Michael Phelps In Action On Saturday London Olympics 2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics get down to business on Saturday, July 28. On the schedule are events ranging from archery to weightlifting. A number of competitions will also feature medals being awarding, including swimming and fencing.American swimmer Michael Phelps will compete for the gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley.Among the athletes with a Minnesota connection, a trio of players from the Minnesota Lynx of the NBA are in action on Saturday with the Team USA women's basketball team. Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore, and Lindsay Whalen from the Lynx and the rest of Team USA take on Croatia.Swimming competitions and others will be broadcast on NBC in prime time, from 8 p.m. to Midnight Eastern. A complete television scheduled is available here. For a complete schedule of events taking place on Saturday Phelps, it's a chance to add to his record total of 14 gold medals and become the first male swimmer to win the same event at three straight Olympics. But Lochte is the defending world champion and defeated Phelps rather easily at the U.S. trials last month Phelps is chasing more history at these games, having already claimed the record for most golds five more than anyone else and knocked off Mark Spitz's iconic Olympic standard with eight wins in Beijing. Next up: Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who is two ahead of Phelps with 18 career medals. It shouldn't be too much of a challenge for him to take down that record, since he's got seven events in London and figures to win a medal of some color in every one of them.
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