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Ryan Lochte goes for his second gold of London Olympics on NBC Monday night

by jmaloni
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 10:00 am

Missy Franklin swims 100 meter backstroke final

Ryan Lochte looks to claim his second gold medal of the London Olympics as he swims the 200-meter freestyle Monday night on NBC in primetime. Also in primetime, Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old phenom, makes her individual event gold medal final debut in the 100-meter breaststroke, and Matt Grevers looks to extend Team USA's reign and win the fifth straight gold for the U.S. in the men's 100-meter backstroke.

On NBC in daytime, Michael Phelps swims the 200-meter butterfly qualifying heat, and Team USA women's water polo looks to continue their Olympic-medal streak as they play against Hungary live at 2:40 p.m.

Also looking to win their fifth straight gold, Team USA's women's basketball takes on Angola live on NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m. Team USA has medaled in each of the three Olympics since women's water polo made its Olympic debut in 2000 but is looking to improve to gold.

All of the events mentioned above, and all other events will be live streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Olympics Live Extra app, available on mobile devices and tablets. The vast majority of live stream content will only be available to authenticated cable, satellite or telco customers.

For more information on live streaming, go to: NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra

For the full schedule of NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage, go to: NBCOlympics.com

8 p.m. - Midnight

  • Swimming - Gold Medal Finals
  • Men's 200M Freestyle
  • Men's 100M Backstroke
  • Women's 100M Backstroke
  • Women's 100M Breaststroke
  • Men's Gymnastics - Team Gold Medal Final
  • Men's Diving - Synchronized Platform Gold Medal Final
  • Women's Beach Volleyball - May-Treanor/Walsh (U.S.) vs. Slukova/Kolocova (Czech Republic)

•In what should be one of the best races of the Games, reigning world champion Ryan Lochte takes on a stacked international field in the 200m freestyle. Meanwhile, Missy Franklin appears in her first individual final, among the favorites in the 100m backstroke. In the 100m breaststroke, reigning world champion Rebecca Soni tackles the first leg of a breaststroke sweep no woman has accomplished in 16 years. And Matt Grevers aims to win the fifth straight U.S. gold in the 100m backstroke, following the retirement of Athens and Beijing champion Aaron Peirsol.

•In gymnastics, the U.S. men will contend for their third consecutive medal in the team competition. Their prospects look strong with a deep group led by an unlikely pair of newcomers: Bronx native John Orozco and Cuban-born Danell Leyva.

•Beijing veteran David Boudia and new partner Nick McCrory, a Duke pre-med student whose uncle won swimming silver for Great Britain in 1976, are bidding to win the first U.S. diving medal since the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Great Britain's teen idol Tom Daley and his partner, Peter Waterfield, are among the other contenders hoping to upset the Chinese.

•Beach volleyball, one of the Games' hottest sports, comes to Horse Guards Parade in the heart of ceremonial London. Just down the road from the Queen's home at Buckingham Palace, the Queens of the sand, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, are eyeing a golden three-peat after sweeping the competition in Athens and Beijing without dropping a set.

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