Sunday, August 10, 2008

Day 2 9:30AM Update: Evening Update (Diving and Cycling Results)

Sorry for the lack of updates on Day 2, but I'm still trying to adjust to my Olympic Sleep Schedule.

The second day of competition at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad is slowly coming to a close but there is still some games and events going on, though most of the medals for Day 2 have already been decided.

ON TV...
Currently, both USA Network and MSNBC are showing men's preliminary soccer matches. The United States vs. Netherlands is on USA Network and Italy vs. South Korea is on MSNBC.

At 10AM, live coverage of USA vs China can be seen on NBC. It is expected to be the most watched event so far, given that it is live and on a Sunday morning. During the daytime show you can also see coverage of the women's cycling road race as well as more beach volleyball and swimming.

And tonight in primetime, see tape delayed coverage of the women's gymnastics qualifications and today's women's 3m synchronized diving competition.

Going on now/Coming up...
Men's soccer preliminaries continue. The United States leads the Netherlands after Sacha Kljestan tied the game in the 65th minute. Then Jozy Altidore just scored the go-ahead goal for the United States in the 73rd minute. Italy has a 2-0 hold over South Korea.

The men's fencing individual epee gold medal match just concluded. Matteo Tagliariol of Italy defeated Fabrice Jeannet of France in the gold medal bout by a score of 15-9. Jose Luis Abajo of Spain won the bronze medal in sudden touch overtime.

Swimming preliminaries have just concluded at the Water Cube, with heats happening in the men's 100m backstroke as well as the men's 200m freestyle and women's 100m breaststroke.

Men's basketball preliminaries still occuring as Australia is currently facing Croatia. They are now in the fourth quarter as Croatia leads the Aussies 73-55. The United States will face China after this game concludes in a most anticipated matchup of the round-robin portion of this basketball tournament.

Women's 3m Synchronized Diving and Women's Cycling Road Race Results
Coverage of Diving can be seen tonight in primetime on NBC and the women's cycling road race can be seen on the daytime show later today on NBC

While the United States is expected to dominate the swimming pool, China is expected to dominate the diving pool as competition begins with the Women's 3m Synchronized Diving final. Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia won today's final for China in what could be the first of several diving gold medals for China.

The Chinese duo won with a score of 343.50 points. Russian pair Julia Pakhalina and Anastasia Pozdynakova won silver with a score of 323.61 and the German team of Ditte Kotzian Heike Fischer grabbed bronze with 318. 90.

For a full recap, click here to link to Yahoo! Sports.

And in cycling, the women's road race took place and Great Britain won its first gold medal of these Olympics. British rider Nicole Cooke won the gold medal in a very wet and rainy road race that was won in a time of 3:32.24. Sweden's Emma Johannson and Italy's Guderzo won silver and bronze.

For a full recap, click here to link to Yahoo! Sports.

Michael Phelps qualified for tonight's semifinals in the 200 meter freestyle while his teammates qualified for the men's 4x100 meter freestyle relay in world record time. And in gymnastics, the Chinese lead after qualifications in the women's competition as the United States team follows in second place. The two will go head to head in the much anticipated team competition to be held on Wednesday morning in Beijing.

Tonight at 10PM for coverage of swimming finals on Day 3 of competition @

Check back here at NOW Sport Daily for a full recap of Day 2.

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