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2016 Summer Olympics: Day 12 Watch Guide

Here's the must-see action on the 12th day of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Wednesday, August 17 (all times Eastern)

12:00 p.m. — Sailing

We've all raced boats in the bathtub. Well, the stakes are a little higher here for U.S. teammates Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. The pair, who attended Boston College together, will try to bring home gold in the 470 class.

1:00 p.m. — Women’s Boxing

This will be only the second time that women have fought in the Olympics. Middleweight Claressa Shields won gold in 2012. The heavy hitter from Flint, Michigan, is a good bet to keep her Olympic record perfect.

7:20 p.m. — Track and Field

The winner of the decathlon is considered the best all-around athlete in the world. The two-day, 10-event competition kicks off today. The man to catch is 2012 winner Ashton Eaton of the U.S., who also holds the world record.

6:30 p.m. — Table Tennis: Men’s Team Finals

Talk about an underrated sport. The ball looks like it's traveling at warp speed; watching the athletes catch up to it is incredible. Expect China to dominate. Their players have won 47 medals. The only other country in double digits is South Korea, with 18.

Want to know what to watch next? Check out the rest of the ultimate 2016 Summer Olympics watch guide!

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