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? ba da ba ba ba ? good morning. tears of joy. a golden, emotional night for team usa. >> michael phelps has done it again! >> michael phelps grabs his fourth gold in rio in his showdown with ryan lochte. simone manual wins gold. first african-american woman to medal in an individual olympic event ever.
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all-around and aly raisman takes silver. they're with us today, friday, august 12th, 2016. >> harrison wins gold again! >> this has been her destiny all along. >> one more time for the ages. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with m guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special split edition of "today." rio and new york. the games of the 31st olympiad. dark and rainy and windy on copacabana beach. it doesn't matter because yesterday was bright and cheery and fantastic for team usa.
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simone manual first african-american woman to win gold. i have a feeling in individual swimming if we mark our calendars in nine months there will be a lot of simone being named. >> no question about it. it's been a big olympics for simons. >> another simone found success. simone biles turned in one of the most impressive performances ever to win gold in the women's all-around. right on her heels of course, teammate aly raisman who took silver. ot as they finished their floor routine. we'll talk to simone and aly and the rest of the final five in just a moment. >> look who else is here. ryan lochte. just a moment ago he was greeting fans on our deck and skies opened up and he came inside. he won gold earlier in the week in 4x200 relay.
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phelps. we'll talk to him coming up. >> you have everybody on the show this morning. we'll do politics from here. donald trump facing a republican revolt this morning. there's word that some republicans want the party to direct resources to spend money on those down ballot races instead of on the presidential race which they fear may be lost already and just this morning, trump is trying to explain his repeated new attack on president obama and hillary clinton. he called the isis. is he now walking that back a little bit? we'll get into all of the political headlines just ahead, guys. >> busy there as well, savannah. let's bring in natalie and get at wrap-up of the olympic action. good morning. >> it certainly was a busy night and golden night for team usa highlighted by one last duel in the pool that historic gold for simone manual and the one-two finish in the women's
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michael phelps grabbing his record 22nd gold medal in a clash of two olympic titans. for phelps it was the final showdown with ryan lochte in the 200 i.m. lochte taking the lead midway through the race but phelps surging past him and the rest of the field and never looking back. >> this isn't even close. >> phelps winning gold again. his fiance cheering his the event. for phelps' rio roommate, ryan lochte, a disappointing finish. failed to make the podium. >> i'll need time off. a break mentally and physically. >> reporter: ju >> in women's freestyle an unexpected moment. two gold medal winners.
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canadian penny. the first african-american woman to win an individual gold in swimming. >> it's definitely been a long journey these past fours years. i'm so blessed to have a gold medal. i'm so blessed. >> her teammates cheering the incredible win. manual opening weeping on the medal stand. ryan murphy added to team usa's dominance. >> there's a new king and he's right there. >> winning gold in the 200 backstroke. in the gymnastics all-around competition, the favorites did not disappoint. russians took the lead on uneven bars but faltered on balance beam and then raisman took the floor turning the tide. bursting into tears after her incredible performance.
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out on top proving why she's the best in the world during her floor routine. the teammates supporting each other before taking the podium. gold for biles. silver for raisman. and it was a wild match in men's beach volleyball. a tense back and forth between italy and team usa with 2008 eight match points. >> a standing ovation for an incredible match. >> and checking the medal count. team usa leads followed close by which china, japan and russia. on the menu tonight, michael phelps final individual swim as an olympian and katie ledecky in
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elimination round. >> let's talk more about that impressive one-two finish for simone biles and aly raisman in women's individual all around. we're going to talk to simone, aly and those wonderful final five in just a moment. first, let's see how it all played out last night. a showdown between russia and the usa. >> all the top players are in >> first on vault, both biles and raisman tackled the same skill. even with the step, biles nabbed the top score with raisman in second place. >> simone biles has done the job here. >> the russians stepped up on the bars and biles fell behind. >> this hasn't happened very often in simone biles' career.
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on beam, biles stuck the landing. back on top with raisman in third. >> a big routine for aly raisman. then team usa took the floor. raisman electrified. >> a return to the olympics has been worth it. >> no score needed for that routine. biles defied gravity with every leap and her signature move >> this has been her destiny all along. >> the night was theirs. >> gold and silver medalist. one-two. >> biles took gold, raisman silver. yea! all five members of u.s. women's
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ladies, good morning. >> good morning. >> simone, tell me about your dream last night. what happened? you woke up? did you dream about it? >> no, i didn't dream about it. as soon as i woke up yesterday i walkeded into aly's room and i said i have a really good feeling about today. she said me too. >> you know, it was interesting. i was at the match watching you guys and you guys had done the vault and unevens and i looked up at th up at th russia first. my hands got sweaty. simone, what were you thinking when you knew where standings were at that point? >> i actually didn't really look at it because we just had to go to beam so quickly. everyone told me afterwards that i don't even think it was a tenth apart. it's not something you can worry about. we can only worry about the
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of steel. your sister cried from the minute you struck the last landing until the anthem was over. it was beautiful. aly, when you finished your floor routine, it was such an emotional, beautiful, wonderful moment for everyone in the audience. what was it like for you at that last moment when you finally needed something beautiful? >> it was a very thinking about all of the hard work. obviously four years ago when they broke the tie and i got fourth place, it was very heartbreaking. i used it for motivation every single day in the gym and just being here in brazil, it felt like we were in the u.s. everyone was cheer standing up and cheering for us. it was a special moment i'm never forget. >> your parents were doing their
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always do. gabby, you won this last olympics. what did you say to your two teammates after they scored so well? >> i told them they did an amazing job and they deserved it. they worked so hard in the gym. i'm so happy for them. i love them so much. it was a phenomenal competition >> madison, you're competing on sunday on the unevens. we punish you the best of luck. laurie wrote this. it's blowing my mind how the same little girl i used to see doing flips on my bed at age six now has a gold medal. and you know what, guys? we have something for you. okay. simone, i think there's a podium to your right. do you see a podium with something like a covering over it or sheet over it.
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under there. just take the covering off for a second. let us see who's under there. >> it's a kellogg's box. >> you all look so good. we are so proud of you. we'll let you check that out. again final five, simone, aly, gabby, madison. you can see more tonight. gang, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> let's throw it over to matt. >> very cool. thank you so much. to swimming and last night that highly anticipated duel in the pool between michael phelps and ryan lochte. phelps took gold while lochte did not medal. he'll leave rio as the second most decorated swimmer of all
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i know this wasn't the outcome you wanted last night. were you feeling right before the race? did you feel off? >> you know, i was definitely feeling great right before and just something happened in the middle of the race where, i don't know, it just fell apart. >> you were leading by a fraction and phelps surged and did you just not have anything in the tank to go after him? >> i think i used too much energy in the front half and that hurt me toward the end. you know, it happens. >> you said you need a mental and physical break from the sport. talk me through that and do you feel the same way this morning? >> i definitely feel the same way. i haven't taken a break since i first started swimming. the longest break i've taken was a month and going day in and day out and beating up your body takes a toll and being at the age i am right now, it's definitely time i need a break. can't say it's over.
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combination and rivalry and friendship between you and michael. is it fair to say, ryan, that he in your career has served both as an inspiration and a frustration? >> yes, you can definitely say that. definitely an inspiration. just what he's accomplished in the sport. you know, he brings the best out of me. hopefully i can sayhe definitely going to challenge it for the rest of my life. >> do you want to look in the camera and say, michael, i'll see you in tokyo? >> i can definitely say that because i guarantee he will be there. >> do you really? >> i think so. i really think so. michael, i'll see you in tokyo. >> we make news here. that's good. ryan, congratulations. >> thank you. >> a pleasure seeing you. thanks very much. and before we send it to new york, a reminder you can catch
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olympics tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central here on nbc. so they will see each other in tokyo, savannah. back to you. >> i promise to be there. guys, thank you so much. and now to politics and the firestorm in the presidential race over donald trump's labeling of president obama as the founder of isis and hillary clinton its co-founder. trump is tweeting about that controversy this morning. is he backing off amid talks of a possible party revolt as well? latest political headlines. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. good morning to you. this new defense now for donald trump tweeting just moments ago his accusations president obama founded isis were sarcasm asking why people didn't get it. this is very different from what trump has said over the last 24 hours when he repeated that false claim about the president even when asked about it again and again given the opportunity
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report of a huddle with trump staffers calling it nothing more than a standard meeting on ground game as trump tries to get his campaign back on track. this morning new pushback on reports of an emergency meeting planned for today between donald trump staffers and gop party leaders after several straight days of controversy from the candidate. the latest, labeling president obama an isis founder. >> he is the >> abu musab al zarqawi actually founded isis but doubling down doesn't begin to describe what trump has been doing. >> he's the found errer of isis. >> everyone in this country knows what donald trump means. >> you meant he created the vacuum. >> i meant he's the founder of isis. >> reporter: as trump takes aim at democrats, a new letter signed by party insiders ask the rnc to give up on trump and
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senate majority in case he loses in a landslide. >> they'll say we won't support trump. these are not the people i want. >> reporter: a top aide for hillary clinton travels for clinton foundation business while working at the state department. clinton's campaign now calling suggestions of a conflict of interest absurd saying the aide volunteered her time. olympic theme attack on trump arguing he's not strong but scared. >> if team usa was as fearful as trump, michael phelps and simone biles would be cowering in the locker room. instead they're winning gold medals. >> reporter: as early as today clinton is expected to release her 2015 tax returns and ten years of her running mates. a move intended to put pressure
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her campaign out with a new web video this morning featuring conservative voices reiterating that message. trump has said he's under audit and will release his returns once that audit is wrapped up. savannah? >> hallie jackson in the florida battleground this morning for us. thank you so much. 7:18. let's head back to rio and the guys and gals. >> savannah, thank you very much. cold and rainy in rio. you're talking dangerous heat back home. >> a wide swath of the country under a heat advisory. 17 states under heat advisories and warnings. 75 million people from texas all of the way into new england from washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york, hartford, boston, albany under some sort of crippling heat advisory through the weekend. first time in new york excessive heat warning in over three years. big air of high pressure pumping up that moisture. look at the feels like
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feel like 100 degrees, over 100 degrees from new york city all of the way down to charleston and boston as well. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next it is a very nice morning, ask we will keep it dry through most of the day today, allowing temperatures to get to 91 degrees with the mix of sun and clouds, and then the rain chances come in late this afternoon and evening.
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and tomorrow, 30% rain chance. >> that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thanks so much. still ahead, michael phelps' biggest fans, his mom and fiance join us live to talk phel phelps' unparallel success. and a trip to the favela.
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in polk county, and westbound, jackknifed tractor trailer blocking 48, and the next exit will be 44. we is a heavy duty tow truck to try to clear that way. in town and country in tampa, shut down for the next hour or so. you can head further south if you're headed back to the area. have a good morning.
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rough sea today along copacabana beach. back 7:30 now on a friday morning. 12th day of and we have some great fans out in the sand cheering on team usa and actually athletes from all over the place. >> all right. i think somewhere out there we have debbie, michael phelps' mom, nicole, his fiance, and hopefully boomer, too. >> let's talk about headlines in the olympics from the last day. another big night in the pool for team usa. michael phelps won his fourth
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simone manual tied with canadian swimmer in the 100 meter freestyle and becomes the first african-american women to win gold in an individual swimming event and ryan murphy took the gold in the 200 meter backstroke. an elite club. >> a great night. in gymnastics it was one-two finish for >> fiji celebrating its first medal after 60 years of competing in the olympic games. it's men's rugby team defeated britain to capture gold. >> announcer: "today's" athlete to watch is sponsored by citi. proud partner of team usa. proud ponsponsor of progress.
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"today's" athlete to watch. one of the most recognized stars at these games. six-time olympic champ usain bolt, the track and field events begin today and the jamaican sprinter hopes to add to his record setting legacy. peter alexander has more from olympic park. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the fastest man on earth almost missed these games. bolt injured a hamstring and to withdraw from the jamaican olympic trials. he said he's ready to run in rio and same sentiments he shared with us when we spoke with him in jamaica's national stadium. rio de janeiro, usain bolt's last lap as the greatest sprinter in olympic history. having won the 100 and 200 meter races in the last two olympics, he's putting his winning streak on the line in brazil. after your 2012 performance in
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came here to do. i'm now a legend and greatest athlete to live and i have nothing left to prove. you're back. you have something left to prove. what is it? >> i want to do something no one has ever done before. doing it three times is different. it sets myself apart from everyone else. he has to work harder than i did to be as great as i am. >> reporter: this time bolt heads to the starting line just days shy of his 30th what does 30 sound like? sounds old, right? >> yeah. it does. i remember when people say these young kids. no one calls me a kid anymore. >> reporter: bolt says maturity and mental toughness now help carry him as far and as fast as his 6'5" frame. how does your mind work that makes you superhuman like your physique does? >> people put pressure on
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biggest things that's out there. when athletes get to these moments, my god, i need to win. yes, you need to win. you can't stress yourself about it. >> if you think, you fail. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: few things are more stressful for a top tier athlete than an injury. prior to his recent hamstring injury, bolt told us how difficult it can be. >> first of all, track and field is unforgiving. if you get injured, you could train for six or seven months and you get injured and you'll and it feels like you haven't trained a day in your life when you go back on the track. >> reporter: bolt's startu -- stature makes him a target. how do you convince haters that you haven't been doping?
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i want to show them what i go through. it's not easy. >> reporter: greatness never comes easy and bolt's toughest opponent may be father time. could you compete as a 33 year old? >> no. >> he's hoping to do something no one has ever done. run 200 meters in under 19 seconds. what are you going to do when you win gold in rio? >> i've been thinking about it. i solid yet. i'll do something crazy for sure. >> reporter: bolt's first race is here tomorrow. the first round of the 100 meters. if you listen to him in his press conference here, he sounded loose and confident. hardly nervous which certainly means his competitors should be. matt and hoda? >> all right, peter. thanks so much. >> let's check back with in with mr. roker.
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>> in parts of the gulf they are issuing flash flood emergencies which means flooding is happening. parts of i-10 are closed. i-55 closed. a city in mississippi completely cutoff because of this rain going on. rainfall rates of 3 to 5 inches per hour and it's just going to continue. let's put maps into motion and show you what we expect during the day today into tomorrow. some areas could be looking at anywhere from 7 to 12 more flash flooding likely. tropical moisture will fuel these thunderstorms today, tomorrow and on into the early part of the weekend. as you look at the rainfall totals that we expect through sunday, we talk about some areas upwards of a foot more on top of what's already fallen. we're very, very concerned about the situation in that region. we're going to get to your local
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>> get your weekend forecast whenever you need it. go to the weather channel. >> we have michael phelps' number one fans. his family here on copacabana beach. we'll talk about them. boomer will make an appearance. >> the city's other side as we >> the city's other side as we look at one of >> the city's other side as we look at one of hi! hey! i've made plans for later in case this date doesn't go well. likewise! but, funny story. on top of that? my mom is my best friend. uh oh.
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the redeemer sits a community named for a saint. what are challenges living in a favela? >> health, education. those are top priorities. >> few residents would stop to speak with us on camera for fear of associating with our group traveling with a polic >> often houses look precarious to an outsider but to people that live in them, they rebuilt the homes several times over three generations. you see building materials everywhere. you see stacks of cement. it looks chaotic. these are people who are developing -- plastering a wall. these are people who are slowly but surely improving their homes. >> we talked about basic services.
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it seems like a huge issue here. >> it is. it constantly piles up unless the government comes in and cleans it or community members do it, which both can happen and do happen occasionally but not frequently enough. >> you know, there's graffiti everywhere. not only here in the pbut also n rio. >> in cni kind of run things or have historically you'll see that graffiti. >> means that's their territory. >> gangs still have a presence here. a program launched by police eight years ago promised to make things safer and to some extent it has. heavily armed officers patrol the favela wearing body iron with their names and blood type stitched over their hearts.
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together not butting heads? he says the police and community are like a family. sometimes he says they have problems but they try to solve them in a way that benefits both sides. i was talking to a member of the military police. i kept asking him, is it safe here? is it safe here? he kept saying yes, yes, yes and yet he's wearing a bulletproof vest and two of his fellow officers followed him out of the police station and to be perfectly honest, theyre >> to make sure that everything is okay. >> is it safe? >> it was much safer two years ago than it is now. >> because the economy turned down it's gone bad again? >> part of it is economy decline. part of it is policing program itself lost respect as it rolled out so in other places where there was widespread abuse and part of it is that people were much more hopeful. >> hope remains.
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people outside of the paf have . what don't they understand? >> he said it's become peaceful. he lived here for 50 years and now he sells snacks and drinks to tourists. the people here at the end of the day get ready to go to bed, they look down and see the lights of rio. that's sugarloaf right over there. they see modern rio down here. is there jealousy, how do they feel about life down there? >> i think there's both. people envy. that's why you have high crime rates. part of the reason and also the desperation and inequality. >> do they want to be there? >> not necessarily. people are born and raised in these communities. they're very culturally vibrant. they don't see the same sense of community in those neighborhoods. >> they may walk down during the day and work down there and at night this is where they want to return for their sense of
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lochte's life. here's how it played out live. >> lochte is going for it. phelps doesn't look like he has this one in him. ryan lochte going for his 13th career medal saving the best for last. finally he's going to do it. ryan lochte is going to beat michael phelps in this event. phelps might not even make the podium. realized his mistake and apologized on air. social media is not the place you go when you need a tender hock. users mocked him online. the overwhelming majority came to his defense. connor tweets, these things happen. i guarantee no one is more disappointing than he is. that seems to be the case. friedman said i'm sorry. i blew it. no excuses.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, team usa's golden night. >> michael phelps has done it again! >> michael phelps dominates the pool yet again while first african-american swimmer to win individual gold. >> olympic gold. manual is going to do it. >> it's definitely been a long journey these past four years. i'm just so blessed to have a gold medal. >> on the floor, simone biles and aly raisman take the top two spots in the individual all-around bringing home gold
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plus, team phelps is in the house. they're the swimmer's biggest fans. we'll talk to michael's mom and fiance about his record breaking run in rio. and girls night out. >> who is ready to dance? >> natalie takes hoda and jenna out for a night on the town rio style. >> good night, everybody! >> "today," ? >> good morning, montana. sending love to our children. we love you! >> hello to my mom and dad in massachusetts. go women's gymnastics! >> shout out to my family in florida.
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>> we're celebrating 3-0 in rio! >> we welcome you back to a special split edition of "today" from rio and new york on day 7 of these olympic games. >> as we've been mentioning, michael phelps' mom, fiance and adorable 3-month-old boomer are here. there's nothing better than having olympic families with us. you know who is with simone biles's older brother and younger sister who is a ringer for her. >> you two are soaked. you are soaked to the bone. i don't think you care, do you? >> no. >> have you been smiling for the past four or five or six days? >> yes. >> ever since trials. it's been fantastic. >> we'll dry you up in just a little while and we'll talk more about your daughter's
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i was watching you guys last night when simone nailed it. describe for us just that feeling you had when you were in the audience watching her. >> very proud of her. she did it and that's all we could ask for. >> ron, you came here and talked to matt with that big cutout head. where is it? that's a good luck charm? >> i have it in the back. unfortunately it got rained on. >> it still >> check his pants out. got the pants working. there you go. >> thank you so much. >> a big thanks to all of you. let's go to nbc's peter alexander up at olympic park with the highlights from one of the most exciting nights of the games so far. peter, good morning again. >> reporter: good morning to you. i hustled over to the aquatic center last night and you could hear that place roaring before you got near it. team usa dominant at the pool and on the mat.
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decorated olympian earning a record 22nd gold. >> it's very emotional event for me. and something that, it's very special. being able to win 22 olympic gold medals. something you just dream of. >> ryan murphy maintaining u.s. dominance in the backstroke winning gold in the men's 200. >> ryan murphy will sweep the
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an american has done that. >> the club just got more exclusive, buddy, and you're in it. >> in gymnastics, a legendary performance. simone biles soaring into history becoming the fifth american woman to win the all-around competition. >> this has been her destiny all along. >> her teammate, aly raisman surging ahead during her floor exercise to earn silver. >> some say the sequel is never
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wrong. >> the women reveling in their win earlier on "today." >> just kind of broke down in tears right away thinking about all of the hard work. obviously four years ago when they broke the tie and i got fourth place, it was very heartbreaking. i just used it for motivation every single day in the gym. >> the most decorated american fighter of all-time. >> kayla harrison grabbing gold again in judo. >> i'm going to retire as one of the greatest that's ever done judo. itas >> and finally, fiji winning its first ever olympic medal. >> fiji, olympic champions. >> beating great britain in rugby for the gold. singing in celebration. at home on the small pacific island, jubilation. fiji's first medal of any color. so cool for a country whose total population is just 900,000
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team usa already surpassing its 2012 pace firmly in front of china, japan and russia. and there are a ton of medals up for grabs again today. 24 golds including michael the magnificent. how else do you describe him? phelps in 100 meter butterfly and back on the beach the elimination round. >> thank you very much. let's go back to new york where savannah has a check of the morning's other top stories. savannah, good to see you. >> good morning. we'll start with politics again. donald trump campaigning in pennsylvania a battleground state where he acknowledges he's struggling in the polls and trump is backing off his claim that president obama is the founder of isis. an accusation he made and defended multiple times over the last day or so. this morning he tweeted he meant
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trump campaign will meet with rnc officials amidst growing tension within the party. they have asked to suspend support for trump and instead focus on saving majority in congress. severe turbulence forced a jetblue plane to make an emergency landing in south dakota. that plane was headed from boston to bad weather. one passenger said "it got really rocky. we felt like a giant hand hit the plane." all 24 people were treated for minor injuries and were released. state safety inspectors returning to pennsylvania to an amusement park there where a 3-year-old boy was hurt in a fall from the roller coaster on thursday. officials say regulations did not require seat belts on the
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this accident happens in the same week that saw a 10-year-old boy killed on a water slide in kansas and also three girls injured in a fall from a ferris wheel in tennessee. and finally, a jaw dropping story this morning from the world of sharks. scientists studied sharks caught accidentally by fishing boats. eight of the sharks had lived for at least two centuries and one enormous female may have been 400 years old. researchers say the sharks survived so long because they have few predators and metabolisms so slow they only eat one or two huge meals each year. so now i have something in common with the green land shark. slow metabolism. >> not age though. not age. thank you very much. thank you. >> up next, team phelps live here on copacabana beach. we'll talk to michael's mom and
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in rio and how becoming a father has changed him. plus, forget about the golfers. something else is getting most of the attention at the olympic golf course. we'll tell you what that is. and how olympic super fan lezslie jones is although just 4 foot 8, simone biles is not to be underestimated. refined, concentrated power. that's why she trusts tide pods. she knows small, can be powerful. tide. number 1 rated. ? you didn't listen to your parents. you ignored every piece of advice.
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of all time. so far this week he's added four mother gold medals to his record haul. >> no one was cheering for him harder or louder than his mom and fiance. we're joined now by debbie phelps, nicole johnson and michael's son, boomer. nice to see you. good morning. how are you doing? >> wonderful. >> boomer, let me start with you -- debbie, another games. how does it feel different? >> it's amazing to think of michael's journey since 2000 at age 15 and now 31 and it's remarkable. >> let me narrow that time frame a little bit. think about 2014. we talked about this and how low it got. could you imagined back then that you would be here in rio watching all this unfold?
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driven. driven to correct things that have gone wrong. to set goals for himself as to where he wants to be. and i've never seen him so happy as he is now. >> we talk about the race. when i watch you guys in the stands, debbie, i remember you from past races. does it ever get any easier? does it ever feel any less stressful? >> no. >> even when you know he's got it. >> you never know. you never know how it can turn out. i try to hold myself together. i really do. it doesn't always work though. >> nicole, i think you're the major reason. and boomer as well. what's it like for you to watch it unfold? >> it's incredible. i've watched it firsthand, the
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of that and it's just really cool. i'm kind of speechless over all of it. >> do you think about what you guys will tell boomer when he's hold enough to realize what his dad has accomplished. >> for sure. it's amazing. to be able to share it with boomer although he won't remember outside of all of the pictures and videos. it's really neat. >> i just love that scene where michael came in the crowd and kissed everybody. by the way, real quickly. ryan lochte was here earlier. he that he and michael will see each other in tokyo. how do you feel about tokyo, debbie? >> that would be wonderful. i already have the race picked out. >> nice to see boomer without his headset on. a good look at that face. >> congrats. >> thank you. >> have fun. our best to michael. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> guys, thanks so much. let's show you again dangerous situation going on right now
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inches per hour. rainfall amounts and we've already got reports of i-10 being closed. roads washed out in parts of mississippi as well. the rainfall totals will equal 12 inches by sunday in some places where it's already fallen and then the other big story is the massive heat that's going to be going on from the plains from texas all of the way into the northeast. heat advisories in 17 states. 75 million people under some sort of heat emergency. it's going to be dangerous heat going into the weekend.
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>> that's your latest weather. >> it's time for another special olympics edition of "what's trending today." a cool moment that didn't happen in rio but back in the united states. last night the baltimore ravens kicked off their preseason with a home game against the carolina panthers. baltimore is michael phelps' hometown. the two teams actually stopped right in the middle of the game to watch michael swim. they just stood there and watched him on the big screen. and of course we know what happened next. [ cheering ] >> i love this.
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watching the hometown boy win gold and to top it off, ravens won too. >> is that an olympic time-out? time to check on our favorite unofficial olympic sports. twist and turns of aly raisman's parents. people love to watch them in the stands. last night they did not disappoint. they were squirming seats. the very definition of nervous parents. the internet has turned them into a meme once again. why did i have that final tequila shot last night? >> ended very well. >> you remember golf has returned to the olympics for the first time in 112 years.
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they weigh 150 pounds. less than two feet tall. not well proportioned. meet the capybaras. they're a hit on social media thanks to golfers who have stopped to take photos of these creatures. they are found all over south america. they live near bodies of water making the olympic golf course a really nice venue for them. >> didn't realize they were so big. so large. >> they don't look like it. >> large guinea pigs. >> showing up with in "caddyshack." >> mr. bush? >> here we go with "pop starts." final five have owned these games. elizabeth banks is in town and wrote, aly raisman making me cry giving it her all. congrats. kim kardashian west tweeting back and forth with simone biles. she tweeted that simone is her low key crush.
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perhaps simone's achievement is best summed up by leslie jones. >> champion! champion! champion! champion! >> leslie in the pool last night -- not in the pool but watching swimming as well. surprised she didn't get in the pool. now to celebrity olympians having fun with this. we've seen like leo dicaprio and duchess kate. kerri walsh jennings and lori. >> he looks more like jim carrey. >> that's your "pop start."
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facebook page. >> announcer: "today's" olympic moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. >> let us turn to today's olympic moment. this morning an epic match in men's beach volleyball that proved to be one for the record books. take a look. history meets its match. >> united states eighth match point. >> team usa and i to the bitter end which seemed like it would never come. >> lucena is there. dalhuasser is there. i'll take it. >> an epic showdown in the sand finishing with marathon third set. >> here we go. match points for the americans. >> the longest in olympic beach volleyball history. >> united states has had two match points. italy has had one. >> a typical third set goes to 15. >> there's no cap in beach
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back down. >> in a set to 15, it is 23-22. >> with eight match points, team usa finally serving up the dramatic conclusion. >> the united states has hung on to beat italy. >> winning 24-22 and bringing fans to their feet. >> mastery skills by all four players. >> both teams now advance to the knockout round. victory sweet revenor >> i got my redemption. it was an epic match. >> settling the score, making history, hoping to avoid any chance of rio deja vu. >> i was watching this match yesterday and the crowd was going crazy at the end. they really were. congrats to both of them. just ahead, a trio in rio. the triplets chasing their olympic dreams together. but first, some of our favorite
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good friday morning. i'm gene ramirez. it's 8:27.
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left her children alone in a car will be charged this morning after her son beat her infant daughter to death. he wa. he was sent to iraq to be a gunner on a humvee. a car pulled up in the driveway and three soldiers got out, and the sound of their boots as they came up those stairs will, will stay with me the rest of my life. you have moments when you really don't want to live anymore, anybody. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. ...wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably... i would like to tell donald trump what it feels like, the sense of emptiness, that only losing a child can bring.
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priorities usa action is responsible for the contents of this advertising. ? >> we're back now. 8:30 on this friday morning. it is the 12th day of 2016. you know what? into every life a little rain must fall but we have a wonderful crowd of people gathered here on the beach. we thank them very much. >> coming up, we had some fun. we had our girls night out. natalie took us on a tour. we'll show you what happened when we hit the town and natalie knows how to hit the town. >> of course we've enjoyed having all of the medal winners join us each morning.
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because we're going to kick off next week with two of the biggest stars of these games. michael phelps and katie ledecky will join us live on copacabana beach and we'll talk to the man called the greatest athlete in the world and which sport will matt and al take on this time around? will it involve spx? raise your hands. i think we have a winner. it will be revealed when our dynamic duo goes for gold. >> i'm not sure if -- we're racking our brains here. >> we might have one. >> meanwhile, another gold medal winner with us right now. this is kayla harrison. she made history winning second straight gold medal in judo thursday night.
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can you believe it? >> i can. can you? >> i can't. i don't believe this is my life really. to go and win america's first gold medal, i didn't think that it could get better than that. yesterday was the best day of my life. >> a lot of people from brazil wanted you to go head to head with their girl and it didn't really work out that way. >> it didn't. i was booed from the very beginning yesterday. >> how did that work out for them? >> i've never been the bad girl re in the end, i won them over. >> can we talk about you on the podium singing the national anthem. you knew every single word. >> i've heard it a lot to be fair. that might be the last time i ever stand on top of the podium and hear those beautiful notes and i wanted to really remember all of it. show my true joy. i was so happy to be there. >> what are you going to do now? >> i don't know. i was going to sit on the beach.
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medal you named the medal freddy. what are you naming this one? >> i spent a very long night. i didn't get much sleep. after much deliberation i decided to name her flavia. they're together forever. yeah. >> kayla, congratulations again. >> thank you, guys, so much. >> if you could stick around and help us because now it's time for natalie's i'm giving it up completely. we're celebrating that the weekend is almost here. so to say thank god it's friday you say -- what she said. and next. have a great weekend. and finally, what nat will be
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right. and that's al and natalie's portuguese class and now time for weather to show you what we've got for your weekend. unfortunately the eastern half of the country into the plains it is going to be brutally hot. look at wet weather. gulf coast into the mid-atlantic states and northeast. it will be drenched. beautiful weather. lots of sunshine out west on saturday. then on sunday, sunday, the heat continues in the east. the torrential rains continue down through the gulf. dangerous flooding possible.
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>> and that's your latest weather. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. a nice crowd of people here from the states. let's talk about the olympic history that's going to be made over the weekend. natalie has that story. >> incredible story. on sunday the first triplets will compete against each other. they are set to run in the women's marathon. about to compete in the world's biggest sporting arena, they put the finishing touches on their paces. >> we knew we to go to olympics together. >> running the marathon in rio fulfilling a dream. >> we dreamed of olympic dreams and if you want something very big you can achieve it.
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close as triplets can be competing against each other? taking sibling rivalry to the max. >> we try to run together. >> so much work and so much effort. >> rio is a long way from where th active as kids, they love and taught dancing and worked as lifeguards. a colleague encouraged them to train. now 30, the triplets started running seriously just six years ago and each qualified for the olympics. >> we started at age 24 that we have big potential. >> of course there are sacrifices. for the sisters, they say it's
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>> we love running. >> and another benefit, they can eat whatever they want. >> you can eat everything. and you feel good and strong. >> a small good-bye ceremony but they are already famous well beyond estonia. >> an australian guy said he saw us on video. famous >> and on sunday, all eyes will be trained on a single race half a world away. the race this sunday. look for the sisters. >> incredible accomplishment. coming up, the girls go out in rio. do they get in trouble? we'll find out.
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>> announcer: "today" at the p & g house is sponsored by bounbou. yen hey >> the family house is part of the thank you moms program and alison told me it's a place that served as home away from home for olympic families. this could be my only chance at beating an olympic athlete. >> chances are high. i even lost this. congratulations. >> this is a tour of the home. you can get your hair done.
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>> this place really takes care of athletes families. >> for sure. this is a very important part of the house. families can come and bring their laundry and get it done. that's important when you're away from home for a long time. it's the little things. >> four-time olympic gold medalist alison felix knows a thing or two about sacrifice. tell us what it takes to do what you do. >> it's a different kind of lifestyle. it's a lot of determination. you have to give up aot things. at times it can be lonely. track and field is an individual sport. the moments when you make it and it all comes together, that's just when it all pays off. >> talk to me about what it feels like to go into your fourth olympic games. >> it's amazing. such a blessing. now i have all of this experience. i feel like i'm able to use it and embrace it and take it in. >> is it still just as exciting? >> it really is. that part never changes.
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it is a dream come true. >> i like traveling with an olympian. perks. nice that this place gives back to the people that supports the athletes. >> it means so much and is special for us to know that our family is being taken care of and we don't have to worry. >> look here. >> that is me. >> is it strange to see yourself in billboard form? >> it's different. for . se >> what do olympics mean to you? >> the olympics about everyone coming together and having this amazing celebration. you get to celebrate so many different athletes that have so many different stories and that olympic spirit is just special. >> do you have a special ritual you do to get pumped right before you go? music? anything you do? >> i listen to my music. get in my zone. i like to be by myself a little bit. i always take a moment when i'm at the blocks and look around and take it all in because i
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moment feels like. >> do you think we'll see you in four years? >> i don't know about that. we'll see. >> she's so awesome. the families sacrifice so much and a lot to get here so a place that takes care of them is great. >> one of my favorite parts of the show is talking to the families. up next, a few drinks, a little dancing, our girls night out on the town in rio. not pretty.
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>> announcer: "today's" rio is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> we're back with "today's" rio. we're in the birth place of the samba.
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would find a way to let loose a little bit. >> that's exactly what natalie, jenna and i did. let's just say, rio will never be the same. >> there's an olympic tradition for all of us. it's our favorite. it is called girls night out. >> we're going in there. >> don't take your life in your own hands when you cross. >> hold onto the cocktails. word that i know in portuguese. >> this is strong. >> we have a long night. dark natalie has to come out at some point. >> dark natalie is already here. >> can i tell you one thing. i wore red because i want to dance with a stranger. >> henry, did you hear that?
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>> awful. >> say the night is young. >> what is this, poetry? let's get going already. let's samba. >> who is ready to dance? >> you can feel the energy. >> work the camera. work it. work it. there you go. >> this is where we're going to dance. >> we're going to dance here, girls. >> i feel the rhythm already. >> let's go in the booth. >> my god. that's so fun. >> i'm like this with you. >> flag.
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>> i'm stealing your stranger. >> she stole my stranger. ? >> good night, everybody, from rio! >> is there a web extra? >> henry is at home taking care of the two kids. >> i meant a stranger woman with them. >> that doesn't make it any better. i just want you to know. >> when is boys night out is what i want to know? i think it would end differently. >> we wouldn't bring cameras. >> we are embarrassed. thank you. >> up next, one week down and
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we'll look back at one of our favorite moments. that may be one of them from the first seven days of the rio olympics. first, on a friday morning, this
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has to be good. >> normally when we celebrate birthdays with our friends at smucker's, we pay tribute to people with a lot of life experience. today we're going to the other end of the spectrum. a little younger here. we know a couple special little ladies turning two this month. savannah's adorable daughter and carson's little girl london. now in honor of their birthdays, viewers have been sharing pictures of their 2 i learned so much from them. how to just laugh and almost how to go in two directions at once and kate loves wearing her shades and walking around the house saying cool, dude. cute. keep your toddler pics coming at today.com/celebrates. back to you. >> one more to add to that list. >> big birthday tomorrow.
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happy birthday. >> are you going to facetime? >> i'm going to cry. >> favorite moment real quick of this week? >> michael phelps. >> the girls gymnastics, baby. all the way. >> men's beach volleyball win yesterday. loved that. >> japanese announcer calling swimming. >> how about the canadian announcer calling sw >> all right. we want to leave you this morning with a look back at the first week. >> the waiting is finally over. the olympic rings have made their to south america for the first time in history. >> go usa! >> the games are under way.
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it again. katie ledecky looks like she'll win another olympic gold. >> get the gold medals ready again. >> we are the final five! >> that is an olympic gold medal winning moment. >> you nailed that floor routine and it was over. >> i was proud of the entire team. >> gold and silver medalists, one, two for team usa. >> who has mor you or her? >> pressure is equal because we're in this together. >> it is a party on the beach in rio. >> hello. how about this guy, right? >> tirico!
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>> your face during that ceremony. that's why we love covering the olympics. >> can i just touch the gold. >> he won gold and he won so many hearts. >> michael phelps, count them, 20 gold medals. >> number 20 in the books. >> one more time for the ages. ? >> good morning all you medal >> the best u.s. finish ever in this event. >> you can let go now, sir. >> take it off. take it off. >> katie ledecky smashes her own world record. >> congratulations. >> looks like she's going to win another olympic gold and she does.
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good friday morning. i'm gene ramirez. it's 8:59. today is not so bad. looking okay. >> late-night rain, but now it's all gone. you can look at the hyundai of new port richey camera. it fell after midnight. thankfully it cleared out now. 80 in tampa, and bradenton, and in our headlines nothing crazy. typical august weather. morning sunshine, afternoon storms, and low 90s through the weekend, and the good news, the tropics are quiet. 40% rain chance later today. >> still very slow on westbound i-4 hillsborough county, and forbes road in through mango road, and earlier accidents have cleared but it takes a i while for traffic to get up to speed. very slow on eastbound hillsborough avenue, and an accident on webb, and an
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air cargo road. and howard frankland bridge looks okay, and minor delays as you make your way into tampa bay. have a great day, and we will be back at 11. >> 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. friday morning. >> i thought you said fresh fish friday. >> that means welcome. what does it mean? happy friday? i'm billy bush along with nat and al. >> you hear this song so much if
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stands, gymnastics, all of the venues. you see brazilians singing along with this song. >> did anybody else have the strobe lights going all night long? >> it was close by then. something else going on. >> michael phelps easily won the men's 200 meter individual medley. 22nd olympic gold what a swim. his family celebrating in the stands. boomer is a huge star on instagram. >> how about that ryan lochte went out strong. he was here just a little while ago. >> five feet away from us. >> that lochte really -- >> he was good. by the way, ryan you did terrifically in canada. your race was fantastic. have you heard about this? >> no. >> come on over here.
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all right. so this was the commentator in canada calling cbc broadcaster friedman calling the race confusing you for phelps. take a look. >> ryan lochte is going for it. phelps doesn't look like he has this one in him. ryan lochte going for his 13th career medal saving the best for last. finally he's going to do it. ryan lochte is goi >> seconds later he apologizes on air and tweets i'm sorry. can you imagine how badly he must feel? >> social media attacks, it's the worst place to go when you need love and hug. poor guy got blasted. if i were you, i would get on a
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now. >> o canada. >> your hair is going blond in the back. >> i have no idea what it's doing. it's taking a roller coaster ride. >> all kinds of stuff going on. >> congratulations on the race. and the olympics. you're coming back in four years. you said it, didn't you? >> yes, i am. i mentally need a break right now to relax. i think that loss kind of sparked a little fire in me and hopefully it will keep going for the next four bit. we just wanted you to see that. >> also history made last night. >> have one of these. what are these? >> this is like a ginger ale with more caffeine. >> and sugar. >> wow. >> good way to start your friday. it's just a soft drink. nothing in it. >> and stay awake until saturday. >> more great racing in the pool. simone manual won an historic
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canadian swimmer penny oleksiak. this is amazing. they tied. >> great olympics. >> an olympic record but they touched with the same finger molecule a molecule. >> being the first african-american woman to medal in an olympic event. >> she talked about her emotional journey right after she won. >> it's journey these past four years. i'm so blessed to have a gold medal. it means a lot. this medal is not just for me. it's for a bunch of people that came before me and inspiration to me. it's for all of the people after me who believe they can't do it and i want to be an inspiration to others that you can do it. >> she has inspired so many. >> on the medal stand with the tears. it was really touching. >> incredible. >> i can't get over the touching
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michael phelps won his eighth gold medal it was a relay. they kept showing it over and over again. underwater camera. he touched -- it looked exactly the same time. in this case, it was exact as it could be. >> incredible. >> from pool to the gym. as expected, u.s. women dominated there as well. a great night for simones. simone biles winning the individual teammate aly raisman taking silver as well. incredible when you were watching it last night, the u.s. women were in second. the russians were at one point and then chinese came up. it wasn't that huge blowout that everybody was talking about. and then the floor routine. when you saw -- aly went first. she finished her routine and tears rolling down her eyes because she knew what she had done and to be followed by simone and simone was a rocket
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you could barely see her just flying across. incredible. >> doesn't seem humanly possible. >> it doesn't. biles move that she does, that two lay outs and then a twist? nobody can do that move except her. >> it's not enough to just do a move. you have to invent a move. shaun white, he comes up with his own move. she's changing the sport. >> i remember at the bar in athens you came up bush. >> i slid the entire way across the table top. >> nothing we can talk about really. >> that was your 50th birthday party. >> we have footage but it's in the vault because it would take so many of us down. >> by the way, i'm ready for that boys night out. fascinating things you may have
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olympic games. look at these two photos of the fierce five in 2012 and this year's final five. can you notice one big difference? >> no flowers. >> this is first olympics to do away with flowers at the medals ceremony. rio 2016 spokesperson says flowers are thrown away and wasteful and not sustainable. >> now they give steaks. a nice ribeyehi good. >> what you want after competing. >> they grill it on a nice hibachi. >> i thought flowers regenerated? >> no. i think most athletes just want the medal. >> if we're going green -- the pool is going green. we know that. >> they give them a commemorative beautiful painting. that's something they're going to hold onto. >> a dog playing cards.
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giving. >> big one speaking of flowers, fiji have beautiful flowers. won its first olympic ever medal. a gold in men's rugby beating britain, spanking britain, 43-7. >> good for them. >> way to go. >> i love the way they celebrate as a team when they won. this is what they did. they were all singing in a group and praying together. that really is just such a classy, amazing >> one of the rugby team members works at the airport and another at a hotel and another in a prison. regular guys. >> outstanding. >> took a lot to get here and be here. >> how about medal bonuses? it pays to win. did you know many countries give cash bonuses to athletes that bring home medals. u.s. olympic committee pays 25,000 to gold winners. 15,000 to silver and 10,000 to
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federation that actually pays the wrestlers if they medal. could get half a million if he wins gold. >> not to mention they get endorsements as well. >> i hear china is giving out 1 million yen. that's 700 grand. >> china, you get to stay there. >> check of the weather for us? >> we do have severe weather, serious weather to talk about as you can see r weather today. sunny going into the weekend. but back home, boy, oh boy, we're looking at serious stuff for heat. 17 million people under advisory and in the gulf dangerous flooding going on. we're watching that. we're looking this weekend for those temperatures to just climb well above 100 in feels-like department stretching from atlanta all of the way up into new england. it's going to be a very rough
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>> that's your latest weather. coming up, the man, the myth, the joker. roker meets the joker. ryan lochte is here to tell us all about his time in rio and hairstyle seen around the world. i think he goes purple or magenta next. an unprecedented natural outburst seems to have taken over the country.
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the duel in the pool last night as michael phelps and ryan lochte swam the 200 meter individual >> ryan missed out on the podium coming in fifth but he's leaving with gold and as a consolation he's with us. >> second most decorated male swimmer of all-time. lochte. good morning, my friend. >> good morning. >> dude, you are a total machine in the pool. you were leading in the beginning. you said you swam a good race. was that the best? did you give it your all? >> i always give it my all.
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i felt great the first half and then something happened. i have no idea what it was. >> was it a thought that something came into your mind? >> no. i just felt the pain. the pain, that laacid was buildg up. >> if you reviewed and went back on the race again, would you have taken more time? >> if i race again, i definitely -- second leg backstroke i definitely would have laid off my legs a little. i think i would have had a better outcome in that race. >> you had a bit of a reputation in the last olympics. things have changed in the last four years. for the positive. you changed cities. you changed your diet and lifestyle. what was the switch that said i got to do something differently here?
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up. i was a big fish in a small pond at the university of florida. i had been there for so long. it was time for a change in my swimming career. so i packed up my stuff. i moved to charlotte. i had to do a lot of different things in my training, friends, family, everything kind of just changed. >> including the hair. what inspired the hair? one that said for a couple of guys to change our hair. all right. let's do it. of course, me, outgoing one, i'm on it. so we all did it. and then the one that decided, connor, backed out at the end. >> we love connor. you backed out? >> the finger wave there. >> i'm paying for it now. >> i said earlier it brings out
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>> will that washout? >> look at it. first it was light blue grayish tint and then in the chlorine it turned green and now it's coming back to the blue. >> blond in the back there. >> i don't know what's really going on. >> i have to ask you the girl question. we were talking during the break and we were talking about your account here which is verified. >> how do you verify? >> how close a potential mate is? >> there's one out there. i think the one right there operating that camera. >> there's no girlfriend as of yet? >> no girlfriend. >> what's your pinterest account like? just curious. >> he does a lot of cooking online. >> embroidery. >> in the olympic village, who
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>> the word around the village is the volleyball players. beach volleyball. >> tall and lean. >> you have to deal with all that sand. >> any specific netherlands, slovakian? >> from what i recall back 2012 -- >> where are you pulling these things out of? >> netherlands field hockey was a big hit in 2012. >> what about now? have you seen them around? >> i haven't been able to -- >> now you're available. >> now that i'm available. >> this suddenly took a turn, didn't it? >> will you watch phelps this weekend? will you watch the last two races? >> yes, by all means. definitely got to support team usa. >> all right. that's our boy, ryan lochte.
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? >> two the best dressed people in rio or really anywhere in the world are with us. johnny and tara. yesterday i showed you a video of johnny and i out there continuing our tradition that started at the winter olympics in sochi four years ago. that's us walking pier. that coat is fabulous? >> it's a mink. >> it's a beautiful mink. we walk out and the old grizzled russians fish out there and couldn't believe their eyes when they saw us coming. >> in rio you had to double down, right? >> yeah. johnny caught a fish in sochi. those guys were so stunned. >> i'm really effective on a beach. whether it be a winter beach or
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>> last night on "access hollywood" the television program -- >> opposed to the magazine? >> you know how we love to plug "access hollywood." johnny and i reuniting in gale force winds and torrential rain. johnny in a gorgeous pink -- >> it's a feathered coat. >> i'm trying to glamorize it. >> the real triumph is my hair. my gale force winds. >> there was a lot at stake here. whoever caught a fish -- >> you gave me as a joke, a speedo. you have to put this on. i lost my courage. >> i think we jumped the gun a little bit. >> we jumped something. >> wait a minute. i was going to --
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now you can find them on store shelves. you keep them frozen and bake them before eating them. they're available exclusively at walmart. there you go. back to rio and a check of the weather from al. deep fried twinkie my friend. you bake it. >> they could be a sponsor so i won't say anything. let's move on from there because i need a job. let's look at your outlook, shall we? good idea. glad i thought of it. starting off with tomorrow we expect to see a lot of wet weather. maybe we won't look at the weekend -- we are going to look at the weekend outlook. heavy rain down around the western gulf coast. big problems there. the heat is going to be oppressive along the mid-atlantic states and back into the plains. out west going to be gorgeous. sunday, sunday, looking at more wet weather in the northeast and into the mid-atlantic again heavy flooding possible down
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sunshine continues in the plains, pacific northwest down in the southwest. that >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. fromichael phel'?#ame fe?q to lilly king's finger wag, there's been many moments all week long. >> i don't think there's anybody
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let's start off with usa women's gymnast. they grabbed their medals before racing from danger. simone biles recorded the event on snapchat. >> your gold medal one day old, that's the first thing. >> far more important than your passport. >> you can use the medal as a passport. w >> gold. >> gold probably. >> getting your gold medal. >> as olympians we protect these medals. >> we? >> we share medals. >> lochte was just here. we know he went in as a blond and silver gray a week before and now he's green. we don't know why. chlorine in the pool. what do you think about lochte's hair?
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gold medal worthy? silver? >> he's a beautiful man regardless. i like him natural. >> i liked how it started. very nice blue. matched the water. now it's algae green. >> now it matches the water. >> the diving pool. >> bronze. >> okay. somebody who wanted her hair to be green. giving homage to her country and braided and yellow green. >> this with your country, i give it -- >> i go silver with this one. i've had color weave in my hair in my day. >> i haven't seen that much of a look on you yet. maybe you should try this. >> i gave it silver. i want the gold.
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other flag bearer and he stole the show. >> he had to be gold, right? >> put him down a slip and slide and see what happens. >> that's an image. >> e tonga bullet. >> there's another image. let's move on. >> here we go. back to the tale of two pools in rio. al touched on it a second ago. we can't decide. the communications director it's a sudden change and others say an algae bloom is going on. is that a gold medal story? >> we have heard it a lot. i think it's a gold medal story. >> it's shocking. it's like your whole world turning upside down overnight.
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different color. >> like if ice had melted overnight. >> you couldn't do it. >> it's pure shock. it's so shocking. >> let's move to the swimmer from ethiopia. came in dead last in 100 meter freestyle on tuesday in the heat. the 24 year old mocked for his dad bod. here he is. >> solid fella. >> that's not fair. >> what we like about it more and what caught our attention was outpouring of people saying, i have to tweet my respect and disrespect for the unsportsmanlike haters. bravo ethiopia and many more like that. >> gold. >> a gold story. >> all these beautiful athletes. in life, how about a well lived in man. >> al roker of olympians. >> fun. >> is that like a couch? >> a fun guy on weekends.
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he's the guy. >> he was relatable. olympians come in all shapes and sizes from basketball players to the gymnasts and everything in between. >> gives us hope. >> i think he looks sexy. thank you very much. up next, ham and cheese crepes. we're all going to have a dad body when we're done with this. camila alves teaches us about the most important meal of the day. >> every one of them. >> the rio way after these
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this morning on "today food" we're cooking up a brazilian breakfast. >> showing us how a brazilian day starts here. that's right. camila alves, goo to have you here. >> we're usually on the other side. >> you have made quite the splash. you and matthew at the different venues. >> we've been moving around. >> what are you making today? i've never seen anything like this? >> it's called tapioca. it's gluten free.
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flour that's made out of yuka flour. you'll mix with water. and then once you do that -- >> this is the finished one? >> this is finished. and then you sprinkle in a hot pan. >> spray it first? >> no oil. nothing. >> no fat. >> no fat at all. >> it will stick together? >> yes. you cover ill it turns into this. you want to do filling inside. maybe some ham and cheese. >> there we go. a little cheese. >> it's healthy then. >> it's very, very healthy. if you want to lose weight, a great way to do it. it's great for athletes because if you have diabetes you don't want to eat this but you want to
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of energy and helps burn the fat. >> on the bread front, some people don't want bread so they'll go to a wrap to keep it lighter on the carbs. is this even lighter? >> it's lighter. >> youave some made here. let's talk about some of the other great foods to start the day. breakfast, juices, we love the fresh juices. >> we have our breadh amazing. >> cheese bread is unbelievable. >> you can find it in the states. this is a cake made out of corn, which have very traditional in brazil. this is a cheese. farm cheese that my grandfather grew up with on the farm. >> is this what you showed me >> yes.er y? >> and then another cake that's famous here is the carrot cake with chocolate on top.
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100 fly. favored in. he races his last race of what we think is going to be his career 4x100 medley relay tomorrow. >> tonight is 100 fly. never lost this in three olympics. if he wins here, it's amazing. i don't think any swimmer has done it. >> he's already gone four events, four gold medals. he now has crazy thing is last night was his 13th individual gold medal. that breaks a record of arheyep pool tonight. >> ryan lochte earlier in the program says he thinks we'll see him in tokyo. >> he'll be one of those guys until he's 80 we'll be saying maybe he will still come back. >> let's talk about another team
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8 rowing team. the ultimate dream team. going for their 11th consecutive gold. >> they have won every title at the world championships and olympics dating back to 2006. the impressive thing about this team is it's not the same team. they keep changing members. snyder has a great back led the team to the world title in 2009 and then mary came back and so they had to make a decision of who is going to take that job and ended up they went with mary and then a couple months later, her younger brother died of cancer. she had to make decisions. do i want to keep doing this? what do i do? so she decided to stick it out. she now led them to world championships the last two so
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heats the other day. >> looking strong. >> incredible. also this is incredible. on the team refugee. hasn't seen her parents since she was six years old. fled south sudan and took up in a refugee camp in kenya. what happened to her? she was discovered. >> she is part of the refuge team. she started running when she was in grade school. she won some races when she was in grade school but it wasn't until a group came to see if there were kids to would benefit running for her foundation she was discovered and here she is at the olympics. >> incredible. u.s. women's volleyball team competing this weekend. >> and bolt. >> bolt on sunday night. usain bolt. can't forget that. >> a lot t loo forwardto.
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pick for athletes to watch, pick up a copy of "usa today." we'll have our picks next week. we're back in a moment.
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? >> that does it for our first amazing week in rio. >> we're still buzzing about our interview with ryan lochte. we can't stop to think about his awesome new hair color. got us wondering, what will we look like wit color? >> i think i look good. >> brings out the blue in your eyes. >> al. >> you look like doc brown. >> you have hair. >> and natalie. >> winner, winner. >> i don't think
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olympics. >> but we're returning on monday august 22nd. you don't want to miss our interviews with the cast of suicide squad. plus we're taking you on some adventures around tampa bay. >> enjoy the olympics.
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good friday morning. it's 9:58. lee span has a check on the weather for us. we'll continue to see a mix of sun and clouds for the rest owe of rest -- of the day with a high of 91. the best coverage of 40% chance eastern hillsborough. western polk county. and a 30% chance farther inland. tomorrow the rain chance is 30%. hotter at 93. a 30% chance on sunday as well with a high of 92. a mom is expected in court today charged in the death of her infant daughter. the pinellas county sheriff says kathleen steel left her kids in the car more than 30
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that's when her six-year-old killed the crying infant daughter. steel is charged with manslaughter. in florida, it used to be in a child, senior, or four legged friends was trapped in a hot car, you and i weren't allowed to save them. unless we were willing to be sued. has government lost its mind? so i fixed the law to make sure that we're all empowered to rescue those who can't rescue themselves.
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michael phelps is going to do it again! > he did it! ? >> it has been a rainy friday morning in rio de janeiro so far. but action continues all across the city and begins today at olympic stadium on day seven of the 2016 games. and from inside our studio at copacabana beach, where the sun is doing its best to peep out, welcome along. i'm rebecca lowe. last night in rio, michael ph won his 22nd olympic

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