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Olympic Moments: Fast Walkers and High Jumpers

A three-way tie for silver in swimming and more incredible moments from the 7th day of the Rio Games.


Katie Ledecky's eyes fill with tears on the podium after winning gold in the women's 800-meter freestyle final on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The American made history as the just second woman to win three individual freestyle events at a single Olympic Games on Friday night when she successfully defended her 2012 gold in the 800-meter freestyle. 

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Russia's Timur Safin, left, competes against France's Jeremy Cadot during the men's team foil gold medal bout. The men's foil fencing team brought Team Russia its 5th gold at the Rio Olympics, beating France in the finals 45-41.

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China's center Wang Zhelin goes to the basket during a men's round Group A game against Australia.

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Team China competes in the men's team pursuit cycling race at the Rio Olympic Velodrome.

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Michael Phelps of the U.S. jokes with fellow silver medal winners Hungary's Laszlo Cseh, left, and South Africa's Chad Le Clos, right, after the men's 100-meter butterfly final. 

It was the first three-way tie for silver in Olympic swimming history, with all three finishing in 51.14 seconds.

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Wang Zhen of China pours water over his head as he is followed by Daisuke Matsunaga of Japan and Dane Bird-Smith of Australia during the men's 20-kilometer race walk final.

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Barbara Nwaba of the U.S. competes in a heat of the women's heptathlon high jump.

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Michelle Carter of the U.S. competes during the women's shot put qualification of the athletics, track and field events. 

Carter claimed the gold medal, breaking the American record on her final throw. 

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China's Xu Lijia competes during the laser radial women’s race.

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Mexico's Melany Hernandez competes during the women's 3-meter springboard diving preliminary round.

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Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates after winning her match against Madison Keys of the U.S. in the tennis semifinal women's singles event.

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Teddy Riner of France celebrates with supporters after winning the gold medal in the men's +100 kg judo final.

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Sweden's Sabina Jacobsen tries to score past Netherlands' Martine Smeets and Netherlands' Nycke Groot during the women's preliminary handball match.

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Emilie Andeol of France celebrates winning the gold medal as Idalys Ortiz of Cuba reacts after the women's +78 kg judo final.

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Pascal Plamondon of Canada competes during the men's 85kg weightlifting competition.

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Nicole Ahsinger of the U.S. competes in the women's preliminary trampoline gymnastics event.

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