We’re over a week into the 2012 Summer Olympics and there have been so many great moments. How amazing was it that Great Britain’s Andy Murray won the gold in Men’s tennis in front of a hometown crowd? And what makes this win even sweeter: he defeated Roger Federer, the man who had just beat him last month to win the Wimbledon championship. Serena Williams getting the gold for the U.S. in Women’s Singles and Doubles (along with her sister, Venus) was pretty cool, too. Plus, it’s official. The electrifying Usain Bolt is still the fastest man in the world, having won the 100m in Olympic record time.
There’s more to come. Here’s what’s going on tonight on NBC from 8pm – Midnight ET/PT:
Gymnastics – Individual Event Gold Medal Finals
- Men’s Still Rings
- Men’s Vault
- Women’s Uneven Bars
The Scoop: Three more gold medals are up for grabs in gymnastics, with the women’s uneven bars and the men’s rings and vault. Gabby Douglas is one of the best bars workers in the world. On the men’s side, Chinese strongman Chen Yibing, the reigning world and Olympic champion, will try to cement his status as king of the rings. American team captain Jonathan Horton, who improved dramatically in the last year in this upper body event while nursing a broken foot, is the top American. And on vault, South Korea’s spring-loaded 19-year-old sensation Yang Hak-Seon showcases the world’s most difficult vault.
Track and Field – Gold Medal Finals
- Men’s 400M
- Men’s 400M Hurdles
- Women’s Pole Vault
The Scoop: On the track, 19-year-old Caribbean Kirani James, the reigning world champion, is favored to win Grenada’s first ever Olympic medal in the men’s 400m. While in the hurdles, two-time Olympic champion Angelo Taylor and two-time world champion Kerron Clement join first-time Olympian Michael Tinsley on an ultra-deep U.S. team. And in the pole vault, Beijing silver medalist Jenn Suhr, who is coached by her husband Rick, renews her rivalry with two-time defending Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia.
Beach Volleyball – Men’s: Gibb/Rosenthal (U.S.) vs. Plavins/Smedins (Latvia)
The Scoop: On the sand at majestic Horse Guards Parade, the quarterfinals of beach volleyball continue, with a single loss meaning the end of an Olympic run. Americans Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal are vying to win their first Olympic medal.
Men’s Diving – Springboard Qualifying
The Scoop: In the Aquatics Centre, former Georgia star Chris Colwill and Texas alum Troy Dumais, the first American since Greg Louganis to compete at four Olympics, take aim at the world’s best in the men’s springboard.
Cycling – Track Gold Medal Final
Some of the U.S. Swimmers get in on the “Call Me Maybe” craze:
The 2012 Summer Olympics Medal Tracker: