Rio 2016: Five things to watch Monday — Can Allyson Felix step up?

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(CNN)The Rio Olympic Games enters its final week with stars of London 2012 looking to repeat their success on the track, the hockey pitch and in the murky waters around Rio.

With the United States topping the medal table, Allyson Felix will hope to add to her golden tally on the track, while fast-rising Great Britain will be looking to Charlotte Dujardin in the dressage competition and cycling great Mark Cavendish in the velodrome.
    Athletics fans will also be on the lookout for records. Can Kenyan runner Rudisha repeat the heroics of London 2012? Can the world’s best pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie go even higher?
    Perhaps there will be more surprises during Day 10 of the Games. Here are a few names to watch for during Monday’s competitions.


    One of the jewels of middle-distance running is the Olympic 800-meter final. Rudisha, the 2015 world champion, will attempt to repeat his performance in London, where he broke the world record of one minute 40.91 seconds on his way to glittering gold.



      The girl with the dancing horse


    The sport of the “dancing horses” gained worldwide coverage in the 2012 London Games as Charlotte Dujardin won gold with a startling display of skill and grace on Valegro in both the team and individual competitions.
    Four years later and the same partnership is still in place and still dominant in a sport which requires precision and feel for both horse and rider.
    Dujardin and her British teammates were relegated to the silver medal position in the team event by a strong German quartet in Rio, so she will be looking to make amends in the individual competition Monday and win a third Olympic gold in total.

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