American Olympic fans were disappointed to see the men’s gymnastics team fail to medal and Ryan Lochte finish fourth in the 200 freestyle.
But there were also some surprises:
- Teen swimming phenom Missy Franklin recovered from her 200 freestyle semifinal to upset Australia’s Emily Seebohm to win gold in the women’s 100 backstroke.
- The American duo of Matt Grevers and Nick Thoman took gold and silver (respectively) in the men’s 100 backstroke.
- 19-year-old American water polo player Maggie Steffens scored a record-tying 7 goals in a 14-13 win over Hungary.
- The men’s synchronized 10 meter platform diving team of David Boudia and Nicholas McCrory won the USA its first men’s diving medal since 1996.
- And, to no one’s surprise, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings defeated their Czech opponents in straight sets. They still have yet to drop a set in Olympic play.
Now today in London:
- Michael Phelps will swim for a third consecutive gold medal in the 200 butterfly.
- Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, and the United States women’s gymnastics team will compete for team gold.
- The women’s soccer team faces North Korea (11:15 a.m. Central on NBC Sports Network).
- The men’s basketball team takes on Tunisia (4:15 p.m. on NBC Sports Network).
- American Andy Roddick tries to upset second-ranked Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon (10:00 a.m. on Bravo).
- And the top American men’s beach volleyball team of Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers goes up against Spain in group play (3:00 p.m. on NBC)