(If there is no post tomorrow, please don't assume that Jon has flown to London to try and hook up with any number of heptathletes. I mean, it's possible, but does Jon really strike you as being that ins-- never mind. Open thread, people.)
There is no Olympic WTF today, because none really came to mind and nobody asked me any strange questions in the last 24 hours. No, today we're going to celebrate the home field advantage. The host country usually does well, and occasionally they have one of those epic days that will live on forever. Today was that day for Great Britain; the hosts had an absolutely mind-blowing day, capturing six gold medals in a single day for the first time since... well, ever. The previous single-day record for the British had been five, and that was back in freakin' 1908. The sad thing is that I think they'd give one or two of them back to undo the result of one other event of no small significance to the British psyche...
And with that bit of foreshadowing, the recap of Day 8 and your guide to day 9:
Athletics: Qualifications and heats not ending in finals saw Jennifer Suhr and Becky Holliday qualify in women's pole vault at 4.55m; Lacy Janson maxed at 4.40m and was eliminated. Tony McQuay and Bryshon Nellum advanced out of round one of the men's 400m; Lashawn Merritt did not finish, pulling up with a hamstring injury, which may also rule him out for the 4x400 next week. Emma Coburn and Bridget Franek qualified for the women's 3000m Steeplechase final, but Shalaya Kipp did not. Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, and Ryan Bailey all qualified for the men's 100m semifinals tomorrow, and Kerron Clement, Angelo Taylor, and Michael Tinsley all advanced to the men's 400m hurdle finals on Monday. Finally, Sanya Richards-Ross, Francena McCorory, and DeeDee Trotter all advanced to tomorrow's women's 400m final.
In medal finals, Chen Ding of China won the men's 20km race walk in Olympic record time, with his teammate Wang Zhen taking the bronze. Erick Barrondo of Guatemala won the silver. USA's Trevor Barron finished 26th. Croatia's Sandra Perkovic won gold in the women's discus, ahead of Russian Darya Pishchalnikova and Li Yanfeng of China; Stephanie Brown Trafton finished eighth. Britain's Greg Rutherford captured the fifth gold medal of the day for his home country -- the first time they've done that since 1908 -- by winning the men's long jump. Australia's Mitchell Watt took silver, and Will Claye earned USA bronze. Marquise Goodwin finished tenth. In the women's 100m, Jamaicans captured gold and bronze, as Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce won and Veronica Campbell-Brown took third. Between the two, Carmelita Jeter claimed USA silver; Tianna Madison and Allyson Felix finished 4-5. Another USA silver came courtesy of Galen Rupp in the men's 10k; Mohamed Farah continued the British assault on the medal stands with the sixth British gold of the day, and Ethiopian Tariku Bekele took bronze. Dathan Ritzenhein finished 13th and Matt Tegenkamp was 19th.
In the heptathlon, K-State's Austra Skujyte entered the 800m in second place, but her legs just wouldn't carry her, limping to a 2:20.59 finish. That would have put her in fifth place, 29 points off the medal stand... but Germany's Lilli Schwarzkopf, who looked to have won the silver, was disqualified, leaving Skujyte in fourth, only 19 points off the bronze -- the equivalent of fewer than two seconds in the 800. Jessica Ennis of Great Britain won the gold, Tatyana Chernova of Russia the silver, and Ukranian Lyudmyla Yosypenko the bronze. Sharon Day led the Americans in 15th place, with Chauntae McMillan in 29th; Hyleas Fountain, who'd finished the javelin in 27th place, withdrew prior to the 800.
Badminton: Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng of China beat Kien Keat Koo and Boon Heong Tan of Malaysia 21-9/21-19 in the men's doubles semifinals; in the other semi, Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen upset South Koreans Jae Sung Chung and Yong Dae Lee 17-21/21-18/22-20. Russians Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova beat Canadians Alex Bruce and Michele Li 21-9/21-10 for the bronze in women's doubles, with Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei of China winning the gold by beating Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa of Japan 21-10/25-23. In women's singles, India's Saina Nehwal took bronze when Wang Xin of China retired from the match after taking the first set 21-18; the all-Chinese gold medal match was won by Li Xuerui 21-15/21-23/21-17 over teammate Wang Yihan.
Basketball: In men's group B, Russia slipped by Spain 77-74, Brazil smoked China 98-59, and Great Britain got put down (under) by Australia 106-75. Men's group A: France scrapped to a 73-69 win over plucky Tunisia, Argentina ripped Nigeria 93-79, and Team USA had to scramble back from an actual fourth-quarter deficit to overcome Lithuania 99-94. Carmelo Anthony had 20, as did LeBron James, who scored nine of those 20 in the final four minutes to key the comeback, so maybe we should all give him a little credit now. As for advancement to the quarterfinals... USA, France, and Argentina are through in group A, while Russia, Brazil, Spain, and Australia have already secured the four group B slots.
Beach Volleyball: Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings moved on to the quarterfinals, erasing Marlene van Iersel and Sanne Keizer of the Netherlands in straight sets. An hour later, Jacob Gibb and Sean Rosenthal downed Russians Konstantin Semenov and Sergei Prokopyev in straight sets to also advance.
Boxing: Men's light fly and light heavyweight round of 16 bouts happened, and nobody in America cares. Yes, I'm bitter.
Canoe/Kayak: off day.
Cycling: Jimmy Watkins posted the 12th-best time in men's Sprint qualifying, giving him a somewhat daunting seed in the knockout rounds. However, Watkins won his 1/16 race against Japan's Seiichiro Nakagawa; he then beat Pavel Kelemen of the Czech Republic in the 1/8 finals, advancing to tomorrow's quarterfinals. In men's Omnium, Bobby Lea finished 10th in the 250m time trial, 12th in the 30km points race, and 8th in the elimination race; he's tied for ninth overall after day one. Team USA outran Australia head-to-head in the first round of the women's team pursuit; they brought home USA silver after being defeated in the gold medal match by the British, who set a world record time in the process. The bronze went to Canada, who knocked off the Australians.
Diving: Cassidy Krug and Christina Loukas again advanced, this time to the final of the women's 3m springboard. China's Wu Minxia absolutely nuked the field; her score of 394.40 was almost 10% better than the second-place score of Italian Tania Cagnotto. Luckily for everyone, the qualifiers all start again from zero tomorrow.
Equestrian: Day one of the jumping events removed eleven riders, including American Beezie Madden aboard Via Volo. The rest moved on; Mclain Ward on Antares and Rich Fellers riding Flexible were both among the group of 32 competitors who had perfect rides, while Reed Kessler aboard Cylana only had one fault. Team USA is in eleventh place in the team standings going into day two.
Fencing: Team USA defeated Italy 45-35 in the quarterfinals of the women's team epee, but lost 45-36 to South Korea in the semifinals. They rebounded to defeat the Russians 31-30 to claim USA bronze; China won the gold 39-25 over South Korea.
Football: Men's quarterfinals: Japan rolled Egypt 3-0, Mexico scored twice in extra time to defeat Senegal 4-2, and Brazil tipped Honduras 3-2. Oh, the fourth quarterfinal? South Korea shocked the hosts, beating Great Britain 5-4 on penalty kicks after playing to a 1-1 draw.
Gymnastics: off day while the Trampoline competition is held.
Handball: Men's group A: Tunisia throttled Great Britain 34-17, Sweden thumped Argentina 29-13, and Iceland squeaked past France 30-29. Iceland, France, and Sweden are safely through to the quarters; Tunisia plays Argentina Monday and the winner joins them (Tunisia if it's a draw). In group B, Serbia defeated South Korea 28-22, Croatia spanked Denmark 32-21, and Spain gored Hungary 33-22. Croatia, Spain, and Denmark have advanced, while Monday's match between Hungary and Serbia will determine the fourth qualifier.
Hockey, Field: In women's group A, the Netherlands pipped South Korea 3-2, Japan and Belgium drew at one apiece, and China beat Great Britain 2-1. The Dutch are through to the semifinals; although the British are two points ahead of China at the moment, the Monday matches overwhelmingly favor a Chinese advancement. In group B Australia edged South Africa 1-0, Argentina beat the Germans 3-1, and Team USA continued their faceplant, losing 3-2 to New Zealand and officially ending their medal hopes. Nothing at all is certain about the semifinalists from group B, as there's a three-way tie atop the table. The winner of the Australia-Argentina game Monday advances; if it's Australia and New Zealand loses, both of the A_______as move on.
Rowing: Genevra Stone won Final B of the women's single sculls, claiming seventh place overall. Miroslava Knapkova of the Czech Republic won the gold; Fie Udby Erichsen of Denmark took silver, and the bronze was claimed by Australian Kim Crow. Mads Rasmussen and Rasmus Quist of Denmark won the gold in the men's light double sculls competition, with the British duo of Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter snagging silver and Storm Uru and Peter Taylor of New Zealand earning bronze. Kristin Hedstrom and Julie Nichols finished fifth in the B final of women's light double sculls, taking 11th; the gold went to Britain's Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking, who were 2.63 seconds better than silver medalists Xu Dongxiang and Huang Wenyi of China. Christina Giazitzidou and Alexandra Tsiavou of Greece took the bronze. Team USA brought home USA bronze in the men's four; Great Britain took gold and Australia silver.
Sailing: Going to a bullet list here for clarity.
- Men's Laser (9-10): Rob Crane finished 33rd and 44th, finishing the event 29th overall and out of the medal race. Barring an utter collapse, Tom Slingsby of Australia should win the gold Monday; there is an outside shot Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus can overtake Slingsby, but will most likely have to settle for silver (which is the worst Kontides can hope for). The real race will be for bronze, as Sweden's Rasmus Myrgren and Croatian Tonci Stipanovic are separated by only one point.
- Women's Laser Radial (9-10): Paige Railey posted finishes of 9th and 8th, and is in 8th place overall; she'll be in the medal race Monday, but is in absolutely no danger whatsoever of having to get on the medal stand. There's a pack of four skippers separated by one point atop the standings, and they're the ones who'll be taking home hardware; the group includes China's Xu Lijia, Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands, Ireland's Annalise Murphy, and Belgian Evi van Acker.
- Women's RS-X (7-8): Farrah Hall finished 23rd in race 7 and was disqualified in race 8. She's in 22nd overall, and has no chance at the medal race. Ten boats are still mathematically in contention for the gold, and eleven for medals.
- Men's RS-X (7-8): Bob Willis finished 24th and 33rd, dropping to 22nd overall and out of contention. Eight skippers can still mathematically claim the gold, though Dorian van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands, who hasn't even finished worse than third in the eight races so far, would have to seriously screw up to lose this one. Ten racers are still in play for medals.
- Men's 470 (5-6): Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl suffered a miserable day following yesterday's pair of top ten finishes, landing in 23rd and then 24th today. That plunges the pair to 19th overall, but with four races to go before the medal race, they could still get back into contention for at least a medal. Australians Mathew Belcher and Malcom Page and Great Britain's duo of Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell are way out in front of the pack, but a couple of bad races for either crew would drastically alter the landscape.
- Women's 470 (3-4): Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan managed to finish in 5th place in race 3, then 7th in race 4. They're in great shape right now, standing fourth overall, but there's still a lot of room for disaster with six races yet to run before the medal tilt.
- Women's Elliott: The round-robin concluded today, and Team USA beat both Sweden and Great Britain to move into a three-way tie for second with Russia and Spain. They'll take on Finland in the quarterfinals, but unfortunately the tiebreakers for that three-way tie left the Americans seeded fourth... meaning their semifinal opponent, should they beat Finland, will likely be unbeaten Australia. Still, there's a good shot for a medal here.
Shooting: Jamie Lynn Gray finished atop the qualifications for women's 50m 3-position rifle, setting an Olympic record with a 592 in the process... then set the Olympic record for the final round as well with a 99.9, earning USA GOLD. Serbian Ivana Maksimovic won the silver, and the bronze went to Adela Sykorova of the Czech Republic. American Amanda Furrer failed to qualify for the final. Both Corey Cogdell and Kim Rhode failed to qualify for the final in women's Trap, which was won by Italian Jessica Rossi. A three-way shootoff was required to settle 2nd-4th place; the silver was claimed by Zuzana Stefecekova of Slovakia, and the bronze by Delphine Reau of France. Alessandra Perilli of San Marino, the third participant in the shootoff, just missed getting the tiny nation's first-ever Olympic medal.
Swimming: Save for the ultra-distance races next week, swimming concluded today in fine fashion. Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands set an Olympic record and won gold in the women's 50 free, while her teammate Marleen Veldhuis won the bronze. Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus took the silver; American Jessica Hardy finished seventh. Team USA was also shut out of the men's 1500 free as Connor Jaeger came in sixth; China's Sun Yang set a new world record winning the gold, followed by Canadian Ryan Cochrane and Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia. Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, and Allison Schmitt captured USA GOLD in the women's 4x100 medley, with Australia winning silver and Japan bronze; and another USA GOLD, the 18th and last of Michael Phelps' career, came in the men's 4x100 medley, assisted by Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen, and Nathan Adrian. The silver and bronze were reversed from the women's relay, with Japan in second and the Aussies third.
Table Tennis: In the men's team event South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and China advanced to the quarterfinals. In the women's team quarterfinals, all four matches were sweeps; China over the Netherlands, Japan over Germany, South Korea over Hong Kong, and Singapore over North Korea.
Tennis: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus is the surprising bronze medalist in women's singles, having defeated Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-3/6-4, while Serena Williams earned USA GOLD by destroying Maria Sharapova 6-0/6-1. Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet of France defeated David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez of Spain 7-6/6-2 to win the bronze in men's doubles; Americans Mike and Bob Bryan finally grabbed the last missing piece of hardware in their storied doubles career, winning USA GOLD 6-4/7-6 over Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France. In the postponed women's doubles semifinal from yesterday, the Williams sisters eliminated Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia 7-5/6-4. The postponed mixed doubles quarterfinals also took place, with Andy Murray and Laura Robson advancing over Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur 6-3/3-6/1-0 while Azarenka and Max Mirnyi knocked off India's Leander Paes and Sania Mirza 7-5/7-6. In the scheduled semifinals, Murray and Robson defeated Germany's Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas 6-1/6-7/1-0, while Americans Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond were upset 3-6/6-4/1-0 by Azarenka and Mirnyi.
Trampoline: Savannah Vinsant qualified in seventh place for the final, and finished in sixth; the gold went to Canadian Rosannagh MacLennan. China took silver and bronze courtesy of Huang Shanshan and He Wenna.
Triathlon: Switzerland's Nicola Spirig won the event, with Sweden's Lisa Norden taking silver and the bronze going to Erin Densham. Sarah Groff of the USA finished fourth, ten seconds shy of the medal stand. Laura Bennett was 17th, and Gwen Jorgensen finished 38th.
Volleyball: In men's group A, Poland blanked Great Britain, Italy needed five sets to dispatch Australia, and Argentina spiked Bulgaria 3-1. Bulgaria, Poland, and Italy have all secured advancement; a win, a five-set loss, or an Australian loss on Monday would send Argentina along to join them. In group B, Germany swept Tunisia, Brazil beat Serbia 3-2, and Team USA fell to Russia in five sets. The Americans were already through to the quarterfinals anyway, and the win secures Russia's position; Brazil's also advanced. The last spot's between Serbia and Germany; it goes to Germany if they win on Monday (or lose in five sets, for that matter) or Serbia loses. If Serbia wins and Germany loses in fewer than five sets, Serbia goes through.
Water Polo: Croatia handled Australia 11-6, Spain beat Greece 11-9, and Italy disposed of Kazakhstan 9-6 in group A action; Croatia, Spain, and Italy are safely through to the quarterfinals, while Greece advances with a win or a tie against Australia Monday; Australia advances if they win. In group B, Montenegro beat Romania 12-8, Hungary drowned Great Britain 17-6, and Team USA lost 11-6 to the Serbians. Serbia, Montenegro, Hungary, and the USA are all in the quarterfinals regardless of Monday's results.
Weightlifting: The damned Kazhaks won another gold medal! Ilya Ilyin won the men's 94kg event, with Russian Alexandr Ivanov in silver position and Anatoli Ciricu of Moldova winning bronze.
MEDAL COUNT: Nothing has changed at the top, because we keep trading punches. USA 54, China 53. The British leapfrog Russia into third with 29; Russia has 28, Japan 24, France 22, Germany 21, and Australia 20. We've still got the lead in golds by one also, 26-25. The British onslaught moves them to third with 14, followed by South Korea with 9, France 8, and a three-way tie between Germany, Italy, and, yes, Kazakhstan with 5 apiece.
Tomorrow (all times Central):
Remember, all events available live streaming if you can get it to work. The broadcast details I give here are TV-specific. They also don't necessarily imply coverage of any particular competitor or team matchup unless specified.
Athletics: We'll stick with the bullet list:
- 5:00am: Women's Marathon (Desiree Davila, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher)
- 1:00pm: Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 (T'Erea Brown, Lashinda Demus, Georganne Moline)
- 1:05pm: Men's High Jump Qualification (Jamie Nieto, Jesse Williams, and K-State's Erik Kynard)
- 1:35pm: Women's Triple Jump Final (no American in final)
- 1:45pm: Men's 100m Semifinals (Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Ryan Bailey)
- 2:15pm: Men's 1500m Semifinals (Leonel Manzano, Andrew Wheating, Matthew Centrowitz)
- 2:20pm: Men's Hammer Final (Kibwe Johnson)
- 2:40pm: Men's 400m Semifinals (Tony McQuay and Bryshon Nellum)
- 3:10pm: Women's 400m Final (Sanya Richards-Ross, Francena McCorory, DeeDee Trotter)
- 3:25pm: Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final (Evan Jager and Donald Cabral)
- 3:50pm: Men's 100m Final
(LIVE: NBC 5-8am; tape delay: NBC Primetime and Late Night)
Badminton: Chen Long of China meets Hyun Il Lee of South Korea in the bronze medal match for men's singles at 3am; the doubles bronze between South Koreans Jae Sung Chung and Yong Dae Lee and Malaysians Kien Keat Koo and Boon Heong Tan is at 3:45. At 7am, China's Lin Dan squares off against Malaysian Lee Chong Wei for the gold in men's singles, followed by the doubles gold at 8:15, pitting China's Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng against Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark. (LIVE: NBCSN 3-4am; tape-delay: NBCSN 5:30-6am and 2-2:30pm, NBC Late Night)
Basketball: Women's group B includes France-Russia, Canada-Australia, and Great Britain-Brazil; in group A Angola faces the Czechs, Croatia meets Turkey, and at 10:45am Team USA takes on China. (All games LIVE on NBC Specialty; USA-China at 10:30am on NBC)
Beach Volleyball: Women's quarterfinals will be at noon, 1pm, 4pm, and 5pm. At 1:00, Misty May and Kerri Walsh take on Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti of Italy; Jennifer Kessy and April Ross will be in the 4pm match against Czechs Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova. (LIVE: MSNBC 12-1pm, NBCSN 1-2pm; tape delay: NBC Primetime)
Boxing: Women's boxing finally joins the schedule, meaning there are Americans in play once again. For now. Four bouts in the women's fly round of sixteen at 7:30 am; Quanitta Underwood takes on Britain's Natasha Jonas at 8:30 to kick off four women's lightweight round of 16 matches. At 9:30, there's four women's middleweight bouts. Men's bantam quarterfinals start at 2:30; heavyweight quarters an hour later. (LIVE: CNBC 7:30-10:30am, 2:30-5:30pm)
Canoe/Kayak: off day.
Cycling: Bobby Lea continues on to Day 2 of the Men's Omnium event, with the 4km Individual Pursuit at 4am, the 15km Scratch Race at 11:01, and the medal-deciding 1km Time Trial at 12:16. In men's Sprint, Jimmy Watkins will take the track for the quarterfinals at 10:34am, with the 5-8 placements at 12:47pm. The women's individual sprint, without American participation, kicks off with qualifications at 4:58am. 1/16 runs are at 10, 1/16 repechages at 10:48, 1/8 at 11:38, 1/8 repechages at 12:06, and the 9-12 placement runs are at 12:51. (LIVE: NBCSN 4-5:30am; tape delay: NBC 3:30-4pm)
Diving: The women's 3m springboard final begins at 1pm, with Cassidy Krug and Christina Loukas diving for gold. (tape delay: NBC Primetime)
Equestrian: The second jumping qualifier begins at 5am, along with round one of team jumping. Mclain Ward on Antares, Reed Kessler aboard Cylana, and Rich Fellers riding Flexible are still alive in individual jumping, and they're joined by the individually-eliminated Beezie Madden on Via Volo for the team competition. (tape delay highlights: NBC 12:30-1pm)
Fencing: Team USA (Miles Chamley-Watson, Race Imboden, Alex Massialas, and Gerek Meinhardt) meets France in the quarterfinals of the men's team foil at 4:30 am. Semifinals are at 6am, placement matches for 5-8 at 9am, the bronze at noon, and the gold medal match at 1:15pm. (Not televised today.)
Football: off day, though NBC Specialty will replay all eight quarterfinals (men's and women's) back-to-back from 6am-6pm, slightly edited to 90 minutes each.
Gymnastics: Individual event finals begin today with Jacob Dalton competing in the men's floor at 8am and McKayla Maroney in the women's vault at 8:50. The men's pommel horse final is at 9:51, but no Americans will be in that final unless two finalists drop out suddenly. (tape delay: NBC Primetime)
Handball: Women's group A: Brazil-Angola, Montenegro-Russia, and Croatia-Great Britain. Group B games include Sweden-South Korea, Norway-Spain, and Denmark-France. (LIVE: Denmark-France, MSNBC 4:15-5pm joined in progress)
Hockey, Field: In men's group A, we have Pakistan-South Africa, Great Britain-Australia, and Argentina-Spain; group B is New Zealand-Belgium, India-South Korea, and Netherlands-Germany. (LIVE: Great Britain-Australia MSNBC 1pm)
Rowing: We bid farewell to Eton Dorney for good after today's medal events.
Sailing: We start paying attention to start times now, for obvious reasons. At 6am, races 12-13 of Men's 49er and races 9-10 of Women's RS-X begin. At 7am is the medal race for men's Star, followed at 8am by the men's Finn medal event; also at 8 are races 5-6 of women's 470 and races 9-10 of men's RS-X. (Not televised today.)
Shooting: Men's 50m pistol qualifications start at 3am, with Daryl Szarenski and Nickolaus Mowrer shooting for Team USA. The finals are at 6:30am. The first day of men's Trap qualification also kicks off at 3am, but there's no American in the event. (tape delay: NBCSN 10:50-11:15am)
Swimming: The pool events are all complete now, and swimming is off the calendar until Thursday.
Synchronized Swimming: Water ballet kicks off with the qualification technical routine at 9am; Mary Killman and Maryia Koroleva pair up for the USA, and will be the first duo in the pool. (LIVE: NBCSN 9-10:50am)
Table Tennis: Men's team quarterfinals at 4am and 8:30am, with Japan-Hong Kong, Portugal-South Korea, China-Singapore, and Austria-Germany lines up; the women's team semifinals are at 1pm with China facing South Korea and Japan meeting Singapore. (tape delay: MSNBC 8-8:45am)
Tennis: At 6am, we'll have the gold medal match in women's doubles with Czechs Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka facing the Williams sisters, and the bronze match in men's singles, where Croatia's Novak Djokovic meets Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro. At 8am or thereabouts, the two medal colors are reversed; Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond meet Russia's Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova for the women's doubles bronze, and Switzerland's Roger Federer takes on Britain's Andy Murray for the men's singles gold. The mixed doubles medal matches are both slated for approximately 10am; Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas of Germany meet Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan for the bronze, while Andy Murray will go straight from his singles match to team up with Laura Robson against Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi of Belarus. (LIVE: mixed doubles gold, NBCSN 6am; men's bronze, MSNBC 6am; men's gold, NBC 8am; women's doubles gold, NBCSN 11:15am)
Trampoline: If you blinked, you missed it; trampoline is done for this Olympiad.
Triathlon: Catch your breath and hydrate; it's all over.
Volleyball: In women's group A, we've got Algeria-Dominican Republic, Great Britain-Japan, and Italy-Russia. In group B, it's China-South Korea, Brazil-Serbia, and at 2pm Team USA meets Turkey. (LIVE: USA-Turkey NBC 2pm; Brazil-Serbia NBCSN 4pm; tape delay: China-South Korea NBCSN 7:30-9am; Italy-Russia NBCSN 3:15-4pm)
Water Polo: Women's quarterfinals get underway at 8:50am with Team USA taking on Italy. At 10:10, Hungary meets Russia; Spain clashes with the British at 1pm, and China faces Australia at 2:20. (LIVE: USA-ITA and HUN-RUS back-to-back on MSNBC 8:45pm; ESP-GBR on NBC 1pm; CHN-AUS on MSNBC 2:30pm, joined in progress)
Weightlifting: The women's +75kg final begins at 9:30am, with Sarah Robles and Holley Mangold -- Nick's sister -- competing for the Americans. (tape delay highlights: NBCSN 2:30-3:15pm)
Wrestling: The qualifications for both men's 55kg and 74kg Greco-Roman start at 7am, with 1/8 finals at 7:30, quarterfinals at 8:30, semifinals at 9, and repechage and bronze medal matches at 11:45. The gold medal match for 55kg is at 1:03pm; the 74kg gold is at 1:48. Spencer Thomas Mango competes for the USA in 55kg, while Benjamin Provisor is the USA's entry in 74kg. (tape delay highlights: MSNBC 11:15am-12pm, 3:20-4:15pm)