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Texas Connects Us to Day 15 of the 2016 Rio Games as several athletes with North Texas ties bringing home medals in track, taekwondo and basketball.

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Taekwondo athlete Jackie Galloway poses for a portrait at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

JACKIE GALLOWAY WINS BRONZE IN TAEKWONDO

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Two North Texans competed in taekwondo in their first Olympic appearances on Saturday.

Wylie High School graduate and Southern Methodist University student Jackie Galloway bringing home bronze in the +67kg (160-pound) weight class.  Galloway defeated Puerto Rico's Crystal Weekes in the first match 5-0. In the quarterfinal round she beat Reshmie Oogink from the Netherlands. Galloway lost to Mexico's Maria Espinoza in the semifinals, but returned to battle for bronze. Galloway beat Gwladys Epangue 201 to win bronze.

Colleyville Heritage High School graduate Stephen Lambdin competed in the +80kg (176-pound) "heavyweight" class. Lambdin lost in his first round to Brazil's Maicon Siqueira.

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Tervel Dlagnev celebrates after defeating Zach Rey to win their Freestyle 125kg champiosnhip match on day 1 of the Olympic Team Wrestling Trials at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on April 9, 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

TERVEL DLAGNEV GETS TO THE BRONZE MEDAL MATCH

Arlington High School graduate Tervel Dlagnev finished fifth in the London games. In Rio, Dlagnev compete in the 125-kg (275-pound) class in hopes of bronze.

Dlagnev overcame a 5 point deficit to win his first match to beat Jamaladdin Magomedov 6-5. He then went on to beat Poland's Robert Baran 3-2 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinal round he fell to Komeil Ghasemi from Iran.

In the bronze medal match Dlagnev lost to Geno Petriashvili from Georgia 10-0.

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USA's English Gardner (right) grabs the baton from USA's Allyson Felix as they compete in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 re-run during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 18, 2016.

TWO NORTH TEXAS TRACK STARTS WIN GOLD

North Texas athletes won two of the seven event finals Saturday night.

Allyson Felix and the rest of the U.S. women defended their 2012 title in the 4x400m relay. Carrollton Newman Smith High School grad Courtney Okolo was among the women who won gold.

Meanwhile, Rowlett High School grad Kyle Clemons helped Team USA men get to the 4x400m relay final Saturday night where they easily won gold.

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Gerina Piller of the United States on the 5th tee during the third round of the Women's Individual Stroke Play golf on day 14 of the Rio Olympics at the Olympic Golf Course on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

GERINA PILLER STRUGGLES IN FINAL ROUND OF GOLF

Flower Mound resident Gerina Piller went into the final round of golf in third place behind Lydia Ko (-9) from New Zealand and Inbee Park (-11) from South Korea. Piller was two shots back of Park and tied for second with Ko.

But Saturday was not Piller's day, she fell out of medal contention.

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Tamika Catchings #10 of the United States looks on during a Women's Semifinal Basketball game between the United States and France at the Carioca Arena on Day 13 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

TAMIKA CATCHINGS AND TEAM USA WIN GOLD

Duncanville's Tamika Catchings ends her Olympic basketball career with another gold medal.

The U.S. women's basketball team has won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal, routing Spain 101-72 at the Rio Games. The Americans have now won 49 consecutive games in the Olympics, with only one of those decided by single digits. The men's team goes for the gold tomorrow against Serbia.

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