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Rio 2016 Day 5: Adrian and Prenot in finals, medalling chance for Missy Franklin and Runge

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It is no stretch for the Calympians to win 4 medals today.

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Nathan Adrian will attempt to repeat as the 100 Free Gold medalist in Day 5 of Rio 2016.
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Golden Bears may not have added to their medal count on Day 4, but several of them moved closer toward winning an Olympic medal.

Alex Morgan and the U.S.A. Women’s Soccer team sealed up a Group G win with a surprising 2-2 against Colombia. Both Nathan Adrian, the defending champ from 2012 London, and Josh Prenot, the American Record holder who posted the 2nd fastest time ever, has advanced to the finals of their events, 100 Free and 200 Breast, respectively, tonight.

What that means is that Day 5 could be just the best night for Calympians yet in Rio 2016.

All times listed are in PT.

Calympic Medals at Stake:

Josh Prenot (USA) in 200 Breast final - Silver

The young American is one of many in a wide open field that can win the Gold in this race. Prenot has the 3rd best time in the semi.

Nathan Adrian (USA) in 100 Free final - Bronze

Nathan Adrian bounced back from grabbing the last semifinal berth in the prelim to having the best time in the semi.

Missy Franklin and Cierra Runge* (USA) in 4x200 Free prelim - Gold

USA are very strong in the relays. This is a great opportunity for Missy to win her first Rio 2016 medal. This is Runge’s only event in Rio 2016.

Both Missy Franklin and Cierra Runge are swimming in the prelim this morning. Missy Franklin might need a great split here to also swim in the final tonight.

*Runge is not one of the 50 Calympians listed by Cal Athletics. She is transferring to Wisconsin after one year as a Golden Bear.

The rest of Calympians in action:

Team Events:

Carli Lloyd and USA Women’s Volleyball vs Serbia

USA defeated Serbia in 4 sets to remain a perfect 3-0 in group play. Carli Lloyd gets to play several points per set as the backup setter but still a part of the rotation.

No.1 ranked USA had to come from behind to beat Netherland in their last match.

John Mann and Luca Cupido and USA Men’s Water Polo both scored goals to lead USA to a 6-3 win over France

USA Men’s Water Polo is now 1-2 in Rio

[UPDATE: Due to the poor weather, rowing has been cancelled for Day 5] The Eights repechages will determine which crew races for medals on Saturday.

Caileigh Filmer and the Womens’ Canadian Eight - 5:50 AM [New time TBA]

Olivier Siegelaar and the Men’s Dutch Eight - 6 AM [New time TBA]

Day 5 is the 2nd day of the Men’s Rugby Sevens Tournament. The final group match and the quarterfinals will both be today. Semifinal and Final will be on Thursday.

Danny Barrett and USA Rugby fell to Fiji 24-19 and is eliminated from medal contention

USA faces the Gold favorites Fiji in an important match where the margin of victory (3rd tiebreaker) may be important. US will likely be 3rd in the group with a loss and only 2 of 3 3rd place finishers can advance to the QF.

Individual Events:

Several Calympian swimmers will be looking to book spots in their events’ finals on Thursday night.

Ryan Murphy (USA) and Jacob Pebley (USA) finished 4th and 5th in their 200 Back prelim to advance to semifinal - 6:28 PM

You can never rule out a new World Record when Ryan Murphy is swimming. Jacob Pebley is the last of the “Cal 5” to finally race.

Abbey Weitzeil (USA) finished 7th in the 100 Free prelim and has advanced to the semifinal at 6:12 PM

The incoming Golden Bear had the top time at the U.S. Swimming Trials.

Camille Cheng (Hong Kong) is also in the 100 Free - she finished 24th with a time of 54.92s

Yvette Kong (Hong Kong) was a no-show in her 200 Breast prelim

The Cal alum is in the 2nd of her 3 Rio 2016 events. The Hong Kong Bears will swim in the 4x100 medley relay on Saturday.


Calympians Medal Count:

(Through Day 4)

3 Golds, 3 Silvers, 1 Bronze

Dana Vollmer (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Women’s 100 Fly

Abbey Weitzeil (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay

Nathan Adrian (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay

Anthony Ervin (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay

Kathleen Baker (USA) - Silver from Women’s 100 Back

Ryan Murphy (USA) - Gold from Men’s 100 Back

GO BEARS!