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Rio Olympics, Day 8

Russia won its fourth fencing gold medal on August 13, beating Ukraine in the women’s team sabre event. It was the seventh overall medal in fencing for the Russians, by far the most of any country. Here are the Day 8 highlights from the Rio Games.

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The United States' Jeff Henderson celebrates winning the men's long-jump final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
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The United States' Jeff Henderson celebrates winning the men's long-jump final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Hong Kong's Doo Hoi Kem eyes the "Rio 2016" branded ball as she serves in the women's team quarterfinal table-tennis match against Germany at the Riocentro venue in Rio de Janeiro.
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Hong Kong's Doo Hoi Kem eyes the "Rio 2016" branded ball as she serves in the women's team quarterfinal table-tennis match against Germany at the Riocentro venue in Rio de Janeiro.

Grenada's Bralon Taplin reacts after competing in the men's 400-meter semifinal during the athletics event at the Olympic Stadium.
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Grenada's Bralon Taplin reacts after competing in the men's 400-meter semifinal during the athletics event at the Olympic Stadium.

The U.S. gold-medal-winning team of Nathan Adrian (left to right), Michael Phelps, Ryan Murphy, and Cody Miller pose with a banner saying "Thank you Rio" during the podium ceremony of the men's swimming 4 x 100-meter medley relay final.
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The U.S. gold-medal-winning team of Nathan Adrian (left to right), Michael Phelps, Ryan Murphy, and Cody Miller pose with a banner saying "Thank you Rio" during the podium ceremony of the men's swimming 4 x 100-meter medley relay final.

Uzbekistan's Rustam Tulaganov (right) blocks a punch by Russia's Yevgeny Tishchenko during a men's heavy (91-kilogram) semifinal.
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Uzbekistan's Rustam Tulaganov (right) blocks a punch by Russia's Yevgeny Tishchenko during a men's heavy (91-kilogram) semifinal.

Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus competes during the men's trampoline qualifications at the Rio Olympic Arena in Barra da Tijuca.
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Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus competes during the men's trampoline qualifications at the Rio Olympic Arena in Barra da Tijuca.

Iran's Sohrab Moradi competes during the men's weightlifting 94-kilogram event.
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Iran's Sohrab Moradi competes during the men's weightlifting 94-kilogram event.

U.S. fencers Ibtihaj Muhammad (left) and Dagmara Wozniak celebrate after winning the women’s team saber bronze medal bout with Italy.
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U.S. fencers Ibtihaj Muhammad (left) and Dagmara Wozniak celebrate after winning the women’s team saber bronze medal bout with Italy.

Ukraine's Olena Kravatska (right) reacts next to Russia's Sofia Velikaya during the women’s team saber gold-medal bout between Russia and Ukraine.
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Ukraine's Olena Kravatska (right) reacts next to Russia's Sofia Velikaya during the women’s team saber gold-medal bout between Russia and Ukraine.

Vadzim Straltsou of Belarus competes in the men's weightlifting 94-kilogram final.
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Vadzim Straltsou of Belarus competes in the men's weightlifting 94-kilogram final.

Sofia Yfantidou of Greece competes in the javelin-throw portion of the heptathlon event.
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Sofia Yfantidou of Greece competes in the javelin-throw portion of the heptathlon event.

Laurine van Riessen of the Netherlands (top) and Virginie Cueff of France compete during women's keirin second round of the track-cycling events.
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Laurine van Riessen of the Netherlands (top) and Virginie Cueff of France compete during women's keirin second round of the track-cycling events.

Athletes compete in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase first round.
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Athletes compete in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase first round.

Patrick Hausding of Germany swims in the green-colored water of the diving pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center.
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Patrick Hausding of Germany swims in the green-colored water of the diving pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center.

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