Yesterday was a big day for the United States Olympic Team:
- Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time (is he now also the greatest?).
- The women’s gymnastics team won team gold for the first time since 1996.
- Allison Schmitt won the women’s 200 freestyle by about a furlong.
- The men’s basketball team posted a 47-point win over Tunisia, after which Tunisian player Mohamed Hadidane asked Kobe Bryant to sign his shoe.
Already this morning the American women’s rowing team won bronze in the quadruple sculls.
Here are some other things to look forward to today:
- British Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins rides for gold in the individual time trial.
- Following a disappointing performance in the team competition, American gymnasts John Orozco and Danell Leyva compete in the men’s all around.
- The United States women’s basketball team looks to stay perfect against Turkey (4:15 p.m. Central on NBC Sports Network).
- American swimmers Allison Schmitt and Missy Franklin team up in the 4 x 200 relay final, and Nathan Adrian swims for gold in the 100 freestyle final.
- The top-ranked United States women’s volleyball team takes on China (2:00 p.m. on NBC).
- American beach volleyball duo Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, who still haven’t dropped a set in Olympic play, continue group play against Austria.
- Most of the world’s top tennis players will take the courts at Wimbledon (6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Bravo).
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.: Cycling
10:05 a.m.: Swimming
10:30 a.m.: Men’s beach volleyball
11:30 a.m.: Swimming
12:20 p.m.: Women’s water polo, USA v. Spain
1:30 p.m.: Canoeing
2:00 p.m.: Women’s volleyball, USA v. China
3:45 p.m.: Rowing
7:00 p.m.: NBC Primetime, featuring swimming and diving finals, men’s gymnastics all around competition, beach volleyball, and more (until 11:00)
NBC Sports Network
8:30 a.m.: Men’s soccer, Brazil v. New Zealand
10:00 a.m.: Women’s water polo, Hungary v. China
11:15 a.m.: Men’s soccer, Mexico v. Switzerland
12:45 p.m.: Boxing
1:15 p.m.: Archery
1:45 p.m.: Men’s soccer, Great Britain v. Uruguay
3:45 p.m.: Women’s beach volleyball (until 4:15)
5:15 p.m.: Archery
6:15 p.m.: Women’s basketball, USA v. Turkey (until 7:45)
8:00 a.m.: Fencing (until 10:00)
10:15 a.m.: Boxing
10:15 a.m.: Archery
11:00 a.m.: Men’s soccer, Japan v. Honduras
12:45 p.m.: Fencing (until 2:00)
2:30 p.m.: Fencing
2:50 p.m.: Men’s soccer, Senegal v. UAE
3:30 p.m.: Women’s handball, Spain v. Denmark
4:00 p.m.: Women’s beach volleyball (until 5:00)
4:00 p.m.: Boxing (until 7:00)
6:00 a.m.: Tennis (until 2:00)
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Medals Awarded on Wednesday
Men’s slalom K-1
Women’s synchronized, 3-meter springboard
Men’s individual épée
Women’s individual sabre
Men’s all around
Women’s 70 kg
Men’s 90 kg
Women’s quadruple sculls
Women’s 25 meter pistol
Men’s 200 breaststroke
Women’s 200 butterfly
Men’s 100 freestyle
Women’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay
Women’s 69 kg
Men’s 77 kg