A day-by-day look at the must-see events of the Rio Games.
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The U.S. women’s 4x100-meter freestyle team, featuring Granbury’s Dana Vollmer and six-time Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt, is likely to see the Aussies, the world record holders, in the semifinals or finals. TCU’s Sarah Scherer seeks a medal in the shooting competition.
Katie Ledecky is the favorite in the women’s 400-meter freestyle final, the event in which she holds the world record, and Vollmer seeks to repeat in the 100 fly.
In the 200-meter freestyle, Conor Dwyer seeks to add a second gold to his Olympic résumé, and Colleyville resident and Nolan Catholic grad Katie Meili seeks a medal in the 100 breaststroke.
Michael Phelps can add another gold to his bullion depository in the 200-meter butterfly final while avenging a silver in 2012.
Men’s all-around gymnastics final. Japan’s Kohei Uchimura could become the first man win back-to-back titles in men’s all-round gymnastics since 1972. Texas A&M’s Cammile Adams goes for gold in the 200 butterfly after winning the event at the Trials.
Texan Simone Biles, the belle of this Olympic ball, is featured in gymnastics on what should be called Wheaties cereal centerpiece day. Kayla Harrison will be focused on becoming the first American to win two golds in judo, and Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte square off in the 200 individual medley.
Katie Ledecky eyes her world record in defense of her 2012 gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle. Red Oak and UT product Michelle Carter competes in the shot put in her third Olympics.
Michael Phelps calls it a career, his last career swim is as a member of the 4x100 freestyle relay. Serena Williams seeks a second consecutive gold medal in women’s tennis singles. And Fort Worth resident Vincent Hancock can win a third consecutive gold medal in skeet.
Usain Bolt defends his status as the world’s fastest man against chief rival Justin Gatlin. Dallas’ Madison Kocian, who trains in Plano, competes in the uneven bars.
On the second day of individual apparatus finals, gold will be determined in the men’s still rings, women’s balance beam and men’s vault events. Mansfield Legacy’s Shelbi Vaughan, an Azle resident, competes in discus qualifying with the final set for Aug. 16.
Two-time world champion Simone Biles closes out gymnastics competition on the floor.
Wrestler Kaori Icho has her sights set on an unprecedented fourth consecutive gold medal. Meanwhile, American soccer enthusiasts are hopeful the Yanks are in one of two semifinals. Women’s golf tees off with Fort Worth resident Gerina Piller.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica works on his eighth gold medal in the 200 final, and UT’s Ryan Crouser is a medal contender in the shot put.
Men’s wrestler Jordan Burroughs hopes a second straight gold is in the offing. Usain Bolt competes in his final Olympic event, the 4x100 relay.
Gold medals will be awarded in women’s basketball as Duncanville’s Tamika Catchings winds down her career. Arlington wrestler Tervel Dlagnev competes in the 275-pound freestyle division, and Colleyville Heritage’s Stephen Lambdin competes in taekwondo.
Americans dreaming of another gold medal in the men’s basketball.
Dialed in on the Games
NBCUniversal will show a record 6,755 hours of Olympic action from the Summer Games in Rio. NBC will broadcast more than 260 hours, including swimming, gymnastics and track and field. Its cable networks will feature more than 2,000 hours of coverage, and live-streaming on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will offer an additional 4,500 hours of coverage.
Tune in to: NBC, Telemundo, Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, NBC Universo and USA Network.