Monday saw two nations win their first ever Olympic medals and impressive wins by the United States men’s basketball and volleyball teams.
But this is what Americans will remember when they look back on the second Tuesday of the 2012 Summer Olympics:
Here are some of Monday’s highlights:
- Alex Morgan scored on an assist from Heather O’Reilly in the final minute stoppage time following the second extra-time period to give the United States women’s soccer team a 4-3 victory over Canada. The Americans will face Japan in the gold medal match, a rematch of last year’s World Cup Final. (No women’s team has followed up a World Cup championship with an Olympic gold medal the following year.)
- Two days after Guatemala won its first ever Olympic medal, two other countries became first time medalists. Kirani James won gold in the men’s 400 meters to give the tiny Caribbean island nation of Grenada its first medal. And Cyprus won its first medal when Cypriot Pavlos Kontides took silver in the men’s Laser class (sailing).
- The United States men’s basketball team, despite leading by only one point at the half, defeated a very good Argentina team 126-97. The USA begins knockout round play tomorrow against Australia.
- The United States men’s volleyball team beat Tunisia in straight sets to improve to 4-1 in group play. They play Italy tomorrow in the quarterfinals of the knockout round.
- Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson, who had been a gold medal favorite, took bronze in the men’s 400 meter hurdles. Culson’s medal was Puerto Rico’s first in a sport other than boxing.
- Three days after the top USA men’s beach volleyball team of Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers was upset in the round of 16, fourth-seeded Americans Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal dropped a quarterfinal match to 17th-seeded Italy. There will be no men’s beach volleyball medals for the United States.
- British tennis star Andy Murray’s border terrier Maggie May tweeted this picture of her and her brother, Rusty, wearing Murray’s Olympic medals.
- The top-ranked United States women’s basketball team begins medal round play against Canada.
- And the top-ranked United States women’s volleyball team begins medal round play against the Dominican Republic.
- Undefeated United States beach volleyball duo Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings take on China for a trip to the gold medal match.
- Gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman represent the USA in the balance beam final; Raisman and teammate Jordyn Wieber take the mat for the floor exercise final. For the men, Danell Leyva and Jonathan Horton compete in the horizontal bar final.
- Americans Lolo Jones, Kellie Wells, and Dawn Harper compete in the semifinals and (provided they advance) finals of the women’s 100 meter hurdles.
- United States diving veteran Troy Dumais competes in the men’s springboard final.
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.: Track and field
9:30 a.m.: Women’s water polo, USA v. Australia
10:45 a.m.: Diving
11:15 a.m.: Track and field
11:45 a.m.: Diving
12:30 p.m.: Track and field
1:00 p.m.: Women’s volleyball, USA v. Dominican Republic
2:30 p.m.: Cycling
3:00 p.m.: Women’s beach volleyball (until 4:00)
7:00 p.m.: NBC Primetime, featuring gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball, and more (until 11:00)
NBC Sports Network
8:00 a.m.: Women’s basketball, USA v. Canada
9:45 a.m.: Equestrian
11:00 a.m.: Men’s soccer, Mexico v. Japan
12:45 p.m.: Women’s handball, Spain v. Croatia (until 1:30)
2:30 p.m.: Men’s soccer, South Korea v. Brazil
4:30 p.m.: Women’s basketball, Australia v. China
5:15 p.m.: Women’s basketball, France v. Czech Republic
7:00 p.m.: Weightlifting (until 8:00)
8:00 a.m.: Women’s volleyball, Japan v. China
9:00 a.m.: Women’s volleyball, Russia v. Brazil
11:00 a.m.: Beach volleyball (until 12:00)
1:00 p.m.: Synchronized swimming
2:30 p.m.: Women’s water polo, Hungary v. Spain
3:45 p.m.: Men’s field hockey, Spain v. Great Britain
4:45 p.m.: Wrestling
4:30 p.m.: Women’s volleyball, Italy v. South Korea (until 5:00)
4:00 p.m.: Boxing (until 7:00)
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Medals Awarded on Tuesday
Women’s sprint (track)
Men’s 3 meter springboard
Men’s parallel bars
Men’s horizontal bar
Women’s balance beam
Women’s floor exercise
Duet, free routine
Track and Field
Women’s 100 meter hurdles
Men’s high jump
Men’s discuss throw
Men’s 1500 meters
Men’s +105 kg
Men’s Greco-Roman 66 kg
Men’s Greco-Roman 96 kg