RIO DE JANEIRO (WWBT) - The US could continue its dominance in the pool on Wednesday in Rio with four more gold medals up for grabs.
Many of America's swimming stars will be competing for gold live starting at 8 p.m. on NBC12, including Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian, Kevin Cordes and Josh Prenot.
Ledecky and Franklin are favored to lead the US to gold in the 4x200M freestyle relay, while Adrian will attempt to repeat his gold medal performance from 2012 in the men's 100m freestyle. Cordes and Prenot will compete in the 200M breaststroke, after both finished second in their semifinal heats.
Other highlights on NBC12 during the day include:
- Beach Volleyball - Live coverage includes a beach volleyball prelim featuring Team USA’s Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson against a duo from Spain.
- Water Polo - Group B men’s water polo action continues as the United States, captained by five-time Olympian Tony Azevedo, faces France.
- Swimming - Prelims include Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte seeking to advance in the men’s 200m IM, which Phelps has won at the past three Olympics (twice ahead of Lochte in second).
- Volleyball - Team USA meets 2015 World Cup runner-up Serbia in live coverage of a women's volleyball Pool B preliminary-round match.
- Cycling - The women’s time trial, where two-time reigning Olympic champion Kristin Armstrong and fellow American Evelyn Stevens are strong contenders.
- Canoe/kayak - Michal Smolen, third at 2015 Worlds, attempts to give the U.S. its first-ever Olympic medal in the men’s K-1 event.
And primetime coverage on NBC12 includes:
- Swimming - Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte seek to advance in the men’s 200m IM semifinals.
- Gymnastics - Japan’s Kohei Uchimura – winner of every world and Olympic men’s all-around title since 2009 – seeks to become the event’s first back-to-back Olympic champion since compatriot Sawao Kato in 1972; among those chasing Uchimura is American Sam Mikulak, pursuing his first podium finish at a major international event.
- Beach Volleyball - The top U.S. women’s duo, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, face a Swiss tandem.
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