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Bay Area Athletes Shine in Rio

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Gold medalists Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Dana Vollmer, Simone Manuel of the United States celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

On Thursday, Stanford’s Simone Manuel set a new Olympic record and won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle, becoming the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming event at the Olympics.  UC Berkeley swimmer Ryan Murphy also won gold for the U.S. in both the 100 and 200-meter backstroke. In fact, Stanford and Cal have more athletes on team USA than any other schools. In this hour, we’ll talk about Manuel’s history making-performance, how Bay Area athletes are faring and other highlights from Rio. And we want to hear from you: What have been your favorite Olympic moments? And what events are you most looking forward to in the final days of the Games?

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Melissa Block, special correspondent, NPR

Mark Purdy, sports columnist, San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group

Rick Tittle, sports talk-show host, 95.7 The Game

Teri McKeever, head coach, UC Berkeley women's swimming team


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