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Allyson Felix Chases Gold; May-Traenor & Walsh go for the Triple

Allyson Felix is in the best form of her life as she looks to capture a gold in the 200 meters after two silvers. It's USA v USA in women's beach volleyball.

Gold: Track & Field - Women's 200 Meters - 4 p.m. (NBC Prime Time). Only three athletes in Olympic history have captured silver in the same individual event in three consecutive Olympics: super heavyweight Greco-Roman Wrestler Aleksandar Tomov of Bulgaria from 1972-1980; springboard diver Tan Liangde of China from 1984-1992; and Chinese table tennis player Wang Hao from 2004-2012. Allyson Felix is hoping to keep her name off this list, and she looks primed to pick up her first individual gold. Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica has twice been the Olympic champion and finally beat Felix at the world championships last year in the 200. Expect the medals to be between those two and Americans Carmelita Jeter and Sanya Richards-Ross and Jamaica 100 meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. It would be a surprise if any runner other than an American or Jamaican finished in the top five.

Silver: Beach Volleyball - Women's Final - 4 p.m. (NBC Prime Time). It is an all-American final as two time defending Olympic champions Misty May-Traenor and Kerri Walsh Jennings face 2009 world champions April Ross and Jenn Kessy.  Seeded third and fourth in the tournament, both squads pulled off impressive semifinal wins. Watch for Walsh Jennings to spike the second hit ("on two") when May-Traenor makes a perfect pass on serve receive.

Bronze: Track & Field - Men's 110 Meter Hurdles - 4:30 p.m. (NBC Prime Time) 2004 Olympic champion Liu Xiang of China crashed on the first hurdle in the heats and defending Olympic champion and world record holder Dayron Robles of Cuba looks slowed from injuries. American Aries Merritt has grabbed the mantle of Olympic favorite with some very swift victories lately. Jason Richardson is the current world champion, but he was quite honestly the third best hurdler in that final as Robles was disqualified for impeding Liu in the final. The winner will probably need to run under 13 seconds to win and Robles's world record of 12.87 could be challenged in the conditions cooperate.

Also: Men's Basketball reaches the quarterfinals, the U.S. will face Australia at 5:15 p.m. (NBCSN)

The U.S. men's volleyball team surprised by sweeping through their pool, the face Italy in the quarterfinals at 11 a.m. (NBC)

U.S. men's water polo heads into the quarterfinals with a tall task; they face undefeated Croatia at 3 p.m. (NBC)

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