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5 to Watch: Michelle Carter Wins Gold

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Day 7 of the 2016 Rio Games saw a North Texan bring home gold in track and field.

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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Shot putter Michelle Carter poses for a portrait at the USOC Rio Olympics Shoot at Quixote Studios on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

SHOT DIVA WINS HER FIRST OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL

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Red Oak's "Shot Put Diva" Michelle Carter won the gold medal in women's shot put. Carter's throw of 20.63 meters came in her last throw at Olympic Stadium.

It's Carter's first Olympic medal.

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Katie Meili of the United States competes in the Women's 100m Breaststroke heat on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

COLLEYVILLE'S KATIE MEILI HELPS TEAM USA ADVANCE

Colleyville's Katie Meili returned to the pool Friday afternoon in Rio. Meili swam the breaststroke in the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay.

Olivia Smoliga, Katie Meili, Kelci Worrell and Abbey Weitzeil qualified fastest in 3:54.67 -- 2.13 seconds ahead of second-place Canada.

Vollmer did not participate in the relay.

Meili will take part in the final on Saturday night, she's hoping to add to her bronze.

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Katie Ledecky of the United States of America reacts after a women's 200m freestyle final for swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 9, 2016. Katie Ledecky won the gold medal with 1 minute 53.73 seconds.

LEDECKY CRUSHES THE COMPETITION, PHELPS TAKES HOME SILVER

Katie Ledecky set the world record in 800m freestyle, becoming the first woman since 1968 to sweep 200, 400 and 800 in a single Olympics.

A stunner at the Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps has been beaten.

Joseph Schooling of Singapore built a big lead on the opening lap and easily held off the hard-charging Phelps to win gold in the 100-meter butterfly.

So, unless Phelps decides to come out of retirement again, his final individual race at the Olympics will go down as a silver. He still has a chance to win his 23rd gold medal in his final race of the Olympics, the 4x100 medley relay.

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Vincent Hancock of the United States shoots in a training session prior to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre on August 4, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

VINCENT HANCOCK MAKES IT TO THE SKEET FINAL

Fort Worth's Vincent Hancock takes aim at becoming the first Olympic skeet shooting ever to win three consecutive gold medals in skeet. Hancock, the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist, won gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where he debuted at the age of 19.

How to Watch: The Men's Skeet Final Saturday at 1 p.m.

This is Carter's second trip to the Olympics where she is trying to follow in the footsteps of her father Michael Carter. He won silver in the 1984 Olympic Games. Carter is an indoor and outdoor shot put record holder and is the defending world indoor champion.

How to Watch: You  can watch Carter compete in the Women's shot put final at 8 p.m. on NBC 5 and your smartphone or computer here.

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USA's forward Carmelo Anthony scores during a Men's round Group A basketball match between USA and Venezuela at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 8, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

TEAM USA BASKETBALL TEAMS SUCCESSFUL ON THE COURT

The United States held off a tough Serbian team on Friday in a preliminary men's basketball game to remain unbeaten in Rio.

The U.S. won 94-91, with Kyrie Irving scoring 15 points.

The women, led by Tamika Catchings and Brittney Griner, cruised past Canada 18-51 and clinched the top seen in Group B. Maya Moore scored 12 points.

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