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4 to Watch: Is Usain Bolt Still the Fastest Man in the World?

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On Day 9 of Olympic competition, Usain Bolt seeks to hang onto his title of fastest man in the world; Prince George's County boxer Gary Russell steps into the ring; divers Kassidy Cook and Abby Johnston look to make a splash, and both the men's and women's basketball teams are back in action.

Here are four of the biggest Things to Watch during the Summer Games Sunday.

1) Is Bolt Still the World's Fastest Man?

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."

2) Russell Gets Back in the Ring

Gary Russell of Prince George's County, Maryland, is the last of the four fighting Russells, a boxing bloodline streaming with major amateur and professional accomplishments that included everything but an Olympic victory.

But on Wednesday, with his father hollering from the stands, 20-year-old Russell changed the family fortune, and continued the U.S. team's stunning roll through the Olympic tournament with a unanimous decision victory as he won his first bout.

Sunday, Russell will go up against Wuttichai Masuk of Thailand in the men's light welter 64kg (round of 16).

3) Cook Shakes Off 2012 London Disappointment, Looks for Gold in Rio

Team USA's Kassidy Cook and Abby Johnston face off with China's powerhouse divers Shi Tingmao and He Zi.

After missing qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics by one spot, Cook suffered a string of injuries and needed major reconstructive shoulder surgery, a second shoulder surgery and a knee surgery. After rehab she earned a second quota spot for the U.S. at a qualification event in February 2016.

4) USA Basketball: Keeping It Perfect

The U.S. men's and women's basketball teams return to action Sunday. The women, including Baltimore native Angel McCoughtry, have won all their games easily. They're now taking on China before heading to the knockout round with the top seed.

On the men's side, the team is coming off a close, three-point escape against Serbia after struggling to beat Australia. Now Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, 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.

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