain delayed several events. earlier in the day, an overhead at the olympic park causing seven minor injuries. when the events resumed, kenya's david won his second consecutive gold in the 800 meter. american clayton murphy took bronze. in pole vault, another bronze for the americans. sam kendricks rocketing over the bar earning the u.s.'s first medal in the event since 2004
a false start in round one of the 110 hurdles. tearing off his bib as we left the track. his olympic hopes dashed. for gymnastics superstar simone biles, a rare misstep. slipping on the balance beam nearly falling off. the 19 year old finished strong but it wasn't enough to come out on top. event, biles came away with bronze while her teammate 16-year-old laurie hernandez took silver. her first individual medal. edging out the americans. sanne wevers of the netherlands. biles will have another shot in the floor exercise. for men's beach volleyball, it's
phil dalhuasser forced a tie breaker. but the brazilians rallied cheered on by their hometown fans. >> brazil has beaten the united states. >> tonight april ross and kerri walsh jennings will compete in the semifinals with jennings two victories away from her fourth straight olympic gold. here's where the medal stands this morning. u usa with a commanding lead. it's the last day of gymnastics including floor finals for the women. in track and field men's high jump final and beach volleyball, team usa the women taking on brazil. semifinals. let's go. >> it's midnight. >> al and i were at the men's game yesterday. it was tough to watch.
can we bring in somebody we love on this show. allyson felix who was just denied gold by that dive in the 400 meters. good morning. nice to see you. >> good to see you guys. >> did you know who won at the end of the race? were you sure? >> i wasn't sure, no. i was staring up at the board trying to see how it would sort out. >> take me through the last 10, 15 meters of that. >> i just dug deep. to me this year has been all about fighting and so i knew i was just going to give all i had and fight and i felt lik that. you know, i left it all out there. >> not every day you see a dive like that in track and field. is that something that as a track athlete you're used to seeing or does this happen every now and then? >> not used to seeing that. it happens every now and then. it's not too common. >> you have said to us in the past that the 400 meters is a beast. >> it is. >> from start to finish, you said i left everything out there. you have no choice. how did you feel during the race? >> it wasn't my best race.
away from me and coming home is when i just tried to give all i had. it's outside of my comfort zone. i feel like i'm a sprinter and it's stepping a little bit outside of what i'm used to. >> can we point out that with the silver medal you are the most decorated track runner, olympian, in u.s. history. have you been able to get your head around that title? >> not quite. you know, it is something that i am definitely very, very proud of. it's been so many years and so much h that to be in the same sentence as jackie joiner, that's going to take time to sink in. >> talk about the journey. there have been ups and there have been downs and yet here you are with another medal in 2016. >> it's been a wild year. in april i had a crazy accident in the gym. i had this ankle injury. at that moment i thought that i wasn't going to be here at all.
on crutches a month and a half ago or something like that. >> it was pretty crazy. and then from then on my beloved chloe passed, my dog, and then just before i left from the states, my grandfather passed. it seemed like everything was happening. like i said, it was time to just fight. >> a lot of young girls look up to you and watch you and the way you held yourself after yesterday's race and the fact that you're here with us today speaks a lot about you. what do you hopeo to young kids watching you? >> i hope i can get across that you're going to have obstacles and adversity. let your spirit shine through. keep fighting no matter how the cards are stacked against you. don't let that get you down. >> how many olympic games for you now? >> this is number four. >> in our history with you, you have shown class every single time. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> allyson, thank you. love you.
[ applause ] >> you can clap. >> we'll turn now to drama in gymnastics. simone biles and aly raisman will compete on the floor. i was there and had a chance to talk to medal winners when they left the podium. >> american simone biles has already made usa gymnastics history. >> for simone biles, the road to a record five gold medals ended on the balance beam. >> she's so fantastic. so consistent. >> she started off strong. >> beautiful. >> then uncharacteristically faltered midway touching the beam. seeing that mistake, dutch gymnast shaunae miller adjusted her routine doing something less difficult and winning gold. >> crazy good.
and biles got bronze. >> are you okay? >> i'mdisappointed in how i performed my beam set. if you think about it i'm the only gymnast out here that has done this as many times as i have so props for that. >> hernandez was the silver lining for team usa. >> great form. >> just 16 years old competing in her first ever international meet, hernandez with a rock solid routine nailing her dismount and walking away with her first individual medal. a silver. >> this was a tremendous routine. >> first individual medal at the olympic games. when you did your dismount, did you think i got something here? >> yeah. i mean, i've been training so hard. i'm glad i just did the routine i've been doing in practice. i have no regrets.
>> kind of. i thought i was going to throw up. that was the most nervous i've ever been before a meet. once i got on the beam i was more calm than usual. >> very nice. >> how happy are you for laurie? i saw you wrap her arms around her and hug her with that me megawatt smile. >> this whole olympic experience you would think it's her second time at the pi >> friends from way back now silver and bronze medal winners with biles already looking ahead to her floor routine. one more tomorrow night. do you feel good about tomorrow? we love you. >> look at you right in the heart of it. >> i was so into that. one of the most fun things i think we get to do on the show
we have tony and wanda hernandez, laurie's mom and dad. she was looking around for you yesterday afternoon. tell me what you guys talked about after her win. >> it was just an incredible feat. it still hasn't hit us to be quite honest. it's just one of these things that it's so surreal. >> just before she competes, you guys hold hands and do a little i could see you before each -- tell us why that's important. >> we think faith before everything. we are so grateful and humble for the experience and laurie to go out there and to shine with her usa team and the comradery of the team of usa, the coaches. we're just so grateful for the opportunity for laurie to be here and just to see her big smile. baby, we love you, girl. >> we love her too. we love her too.
we appreciate it. >> thank you so much. coming up, we'll hear from the final five aly raisman and you'll see both aly and simone tonight during nbc's prime time olympic coverage starting at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> more to come from rio. right now we want to go to new york and check in with savannah. >> we move to that desperate situation unfolding right now in louisiana. some of the worst flooding in the u.s. in years morning even more communities are facing a danger of new flooding. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in baton rouge again for us this morning. hi, gabe. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. the death toll has now climbed to seven. more than 20,000 people have been rescued. as we take a live look from this drone, you can see many areas are still inundated. the red cross now calling this the worst flooding disaster in the u.s. since superstorm sandy
this morning more communities are bracing for historic water levels as louisiana's record rainfall moves downstream. >> this is an unprecedented historic flood event. >> the army national guard giving us a firsthand look from the sky. there is plenty of water in wide swaths of louisiana but thankfully the water in some places appears to be receding. the rain has eased but other areas south of baton rouge are rising rivers. right now we're over one of the hardest hit areas. some parts got more than 31 inches of rain in just 48 hours. the residents here tell us they've never seen anything like this. >> a couple hours we probably had six foot of water. >> reporter: mark barely escaped with his wife and kids as the water rose in watson. >> basically we lost everything.
showers are expected today but not enough to add to this flooding. the concern is the water that's already here moving downstream. thousands of people are packing emergency shelters. many schools are closed and roads, major roads, are shut down, savannah. >> thank you so much. turning now to the presidential race hillary clinton and donald trump trading new attacks on the campaign trail with vice president joe biden getting in jabs of his own and trump is causing a new stir with a controversial story this morning. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. hillary clinton will be campaigning here in philadelphia today where she needs to run up a huge vote to offset donald trump's strengths elsewhere in pennsylvania. this critical battleground state. a campaign faltering, donald trump is trying to shift gears. >> extreme vetting. >> reporter: going beyond his
ideological test for would-be immigrants. >> in addition to screening empathizers of terrorist groups, we must screen out hostile attitudes toward our country. she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis and all of the many adversaries >> reporter: clinton enlisting joe biden to challenge trump's fitness to be commander in chief. >> this man is totally, thoroughly unqualified to be president of the united states of america. >> reporter: while clinton leads trump in philadelphia and its suburbs, he is gaining among white working class voters in places like scranton. >> friends should not let friends vote for trump. >> reporter: what do you say to
in pennsylvania in scranton? >> take a look at the facts. take a look at what he's talking about. take a look at what we're talking about. >> reporter: and in our new nbc news survey monkey online poll out today, hillary clinton continues to hold a nine-point lead over donald trump nationally but a majority of voters continue to hold unfavorable views of both candidates with hillary clinton only slightly less unpopular for us. later today we'll sit down for an exclusive interview with hillary clinton's running mate tim kaine and his wife, anne holton. for now, we'll send it back to matt, hoda and al in rio. >> we look forward to that interview, savannah. thanks very much. you have more on that flooding back home. >> more rain there and that rain is going to make its way up into the mid plains and eventually into the northeast.
stationary front from texas into the great lakes with low pressure running along it. heavy showers and thunderstorms. flash flood watches for texas. three to four inches possible from mississippi on into texas and that wet weather makes its way into the northeast. not enough to alleviate the drought conditions there but we could look at two to three inches of rain. we're going to get to your local forecast >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. we have a couple isolated
this afternoon. not all towns will see it, but it will be locally strong to severe. we'll have to keep an eye on the sky. temperatures today back into the middle 80s. the humidity going back up. the increasing humidity once again, but we lose the humidity by tomorrow afternoon, bit of a breeze out of the northwest. still a warm day. temperatures into the upper 80s. limited rain chances for the >> that's your latest weather. guys? coming up, gabby douglas and her mom speak out about harsh criticism aimed at the gymnast including not putting her hand over her heart during the national anthem. >> they're undefeated. why have the games been so close for the men's u.s. basketball team? we'll get into that but first this is "today" on nbc. for all those pokers, prodders, shuckers and sniffers,
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we're back now 7:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 16th day of august. it's another spectacular one here on the beach in rio. the morning before it gets too hot around here. >> you have to love the crowd. it keeps building. we have a lot to get to this half hour starting with "today's" olympic headlines in track. a wild end to the women's 400 meter. shaunae miller of the bahamas pulled off the upset over team usa's allyson felix by diving headfirst at the finish line.
track and field history. >> we had a chance to talk to her in the last half hour and the first american woman to medal in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and a bronze for clayton murphy in the men's 800 meters. great for him. >> it will be rowdy tonight because kerri walsh jennings and april ross will face the reigning world champs from brazil in the semifinals with a ticket to the gold medal match on the line. we'll be listening to that. >> we'll hear that all night long. let us begin this half hour with a star athlete from team usa being forced to defend herself. natalie has more on that. >> good morning. that's right. we're talking about gabby douglas she won gold here as a member of the final five but now facing rather harsh criticism
but now gabby and her mom are having their say. she was breakout star of the 2012 game as member of the fierce five gabby douglas won gold along with the hearts of millions. here in rio her graceful moves helped her team win gold but something she didn't do at the podium put her at the center of a social media firestorm. >> you go from adoration. >> the backlash when douglas didn't put her hand on her heart during the national anthem. on one hand so proud of the final five gold win but on the other hand so disappointed gabby douglas didn't salute the flag. douglas later tweeting, in response to a few tweets i saw tonight, i always stand at attend out of respect for our
i never meant any disrespect and apologize if i offended of anything. the criticism intensifying after douglas was accused of not cheering on teammates during the individual competition earning her the nickname crabby gabby. at least act like you're happy that your teammates won. and be a role model and show some good sportsmanship. douglas later telling reporters i apologized if i seemed really mad in the stands. i wasn't. respect them in everything they do. i never want anyone to take it as i was jealous or wanted attention. never. i support them and i'm sorry i wasn't showing it. the attacks leading to accusations of cyberbullying with supporters now rallying behind douglas online including actress and olympic superfan leslie jones who had her own cyberbullying scandal. i heard gabby getting attacked on her page. show her of love you showed me.
she tried to push it off and not focus on it but in the end she couldn't understand it. >> and the way to respond to haters, guys, is to show your support and a lot of people now online doing it with hashtag love for gabby usa. and tweeting out yesterday my 3 year old announced her name is now gabby douglas rimes. love for gabby usa. >> when you know gabby douglas, you know she meant nothing by any of tha it's tough to be a competitor at the olympics. >> natalie, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> all right. we've been talking about that heat continues in the east and we'll see it out west as well. also take a look. we have a risk of severe weather today. isolated tornadoes possible western new york and parts of pennsylvania. we're watching this 51 million people at risk for severe storms later this afternoon and into late tonight.
pressure pumping up oppressive temperatures. feels like conditions up and down the eastern seaboard and will feel like well over 100 degrees. wildfire danger out west that continues as well. the heat will continue to plague parts of california where their >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. we have a couple isolated showers so far this morning and a better chance of some scattered storms developing into this afternoon. not all towns wil it will be locally strong to severe. we'll have to keep an eye on the sky. temperatures today back into the middle 80s. the humidity going back up. the increasing humidity once again, but we lose the humidity by tomorrow afternoon, bit of a breeze out of the northwest. still a warm day. temperatures into the upper 80s. limited rain chances for >> and get that weather any time you need it. check out the weather channel on
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what gets you started. >> we're back with "today's" olympic start. the u.s. men's basketball team has advanced to the quarterfinals. they'll be in action tomorrow against argentina. >> you know what? they were actually busy on the beach on their day off on monday trying their hand at volleyball. however, there's a question following this team around. why aren't they dominating on the court? nbc's keir simmons is here with that. keir, good morning to you. >> good morning. we get they're having fun. if they're going to get serious, now would be a good time. the nba has some of the biggest names playing but the last three games have been close ones against mundane competition and that has some fans very quietly worried. they won every game. 100-97 victory. undefeated. >> the united states escapes with a victory. >> are they just a little uninspiring?
should win gold. >> coach k. has to get it together. >> expectations are high. u.s. basketball has medaled in every olympic since 1984. this team confident ahead of the games. >> i enjoy competing and enjoy playing basketball. >> but barrel surviving three-point nail biters against serbia and france. >> if our defense stays this bad as far as team usa goes, they could get upset in the medal round. team usa's biggest supporters congratulating michael phelps, cheering at beach volleyball. singing happy birthday to kerri walsh jennings. and there's so much else to do in rio. sightseeing. going to the beach. even trying their own hand at beach volleyball with the locals while casually sipping from coconuts. going into the quarterback finals this week, the team has scheduled more practices.
an instagram photo from here. playing football. wrong sport. and in a line outside of the nba house -- >> you're wearing a clklay thompson jersey. >> big fan. >> we need you to make sure that they are not drinking too much. >> i will. >> that's a relief because their fans -- >> want to support my u.s. team. >> think gold should be a lay-up. the men's team could take a cue from the u.s. women. they won their group games by an average of 40 points. or they could look at how british basketball team has been doing. >> you're welcome on our team any time you want.
coverage of the olympics. what's going on with the men's basketball team? >> they need to do what the women's team is doing. they had a game where they had 24 field goals in the first half. 22 of them were assisted. the women's team shares the ball. these guys do not. they play hero ball. they need to play better and work together. >> when you look at the outcome over france, serbia, australia, is this a team that hasn't gelled yet, >> the talent is down. now, they are tremendous players like carmelo anthony and kevin durant but they need to play within more of of a team system. >> yesterday simone biles had that bobble. did that take the pin out of the pressure so she can go on the floor tonight and say let's let this one go and have fun?
she can walk away with four golds. because she had potential and could win five because of what she's done on the way to rio, it almost feels like a bit of a letdown but four goals would be something special. >> let's end on the dive in 400 meters yesterday. allyson felix edged out by sche shaunae miller of the bahamas. you need to be all in to take a dive at the end of the american fans were disappointed, is that fair? however you get the torso there, that's the difference maker others people would put hands out to break the line. you do that a few times, it's not really going to get your body back. >> that's going to leave a mark. >> a real mark. a golden mark for her. good for her.
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cheerlea cheerlea cheerle cheerleader. >> we hear you are traveling seeing a lot of events. we want you to come check us out. please come check us out. who? >> leslie jones! >> who? >> leslie jones! >> jones had a response online within the hour. >> i can't come to your event but i'm'm sending you slay all day. go out and kill th i'm going to be disappointed. >> look for brittney griner to dunk against japan. the rock is completing the 22 pushup challenge raising awareness for veterans. in this video, he's calling out a certain olympic superstar. >> kevin hart, jj watt, simone manual, we're so proud of you.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, thrills and spills. >> a dive by miller for the line. >> team usa's allyson felix misses gold by a nose coming in a very close second in the women's 400 meter ra while gymnastics superstar simone biles has a rare misstep on the beam as she takes home the bronze and teammate laurie hernandez wows to take silver but team spirit -- >> i think all of the girls agree there's nothing as amazing and special as being able to win that team gold medal. whatever else happens, you know, the rest is icing on top of the cake. >> natalie catches up with the
raisman gets set to defend her gold medal in today's floor exercise finals and over the edge. >> be careful. >> natalie and jenna's latest daring stunt. a real cliff-hanger in rio, "today," tuesday, august 16th, 2016. ? >> from the big apple to the shores of copacabana, it's live from rio! >> a shout out to dmv d.c., maryland and virginia and across the united states. >> shout out to pennsylvania. >> westchester. >> pittsburgh. >> go usa! >> we're back now 8:00 on a tuesday morning.
2016. we sound like a broken record. it's another beautiful day here at the beach. we're walking down the promenade. we're having a usa parade. coming up, billy and natalie attempt surfing. one of them did really well. the other not so much. >> we also -- we teased this earlier. we have a surfing dog in the house. the dog's n >> make sure you get that right. we'll check bono out in just a little while. let us start with the latest olympic news. nbc's peter alexander is over at olympic park with all that. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. they have music blaring this morning. team usa looking to get back on track today after going a full day without a gold. first time that's happened since beijing in 2008. it really was an even of upsets
american allyson felix barely missing out on her fifth career gold by fractions of a second in women's 400 meter race. >> as they hit the home straightaway, here's allyson felix. miller has the lead. felix is second. >> a sprinting sensation upset at her only individual shot at gold 400 meter with a headfirst dive, shaunae miller edging out allyson felix at the finish line. so close officials n photo finish to determine the winner. the silver, felix's seventh career medal making her the most decorated female track and field athlete of all-time. >> i wasn't sure. i was staring up at the board seeing how it would sort out. >> reporter: colorado native emma coburn grabbing bronze in the steeplechase.
debuted in 2008. >> crossing the line realizing i got third is unbelievable. >> in gymnastics, simone biles suffering her first major slipup faltering on the balance beam. >> oh boy. that's half a point. >> winning the bronze but ending her chance to take home a record five golds in rio. >> her teammate taking silver. her first biles will go for a fourth gold today in the floor exercise where she's favored to win. >> i'm disappointed in how i perform my beam set. i'm the only gymnast that's competed as many times as i have so i have to give myself props for that. >> americans up against the second match point for brazil. >> brazil coming up big on the beach knocking off americans
>> to hang together. come back with two monster victories and take care of business. >> and a powerhouse performance in the pole vault. a new olympic record set becoming the first brazilian man to win gold in rio. >> i don't believe what i just saw. >> hard to say who was more excited about the victory. the pumped up athlete or the overjoyed hometown crowd. and sam kendrick second lieutenant in the army reserve to win a bronze in that pole vault event. here's where your medal count stands. team usa fortifying its giant lead. look at that. well ahead of china, great britain and russia. great britain and russia
has. on top today, simone biles and aly raisman in the women's floor exercise. on the track tonight, the men's high jump and then back on the beach, ape ross and kerri walsh jennings face off against the reigning world champs from brazil with a trip to the final on the line. u.s. women 3-1 against brazil head to head. matt and hoda? >> it will be a good one. >> a burn peter, thank you. savannah back in new york city with the other top stories of the morning. savannah? >> guys, good morning. in the news, the red cross says the flooding disaster in louisiana is now the worst since superstorm sandy four years ago. search teams found more victims in the baton rouge area on monday raising the death toll to at least seven. about 11,000 people are now in shelters and louisiana's governor is urging them to stay there until crews are able to clear the roads. new flooding is expected south
swollen rivers surge toward the gulf of mexico. a man described by police as a serial arsonist has been charged with setting the wildfire that destroyed more than 175 homes and other buildings in northern california. we go to the town of lower lake this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. 17 counts of arson. the man is a 40-year-old resident. damin pashilk. he'll be booked in court this community certainly looking for answers and this may be a nugget. cal fire is calling this a horrific crime. this individual may be responsible for the 4,000 acres of a fire that is only 5% contained right now. it's burned out 175 homes, businesses and structures and because the fire has destroyed so many residences and commercial properties, he may actually face enhanced charges. this community continues to reel
a few days ago the valley fire cause was disclosed by officials. it was faulty hot tub wiring that caused that fire but so many more in this community, large and small, that have still not been resolved. perhaps this alleged arsonist will be able to provide new information on why this community has been suffering so much. this fire still not contained. 5% as the fire continues outside of residential areas. savannah? >> thank you very a nine-point lead over donald trump in our latest nbc news survey monkey weekly tracking poll down one point from last week. clinton is campaigning today in philadelphia. on monday she was joined by vice president joe biden in his hometown of scranton. he told the audience that trump is thoroughly unqualified to be president. trump in ohio said clinton lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis and called for extreme vetting of immigrants to
the u.s. and like a "house of cards," the final tower of the rivera hotel and casino came crashing down in las vegas this morning. developers are making room for more convention space. it closed in 2015 after 60 years hosting headliners like liberace and dean martin. it was featured in "ocean forever" but buildings in vegas are not. >> thank you, savannah. >> how many olympic games have you been to? >> 18 consecutive ones. >> our winner. i'm here with 30 university students studying the olympic games. >> how awesome. i want to get that major.
for simone biles and stars of team usa in swimming, michael phelps and katie ledecky you'll see first here on "today." also the captain of the final five. hang on, lisa. captain of the final five, aly raisman on her gymnastics success and what she says she cannot do. >> there's more with natalie and jenna hanging out in rio. how they ended up there but how they ended up there but first these messages. poor foster kid black immigrant cancer patient small muslim
this new photo that features three great olympian and champions this morning "sports illustrated" giving us the first exclusive look at their brand new cover. you'll recognize these faces by now. ledecky, phelps and biles. headline, the greatest and they say during the photo shoot which took place sunday night, apparently michael phelps was really good at lining up all of those medals. even showed katie ledecky how to do that. >> he has practice. >> i know he does. at the time he won 14 medals between them and that issue will hit newsstands tomorrow. >> picture that one flying off the shelves. a nice story about michael phelps and katie ledecky. we had them on the show and we asked them to recreate a photo they took ten years ago as young fan katie got michael's autograph. this time it was michael who got
been number one on today.com. they have a cool bond those two. >> so special. wow. >> very cool. all right. you guys know the sport of dressage. it involves a horse. horse dancing. you might think it sounds a little stuffy but i want you to listen to this. some of the songs olympians are using during their routine and a rider >> love the song. >> smooth moves on that horse. >> is the horse moving to -- that's impressive. >> not to be outdone, team usa's stefan peters went more old
>> that horse has some moves. >> look at that. love it. >> so when it comes to celebrating, everyone celebrates success a little differently. olympians are no exception. here are a couple examples flying around the web this morning. check out this weight lifter. he shattered a record. breaks out into a move. some calling that the chicken. it's an old folk dance in case you're wondering. then there's a wrestler from cuba that won a third straight gold. how does he celebrate? body slamming his coach of course. he puts him down like he's a doll. toss that guy around. nice way to celebrate. >> all right. billy has "pop start" from the beach. >> we'll begin with hugh jackman if everyone is okay with that.
native australia. >> to the aussie team and those who have competed and those about to compete, we are so proud of everything you've been doing. it's been amazing. keep going. >> did he do that as part of the witness protection program? it's a little dark. >> not so enthusiastic. hugh captioned the video aussie, aussie, aussie and folks down under are doing okay in the medal count placing in the top te some of the best olympic themed movies. "the new york times" singled out titles. among the paper's pick, "cool running" a 1993 classic and "chariots of fire" back when men wore real shorts and maybe the
rival skaters who decide to team up. >> that has to be in there. spielberg nominated for an oscar in that. mr. roker, it's a little close out here. >> i don't know whether billy sweat through his shirt yet but he has not so it's n >> it's early. >> let's show you what we have as we move through the day. wet weather stretching from texas into the great lakes. a lot of flooding going on around detroit, michigan, this morning. a lot of roads closed as well. this system will push to the east bringing with it the threat of severe weather in the northeast and parts of new england and more flooding from texas on into arkansas. out west, the heat continues. 97 degrees today in portland, oregon. toasty. and as you look here in
skies tomorrow but then rain on thursday. >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. we have a couple isolated showers so far this morning and a better chance of some scattered storms developing into this afternoon. not all towns will see it, but it will be locally strong to severe. we'll have to keep an eye on the sky. temperatures today back into the middle 80s. the humidity going back up. the increasing humidity once again, but we lose the humidity by tomorrowft breeze out of the northwest. still a warm day. temperatures into the upper 80s. limited rain chances for >> and you can take us with you wherever you go. sirius can xm channel 108. >> announcer: "today's" athlete to watch is sponsored by p&g.
>> now let's check out "today's" athlete to watch. gymnast aly raisman won team gold and a silver in the individual all-around here in rio. >> today she's going to try to repeat as the olympic champion of the floor exercise. natalie, you have a lot more on her. >> sure do. 22 years old. aly is the elder statesman. some of her teammates call her the grandma. when i talked to her, i quickly learned that ali regular kid at heart. >> that is an olympic gold medal winning moment. >> all of the girls agree there's nothing as amazing and special as being able to win that team gold medal. whatever else happens, the rest is just kind of icing on top of the cake. >> aly raisman, no stranger to that sweet taste of victory. she took home two golds and a bronze back in london and a lifetime of memories.
trip i've ever been done. we had so much fun together. we used to have a crush on all of the swimmers. we would try to plan our meals and go to dinner around the same time as them. >> one of my favorite moments from london was seeing your mom going stick it! stick it! stick it! >> funny when i watched the video after the meet, my mom and dad's video they had more views than my floor routine did. it's funny. i didn't know they would get that nervous. >> after london raisman stepped now she leads her team in fierceness and fun. when you guys get a chance competing but just to hang out together, what is it like at night? what do you do? >> we are really hyper. we're running up and down doing cartwheels in the hallway and jumping on beds and going crazy. we're always laughing. >> after winning silver in the all-around last week, raisman has one more chance at gold
dinner. i speak portuguese. i thought i would help you out with a word or phrase. >> we all eat so healthy. after the meet we're going to want to know where the pizza is. we'll just say pizza. everyone wit get it. >> though her electric floor the games but there are skills she's yet to master. i hear that you think you're uncoordinated. >> i can't snap. i can't whistle. >> not at all? >> can you show me an example of what whistling looks like to you? >> i don't know. just blowing. i don't know how to do it. do you know how to whistle? >> yeah. thank god you can do everything else perfectly.
gymnastics. >> there is something she can't do well. snapping and whistling. i'm sure she'll do well on the floor exercise tonight. >> by the way, it has begun. >> here it is. >> the arms. the pectoral area. and the back. >> when you talk about it, it helps me cool off. >> wearing a dark blue shirt. that >> natalie, thank you. >> announcer: "today's" olympic moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. >> this morning on "today's" olympic moment, an epic crash and tearful triumph in track cycling. >> a crash course in the true meaning of the olympic spirit. >> comes right down. takes the korean rider out.
sixth and final race considered the most gruelling event in track cycling. one of three cyclist dropped from his seat creating a tangled mess on the track while korea's rider was taken away on a stretcher, he seemed unfazed by the collision. he managed to pedalling a replacement bike toward an emotional victory. a thrilling end who becomes the first italian to win olympic track cycling gold in two decades. >> what a dramatic race. takes the gold medal for italy.
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>> all right. we've been showing you dramatic photos all morning. these are ones of natalie and jenna hanging out on this rock. did you wonder how did they get there? they're going to explain the shenanigans after this. >> there has to be shenanigans because natalie could get there. no way jenna would go there. >> he's right. >> i can't see her rock on a cliff. >> and our buddy keir schooling us on basketball and now catching man eating piranhas. >> this morning we have the perfect steak. you have had it. it's amazing. we'll sample that coming up in a little bit. >> but right now we have some medal winners to talk to.
winner in 800 meters and sam kendrick took gold in the pole vault. >> get in the middle. >> what was it? 1992 since an american has medaled in this. you take home a medal. have you gotten your arms around that? >> no, tonight. they make you wait for a while. long process. >> ceremony will be like? >> someone asked if i ran it through my head. i have but i don't know what i'm going to think. don't trip and fall. don't do anything to embarrass yourself. that type of thing. >> you hung out in the middle of the pack until you broke out. was that your plan all along? >> the plan was to be toward the front. it was so fast. that's the fastest ever out in the 800. that was relatively close to what he ran the world record in in 2012.
wanted to hang. i kind of left it all out there. >> all right. it's been since 2004 since an american took a medal in this event in pole vault. how are you feeling? >> i feel really great. it's been a lot of fun to come out here and compete and be here on the beach and watch clayton run on the track as i was competing. i get to be out there in the middle of things for so long. it last longer than a marathon. i was out with rain delays hours. i got to see the whole track meet. >> your dad was in the green room. hello, dogs. >> they don't surf. >> your dad was in the green room and said you're not only great at running, you're a good pig farmer. >> i did grow up on a pig farm until i was a junior in high school. i showed pigs. yeah. >> we're proud of you guys.
god bless you. >> thank you. >> we appreciate it. guys, congrats. >> all right. it's time now for natalie's portuguese class. let's call it what it is. i have nothing to do here. it happens to be kathie lee's birthday so how do we say happy birthday kathie lee? >> we have something that we have to toast with. it is kathie' >> i don't know if you're allowed to do these. >> we'll drink for you. >> no. >> you're not allowed. how do you say we miss you? >> all right. what are we doing? >> i'm sorry. and finally something kathie might say if she was here,
>> we've been saying that a lot. >> happy birthday, kathie lee. that's the portuguese class for today. >> these sore good. >> really are. i don't care about doing the weather right now. we'll do it anyway because i happen to be here. let's show you what we have going on. looking ahead starting with today, we'll be seeing heavier showers and thunderstorms. the risk of strong storms up into the northeast and southern new england. western third of the country very toasty. 86 degrees in portland today look for wet weather down through texas and then next day for tomorrow, mid-atlantic states, wet weather continues in texas and the western third of the country plenty of sunshine >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. we have a couple isolated showers so far this morning and a better chance of some scattered storms developing into this afternoon. not all towns will see it, but it will be locally strong to severe. we'll have to keep an eye on the sky. temperatures today back into the
the humidity going back up. the increasing humidity once again, but we lose the humidity by tomorrow afternoon, bit of a breeze out of the northwest. still a warm day. temperatures into the upper 80s. limited rain chances for >> announcer: "today's" rio sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> all right. let us turn rio. our producers don't try to harm us although sometimes they would like to and made an exception this week. did you hear my comment about jenna? >> i heard it, too. >> she came on the beach and immediately dug this for me. i'll be in there. >> we want you to take a look at pictures. these are natalie and jenna hanging on a cliff. >> if you were wondering, that is real.
kids, please explain how that happened. >> we have bruises to prove it. it's a real adventure. hanging off a cliff real or not real we hiked up a treacherous path called telegraph rock and put our lives at risk. >> all in the name of good tv. >> are you ready? this is apparently the beginning of our death defying hike. >> the stairway to nowhere. i don't like to do adventure things with you. >> all i know is doing death defying. a photo-op at the top. one of us have to hang off a cliff. >> typically that's me. >> we'll find out. let's go. >> do we have to run the stairs? is there a reason you have to run? >> i think we have to workout, girl. this is our workout of the day. >> every time i do something with you it's some sort of torture. >> be careful. >> give us a ride. >> why are you not sweating?
>> i do have ice in my veins. >> i have hot chocolate. >> we're almost at the top. i feel it. >> this is the third time you said that. you know what happens at the end? you're going to be flung off a rock. the. >> look at that. it's incredible. >> this is where we hang. >> that's where you'll hang off the cliff. we're up where the birds fly. >> ready? >> time for you to climb. be careful. it's treacherous. be careful. >> legs up. legs up. do these look good? >> you're fine. if you look down there's rock all around you. >> what? >> we're both hanging on for
>> both hanging. >> did we get it? >> we got the shot. >> all that hanging around you might think there's rock under you. >> we have bruises. >> i thought those were from surfing. >> and by the way, my abs the next day have ever been that sore. >> did you say you >> yeah. a man ahead of us broke his leg. >> for those that are afraid of hikes, it is frightening. my hands were sweaty. >> we got the best picture. >> so proud of both of you. >> thank you. glad we could do this for you. coming up next, another wild adventure.
and late nights. for the love. ? here in rio we're surrounded by spectacular sites but there are other places outside of the city. >> keir simmons is here to tell us about had his trip to amazon. >> remember the movie where they fell in and died. the amazon, we went there in search of one of the deadliest predators in the water, the piranha. the amazon river spans the entirety of brazil flowing for more than 4,000 miles, 450 miles further than the mississippi.
illusion. this is where two massive rivers come together. one black, one brown. they form the mighty amazon. among the many animals, 3,000 species of fish. some notorious. we're on a fishing expedition like no other to catch piranha. he now runs tours of the ancient river. >> it's like magic for me. >> magical place. >> piranha will eat any meat even rarely humans. to attract these underwater killers, he mimics a distressed animal in the water. >> they like noise. >> this is less like fishing and more like hunting. >> would it help if i cut my finger and put it in the water?
those are some sharp teeth. >> come closer and i'll bite your face off. >> day one over, we caught one fish and a hunter can only eat what he catches. she wanted to eat me. this is my revenge. >> right. >> it tastes like cod kind of. >> freshwater fish. >> tastes like a freshwater >> not very much meat here. very bony. it's day two and we try another fishing spot. this time i have more luck. yes. all right! i didn't think i would be able to do that. looks like i wasn't the only one to target this fish. piranhas prey on each other.
hold it here. >> i think you should do this. i don't want to cause her anymore pain and i don't want to cause myself any pain. our fishing expedition somewhat successful, there is a final surprise as i wade in he assures me there are no piranhas here but we're soon surrounded by the amazon's pink they are rubbing against our legs. it's it's credible. people here believe that these dolphins are princes. >> dolphins are mythological animals for the amazon. according to legend after midnight they become the handsome boy to chase the girls
blame it on the dolphin. >> they are no threat to us but it turns out the fish they eat include piranhas and in the amazon, every animal depends on another. the power and beauty of this river and its inhabitants both stunning and humbling. >> wow. >> you had the greatest time here. >> i'm just pleased they didn't send me fishing for dolphin and swimming w >> that was a great story. straight ahead, surf's up. one of the most talented dogs you'll meet here in rio and what happened when natalie and billy tried to catch a wave here.
tuesday morning. we told you the international olympic committee decided to include five more sports in the 2020 games. one of them is surfing. >> before it arrives in tokyo, i'm scared, natalie and billy decided to hang 10. >> not a good idea. >> soccer may be number one sport in brazil but look at the beaches. gorgeous. surfing is another popular choice. >> we decided to take advantage lesson from two of brazil's best pro surfers. rio de janeiro is known for its beautiful beaches. and surfing is gaining popularity here so we thought we would give it a try. >> have you gotten up on a surfboard before? >> i have. >> all the way, baby. >> we have the best of brazil's surfing champions here with us
are pro surfers and surfed some of the biggest waves in the world. we were hitting slightly smaller waves here in rio but only slightly. first thing is dry lesson. >> first of all, safety. >> if you fall, never fall headfirst. we will do strokes together and then w waste. perfect. that's good. >> on land it's easy. >> that's the feeling. go, go, go. perfect. >> let's go. let's go. ? >> i love you, mom. >> love you guys. we're crazy. we're going to blame it on rio.
there were some big waves. and a few attempts to get up. finally billy had his moment. ? >> i found an easy way shore. >> never, ever, ever, ever again. >> clearly we didn't have a lot of success. we had to bring a dog to surf for us today. >> you got up. >> when you have a still photographer with you that takes a picture of the one moment you're up it lives forever so it
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>> we are back with "today food." brazilians take great pride in their cuisine particularly the barbecue beef. >> we love meat here. we have a delicious recipe for grilled steak. good morning. nice to see you. >> most popular guy on the plaza today. >> also very popular in >> yes. we are getting there. >> what are you making? >> i know you guys are big on steak. it's a traditional brazilian cut. specialty meat shops have it. very traditional here. >> what makes it different? is it the fat layer? >> you have the big rump of beef. we slice it a little bit.
>> how long do you cook up the meat in the pan? >> this thickness, two or three minutes. depends on the thickness of the meat. i'll just put it here. >> it's just sea salt? >> nothing else. >> we spend so much time and money on good ingredients, i try to keep it as pure as possible. we have different varieties. it's a bit lighter. >> by the way, it makes it crunchy and delicious. >> it does. and it's a very slow cooking process. leave it here and jump to here. >> let's serve this up. can we taste? >> of course. that's ready for you guys. i'll finish this off with this lemon juice olive oil and fresh tomatoes chopped up.
swimming >> one of the pet most valuable targets limping off the practice field. we'll let oknow what's up with gronc. we'll head to rio and ali raisman as she is set to keep her title on the particular. risk of afternoon storm or two. the forecast, ahead. tuesday august 16th. we'll have all that and a lot more.
>> shots fired in south boston a teenager hit three times and he's now fighting for his life. former new england patriot's star iron hernandez due in court in connection to double murder case against him. and we're in rio for the latest on the olympics. we catch up with volleyball lege good tuesday morning everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. i'm christa delcamp if you can stand the clouds and the rain on the way. it's not too bad out there. not as humid as it's been. >> we will track some scattered showers and storm. we get a lot of dry hours out there as well. and with the cloud cover in the city of boston. 74 degrees in dewpoints still in the low 60s. comfortable start to the day but