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good morning. fantastic finishes. american king outduels her russian rival in the 100 breaststroke. ryan murphy striking gold in the 100 meter backstroke. divers david boudia and steele johnson with the best u.s. finish ever in synchronized 10 meter platform. silver. but the men's gymnastics team missing the podium as the u.s. women and simone biles prepare
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tuesday, august 9th, 2016. >> murphy took off like a rocket right there. look at him go. >> they made it look so effortless. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with matt lauer live from rio guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to a special edition, split edition of "today" on a tuesday morning. we're in great company here in rio de janeiro. want to say hi to some folks that have come down to our set to join us. in the background here we have david boudia and steele johnson
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swimmers that took home medals after another intense night at the aquatics. we're back here along copacabana beach on a nice morning and another event today. this one is a birthday. happy birthday to you. >> isn't it fun having these medal winners here. something about turning around and seeing them holding their hardware which is awesome. >> by the way, we're here in rio. we're missing savannah who is back in new york city. savannah, you have a lot cooking there as well. >> yesterday you guys had the oiled up flag bearer from tonga and the zumba band. not to be outdone. this will last all morning long. raising a glass to you, hoda, for your birthday. >> thank you, savannah. >> our big story will be another rough morning for delta passengers. hundreds of flights canceled again today. the airline is recovering from that mass outage that grounded flights worldwide. we'll have the latest on the
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guys, back to you. >> all right, savannah. thank you very much. on this tuesday morning, let's start with your olympic highlights. natalie is here with a roundup. >> good morning once again. from triumph to heartbreak to new rivalries, team usa had another wild night in rio. this morning two more u.s. swimmers are basking in the golden spotlight. lillia king going head to head with a russian swimmern 100 meter breaststroke. >> king has the lead. she's going to win it. >> king taking the gold medal. king took the russian to task mocking her opponent for claiming she was number one. just moments before last night's race, the women refused to acknowledge each other but after her victory, king didn't hold back. >> we can compete clean and do well at the olympic games and
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>> murphy stretching to the wall. >> american ryan murphy dominated earning gold and a place in history. murphy's parents celebrated their son's win cementing him as one of the world's most elite backstrokers, an achievement the 21 year old had his eyes on his entire life. i hope record. i want to be the best swimmer in the world. and tonight michael phelps will compete in the 200 butterfly against his nemesis. monday night phelps shot a nasty look at his rival who was shadow boxing before their semifinal. phelps doing his best to stay focused. >> it's like he's going through a boxing routine and phelps is,
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>> and the father of olympic diver steele johnson was fired up. watching his son and diving partner david boudia take silver in men's synchronized diving. for the u.s. men's gymnastic team. heartbreak. failing to make the podium. finishing fifth final. sticking together despite the fall. and in judo, silva came out on top earning the first gold medal of the games for the host nation. her victory an inspiration for the hometown crowd growing up in poverty in one of rio's most dangerous neighborhoods. a fairy tale ending for the inspirational young woman. so great for her. one more note from the pool.
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missy franklin who dominated in london failed to advance. looking at the medal count. the united states holding strong increasing their lead with 19 total through monday followed by china, japan and russia. matt, great start. >> it really is, natalie. thanks very much. let's bring in those divers behind the best u.s. finish ever in men's synchronized 10 meter platform. congratulations. don't you want to >> these are heaviest medals i've seen. >> do you mind? my goodness. those are fantastic. can i repeat what i just said. the best u.s. finish ever in this event. how is that? >> it's great. to do it alongside this guy. we've trained day in and day out. >> steele, we got a kick watching your dad go crazy at the venue yesterday.
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silver medal is you guys had your best score on your last dive so when it was all on the line, you came up with your best dive. >> typically that's a dive that doesn't go well in training. i'm so tall it's hard for me to make. the fact that we were able to do it as well as we did, it was exciting for me. >> you mentioned your so tall. would you stand up for a second. i want to show something. at first look, this is not the perfect match synchronized diving. you can sit again. why does it work so well? >> i think growing up we had the same coach and how we train at purdue university and we have the same mechanics and obviously height doesn't matter. we walked away with a silver medal. it works for us. >> when you get the medal, do you stop and go back to all of the early mornings, all of the late nights, all of the drives
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>> that's what's so hard about training for the olympic games. it's a daily sacrifice but this is a reward. my wife and my daughter and my family has been so supportive. >> you're a couple hoosiers. who do you want to say hi to home. >> specifically boilermakers. >> i mean hoosiers as in the state. >> a lot of my family is here but boilermaker nation is out there and they've been supportive of us. what's up, >> david boudia and steele johnson, great job. let's go over to hoda. >> really great job. now to some of team usa's swimmers who won medals on monday. kathleen baker took silver in women's 100 meter backstroke. david plummer in men's 100 meter backstroke. good morning you medal winners. how are you? kathleen, how did it feel? you touch the wall. you get out of the water and you
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right there on the railing. what was it like during that moment for you? >> i think it was just pure joy. i didn't expect a medal at all. it was a complete surprise and happy i swam that well. >> there was earring gate. when you were swimming in the trials one of your earrings was lost and then some scuba diver found it and it became sort of just a story here. did you end up swimming with two earrings for good luck did it work? >> i went to see my sister after prelims 100 back and i asked can i borrow your earrings. i need to swim with pearls. i always do. >> congratulations to you. you wanted to be in the olympics for 12 years. i think in london you missed going to the olympics by 0.012 of a second. how sweet was it winning bronze this year? >> it was just amazing.
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greatest team of all-time and it's awesome to be here. >> you have kids. you have two and then a newborn, right? >> i have two. >> one and a newborn. do you think your kids will hop in the pool early? >> i think we might. hopefully they enjoy it as much as i do. >> katie, first olympics for you. you hit the bronze. you're on the medal stand shared with what was that anthem like? >> we found out afterwards that no two u.s. women have been on the podium together in the history of u.s. women's swimming. we push each other to get better over the last two years. it was cool to experience that with her. >> congratulations on your medals. we're so proud of you. your country is proud of you. thanks for coming.
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we said the u.s. men finished fifth in the team competition. the women will get their turn at gold tonight. and here now with a look back and ahead nbc sports analyst and olympic gold medalists. nice to see you. let us start with men. disappointing. a lot of talk they had a chance to get to the podium. they finished fifth. was this about the other competitors being better or was their performance substandard yesterday? >> without a question the u.s. medal and contending even for gold but they started off really rough on the first event on floor exercise and then they kind of got it going and right at the end i never imagined he would come off the bar like that. he's tremendous there. it just didn't get going. it ended poorly as well. >> and as i watched and he
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hurt, it was really that he couldn't believe what had just happened. >> he was in complete shock and devastation because he was the anchor. he was the last one to go up. they thought maybe they had a chance to at least clinch the bronze medal. he had no idea what happened in that moment. >> let's talk about the women. it's a big night. so far out in front. everyone is expecting gold. is that what you see happening? >> they ten points ahead of the next country. that's never been done before. it shows how dominant they are. they continue to be so dominant. >> have you ever seen anyone like simone biles? you've seen it all over the years. how does she rank? >> she hasn't lost a single competition in her last four years. just like team usa as a whole, simone biles, the world has been waiting to see her on the olympic stage. she was finally able to do that.
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she delivered when she needed to. >> tim, let me ask you about that. if you're coaching the women's team going into this competition tonight, what do you tell them -- how do you tell them to handle this mentally? >> take it one step at a time and do exactly what they did day one. this team from the very beginning they have been put under so many different situations, so much stress, so much pressure. day in and day out. it's not a new thing for them. they are accustomed to it know how to rise to that occasion. they truly are the most dominant team in gymnastics ever. simone biles is the greatest gymnast that ever walked this planet. >> no pressure. >> i think she's going to go away from these games with five gold medals. there are only six to be had. >> wow. >> high praise from a couple of people that know the sport. thank you so much. we'll hear from simone biles just ahead. by the way, you can see the u.s.
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along with michael phelps and katie ledecky during nbc's prime time coverage at 8:00, 7:00 central here on nbc. right now let's send it back to new york and savannah. >> let's start with the presidential race. election day now just 90 days away and our new poll just out this morning shows hillary clinton opening up a double digit advantage. 51-41 over donald trump. this is clinton's largest lead yet in our nbc news survey monkey online she's above 50%. nbc's hallie jackson is in north carolina where trump has two events today. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. as we look at those new numbers, we're also looking at donald trump losing more support from inside his own party. another member of congress now saying she can't back him. it's a move that could open the door for others in the gop to break with their nominee. the newest never trump senator,
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collins writing there will be no new donald trump, just the same candidate who will slash and burn and trample everything and everyone. her scathing op-ed following security experts saying donald trump would be the most reckless president in american history. making a statement as trump now politically motivated, he calls the letter, written by the ones the american people should look to for answers on why the world is a mess. trump on defense online too attempting to link hillary clinton's e-mail controversy to the execution of an iranian nuclear scientist who spent time in the u.s. trump's running mate working to show the candidate can grow.
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and offensive things for the next three months? >> well, you know, i'll tell you, this campaign is head down going after it hard. >> trump is going after the middle class vote now in detroit unveiling a new streamlined tax plan with plan to renegotiate trade deals taking aim at his democratic rival. >> one common feature of every hillary clinton idea is that it doing business in the united states. >> reporter: trump is getting more competition in this race today too with a new independent candidate looking to throw his rat into the ring. former congressional staffer looking to put up a bid but with zero name recognition and ballot deadlines come and gone in half of the country, it's a long shot to say the least. not expected to have an impact
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battleground north carolina for us. thank you. in the meantime, the parents of two americans killed in the 2012 terrorist attacks in benghazi, libya, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against hillary clinton. the parents of sean smith and tyrone woods say her use of the private e-mail server contributed to the attack. clinton campaign spokesperson says none of the multiple investigations found any evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of hillary clinton. another big story. delta canceling nearly 250 more flights this morning as that airline tries to recover from a monstrous system outage on monday that saw nearly 900 flights canceled. a power outage caused many computer systems to crash.
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refunds and $200 travel vouchers to affected passengers. the airline urged customers who were flying today to check the status of their flights on their website. three girls were injured after falling from a ferris wheel in tennessee. the girls fell between 35 and 45 feet. two of them were taken to the hospital by helicopter. another one by ambulance. all three are alert this morning and said to be talking to hosp and in the meantime, in kansas city, police say that a boy who was killed sunday while riding down the world's tallest water slide died from a neck injury. two adult women who were in the raft with him suffered minor facial injuries. authorities still don't know what caused that accident. it's 7:18. you're up to date. let's send it back to the folks in rio. >> sad story, savannah. thank you very much. al is here with a first check of the weather.
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we're back now. 7:30 on a tuesday morning, august 9th, 2016. 8:30 in rio. and we've got a keeping us company on copacabana beach. >> yes, we do. that's a rocking crowd. there's a woman there, do you see her there with a big cut out face of her daughter? her daughter is playing basketball for serbia and they are both u.s. air force vets. cool story. >> thank you for coming down every morning. >> we'll keep you caught up on today's olympic headlines.
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swimming last night led by ryan murphy's gold and a new record in 100 meter backstroke. lilly king did the same in 100 meter breaststroke. >> just down the beach, kerry wsh jennings wins. >> and men's rugby returns to the olympics. technically they are the reigning champs. they'll face argentina. >> okay. we've got a lot to get to. another american in the spotlight. katie ledecky swims for another gold medal tonight. katie ledecky already one of team usa's most recognizable faces has become the woman to
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katie ledecky will stand atop the medal podium. >> do you mind if i read you some of the things i've read about you lately. most dominant swimmer in the world. greatest swimmer of all-time. greatest athlete on the planet. i don't have a question but what's your reaction to that? >> that's kind of crazy for me to hear. i just think of just having fun in the pool. >> 15-year-old katie ledecky. >> at 15 years old, a young katie ledecky made her olympic debut and she remembers it as if it were yesterday. >> it was amazing being in london. i got to go to opening ceremonies. i walked into that stadium and saw all of the lights and it just took me back to watching on tv the olympics when i was 11 or 7. >> all those years back when you
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>> it was a surreal experience. >> at age 10 katie was competitive not letting setbacks stand in her way. >> in fourth grade i broke my arm playing basketball in gym class. one of the first questions i asked can i keep swimming? can i still be in the water? he gave me this special plastic bag that was tight on my arm and i could wear that and kick with the kick board. >> she looks like a bird taking off in the water. >> now gold medalist, katie comes to rio with a target on her back. >> can you swim fast with that big target attached to your back? >> i don't think there's a target on my back i'll just flick it off. it's not going to weigh me down. >> but the ledecky threat is real as katie excels in short and long distance events. in the 2015 world championships,
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800 and 1,500 meter races. >> one of the most dominant forces in the world in any sport from any country. >> i always like to ask athletes before they head off to the olympics, write the headline for me. write the headline that you would like to read, katie, as you swim your last race in rio. >> katie ledecky has fun in rio. i don't know. th i want to have fun both competing and just enjoying every moment. >> isn't that what it's all about? just having fun. medals come, great. but just have a good time. >> it makes you love her. i didn't think i could love her more until that last answer. that was awesome. >> katie told me she doesn't have any plans to turn pro after rio. she'll enroll at stanford in the fall and compete at the
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that is pretty awesome. really great. >> the interesting thing, we consider her a friend of the show, and she's been around a long time. i mean, check out her appearance on "today" more than 18 years ago. >> where is this little one from? >> maryland. 16 months. katie ledecky and michael ledecky. can we say hi to our grandparents? >> everybody got hellos. >> i look like i swallowed katie ledecky. >> it's so cool. i said this a couple times. katie's uncle john, we went to high school together. dear friend of mine. >> that's amazing. >> that's how old i am now. people who are adults were children, babies, infants, they
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>> simone biles isn't just conquering the bar, she's raising it. >> i think the fun of the sports in knowing how wide range it is. we can do anything really. >> this 19-year-old phenom is on fire. the first female gymnast to win three straight world championships. three-time world champion at 19 years old. how do you even get your mind around that? >> it doesn't p just because in the gym and outside i'm still just simone. >> and just simone is in a league of her own. a 4'9" powerhouse dominating the field. you were just 6 years old when you got started in this sport. i thought it was kind of cool. and then as our day care field trip we went to the gym and i saw girls in the back working
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olympic stage where a spring loaded simone delivered a near flawless performance during rio's qualifying session sunday night. a combination of power and precision earning her event high marks on the vault, the beam and the floor where she wowed the crowd with her signature move, the biles. >> it's a double-a with a half turn so i'll flip twice in the air straight body and at the end i do a half turn. gymnastics prowess stood out and her natural ability was off the charts. simone started homeschooling at age 13 to go full speed ahead. in 2013, she burst onto the international stage after winning her first u.s. championship at 16. >> my favorite event is floor. >> that's where you really shine? >> that and everyone gets to show a little bit of their personality and everyone can have a different type of music and do their own tumbling.
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considered one of the best ever scoring against gravity. what goes through your mind before you take off on the vault or you're getting ready to do your floor routine? >> i tell myself confidence and i remind myself how many times i've done this vault and that it's kind of autopilot as soon as i start running. i don't overthink anything. >> simone trains with borman. what's your hardest event? >> bars. you can power through it. since i started late, bars, i didn't have basics that i needed to start. floor, vault and beam came easier. >> for all of her strength when simone is out with friends, shed a am it's to one big weakness. >> we all love shopping just because we're girls. that's what we like. >> that and a certain hollywood
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with zac efron. >> i think he's hot. he has a good body. >> is there somebody you look up to and admire most? >> my parents. especially my mom just because i'm just like her. that's what my dad tells me. you're just like your mother. >> in rio as to add to the journey. what advice would you give someone that wants to be like simone biles? >> i would say have fun. that's when your best memories are made. i always kept it fun. i think that's where my passion from the sport comes from. >> she's clearly having a lot of fun here already. mary lou retton calls her the most talented gymnast she has ever seen. one day she may go into the field of nursing as her mom is.
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>> it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, swimmers strike gold. >> she's going to win it. she did it! >> american lilly king dominates the 100 meter breaststroke and ryan murphy t meter backstroke. while divers david boudia and steele johnson snag a silver medal for team usa. now all eyes turn to women's gymnastics tonight as the american women look to take home the gold. welcoming us with open arms, we take a trip to see rio's iconic christ the redeemer statue.
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cooperate? and branching out. >> don't look down. don't look down. >> keir simmons explores the country beyond rio with an adventure in the amazon climbing high to get a bird's-eye view. >> the view is stunning. >> "today," tuesday, august 9th, 2016. >> from new york to rio watching the "today" the "today" show. >> good morning seattle from the "today" show in rio. ?? >> happy birthday, hoda! >> all right. we're back now. 8:00 on this tuesday morning.
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2016. another great crowd on copacabana beach. beach volleyball in the background. another sunny, beautiful morning. >> what happened to your sweater? >> that sweater seemed like a good idea at 6:30 in the morning. not a good idea when the sun came out. >> what is the temp? >> about 80 degrees. it's gone up. showers tomorrow. >> by the way, here in rio, perfect sleeping weather. at night if you open the window, you get the nice sound of beach volleyball and a tpe meanwhile, we're still in the opening days of these olympic games. so far the aquatic stadium proving to be a very cool place for team usa. let's head over to nbc's peter alexander at olympic park. he's got more on the competition. peter? >> reporter: good morning to you. already a warm one here at olympic park and things are certainly going to get heated at the pool this evening. after a night showcasing the formation of at least one fierce
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on day three of these olympic games, poetry in motion. ryan murphy clinching gold. the sixth straight time an american has won this event. with his teammate david plummer grabbing the bronze in the plummer is the oldest swimmer in the olympics since 1984. >> it's awesome to be here. >> lilly king powering ahead of russian yulia efimova beating her out in a race that was about more than swimming. king mocking efimova's victory in sunday night's final, the
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scandal but cleared to compete. king not holding back after her victory last night. >> i'm just really proud to represent the usa and be successful for them knowing that i'm competing clean and doing what i know is right. >> tonight all eyes will be on michael phelps and katie ledecky. phelps facing off against chad le clos who tried to psych him out before last night's semifinal without while ledecky goes for gold. missy franklin failing to make the cut. in gymnastics, agonizing loss for the men's team missing the podium for a fifth place finish. a heartbreaking fall off the high bar. the 24 year old staying on his knees for a few moments before remounting and finishing his routine and in men's beach volleyball. an upset on olympic stand.
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states. can you believe it? they lost their second beach volleyball preliminary match to austria. the women finished strong. three-time olympic gold medalist kerri walsh jennings and april ross beating china in straight sets. >> we appreciate this match. i'm proud of us but now we go. >> he doesn't compete until saturday but the world's fastest man is making headlines. usain bolt announcing that the olympics. >> i think this is the last one for sure. i've done enough. i've proven myself over and over again. i'm looking forward to this one also. >> one of the best moments of the games happened late yesterday. brazil's first gold in judo. that's how she celebrated inspiring the hometown crowd.
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rio's most dangerous neighborhoods. right now let's look at where the medal count stands at the time. team usa fortifying their lead now well ahead of china, japan and russia and there is a full plate of action in store today including some of america's biggest names. u.s. women's gymnastics squad are today's favorite for gold in the team competition and back to swimming. katie ledecky in the 200 meter free freestyle and 200 meter butterfly for michael phelps. and men's 4x200 freestyle relay as well. u.s. favored for gold there as well. back to you. >> thank you very much. >> we have more from rio in just a moment. first, savannah is back in new york with the morning's top stories. >> good morning again. with only 90 days until the presidential election, hillary clinton has opened up a
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is just out this morning. on monday trump unveiled the latest version of his plan to overhaul the tax code. it would reduce taxing for everyone. this morning, maine senator susan collins became the latest republican to say she would not support trump and 50 top republicans including two former homeland security directors circulated a letter won't vote for trump. three girls are recovering after falling from a ferris wheel in tennessee on monday night. the victims plunged 35 feet before hitting the ground. all three were taken to the hospital where they were conscious and answering questions for investigators. firefighters had to rescue other riders stranded on that ferris wheel when it was shutdown. kansas city police say that a boy who was killed on sunday while riding down the world's tallest water slide died from a
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of 10-year-old kaleb schwab was found in the pool. the park has not released any other details about what caused that accident. other news now, it's hard to tell who enjoyed this golf outing more, president obama or his guest. the president, of course, well known basketball man hosted steph vineyard. curry joked he was distracted by all of the secret service agents and by the president's trash talking. and dopey the dwarf is never going to shake off that name with video you're about to see. dopey, that was dopey in green on upper deck of a steamboat stumbling down during a performance at disney's
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goofy was there to break his fall. both cast members were checked at the scene and released. tell me that al roker is there for daffy duck's reaction. >> donald duck. wrong studios. >> does anybody know what this duck is saying? >> after the fall was he checked out by doc? >> he was feeling a little grumpy. >> there you go. you could have gone much farther, savannah. we obviously did. thk simone biles's dominance in gymnastics. plus, what happened when team "today" took a trip to the christ the redeemer statue. christ the redeemer statue. >> why am i hanging 200 there are a lot of phone deals out there. but it's not a good deal if it's on a bad network. right now there's a really, really good deal at verizon. what kind of deal? up to 4 free phones. free? that's right.
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but i sure know where i've been and i've made up my mind, i ain't wasting no more time ?? ? here i go again on my own ? ? goin' down the only road i've ever known ? we're back now. this is a great time for a rio edition of "trending." >> absolutely. >> all the talk in rio has been about simone biles and her dominance in gymnastics. what makes her a powerhouse.
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superstar gymnast. she designed a move that's one of the most difficult seen in the sports. it's called the biles. it's a double lay out with a half twist and blind landing. simone first performed it back in 2013. no other gymnast has even tried it in competition. so, hoda, how does she do it? simone's starting run is harder and faster than others so she can take fewer steps and generate more power. that enables her to jump higher and do more with her while she stands at only 4'8", simone reaches double that height in her floor program. experts also say she has probably better wiring in her nervous system giving her better motor skills. >> incredible. >> my system gets nervous when i watch her. >> exactly. did you happen to see that sweet video of ryan lochte he posted on social media.
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in a nursing home. she's 95 years old. look at what she's carrying. her very own olympic torch. ryan saying she's representing team usa and no doubt she is going to be watching tomorrow night when ryan swims the 200 meter individual medley. proud grandma right there. diving a trending topic this morning not just because team usa won silver in the synchronized event. look at these images from the competition. do n just hold that for a second. anything unusual back in the crowd? anything. >> they're nude. >> it looks like censorship thanks to strategically placed graphics. it makes it look like they're nude. >> music change here. >> how cold is that water?
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them needed larger graphics than others. i know i said it, al, but you were thinking it. >> not about the size of the graphics. >> speaking of diving, earlier we talk to david boudia and steele johnson. they're back with us and they have a surprise. guys? ?? >> look at the coaster. >> david, come around here. steele, come back here also. >> can i try it on? >> it's your birthday. >> are you allowed? >> still competing. >> what a birthday cake.
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>> thank you. >> hoda is not having any fun in rio. >> thank you so much. congratulations. >> our pleasure. thank you. happy birthday. >> i need that. >> i'll take that back. >> right about now. >> share the wealth. >> have you met her? >> she can't run far. >> billy, you want to "pop start." >> an update to a story we leslie jones has become the most spirited cheerleader of team usa and now all of her hard work has paid off. >> guess who is going to rio? guess who is going to rio? >> she's not lying. leslie is rio bound. she's formally accepted an invitation from nbc olympics producers jim bell. leslie, when you get here.
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say hello. and the girl from ep epenama a day. 1,200% increase for a song released in 1964. can't get it out of my head. >> that's the second most recorded song. >> very relaxing. >> i need to calm down. >> you have another competition when? >> 11 days from now. >> we'll be rooting for you. >> i don't know the song. i shouldn't get it in my head.
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>> no. >> youth. isn't that great. billy, thank you. al, a check of the weather. let's show you what we have happening for you today. we are looking at more gorgeous weather here for the women's beach volleyball. usa versus brazil today. that will be a big one. 3:30. sunshine and 76 degrees. a spectacular day. we've also got heavy rain through the gulf. we all have to go to that. heavy showers and thunderstorms through the gulf. rainfall amounts could see another 12 inches of rain along the big bend of florida and just to the east of new orleans. we're watching a lot of heavy rain through that area. that's what's going on around
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>> announcer: "today's" rio is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> rio, the most iconic image of this city. >> that's right. of course we're talking about christ the redeemer. hoda, al, natalie and i were scheduled to take a trip there on monday and while the forecast did not look so good, we decided to take a chance and we just may have witnessed a miracle in the making. take a look. it is the jewel of the rio de janeiro skyline. christ the redeemer. considered the world's most
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it rises 125 feet in the air surrounded by a spectacular view of the city. except on this day. let's do a starting selfie. natalie. when we got to the tram down below, little did we know at that moment there was no view at the top. >> hoda, look down. >> i'm i'm good. >> a rail separating us. i'm not kidding. >> look at that. the racetrack. >> wow. we're right on the edge of clouds. >> lean back. don't lean -- weight this way. >> we made it. >> finally can look down.
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the foggy reality started to sink in. just in time to be completely fogged out. >> fogged in. you can almost see it. >> how about over there? >> that's more fog over there. if you look up there, that should be christ the redeemer. >> what are we looking at? >> i think this is a good time for a team photo. >> we had come all this way to see one of the world's most magnificent monuments. he's there. we decided to just keep doing what we had planned to do. take pictures. enjoy the scenery. lay down on the ground and take in the view. and wave to the helicopter camera we hired which couldn't see us. >> chopper. come closer. up higher. and just when we were about to lose hope and pack it in, it happened. >> my goodness.
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it's perfect. >> how perfect is that? >> we were welcomed high above rio with open arms. >> that's unbelievable. unbelievable. >> whoa. >> it was great. >> perfect timing. >> see what happens when we all get together and -- it works. i told you. >> beauti that's phenomenal. now to "today's" olympic moment. >> announcer: "today's" olympic moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. >> with a few quick steps and flash of her blade, muhammad fenced her way into history becoming the first american athlete to compete in the
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the muslim american became an instant star leading into the games bringing new diversity to team usa. her defining moment monday as she stepped on the strip and donned her mask and sealed her first bout with a victory. >> muhammad comes up with the touch to move on to the table of 16. >> and got off to a strong start in herec >> great fighting spirit. >> the hole just got deeper. >> her dreams of gold quickly came to an end with a devastating loss to france. >> she's off the strip. she got driven out of bounds. >> her dream of an olympic medal comes to a halt.
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?? we're back now 8:30 on this tuesday morning. it's the 9th of august, 2016. those are some of the team welcome dancers who perform for athletes at the olympic village around here. we're happy to have them with us on copacabana beach. >> by the way, they have moves. they have moves.
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we're right here. >> i'm good. >> see how cold it is. >> it's not that cold. >> find out. it feels great. >> how are you? nice to see you. >> that's lovely. fantastic. >> coming up, i hear you guys are going to experience cupping, right? >> cupping is this thing that leaves these round welts or bruises on some of the athletes. it's a form of physical therapy and we're going to figure out exactly what it's all about. yes, we may be trying it well. also, keir simmons is going to take us to the amazon. the nut goes 200 feet up in a tree. >> looks beautiful. >> here's something to get excited about. it's time for al's portuguese class. all right. so team usa doing so well, how
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if you want to say i won gold, it's el ganhei ouro. to cheer on team usa. natalie? and that's "today's" lesson. >> we should call this natalie's lesson. how about doing your other job? the weather. >> let's see what's happening as far as "today" is concerned. first of all, women's soccer will -- usa taking on colombia. 87 degrees. closer to home, a lot of wet weather from the southeast, gulf coast, florida. could be upwards of 12 inches of rain by friday. wet weather in the pacific
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northeast. some monsoonal moisture continues in the southwest and sunshine returns on the pacific northwest as well. that's what's going o >> that's your latest weather. >> can you believe this is where we do our show every morning. >> we have a surfer. >> beautiful. >> back over here along the beach and with his size, only
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and population of about 200 million, there's a lot to see in brazil. >> we sent nbc's keir simmons out to explore the country beyond rio. how was it? >> i was genuinely scared filming this. honestly frightened. our trip began in the amazon. the heart of the jungle. our goal to get a bird's-eye view of trees but what we got was much, much more. the a vast 2 million square miles of awesome, largely untamed nature. an estimated 390 billion trees. i'm setting out to climb just one. it's a monster. how tall is the tree we're going to climb? >> 180 feet. >> my guide, leo, knows the forest well. it's tradition like this method
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>> i can smell it. >> covering yourself with dead ants. they bite you. they do bite you while you're trying to stop other insects from biting you. and the jungle's predators. that's where jaguars climbed the tree. >> don't think if you want to run from a jaguar if you climb a tree you're safe. >> not exactly i don't think i climbed a tree since i was a boy. definitely not like this. and don't look down, right? >> you can look if you want. this is halfway. soon leo's 9-year-old daughter fearless while i need lots of
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thinking of the fact i'm hanging from a rope about 100 feet in the air. leo was born in the wrong place high up in the french alps. we found his true home here in the jungle with his wife, vanessa. their children were born on this deck. all three homeschooled. they playfully call their dad the guru but he's worried. last summer was the driest ever, he says. he fears his forest is increasingly threatened by global in to your daughter. >> sure. >> back in the tree, she's confident. i'm increasingly not. i'm officially quite frightened. finally reaching the top. don't look down. don't look down. i can't actually believe that i have got up here. honestly my legs are shaking even though i have this rope attached to me. the view is just stunning.
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with the sounds and smells of life. >> look around. just look around. >> the experience of a lifetime, exhilarating and a little exhausting. later in the week we'll go prana >> great. thank you. >> up next, billy bush, al and i are going to get cupped live. >> really? >> that doesn't sound right. >> let's walk back to the tent.
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>> we're back in rio with large circles that are talk of the town. >> we're not talking about olympic rings but bruises you see on a lot of athletes as a result of a healing technique called cupping. dr. kevin pierce is with the u.s. olympic medical team. dr. pierce, good morning. quite a phenomenon this is. does it really work? >> the idea behind it is that it promotes blood flow it's for healing. so the athletes using it today if they have restriction of motion, they use it. it could be for soreness or just feeling tight. a lot of it is more for healing effects. >> we see bruises. is it painful? >> sometimes it's painful.
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seconds. it intensifies. >> that does not look good. >> i have a legitimate calf cramp from running the other day. i hope this is good for it. >> this will give it relief and reduce tension that's on there. the accumulation of tissue is rising to the surface is blood flowing to the area. it will leave a nice little bruise. sometimes a bit of accumulation of blood in the area. that's the dark circle you get. it can actually -- we can go through m the feeling you feel currently. it brings -- >> where are you going? right there? >> we use cream first. this is more traditional now. >> traditional chinese at first. it's more modern because we don't use cups. these are plastic. more durable. easier for us to transport. >> walk us through it, matt.
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soothing massage. we find a place of stiffness. we can cup it and control the amount of tissue that comes into the cup. >> how long do you leave them on for? >> two to three minutes up to ten. if we do a static hold, it could be up to ten. >> how long does the bruise or welt last? >> three to seven days. depends on the duration it's on for. >> if i took it off now, it wouldn't leave take it off. >> look at billy's. that's going to leave a nice bruise. >> i will walk down copacabana and he must be on the something team. >> any studies about ethicacy of this? >> research is inconclusive. athletes are seeing an increase in range of motion. that's why they like it. >> should we see billy's results
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>> there's some psychological effect. >> you can torture billy more if you would like. >> take it off. >> one, two. >> that's lovely. >> i want wait to go for a walk today. can't wait. >> aren't you part of the women's beach volleyball team. thank you so much. you think after the olympics it will g >> there are many professional teams that use this therapy. it's been going on. thousands of years. a lot of professional sports use it today. >> wait until you see what happens now that this guy has it. thanks so much. >> coming up, we have your morning coffee fix. best brews that brazil has to offer.
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welcome back, everybody. did you know that more coffee comes from brazil than from anywhere else in the world? >> the good reason for that, rich soil, high altitude areas that makes the perfect bean. many grown on family owned farms. jenna bush hager is here with more. >> it's an integral part of the brazilian the land of coffee where java flows like water. roasted, brewed, bold or flavored, close to 500 billion cups of joe will be consumed worldwide this year and vast majority of it comes from brazil's many coffee farms like this. this harvest season beans are picked, cleaned, dried and
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brought to brazil in the 18th century, brazil has led the world in production for close to 200 years. the farms here harvest coffee beans which are served on cafe counters across the country where brazilians grab, drink and go. the taste, sweet and nutty wit brazil's best in every coffee cup. i did a shoot yesterday. the coffee was lovely. it was strong, which we need. they like it sweet. not as sweet as we like it. she likes coffee mate in hers. >> a lot of people drink it black. if you soften it with milk, it's
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>> think of it as a birthday present. >> coffee for birthday. we're back in a moment.
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welcome back to rio.
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olympics, we like to try out an olympic sport. two years ago in sochi, we went to the luge. >> the next sport that al and matt should do is synchronized diving. they would be a perfect pair to go off the boards to >> i would say matt and al should try bmx but they may not make it into work the next day if they tried it. >> either judo or volleyball. those are two of the biggest sports for brazil. it would be interesting to see volleyball. i also would love to see one of them throw each other. >> gymnastics would be a funny one to get in tight little uniforms. >> i would be bias and say soccer.
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theme. >> we are going to be in rio. beach volleyball is very iconic and there is some spandex involved. >> definitely artistic gymnastics. that's what i do. that's just more tights for them to wear. it would be fun. >> it would be the funniest thing is if they did swimming and they were in a speedo. i probably would not want to see it, but i would love to hear about it. all right. >> i don't know about those. what do you think? >> i can't wait to do this. >> synchronized diving in theory would be fantastic. >> are you crazy? >> what if we did a jump with hand gestures. go off the middle one. they're not that high. >> still pretty high. >> synchronized cannon ball. that's it. easy. >> okay. >> we're going to bring in -- we have had some people who have
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morning. welcome dancers. they entertain athletes and fans all over the olympic village. this is the group. when you walk into the olympic village, you get to see them dance. will you show us a little bit of your dance moves. will you show us? you're going to show us. >> basic one. >> this is hoda and natalie. >> come on, everybody. >> si >> do it again. side, front, side, back. side, front, side, back. side, front, side, back. >> all day long i got this. >> if we could just do this? >> do we go left? >> we're ready. we're ready. let's get music. faster. side, front, side, back.
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>> now what? >> swiveling and hip shaking. >> now we do a jump. >> are you guys with us in the back? come on you guys. >> what are we doing? >> i >> let's see you go. >> go this way. >> we want to thank the team welcome dancers from the olympic village and the athletes here on copacabana beach. lots going on in terms of competition today. gymnastics, beach volleyball and much more. we'll see you tomorrow from copacabana beach.
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?? >> we've got a great crowd keeping us company on copacabana beach. >> happy birthday. >> can i try it on for a little birthday -- >> take that back. ??
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wow! looks like rob portman sure knows how to clear out a factory! ohioans used to work here, but not anymore. portman voted to give tax breaks to companies that shipped our jobs overseas. and get this: he even gave them a tax break to pay for packing up the equipment and shipping it to places like china. rob portman certainly isn't going to get a lot of votes from here in ohio.
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>> 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 tuesday morning, august 9th, 2016. i'm billy bush with al and nat live in rio. i got one for you. are you ready? morning jam. i get this from my kids. "closer."
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her gold medal. >> you can pronounce it closer if you want to close the job when you're in the pool. >> phelps is on tonight. ledecky is on tonight. >> women's u.s. volleyball versus brazil. this is the biggest match. they think brazilians are their biggest et >> i love the usa/russian showdown. how about the lovely lilly king in the breaststroke going up against yulia of efimova. efimova gives the finger wave. i'm number one. >> wait. how do you answer that? >> and then lilly king gets into
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first and gives number one. it came down to it last night. there can only be one number one and it was lilly king. >> the russian swimmer just cleared. she was accused of doping and found guilty of doping earlier last year. >> a 16-month ban and they clear her on saturday. she races her prelim on sunday. but i love what lilly king said. she says you're shaking your finger number one. you've been caught for drug i'm not a fan. >> good to her. you answer back with a gold medal. >> how about ryan murphy? >> he writes a letter. he's just 8 years old to his parents. i want to be an olympic swimmer. a champion when i'm older. last night he takes gold in backstroke. there's the note he wrote to his parents. >> and with his gold medal around his neck.
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when did you first have that dream? when did you think -- a lot of parents will tell you they said when they were six, eight, that they wanted to be an olympic athlete. i always tell my kids, if you want to be an olympic athlete, you better start now. >> you're nine. you're slacking. get in the pool. >> she started late. >> simone biles did. he started late for her. clearly built for it. >> made up did you see this hashtag is the best thing going. 200 meter butterfly semifinal, a glimpse into the ready room with athletes prepped for the event. so south africa's chad le clos was warming up doing shadow boxing. look at phelps. the staredown. so #phelpsface takes off.
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when you pour a bowl of cereal and realize there's no milk. >> you walk into a movie theater and it's empty and someone sits in front of you. >> michael's son boomer matching his dad's glare from the stands. that's gas. >> gas. >> with headphones on. almost bigger than his head. adorable. >> speaking of babies, we like to think of katie friend of the show. she started off earlier. 18 years ago she's a toddler on the plaza with her mom and brother. take a look. >> she's from maryland. 16 months. katie ledecky and michael ledecky. can we say hi to our grandparents in north dakota. >> you just did. >> and we have a grandmother we want to say hello to. >> everybody got the hellos. that's what's going on around the country.
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my gosh. you're quarter of the man you were. >> you know, it's all good living and coconut oil. >> i thought you were sexy then. now, overwhelming. honored to share bunk beds with you in rio. >> exciting. we've had a number of athletes and a number of people who have come by our window in the time we've been down there -- >> how do you find that? >> amazing. >> when her mom was there, katie was here once. i think we went through archives through our archives. love it or hate it. >> we'll find you some way or another. >> okay. we all like our phones. we all have our phones. >> sadly. >> look at 24-year-old french fencer. he has an embarrassing moment during his olympic competition against the german player. his cell phone falls out of his pocket. what's he doing with a phone?
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event? and by the way, he can call home and tell everybody he lost. 15-13. >> he got distracted. >> have somebody hold the phone for you. >> more concerned about whether the screen cracked. >> you've been busy. >> yesterday billy had the brozilian. today you're taking up the olympic sport of speed walking. >> i g be a very good speed walker. >> you're a fast walker. >> i'm not going to lie about that. i have manly big cavs and propel me in speed walking. i took on usain bolt four or five years ago. fastest man alive. this is footage right here look at those thighs on me. those are beefy.
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no idea. >> doesn't know what to do. >> beside himself with confusion. we go across. photo finish. i take gold. now you have to take it to the next level. people love to play that virtual game, okay, if you were competing now against bolt, who would win? carl will never be a legend. nine golds all together. long jump. sprinter. he'll never be able to compete against bolt but he can compete against the guy who beat bolt and if he he is better than bolt. >> you'll compete against carl lewis today? >> i got him out there yesterday. >> we can't give away results yet. >> i will tell you something right now, i can't -- results are coming later. it's a resounding walloping on one guy. one guy walloped the other guy with a huge crowd gathering on copacabana. >> i know bush. i know the bush man. i know the bush man.
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results were bad? >> exactly. you can't even keep a straight face. >> he's a good sport. >> there are many things -- >> it's okay. >> listen, bush. i know you. i got 20 that says you beat him. >> i know the results. i'm not going to say anything. i know what happened. >> you have inside information. friday. >> christ the redeemer was watching. >> we have had awesome assignment of exploring rio. we went to christ the redeemer. greatest landmarks, one of the best greatest landmarks in the world but certainly here in brazil and rio. completely fogged in. we could barely see it. literally.
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wait. just give it a couple seconds. the mist cleared and, boom, the perfect picture. it was magical. >> you guys were up there for an hour, right? nothing was happening. >> we couldn't see rio. normally you can see 360-degree view of this incredible looking city. we got up there. it was like milk. >> at one point matt lauer was lying down. >> they put pads down so you can take shots straight up. >> it's very hard to get a without it being up the nose shot. >> how big is -- >> 98 feet. >> 98 feet tall. >> on a 30-foot pedestal. >> 92 feet is the arm span. >> there are 220 stairs to get up to the top. it's a good workout speed walking. >> just to get from the tram to the base.
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right. nice views. i've been waiting for the call. >> you can hike up the mountain. >> you can speed walk up. get those pistons going. >> get those calves. >> there's the cleveland cavaliers and then the bush calves. >> i'm strong. >> no question. that's why i know you won. let's look at the weather. certain things i know. i know okay. so rio next several days, today will be spectacular. gorgeous weather. showers tomorrow. 74. then clears up for thursday. temperature of 71 degrees. closer to home, we're talking a ton of rain. we started talking about this last friday because it was going to set up and it has. heavy rain developing from central florida through the big bend and on into parts of the western gulf where we could be talking about heavy rain as far
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welcome back to rio where the americans are dominating the pool. earned her spot in sports history after coming in second in the women's 100 meter backstroke scoring her personal best time along the way. >> so cool. in the men's 100 meter backstroke david plummer got his spot on the podium scoring a bronze medal. also bronze for katie miley in the women's 100 meter breaststroke.
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congrats. those medals are heavy around the neck but worth it. you're in lane four. did you have the feeling before that this is my race? i'm going to go strong and win this thing? >> i was definitely thinking i was the underdog. i was coming in not in the top three originally. i had the meet of my life which is great time to be doing that. so i was really nervous. probably one of the most fun races i ever swam and really just enjoyed >> you went up against a legend in the pool. did you do a little finger waving? >> no, no, no. she's incredible to swim with. i've never seen so many swim so many races at such a competitive level. >> the fact is you have gone public about dealing with crohn's disease while competing which is such an inspiration. >> i've been through a lot for sure. i definitely feel like it's
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more knowing something that can be taken away from you and helped me appreciate it and really just enjoy everything about it. >> you got into it at 13 years old. does it affect you now at all when you swim? what's it like day-to-day? >> it affects me on a daily basis with energy or in the back of my mind. it's hard to control it sometimes. i do have a really good support system of doctors and nurses who help me along the way. >> you're an inspiration. >> your teammates, your friends, m and the accomplishment you achieved. >> kathleen is like my little sister. we've been attached at the hip for the last month because we train very similarly since we train similar disciplines and we have to race the same day. i said we might as well be zip tied together. >> lilly got gold.
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the finger wag back and forth. >> i was behind the curtain. i stayed out of it. >> let them wag their finger. david, for you, first olympics. it took you a while to get here. you're 30 now. it's been a life-long goal for you to make it here. some people call you old man, right? >> getting a little of that. the gray hair is betraying me here. >> what's it like being able to compete at this level and at i'm so happy to be here and happy to be at my best this year and to keep up tradition in american backstroke. it's been amazing. >> qualifiers, athens, beijing, london. you tried to qualify at the olympics at all three. you missed by 0.012 of a second last time around in london. here you come. >> bring that up again? >> it's an absolute great story of a guy that just won't give up. i love it. four olympics later you come
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>> 15 medals up for grabs. let's get this what everyone wants to know is the rio romance. >> it's the olympic connection. there's a lot of love on the playing field because there are quite a few couples competing here. in fact, so many that it has caused buzz feed to create a whole list. one couple already celebrating is a couple that both play rugby. yesterday charlotte's team took and today it's her boyfriend's turn to go for the gold in the two matches that he has coming up. then there's italian swimmers who have been dating since 2011. >> his brother will be swimming later. >> this is a list of people off the market in olympic village. everyone else totally available. >> meanwhile, the couple that's
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american sweetheart gymnast simone biles receiving a tweet from her crush actor zac efron wishing her luck at the olympic trials. simone tweeted back i think i'm going to pass out. he sent her another tweet. so he's watching how she does here today. >> very nice the. >> simone, hop in line behind my wife. she loves zac >> qualified for the men's rugby team hoping to make mystery. he'll miss part of the patriots training camp while he's here. could be worth it. they'll compete in two matches later today. >> tough. big teams out there. tonight we get the rematch
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south africa's chad le clos. the swimmer phelps reacted to while sitting in the ready room. phelps was thinking of retiring from the event but after remarks that le clos made in 2015, i when people ask me what it's like that le clos made in 2015, i don't think so. to win an olympic medal, i tell them, "you already know." the medals you've earned are all around you. your bronze. your silver. your gold. and liberty mutual insures them all. liberty mutual is proud to insure every team usa medal won in rio, just like we protect the medals you've earned in life. liberty stands with you. liberty mutual insurance. strike! sfx: "boop" ??
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taking a look at the headlines, three girls are recovering after falling from a ferris wheel in tennessee monday night. the victim fell 35 feet before hitting the ground. all three were taken to the hospital where they were conscious and answering questions for investigators. riders stranded on the ferris wheel when it was shut down. delta is canceling 250 more flights today as the airlines tries to recover from a monstrous system outage on monday that saw nearly 900 flights canceled and tens of thousands of passengers stranded. a power outage at its atlanta headquarters caused many computer systems to crash. delta will hand out refunds and $200 travel vouchers to affected
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before heading to the airport. san francisco giants catcher buster posey getting some unwanted attention this morning from last night's face to face meeting with third base. take a look. 11th inning in game between giants and miami marlins. posey goes straight into third base with his face leading the way. you won't see that in baseball instructional videos. good news is he was safe and giants won 8-7. a visitor at seaworld when she got too close to the water. a dolphin jumped up an yanked the ipad out of her hands. the woman was able to snatch is back but the other dolphin started splashing her and the rest of the crowd. we never know if the dolphin was curious or maybe wanted to play angry birds. all right. let's head back to rio for a check of the weather from al. >> and that's why you don't bring your ipad.
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>> get a disposable camera. >> stick it in rice. >> it doesn't work. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. a nice match of women's volleyball. usa versus switzerland tonight. this is tomorrow night i should say. tomorrow night. clouds, maybe some showers. temperature of 70 degrees. rest of the country for today we're looking at plenty of showers through the southeast into the gulf coast. wet weather southwest. slight risk of strong storms in the northern plains. tomorrow monsoonal moisture expands into the rockies. look for the west coast to have spectacular weather. rain continues, heavy rain, along the western gulf and
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>> that is your latest weather. >> we were talking about what we're going to do today and what we're going to go see and it's all about gymnastics and the team finals who is going to take it? >> it's 3:00 in new york time. disappointing night for the men yesterday. here to talk about that and look ahead to tonight's big event, nbc analyst and olympic gold medalist. let's start with guys for a second. disappointing they came in fifth. they had a chance there. how big did they blow it? >> really disappointing when you
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happened. after qualifications they were in first. went to item finals and got fifth. in rio, second after qualifications. ended up in fifth. it wasn't that they weren't good enough because they were good enough to end on the podium. they just had way too many mistakes last night. >> consistency thing they can't get. a moment there where he fell off. >> especially for him. this is his event. he anchored the you could just tell on his face he was in complete shock. just devastated. >> crushing. >> individual events they can compete in, right? what are chances? >> they do have great chances especially if they have redemption on the high bar and sam has great shot at winning a medal. if he can be consistent. >> let's take a look at the women. okay. the women have a great shot at gold.
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japan. >> put that in perspective for us. >> i don't know how. i don't know how to put it in perspective. tim commentates with me and put it into football terms of maybe like 100 to something. i don't know. i'm not sure how to put it in perspective. i've never seen anything like this. >> china would be our rival. to be ten points ahead of them is unheard of. is this the best women's gymnastics team, i know you have been on a couple, t >> the absolute best. the results prove it. when you're in the lead by ten points, i mean, to put it in perspective, a fall is worth one point. they could have fallen eight or nine times and still possibly been in the lead. >> you look at simone biles, i mean, people run out of words to talk about her. she has no competition. >> she really does have no competition.
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with five olympic gold medals. not just five medals but gold medals. the team. all-around vault, balance beam and the floor exercise. >> we mentioned china in second right now. who are we looking out for? who could come up and be on that podium as well? >> i think china of course and russia. they were a little bit inconsistent in the training and in the first day of competition they had some falls. they really have a chance to get back up there on the great britain is that dark horse. they were great in london. great these last four years. if anybody can sneak in there but brazil had such an amazing competition, too, and home crowd advantage was fun to watch. >> for our team, do we have a nickname in rio? >> they're not telling anyone until after tonight. they have one made up. they wouldn't tell me. they promised to each other.
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nothing. i don't know. >> phenomenal five. >> it's a secret. they'll reveal it tonight is what they're telling me. >> phenomenal five. >> we'll be watching. thank you so much. he may not be far from home but what a journey it has been. one brazilian's remarkable road to rio and music inspiring a new generation of athletes after
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sounds of the street to build their strength. samba is a better training tool than jumping rope for the fastest rack in the sport. lightning fast reflexes propelled by quicker feet. skills that extend beyond the lines of the court. >> my father to make aha in life. >> do you feel like a champion in life? >> yes. because of my situation. this is good. this is good. >> representing his country, his neighborhood and his family. can you beat igor anymore? only he says in his dreams. >> i love that story.
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some of the students. good morning. >> good morning. >> how proud are you of your son and competing in this olympics? i'll translate. [ speaking portuguese ] >> he's saying for these youngsters he believes they definitely will have a chance some day competing because the samba and moves they learn help them compete. >> let's see some of the moves. they're going to teach us. >> my gosh. >> get in here, guys. let's go. let's do the dance. ??
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?? >> this way now. this way, billy. this way. ?? >> thank you very much for bringing us these amazing dancers. if you would like to learn more about sebastian and igor, check out their documentary at the rio festival. >> coming up next, three people competing here in rio who aren't olympians. me, billy and natalie going for gold in a fun rio trivia game
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half. we'll go head to head to see who knows the most about this fantastic country. >> we have mark elwood to put our rio knowledge to the test. >> come on up. get closer. >> are you ready to win? >> we whistle in. >> you'll whistle in. i want to see movement in dancing. >> samba. >> one, two, three. what sugary, slushy, nonalcoholic beverage can you find all over rio. >> you have to dance. >> the fruit. rio de janeiro means i have four choices here. joan rivers, king of the jungle,
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of -- al, dance. >> the river of january. >> yes. i'll give it to you. >> i didn't blow in on that one. >> in 1997, this brazilian sports legend was given -- kbe. how many athletes are expected to be in this year's olympic games. multiple choice. less than 10,000, 10,000 to 10,500, 10,500 to 11,000 or more than 11,000. >> you didn't dance. >> al? >> look at those moves. >> natalie? >> over 11. >> yes. >> first olympics 241
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multiple choice. >> dance! >> you know your stuff. >> i'm one of them. >> i would like one of you to translate something for me. rio's nickname -- >> marvelous city. >> dance. >> i keep forgetting the important part. >> you know so much. okay. >> i'm fighting for bronze right now. >> i'm not fighting at all. >> everyone is a winner in this game. which of these countries does brazil not border. a bonus if you can answer this. >> i got to dance. >> chile is correct.
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>> that was ecuador. >> we're out of time. >> i want to see your dance. that's it? that's all you got.
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>> another winning day here in rio. big day michael phelps and katie ledecky swim for gold. women's gymnastics. >> the fierce five could clinch another gold. if they win, it would be the two gold never happened here.
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still ahead of the world record, she's going to break it! >> ledecky is on her way to history at these rio games. ?? a look from high above at the stunning shoreline of rio de janeiro. and on a warm and sunny olympic tuesday, copacabana beach is where the competition begins. from our home on the beach, welcome along. i'm rebecca lowe. last night saw plenty of excitement in the pool, headlined by gold medals for first time olympians ryan murphy and lilly king of the united states.

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