The Latest: Phelps eyes 22nd gold medal; Lochte in the way

United States' Michael Phelps and United States' Ryan Lochte, top, compete in a semifinal of the men's 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Phelps eyes 22nd gold medal; Lochte in the way

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

5:10 a.m.

Gold is on his mind as Michael Phelps looks for his 22nd Olympic medal of that color in the 200-meter individual medley at the Rio Olympics.

Phelps, the top qualifier, will be seeking his fourth straight 200-meter IM Olympic title, swimming Thursday evening next to longtime rival and U.S. teammate Ryan Lochte. Before that showdown, Phelps swims in the qualifiers for the 100 meter butterfly, an event in which he holds the world record.

Medals also will be awarded in the women's 200 meter breaststroke final and in the men's 200 meter backstroke final.

The seemingly unstoppable American Katie Ledecky is also back in the pool, this time to qualify for the 800 meter freestyle. She earned her third gold of the Rio games on Wednesday in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.


4:50 a.m.

Golf tees off for the first time at the Olympics since 1904 as the men start their first round of play at the Olympic Golf Course — although the top four players in the world won't be competing because of Zika fears.

The links-style layout stretches 7,128 yards (6,515 meters) and was built in the hopes it can both challenge some of the world's best in Rio de Janeiro and then grow the game in Brazil.

The first tee shot will be struck by Brazilian Adilson da Silva, who learned to play using tree branches for clubs.

The professionals competing at the Rio Olympics include Henrik Stenson of Sweden, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson of the United States and Martin Kaymer of Germany.


4:15 a.m.

American Simone Biles heads into the women's individual all around gymnastics competition at the Rio Olympics with a none-too shabby record: she has already won three world championships and a team Olympic gold just a few days ago.

Her floor routine also includes a move that is now named for her — how cool is that?

Aly Raisman, another American who won gold with Biles in the team competition, is also in the mix Thursday but teammate Gabby Douglas, the defending Olympic champion, will be on the sidelines.

On Wednesday night, Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura won the men's individual all around gold medal, adding to an amazing record that includes three world championship titles and gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

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