London 2012 Olympic Games: Primetime Open Thread (August 3rd)

Anthony Ervin (USA)'s 50 Free Final will be a part of the NBC primetime coverage.


This is the thread for those who are watching the primetime NBC coverage. We won't spoil any results for you.

Day 7 of London 2012 means almost the half way point of the games. Swimming (Cal's strongest event, in case you haven't noticed) is winding down with essentially the last round of solo events. See how the Phelps and Cavic (a Cal Bears) 100 Fly rematch (Phelps won by a mere 0.01 second in Beijing 2008) go tonight. Also will be broadcasted, Anthony Ervin (USA), who famously sold his last Gold medal to raise money for the Indonesia tsunami victims, looks to get another one in the 50 Free final. Lauren Boyle (New Zealand) competes in the 800 Free final, which is also mentioned below in the official description.

Here is the Official NBC description:

Host Bob Costas takes fans from the pool to the track and beyond this evening. Find out if Michael Phelps held on to win his third straight gold medal in the 100m butterfly. The sweetheart of the London Games, Missy Franklin, aims to make history in the 200m backstroke by setting a world record. Other medal events in the pool include the men’s 50m freestyle and women’s 800m freestyle finals. Ryan Whiting, 2012 Indoor World Champion,looks to make the podium in the shot put final. Whiting and his two U.S. teammates face a stiff challenge from Germany’s David Storl and Canada’s Dylan Armstrong. After leading the U.S. men to gold in Beijing just two weeks after his father-in-law was killed in an attack at the Drum Tower, Hugh McCutcheon coaches the U.S. women’s team looking to upgrade their silver medal from four years ago.
Watch On TV: NBC (8p-12a)

GO BEARS!

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