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2012 Summer Olympics: Tonight’s NBC Lineup, Sunday July 29th 

Team USA swimmer Ryan Lochte was the big news of Saturday, July 28, taking the gold in the Men’s 400 Individual Medley. The other big story? Lochte not only beat reigning Summer Olympics Golden Boy Michael Phelps, Phelps didn’t medal at all. Other Team USA results include the U.S. Men’s gymnasts leading after two rounds in the team competition; and in Beach Volleyball, Misty May-Traenor & Kerri Walsh Jennings as well as Jake Gibb & Sean Rosenthal won their matches. For more Team USA highlights head over to NBCOlympics.com.

More premium events make up the lineup for tonight’s NBC Olympic coverage airing from 7pm – Midnight ET/PT:

Women’s Gymnastics – Team Competition

The Scoop: The first look at the reigning world champion U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team, led by reigning world all-around champion Jordyn Wieber, the 17-year-old from DeWitt, Michigan, and fast-rising 16-year-old wonder Gabby Douglas. They begin their pursuit of the team gold medal tonight – trying to become the first U.S. women to win team gymnastics gold since the “Magnificent Seven” won in Atlanta in 1996.

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

  • Men’s 100M Breaststroke
  • Men’s 4 x 100M Freestyle Relay
  • Women’s 100M Butterfly
  • Women’s 400M Freestyle

The Scoop: Four years after Jason Lezak’s extraordinary anchor leg kept Michael Phelps on track for eight golds in Beijing, Phelps again swims for Team USA in the 4x100m freestyle relay in what figures to be another fierce contest with France and reigning world champion Australia. This should also be the night Phelps wins his 18th career medal to tie Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina for the most all time. Also in the pool, former Cal star Dana Vollmer is favored for gold in her signature event, the 100m butterfly. Allison Schmitt, who took the year off from the University Georgia to train alongside Phelps under coach Bob Bowman, will contend in the 400m freestyle with home favorite and reigning Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington of Great Britain. Brendan Hansen and cancer survivor Eric Shanteau will try to knock off the greatest breaststroker in history, Japan’s Kosuke Kitajima, in the 100m breaststroke.

Women’s Diving – Synchronized Springboard Gold Medal Final

The Scoop: In the first diving final, Kelci Bryant, who finished a heartbreaking fourth in Beijing, teams with new partner Abby Johnston, a pre-med student at Duke, in the women’s synchronized springboard competition. The U.S. hasn’t won a diving medal since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and Bryant and Johnston, who have finished in the top four in every competition this season, will be looking to reverse the trend in the team’s first chance.

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