The American women aim for the first team gold in gymnastics since 1996 and Michael Phelps swims for his record breaking nineteenth career medal Tuesday night. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 4.
Women’s Gymnastics Team Final – Most of us still can’t believe all-around world champ Jordyn Wiebergot knocked out of the individual finals by teammateAly Raisman. The girls will have to put that all behind them when they join Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney to fight against Russia and Romania for the U.S. women’s first team gold since 1996.
Women’s Field Hockey – The U.S. faces off against Argentina Tuesday night in a rematch of the Pan Am Games final that saw America upset one of the world’s top teams. Argentine star Luciana Aymar has won player of the year honors seven times, but has never finished on the top of the Olympic podium. She’s retiring and London will be her last shot at gold.
Men’s 200m Butterfly Final – Michael Phelps looks to tie the all-time career record of 18 medals when he dives in for his signature event, the 200m fly. If he pulls it off the legendary swimmer will aim for the record an hour later when he swims in the men’s 4x200m frees, a race Team USA is favored to win.
Women’s Soccer – The U.S. women face off against North Korea, who they’ve matched up against at the last four World Cups. But Tuesday’s big draw will be the home team of Great Britain against the Brazilians, who are looking to win their first gold medal in Olympic history. The match is expect to bring in nearly 70,000 fans to Wembley Stadium.
Men’s Fencing: Individual Foil – Race Imboden, only 19, is the most exciting young fencer on the American squad and is poised to become the Mariel Zagunisof the men’s team. He’s got a tough draw, but his stiffest competition might be teammate Alexander Massialas, who Race stood on the podium when they shared bronze at this year’s World Cup.
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