The United States has the chance to earn the first Olympic team gold medal in men’s swimming since 1984 today. American swimmer Danell Lyva is leading the men’s swim team against the reigning champion, China. Lyva was a bronze medalist in 2008, according to Fox News. Japan and Great Britain swimmers will also prove to be formidable opponents in the London 2012 Olympic games today.
July 30 Olympics Schedule
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Michael Phelps will compete in the 200-meter butterfly semifinal heats today. Phelps won the gold medal in the same events in the past two Olympic games. United States Olympic men’s swim team member Matthew Grevers will compete in the 100-meter backstroke final.
Missy Franklin, 17, will go for the gold in the women’s 100-meter backstroke during the events at the North Greenwich Arena in London today. Breeja Larson and Rebecca Soni are reportedly in position to garner a gold metal in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke during the London Olympic swim meets today, according to Fox News.
Olympic tennis matches will resume today after an inclement weather delay yesterday. The first round of tennis matches will include performances by Venus Williams and Andy Roddick. Belarus top ranked tennis star Victoria Azarenka will also be competing this morning. Serena Williams will meet Poland’s Urszula Radwanska for a second-round match as well. The Williams sisters will also appear in their first-round doubles match.
10:30 a.m. Men’s and women’s rowing teams compete in the double sculls qualifying heats.
11:30 a.m. Team USA women’s volleyball takes the court against Team Brazil.
12:35 p.m. The men’s single canoe and single kayak races as well as both the men’s and women’s double canoe and kayak races take place today. The women’s artistic gymnastic qualification is replayed on NBC.
12:45 p.m. Men’s and women’s Olympic archery team eliminations.
1:30 p.m. Team USA men’s and women’s singles table tennis competitions.
1:35 p.m. The women’s Olympic synchronized diving final replay is broadcast on NBC.
2:30 p.m. The United States women’s water polo team takes on Hungary.
3:45 p.m. Both the men’s and women’s USA badminton teams compete today.
4:00 p.m. Team USA men’s beach volleyball featuring Sean Rosenthal and Jacob Gibb will play Team Poland’s Gzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel.
5:15 p.m. In the second game of the preliminary round the United States women’s Olympics basketball team competes against the team from Angola. The United States women’s basketball team is lead by top scorer, Angel McCoughtry.
8 p.m. The U.S. Men’s artistic gymnastics team is lead by Jonathon Horton who won a silver medal in 2008. The team has not won a gold medal since 1984. The men’s 200-meter freestyle begins at 8 p.m. – all times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. The 2012 London Olympics men’s synchronized diving also begins at 8 p.m.