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Local Olympic Guide: What to Watch Tuesday

Triathlete Manuel Huerta and other Florida athletes will take center stage Tuesday



    Local Olympic Guide: What to Watch Tuesday
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    Leyva gets a well-earned round of applause.

    Miami’s Danell Leyva didn't medal on the horizontal bar Tuesday.

    The 20-year-old Cuban-born athlete, who earned a bronze on day five during the all-around, competed with American Jonathan Horton at 10:37 a.m.

    Fellow Cuban-American and Miami resident Manuel Huerta will also compete Tuesday. The triathlete will race in the medaling event with Hunter Kemper, of Longwood. Huerta will race in pontoon position 15 at 6:30 a.m.

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    Also on day 11, USA women’s basketball hopes to continue their undefeated record in a quarterfinal against Canada at 9 a.m. Sylvia Fowles, of Miami, will make her second game appearance after missing three games due to a sore left foot. The match is scheduled for 9 a.m.

    In other team sports, Plantation’s Foluke Akinradewo and the women’s volleyball team will compete in a quarterfinal match against the Dominican Republic at 2 p.m. Akinradewo added 15 points to the U.S. team against China on Sunday.

    Sarah Lihan, of Fort Lauderdale, will sail with partner Amanda Clark twice on Tuesday in race seven and eight at 7:05 a.m. and 8: 20 a.m. At 10: 05 a.m., skipper Anna Tunnicliffe, who trains in Fort Lauderdale, will sail in the Elliott 6 against Finland.

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    Tuesday will feature several track and field events with local competitors. Will Claye and Christian Taylor, who both attended the University of Florida, will run in the qualification round of the men’s triple jump at 5:45 a.m. Florida State University graduate Maurice Mitchell is in round one of the men’s 200-meter at 6: 50 a.m.

    Gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross will run the 200-meter semifinals at 3:25 p.m. after qualifying Monday.

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