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Michael Phelps final swim of London Olympics Saturday night on NBC

by jmaloni
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 05:50 pm

Men and women's 4x100m medley relay gold medal finals also Saturday night on NBC; Carmelita Jeter expected to sprint 100m gold medal final

Michael Phelps, the most-decorated Olympian of all time with 20 medals, swims for his final gold medal of the London Olympics Saturday night in the 4x100 medley relay. Phelps will swim the butterfly leg. Missy Franklin is expected to anchor the women's 4x100 medley relay in the freestyle leg. Also in primetime, reigning world champion Carmelita Jeter is expected to sprint for the gold in the women's 100m on the track Saturday night.

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Listings subject to change (all times ET unless otherwise noted). Changes are italicized.

SATURDAY, AUG. 4 (Day 8)


8 p.m. - Midnight

Swimming - Gold Medal Finals

Men's and Women's 4 x 100M Medley Relays
-Women's 50M Freestyle

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Long Jump
-Women's 100M

Beach Volleyball - May-Treanor/Walsh Jennings (U.S.) vs. Van Iersel/Kelzer (Netherlands)

Women's Diving - Springboard Semifinals

•On the last night of swimming, Michael Phelps is back in the pool for the final time, leading Team USA in the medley relay, which the Americans have won every time they've raced. Phelps will swim the butterfly leg of the relay, a fitting bookend to an Olympic career that began 12 years ago in Sydney, when he swam the 200m butterfly as a 15-year-old. In the women's medley relay, the Americans are strong favorites to overtake 2008 Olympic champion Australia and win gold, as they did at the 2011 World Championships. Teen sensation Missy Franklin is expected to anchor. And in the men's 1500m, swimmers will swim nearly a full mile in pursuit of Olympic gold. Sun Yang, who was born in China but trains in Australia, is the world record holder.

•At the Olympic Stadium, the USA-Jamaica sprint rivalry promises to heat up the London track. In the women's 100m, Los Angeles native Carmelita Jeter, a first-time Olympian at 32, is the reigning world champion and the second-fastest woman ever over 100m. She'll face a strong challenge from a formidable trio from Jamaica. In the heptathlon, Beijing silver medalist Hyleas Fountain, who grew up idolizing the great Jackie Joyner-Kersee, is looking to upgrade to gold in her second Olympics.

•In women's springboard diving, Chicago's Christina Loukas is looking to build on her fourth-place finish at last year's world championships and reach the Olympic podium. While former Stanford star Cassidy Krug, who quit diving for a year after failing in her second attempt to make an Olympic team in 2008, defeated Loukas at trials and, at 27, is diving better than ever before.

12:30 - 1:30 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Cycling - Track Events

Men's Swimming - 1500M Freestyle Gold Medal Final

•Discus thrower Stephanie Brown-Trafton, who won gold in Beijing, set an American record in May and will attempt to defend her title.
SUNDAY, AUG. 5 (Day 9)


6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Men's Tennis - Gold Medal Final: Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray (LIVE)

Women's Marathon (LIVE)

Beach Volleyball - Quarterfinal (LIVE)

Women's Basketball - U.S. vs. China (LIVE)

Women's Water Polo - Quarterfinal (LIVE)

Women's Volleyball - U.S. vs. Turkey (LIVE)

Cycling - Track Gold Medal Final

Equestrian - Team Jumping Gold Medal Final, Round 1

•Live coverage of the women's marathon through the heart of London. Shalane Flanagan, the Beijing 10,000m bronze medalist, and Desiree Davila have medal potential, but the favorites will be Kenyan mom Edna Kiplagat and her countrywoman Mary Keitany. The sentimental favorite will be Great Britain's Paula Radcliffe, the 38-year-old world record holder who would be a longshot to make the podium.

•Live coverage of the men's tennis gold medal final from the grass courts of Wimbledon.

•Live coverage of the U.S. women's basketball team against China. Led by former UConn stars Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, the Americans are favored to win their fifth straight gold.

•Live coverage of the U.S. women's water polo team in a must-win quarterfinal if they hope to advance to the medal round. The Americans have earned a medal at each of the three Olympics since women's water polo made its Olympic debut in 2000, but have never won gold. They look to have their strongest team yet in London.

•Live coverage of the U.S. women's volleyball team vs. Turkey. Led by Hugh McCutcheon, who coached the U.S. men to the Olympic title in 2008, the American women are favored to win their first Olympic gold.

•Plus, the gold medal final in track cycling's ultimate test and new Olympic event, the men's omnium, and equestrian's team jumping competition.

7 p.m. - Midnight

Gymnastics - Individual Event Gold Medal Finals

Men's Floor Exercise
-Men's Pommel Horse
-Women's Vault

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's 100M
-Women's 400M
-Women's Triple Jump

Women's Diving - Springboard Gold Medal Final

Beach Volleyball - Quarterfinal

•Jamaica's electrifying sprint king Usain Bolt, the fastest man in history, takes to the track for one of the marquee events of the entire Games: the men's 100m final. In Beijing, a 21-year-old Bolt shocked the world - and blew away the field - in world record time. Now, the world's top sprinters are gunning for him, including a pair of Americans: 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin and American record holder Tyson Gay. But Bolt's biggest competition could come from his own training partner, Yohan Blake, who defeated him at Jamaica's trials by running the fastest time in the world since 2009. Meanwhile, in the 400m, former world champion Sanya Richards-Ross seeks her first individual Olympic gold in her signature event - a distinction that would help her keep pace with her husband, Aaron Ross, who earlier this year won his second Super Bowl with the New York Giants. In the semifinals of the men's 400m, Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt continues his attempt to become the only man besides Michael Johnson to successfully defend a 400m title, while collegiate standout Bryshon Nellum competes less than four years after being shot in both legs near the USC campus.

•The top gymnasts in the world return to North Greenwich Arena for the first day of individual event finals. In women's vault, 16-year-old McKayla Maroney, the daughter of a former Purdue quarterback, was the 2011 world champion and is a heavy favorite for gold with her signature Amanar vault.

•In the final round of women's springboard diving, Chicago's Christina Loukas is looking to upgrade her fourth-place finish at last year's world championships and reach the Olympic podium. While former Stanford star Cassidy Krug, who quit diving for a year after failing in her second attempt to make an Olympic team in 2008, defeated Loukas at Trials and, at 27, is diving better than ever before.

•On the sand at majestic Horse Guards Parade, beach volleyball enters the quarterfinals, where a single loss means the end of an Olympic run. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings are eyeing a golden three-peat after sweeping the competition in Athens and Beijing.

12:35 - 1:35 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Badminton - Singles Gold Medal Final

•Track and field's top men go for the gold in the steeplechase, a nearly-two-mile run over barriers and water jumps, as well as the hammer throw.


4 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Tennis - Women's and Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Beach Volleyball - Quarterfinal (LIVE)

Women's Weightlifting - Super Heavyweight Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Women's Volleyball - Qualifying Round

Brazil vs. Serbia (LIVE)
-China vs. South Korea
-Italy vs. Russia

Cycling - Track Events (LIVE)

Synchronized Swimming - Duet Qualifying

Men's Badminton -

Doubles Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Singles and Doubles Bronze Medal

Men's Shooting - Pistol Gold Medal Final


•Live coverage of the mixed and women's doubles gold medal finals from the storied grass courts of Wimbledon highlights the day, complemented by live coverage of quarterfinals in beach volleyball from historic Horse Guards Parade. Plus, weightlifter Holley Mangold, sister of the New York Jets' Nick Mangold, competes in the super heavyweight gold medal final. Also finals in men's badminton.


7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Women's Water Polo - Quarterfinals (LIVE)

Men's Tennis - Singles Bronze Medal (LIVE)

Beach Volleyball - Quarterfinal (LIVE)

Wrestling - Greco Roman Gold Medal Finals

Men's Field Hockey - Great Britain vs. Australia

Men's Table Tennis - Team Quarterfinals

Women's Handball - Denmark vs. France (LIVE)


•Live coverage of the action-packed, fast-paced quarterfinals in women's water polo, with the winners guaranteed to play for a medal. Plus gold medal finals in wrestling.


8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Women's Boxing -Elimination Bouts (LIVE)

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Men's Boxing - Quarterfinals (LIVE)


•The inaugural Olympic women's boxing tournament kicks off with all three weight classes and the Americans have potential contenders in each: at flyweight, Houston native and first generation Mexican-American Marlen Esparza; at lightweight, 2010 world bronze medalist Queen Underwood; and at middleweight, 17-year-old high school junior Claressa Shields. The London Games marks the first time that women will compete in every Olympic sport. On the men's side, heavyweight Michael Hunter hopes to follow in the footsteps of his late father, who was a talented professional heavyweight contender in the '90s.


4 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Women's Basketball - Qualifying Round

U.S. vs. China (LIVE)
-France vs. Russia (LIVE)
-Great Britain vs. Brazil (LIVE)
-Canada vs. Australia (LIVE)
-Czech Republic vs. Angola (LIVE)
-Turkey vs. Croatia (LIVE)
-Brazil vs. Great Britain (LIVE)


7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The Quarterfinals Encore


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Women's Marathon

Women's Volleyball - Qualifying Round

Beach Volleyball - Quarterfinals

Men's Tennis - Gold Medal Final

Boxing - Elimination Bouts

Midnight - 2:30 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Gymnastics - Individual Event Gold Medal Finals

Women's Diving - Springboard Gold Medal Final


4 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Swimming - Gold Medal Finals

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Women's Diving - Springboard Semifinal

Women's Gymnastics - Trampoline Gold Medal Final

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