14 gold medals await athletes in Rio de Janeiro Monday
RIO DE JANEIRO - Eight sports will be awarding 14 gold medals Monday at the Rio Olympics in events ranging from artistic gymnastics to diving, fencing, judo, rugby sevens, shooting, swimming and weightlifting.
Swimming alone will hand out four gold medals - in the men's 200 meter freestyle and the 100 meter backstroke, and in the women's 100 meter breaststroke and 100 meter backstroke. In the men's 200 meter freestyle finals, watch for Germany's Paul Biedermann, who holds the world record.
Medals in rugby will be awarded for the first time in 92 years as the top four women's sevens teams in the world - Australia, Canada, Britain and New Zealand - compete.
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