What to Watch: Rio Olympics Day 2

What to Watch: Rio Olympics Day 2

Simone Biles

Two U.S. beach volleyball teams are in action on Day 2.  For the women it’s Olympic rookies Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat digging and spiking for the first time in Rio. For the men, Phil Dalhausser returns to Olympic sand with his partner from the past, Nick Lucena.

In rugby, the U.S. women get matched up against the top ranked Australians, while the defending gold medalist USA Basketball women play a Senegal team appearing in just their second Olympics.

The premiere event for Day 2 will be seeing the U.S. women’s gymnastics team compete on all apparatuses in Rio as they look to qualify for team, all-around and event finals. With the world watching, it will be time for Simone Biles to deliver on her first Olympic stage.

For a full rundown of the action in Rio check out the NBCOlympics.com streaming schedule.  Watch all of the events of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games live on NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports app, and on connected set-top boxes.

Basketball

11:00 am ET
Women’s Basketball: United States vs. Senegal
STREAM LIVE

Appearing in only their second Olympic Games, Senegal’s women’s basketball team opens their Rio tournament against the five-time defending Olympic champion U.S. women led by Diana Taurasi.

Beach Volleyball

10:00 am ET
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Fendrick/Sweat (USA) vs. Kolosinska/Brzosteak (POL)
STREAM LIVE

Team USA’s Olympic rookies, Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat start their Olympic careers looking for a win against Poland’s Kinga Kolosinska and Monika Brzosteak on Copacabana.

3:30 pm ET
Men’s Beach Volleyball: Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs. Naceur. Ma/Belhaj. C (TUN)
STREAM LIVE

Team USA’s Phil Dalhausser comes into Rio after reuniting with his old playing partner Nick Lucena as they look to get over the hump which kept Dalhausser out of the quarterfinals in London.

Diving

3:00 pm ET
Women’s Diving: Synchronized 3m springboard final
STREAM LIVE

China’s Wu Minxia could become the first diver to win five Olympic gold medals when she competes in Rio in synchronized 3m springboard.

Gymnastics

4:30 pm ET
Women’s Gymnastics: Team final qualifying
STREAM LIVE

Watch as Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian begin their quest for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team second consecutive team gold. Today they will compete to qualify for the team, all-around and event finals, with the top eight nations advancing to the team final on Day 4, August 9.

Rugby

12:30 pm ET
Women’s Rugby: Australia vs. United States
STREAM LIVE

The U.S. women’s rugby team takes on the No. 1 seed, Australia, and Ellia Green, who is considered the fastest woman in rugby.

Swimming

1:34 pm ET
Day 2 Daytime Session
STREAM LIVE

Women’s 400m freestyle heats
Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay heats

Some of USA Swimming’s aces are in the water on Day 2.  In the women’s 400m freestyle look for Katie Ledecky, the 19-year-old with the tenacious stroke, to make a statement in Rio as she tries to become the second swimmer ever to win three individual freestyle titles at a single Games. Keep in mind, Ledecky is also the current world record holder in the 400m freestyle.

9:00 pm ET
Day 2 Evening Session
STREAM LIVE

Women’s 400m freestyle final
Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final

The U.S. men have owned the 4x100m freestyle relay finishing in the top spot in every Olympics they’ve entered, except one…London 2012. It comes down to U.S. swim team head coaches Bob Bowman and David March to decide who swims in the final, but expect to see recent ESPN the Magazine Body Issue subject Nathan Adrian along with Olympic rookie, Caeleb Dressel to be on the blocks.  The last two spots could feature the 35-year-old Anthony Ervin, who first swam the event in Sydney and won silver, and possibly Michael Phelps, a constant in the event the past three Games.

Tennis

9:45 am ET
Men’s and women’s singles, Men’s and women’s doubles

Andy Murray’s inspired Olympic win over Switzerland’s Roger Federer in front of his home country crowd was one of the enduring images of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Murray is coming off a 2016 Wimbledon win back in June, but don’t count out world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.  The Serbian had quite the shock, losing in the third round this year in London, but don’t forget he took down Murray in the finals of the both the Australian and French Opens earlier this year. Unfortunate for tennis fans around the world, Federer was forced to withdraw from the Rio Olympics with a season-ending knee injury less than two weeks before the Opening Ceremony.

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