Sports Rio Olympics 2016: Swimming, gymnastics, more to watch on Day 6 Katie Ledecky will swim in the preliminary heat of the 800-meter freestyle, which she won a gold medal in last summer Olympics. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Al Bello By Melissa Kramer Special to amNewYork August 11, 2016 7:37 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Day 6 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will be eventful in the water for Team USA. Two rowing teams will participate in the finals, while Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps will look to add to the medal count in the pool. On the mat, Kayla Harrison will look to make history in judo. Here some of the top Olympic athletes and events to follow Thursday. Swimming Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps will race in the preliminary heats of their most notable events, the women’s 800-meter freestyle and the men’s 100-meter butterfly, respectively. Ledecky will look to defend her gold in the 800-meter freestyle from the 2012 Games. Phelps has won the 100-meter butterfly in three straight Games. (noon, NBC) Gymnastics In the women’s individual all-around final, Simone Biles is heavily favored to continue the Americans gold medal streak in the event. (8 p.m., NBC) Judo Kayla Harrison will attempt to become the first American to win two gold medals in judo, beginning with the Round of 32 in the 172-pound (78 kg) division. (9:45 a.m., NBCSN) Rowing Both the women’s quadruple sculls and double sculls will row in the finals. Ellen Tomek and and Meghan O’Leary start off Team USA’s quest for gold in the double. The quadruple sculls team will look to return to the podium after winning bronze in 2012. (10 a.m., NBC) By Melissa Kramer Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.