Good morning, Olympics fans.
Already today American judoka Kayla Harrison has advanced into the semifinals of the women’s 78 kg. She will continue her bid to become the United States’ first gold medalist in judo later this morning against Brazil’s Mayra Aguiar.
Plenty of exciting things went on yesterday. If you missed it, here are some of the highlights:
- 38-year-old American cyclist Kristin Armstrong (no relation to Lance), who broke her collarbone in May, won her second consecutive gold medal in the women’s individual time trial.
- British cyclist and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins gave the 300,000 Londoners who had gathered to watch the men’s time trial everything they wanted, winning gold by a margin of 42 seconds and becoming Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian. (He owns four gold medals, a silver, and two bronze for his career.)
- American swimmer Nathan Adrian became the first American to win gold in the men’s 100 freestyle since 1988.
- Allison Schmitt looked amazing yet again, pulling away from the competition in the anchor leg of the 4 x 200 freestyle relay to clinch gold for Team USA.
- Rebecca Soni set a world record in the semifinal of the 200 breaststroke.
- Team USA continued its diving resurgence, with Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen winning bronze in the men’s synchronized 3 meter springboard. It was the first medal in four Olympics for Dumais.
- American gymnast Danell Leyva overcame a botched pommel horse routine to take bronze in the men’s all around.
- The American beach volleyball team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings dropped a set to Austria—the first time they’ve lost a set in Olympic play—but recovered to stay perfect in Group C.
Here are some things to look forward to today:
- Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte duel in the 200 individual medley, and Phelps will attempt to become the first person ever to win three consecutive gold medals in the same event.
- Lochte and fellow American Tyler Clary look to continue the United States’ backstroke dominance in the men’s 200 backstroke, while Missy Franklin swims for gold in the women’s 200 back.
- Gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman (and Aly Raisman’s parents) represent the United States in the women’s all around.
- Americans Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers look to stay perfect in beach volleyball group play.
- Many top tennis players, including Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Novak Djokovic, will take the courts at Wimbledon (6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central on Bravo).
- The United States men’s basketball team takes on Al-Farouq Aminu and Nigeria (4:15 p.m. on NBC Sports Network).
Here’s a look at today’s TV schedule and a list of medals that will be awarded today:
All times Central Daylight Time. Add one hour for Eastern time and six hours for London time.
9:00 a.m.: Swimming
9:15 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak
9:40 a.m.: Swimming
10:30 a.m.: Women’s beach volleyball
11:30 a.m.: Swimming
11:45 a.m.: Cycling
12:20 p.m.: Men’s water polo, USA v. Great Britain
1:30 p.m.: Rowing
2:15 p.m.: Canoe/Kayak
3:00 p.m.: Men’s beach volleyball
7:00 p.m.: NBC Primetime, featuring swimming finals, women’s gymnastics all around competition, beach volleyball, and more (until 11:00)
NBC Sports Network
8:15 a.m.: Archery
8:45 a.m.: Shooting (until 9:40)
10:15 a.m.: Archery
10:45 a.m.: Men’s basketball, Brazil v. Russia
12:30 p.m.: Boxing
2:15 p.m.: Table tennis
3:00 p.m.: Women’s field hockey, China v. Netherlands
4:15 p.m.: Men’s basketball, USA v. Nigeria
6:15 p.m.: Table tennis (until 7:00)
8:00 a.m.: Equestrian
9:30 a.m.: Men’s water polo, Romania v. Hungary
9:40 a.m.: Judo (until 10:15)
11:15 a.m.: Men’s water polo, Serbia v. Montenegro
11:50 a.m.: Men’s volleyball, Poland v. Argentina
1:20 p.m.: Badminton
2:20 p.m.: Men’s water polo, Italy v. Croatia
3:40 p.m.: Badminton
4:10 p.m.: Men’s handball, Sweden v. Iceland (until 5:15)
4:00 p.m.: Boxing (until 7:00)
6:00 a.m.: Tennis (until 2:00)
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Medals Awarded on Thursday
Men’s slalom C-2
Women’s slalom K-1
Men’s team sprint (track)
Women’s team sprint (track)
Women’s team foil
Women’s individual all around
Women’s 78 kg
Men’s 100 kg
Men’s double sculls
Men’s lightweight four
Men’s double trap
Men’s 200 backstroke
Women’s 200 breaststroke
Men’s 200 individual medley
Women’s 100 freestyle