5 to Watch: Biles and Kocian Go for Individual Gold

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Day 10 of the 2016 Rio Games features two Texas gymnasts going for individual gold and track and field heating up with Usain Bolt at Olympic Stadium.

TO WATCH: Tune in to NBC 5 at 7 p.m. for primetime coverage from Rio. Or return here to watch on your phone, tablet or computer.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: (L to R) Gabrielle Douglas, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Lauren Hernandez of the United States pose for photographs after Women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Texans Simone Biles, from Spring, and Madison Kocian from Dallas are back in their leotards trying to win individual gold. It's the first of three days of individual competition.

On Sunday, it's uneven bars for Kocian, her specialty. Both she and Gabby Douglas will compete in the uneven bars final.

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Biles looks to add to her gold collection as she goes for her first apparatus medal in the vault final.

HOW TO SEE IT: Catch the gymnastic event finals live online at 12 p.m. CT. The women’s vault is scheduled for 12:47 p.m. CT and uneven bars is scheduled for 2:21 p.m. CT.

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men's 100m Round 1 on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 13, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Usain Bolt looks to prove he’s still the fastest man on the planet as he competes in the men’s 100m semifinal and final.

Bolt’s mother Jennifer visited her son in the Olympic village Friday and said he’s ready to defend his title.

She said he told her, “Mom, if I wasn’t ready, I wouldn’t be here because I’m not into the losing thing. I’m ready.’’

HOW TO SEE IT: Catch the semifinal event live online beginning at 6:20 p.m. CT. Bolt is scheduled to compete in the semifinal at 7:07 p.m. CT

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Demar DeRozan #9 of United States goes up for a shot against Nikola Kalinic #10 of Serbia in the Men's Preliminary Round Group A match on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on Aug. 12, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


The U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams return to action on Sunday. The women, with Tamika Catchings, who have won all their games easily, take on China before heading to the knockout round with the top seed.

On the men’s side, Harrison Barnes and the rest of the team are coming off a close, three-point escape against Serbia after struggling to beat Australia. Now Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving and the rest of the squad have to face France, possibly the toughest test yet for the U.S. The French are led by NBA stars Tony Parker and Boris Diaw.

HOW TO SEE IT: The women play China at 10:15 a.m. CT, while the men play France at 12:15 p.m. CT.

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Abby Johnston competes in the Women's 3m Springboard final during day 9 of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


Team USA’s Abby Johnston will face off against China’s powerhouse divers Shi Tingmao and He Zi who are 1-2 in the women's 3-meter springboard after the semifinals.

Shi Tingmao totaled 385.00 points to lead the way Saturday. Her teammate, He Zi, is second at 364.50.

Jennifer Abel of Canada is third at 343.45. American Abby Johnston also made Sunday's final in fifth at 324.75.

American Kassidy Cook, a first-time Olympian, failed to advance. She missed the 12th and last qualifying spot by four points.

HOW TO SEE IT: Catch the diving competition live online at 2 p.m. CT.

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Amy Cragg approaches the finish line during the U.S Olympic Marathon Team Trials on Feb. 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.


Amy Cragg and the other women’s marathoners hit the streets of Rio Sunday morning.

Cragg said she cried for a month after finishing fourth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic marathon trials, missing the U.S. team by one spot. Four years later, she won the U.S. Olympic marathon trials by 33 seconds to earn a trip to Rio.

HOW TO SEE IT: Catch the women’s marathon at 7:30 a.m. CT.

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